Our Board

Lewisham Homes is governed by a management board, made up of seven residents, five independents and three councillors.

The Board sets our overall direction and oversees our progress in delivering our mission to provide safe, quality homes, deliver efficient services, and enhance life chances. They help to keep us focused and challenge us so we deliver improved services to our residents.

Our Resident Board Members bring first-hand experience of our services, and the issues that are important to our residents.

Board meetings are open to the public and observers are welcome.

The Board has a number of committees and these are periodically reviewed. There are currently five committees: Audit & Risk; Regeneration & Investment; Repairs Business; Ethics & Remuneration; and Performance.

Board documents

Board Terms of Reference
Board Committee Terms of Reference
Governance Manual

Meet our Board

Ainsley Forbes
Ainsley Forbes
Board Chair
Ainsley is Chair of the Board. He is a property developer with many years’ experience as Assistant Director of Social Services with a local authority.
Ophelia Bobori
Ophelia Bobori
Vice Chair
Ophelia was appointed to the Board in September 2013 and has been a Lewisham Homes resident since 1992.
Nigel Bowness
Nigel Bowness
Nigel became a resident Board member in Autumn 2016. His passion for tackling social inequality motivates every aspect of his voluntary work to empower and support his communities.
Princess Udenkolo
Princess Udenkolo
Princess, our youngest board member at 27, was appointed in October 2016. She has been a Lewisham Homes resident for 6 years and is currently a Project Manager at Network Rail.
Steve Gough
Steve Gough
Steve was appointed to the Board in July 2015, as an independent member. He worked in London local government for over 40 years until his retirement in 2012.
Owen Fox
Owen Fox
Owen is an independent director and retired business consultant. Owen was a board member of housing associations for nine years...
Kevin Stearns
Kevin Stearns
Kevin Stearns is actively involved in the local community in the New Cross Gate area.
Simon Anderson
Simon Anderson
Simon Anderson was appointed to the Board in October 2017 and has been a Lewisham resident since February 2015.
Neil Isaac
Neil Isaac
Neil was appointed as an independent Board member in October 2017. He manages the finance function for Tower Hamlets Homes, which he joined in September 2016.
Mark Ingleby
Mark Ingleby
A composer and music teacher working in the London Borough of Bromley, Mark Ingleby has been a Councillor for Whitefoot Ward since winning the seat in a by-election in 2012.
Caroline Kalu
Caroline Kalu
Councillor Kalu was elected to Lewisham Council in May 2018. She has been a Lewisham resident for 31 years and has four children.
Susan Wise
Susan Wise
Susan Wise was first elected as a Member of Lewisham Council in 1998, and since 2006 represents the ward in which she lives.
Evelyn Thomas
Evelyn Thomas
Evelyn was appointed to the Board in July 2019. She is currently the Head of Risk for Homes England.