Meet the board

Richard Brown CBE (Chairman)

  • Appointed 2011
  • Member of:  Audit Committee, Treasury Committee, Governance Committee, Development Committee

Richard has extensive chairing experience with a strong focus on employees, customers and change management. He has strong links with senior level stakeholders at both local and national level, and has been involved in a range of economic development and regeneration programmes.

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Rod Cahill

  • Appointed 2015
  • Co-optee

Rod is a well-known, respected and influential housing professional. His leadership has enabled Catalyst to be an effective commercial developer while remaining committed to wider social change, using the organisation’s financial and organisations strength to build new homes and help transform neighbourhoods.

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Heneage Stevenson

  • Appointed 2011
  • Member of: Treasury Committee, Development Committee

Heneage is an experienced property investor having worked on over £2bn of listed transactions and over £1bn of private equity transactions in roles at Schroder Salomon/Citigroup and Mountgrange/Clearbell.

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Anne Markey

  • Appointed 2013
  • Chair of Quality and Sustainability Panel
  • Member of: Development Committee

Anne is an architect and joint founding director of Phelan Architects and brings considerable experience to her role as Director of Catalyst by Design. In addition to architectural practice, Anne heads up the Projects Office at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University.

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Alison Knocker

  • Appointed 2013
  • Chair of Customer Experience Committee and Chair of the Governance Committee

Alison’s Board responsibility includes Audit and Risk as well as Catalyst’s growing presence outside of London.  She is Leadership Development Director at IMD Media Ltd, helping prepare the business for future growth by developing management’s team leadership skills.

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Terry Hartwell

  • Appointed 2016
  • Chair of the Development Committee
  • Member of: Audit Committee

Terry is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years experience in commercial property. He has a degree in Valuation and Estate Management and became a Fellow of the RICS in 1993.

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Mike Jones

  • Appointed 2017
  • Chair of the Treasury Committee
  • Member of: Audit Committee, Development Committee

Mike is a retired treasury adviser, having worked in the social housing sector for over 30 years advising on all aspects of treasury management and funding.

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Andrew Wells

  • Appointed 2017
  • Member of: Audit Committee, Governance Committee, Development Committee

Andrew has extensive experience in housing policy and related areas.  He was Director of New Homes and Sustainable Development in the Department of Communities and Local Government 2003-09, and Director of Planning 2009-11.

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Graham Woolfman

  • Appointed 2017
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Member of: Treasury Committee

Graham provides financial and governance consultancy focusing on a range of areas including to the social housing sector. He has also worked with growth companies across a range of sectors, including energy, technology, medical related, general service based, and financial services sectors.

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Simon Wilkinson

  • Appointed 2017
  • Member of:  Customer Experience Committee

Simon is a Catalyst leaseholder and Chair of his local Residents Association. Prior to that he chaired a Genesis Residents Association and a local BNI (business networking) group.

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