Board of Management
At Innisfree we understand that good governance is vital to the success of the organisation. We are directed and led by our Board of Management who are a passionate group of people truly committed to making a difference to the lives of our residents.
|Board Member||Role||Year of appointment to the Board|
|Kevin Hartnett||Chair of Board & Development Ref Group||2016|
|Kevin has more than 39 years’ experience in housing, design and construction, having worked for several local authorities and housing associations as well as spells in the private sector. This ranged from large scale inner city regeneration projects through to small rural schemes. He spent almost twenty years working at Director level, specialising in high quality design and environmental innovation. He has spoken at many national and international conferences and is a former external examiner for housing degree courses.|
|John Hogan||Board Member & Development Ref Group||2015|
|John is a Senior Director in the Ratings Legal group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Before joining Kroll, he worked for Moody’s as a covered bond analyst and before that, as an in-house capital markets lawyer. John is from Ireland but moved to the UK in 2001 and has spent most of his career living and working in London.|
|Richard Tomlins||Audit Committee Member & Board Member||2011|
|Professor Richard Tomlins is Director of Cohesia, a leading training and consultancy organisation. Richard is a nationally recognised expert in social value, equalities, community cohesion, regeneration and social inclusion as well as driving business and social gains through commissioning, procurement and social impact measurement.
Previously Professor of Race, Diversity and Housing at Leicester De Montfort University, he is now Visiting Professor of Race and Diversity at Coventry University as well as a member of The Homes and Communities Agency’s Equality and Diversity Board Advisory Group (EDBAG for short!), Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and member of The UK Council of Social Value.
As a member of The Ministry of Justice Academy (Justice Commissioning Steering Group) and Trustee of the Bernie Grant Archive, Richard is currently working with St Finbarr’s Sports and Social Club in Coventry to develop its wellbeing services.
|Liz Cain||Board Member & Chair of Audit Committee||2015|
|Liz joined the Innisfree Board in 2015 and currently works in the Debt Origination team at Pension Insurance Corporation, where she focuses on investments in the social housing and wider infrastructure space. Prior to joining PIC, Liz was a Director at TradeRisks, where she headed the Risk Advisory team, providing treasury and corporate finance advice to housing associations, as well as helping them to raise debt in the banking and capital markets. Liz is a Chartered Accountant, and also Chairs the Audit Committee at Innisfree.|
|Mairéad Carroll||Board Member & Development Ref Group||2015|
|Mairéad Anne Carroll is Programme Director for Housing at London First.
Mairéad has worked in housing for the past 12 years. Previously External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation, Mairéad was also Head of Policy and External Affairs at East Thames and led the g15’s Real London Lives project. Mairéad began her career working with adults with learning disabilities and is keen to see continued, good quality, provision in this area.
|Ciara Chivers||Audit Committee Member & Board Member||2018|
|Ciara works at the Cabinet Office, supporting transformation programmes across the public sector to make government work better and maximise the resources available to deliver high-quality services to the public.
She started her career in corporate finance at Deutsche Bank, originating and executing takeover and financing transactions for corporate and private equity clients across a range of countries and sectors.
|Nick Yandle||Audit Committee Member & Board Member||2019|
|Nick works at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office as a Senior Policy Advisor. He previously worked at the National Housing Federation as both Policy Officer and Policy Leader and has worked in the social housing sector since 2012 as Legal Services Manager and Political Analyst. His skills include Strategy and Leadership and Risk Management.|
|Brian Brady||Board Member & Development Reference Group||2019|
Brian is Managing Director at Eco World International Ltd. He has extensive residential development experience for leading national housebuilders and developers including Taylor Woodrow and Willmott Dixon. Brian moved from Ireland in 1986 part of the economic migration in the mid 80s.