The Sustainable Homes board

Tony Burton, CBE - Executive Chair

Tony founded the national charity, Civic Voice, and is a trustee of Friends of the Earth.  He is a leading advocate of neighbourhood planning and advises Lafarge Tarmac on sustainability.  Tony is also a member of the UK Board of the Big Lottery Fund and Co-Chair of Defra’s Civil Society Advisory Board. He was previously Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the National Trust and Deputy Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Tony was also a member of Richard Rogers’ influential Urban Task Force and a founder trustee of Heritage Alliance.  He was awarded a CBE in the Jubilee Honours 2012.

Tony Burton, Executive Chair, Sustainable Homes

Diana Kingdon, FCIS MBA MIMgt - Director

Chief Executive of Greenoak Housing Association, one of only three winners nationally of the Housing Corporation’s Gold award for environmental sustainability. Also, Board Member: ACEVO, Hastoe Housing Association. and member of National Council: National Housing Federation.

Diana Kingdon

Clive Wicks, FCMI (Dip Ex M Dist) - Director 

Consultant on Conservation and Development. Vice-chairman of IUCN Commission on Environmental Economic & Social Policy. Worked with the environmental movement for 23 years mostly for the WWF family. Former member of expert group advising the EC on the environmental energy research programme. Board member of Hastoe Housing Association.

Clive Wicks

Will Roberts, BSc ACA  - Finance Director and Legal Company Secretary

Joined Hastoe in 2007 and was Head of Finance for three years before taking the position of Finance Director in 2010. Will has extensive experience in the Housing and Private Sector. He has held senior management positions at First Wessex Housing Group and Moat Housing Group. Prior to that he worked for a private property investment company, based in London, for five years. He has a degree in mathematics and economics from London University and qualified as a chartered accountant with the accountancy firm Deloitte.

Will Roberts

Derek Bell - Director

Derek joined the board of Sustainable Homes as non-exec director in 2007.  He runs his own technology innovation company based in UK and Sri Lanka.  His breadth of experience in startups, technology innovation and digital marketing has assisted Sustainable Homes as it seeks to expand its business into new products and markets.

 Derek Bell, Sustainable Homes board member, director

Benoit Witchalls, BEng (Hons) MProf - Director

Ben is a Civil Engineer who has spent much of his career developing and implementing risk and impact management processes for large infrastructure projects. His work is varied and includes large scale low carbon distributed energy projects as well as more traditional oil and gas exploration and production. Due to a particular passion for the built environment he has also founded a company specialising in low energy refurbishment within the built environment, notably to the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard.

Benoit (Ben) Witchalls, Sustainable Homes, Board member



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