Innisfree supportive

of singles, couples and the elderly

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 Committee 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.
Liz Cain Board Member & Chair of Audit and Risk 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 Committee 2015
Mairéad Anne Carroll is Associate Director, Residential Standards at RICS. Mairéad has worked in the housing sector for the past 17 years. Previous posts include Housing Programme Director at London First and  External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation, Mairéad was also Head of Policy and External Affairs at East Thames where she led the g15’s Real London Lives project. Mairéad began her career working with adults with learning disabilities.
Ciara Chivers Board Member & Audit and Risk Committee 2018
Ciara is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree while on a career break from the Cabinet Office, where she supported 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 a leading global investment bank, originating and executing takeover and financing transactions for corporate and private equity clients across a range of countries and sectors.

Nick Yandle Board Member & Audit and Risk Committee 2019
Nick works at the Infrastructure & Projects Authority in the Cabinet Office as a Senior Policy Advisor, leading change programmes to improve UK infrastructure delivery. He previously worked at the National Housing Federation as both Policy Officer and Policy Leader, with responsibility for rent policy, asset management, regeneration and building safety. He first joined the social housing sector as a graduate in 2012, training with Sanctuary Group before setting up their public affairs function and eventually becoming Legal Services Manager. His skills include policy, strategy, leadership and risk management.
Brian Brady Board Member & Development Committee 2019

Brian is the former 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.

Deepti Jerath Board Member & Audit and Risk Committee 2021
Gerry Doherty Board Member 2021
Gerry is a qualified surveyor and has over 25 years experience working in social housing at all levels having previously been Chief Executive of Brent Housing Partnership . He is currently Executive Director of Customer Services at Network Homes which owns approximately 20,000 properties and is based in Wembley.
John Fitzsimons Board Member 2021
John works as a barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. He specialises in public law with a particular focus on planning & environment, social housing, data protection and social care. As a result of his areas of practice, John has extensive experience of the challenges faced by social housing sector. He regularly advises and represents housing associations and their tenants in legal proceedings.

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