We're excited to let you know that our tenant and employee representatives have chosen Neil McInroy and Ruth Welford to join the RBH Board as new Non-executive Directors.
Neil will join the RBH Board immediately and Ruth will join when current Board member Luen Thompson retires at the RBH Annual Members' Meeting in September.
As a mutual housing society, our Board members are chosen and appointed by the elected tenants and employees who make up our Representative Body. Candidates were interviewed by a panel of tenants and employees, supported by the Chair of the Board Alison Tumilty and chaired by Risk and Insurance Co-ordinator Jonathan Wenn, an employee representative.
Ruth brings her 25 years of experience working with and leading partnerships across Greater Manchester to RBH. She works for Barnardo's as Assistant Director for Children's Services, leading in a team covering the whole of the North of England and helping to transform the lives of children, young people, parents, and carers across the region.
Neil has been the Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) since 2003. From July, he will be joining a USA based organisation, The Democracy Collaborative, as a Senior Fellow for the global advancement of community wealth building. He advises the Scottish Government on the same topic. Last year, he worked with the National Housing Federation to co-author a toolkit to help housing associations remain at the heart of the communities they serve.