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|
|Anne McLoughlin||Chair of Board||2010|
|London Irish, Anne has a lifelong commitment to social justice with a long and distinguished career in social housing. Her early working life was in welfare and housing rights, through to supported housing and adult social care. Operations Director at Hastoe Housing Association, the leading rural housing provider, since 2005, she has spoken at a national level about the effects of fuel poverty on the rural poor and the settlement needs of Gypsies and Travellers. Anne is a Board member of The Refugee Council.|
|Bobby Friedman||Board Member||2015|
|Bobby is a barrister specialising in commercial and chancery law, with expertise in areas including property, pensions, trusts, commercial and regulatory matters. He is also a writer and broadcaster, and is the author of two published books and a successful play, as well as contributing to a variety of national publications and broadcast outlets.|
|George Sheerin||Audit Committee Member & Vice Chair of Board||2008|
|Prior to retiring, George spent 25 years working in social housing including being the Managing Director of a 2000 unit East London Housing Association. He was also the Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Community Law centre from 1982 till 2006.
Prior to working in social housing George worked in insurance (Ireland), was a small builder and played semi pro football in Dublin in the 1960s. He also campaigned for Civil Rights Northern Ireland during the 70s/80s.
|John Hogan||Board Member||2015|
|John is a covered bond analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, a credit rating agency. Before joining Moody’s, he worked as a finance lawyer. John is from Ireland but moved to the UK in 2001, and has spent most of his career living and working in London.|
|Kevin Hartnett||Board Member||2016|
|Kevin has more than 38 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.|
|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||2015|
|Mairéad Anne Carroll is the External Affairs Manager (London) for the National Housing Federation.
Mairéad has worked in housing for the past 12 years. Prior to her role at the National Housing Federation, Mairéad was 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.
|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.