Our board

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Kay Dickinson - Chair

Kay took over from Denis Creaghan as Chair of the organisation in September 2016.  She has been on the Board of Arches Housing since 2014 and is also on the Board of NOCN Limited, Voluntary Action Sheffield and Barnsley College.  She is a fellow of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants and was formerly Executive Director of the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.

Tony Jervis - Deputy Chair

Tony has been a Board member since September 2015 and took over from Kay as Vice-Chair in September 2016. Until recently he was a Chartered Town Planner and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.  With extensive experience in housing and regeneration, he has spent over 35 years specialising in the delivery of affordable housing within sustainable mixed tenure neighbourhoods and now runs his own consultancy practice.

Shamsa Latif 


Shamsa has been an Arches Board member since September 2010, she  has worked in the Civil Service for over 15 years for Jobcentre Plus.  She has extensive experience in the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector where she led one of the largest BME Training and Enterprise Centres in Europe. 



Iain Campbell 



Iain joined the Board for a second time in September 2015 he was previously Chair of Arches during the period of change to Arches management structure and attaining BME status. He is now retired from his various career roles as Community Participation Officer with Hull City Council, Chief Officer for a Housing Co-operative and a Community Development Trust and Housing Governance Officer with Hull Council.



Andrew Lilles



Andrew joined the Board as a co-opted member in January 2017.  With over 30 years’ experience in social housing he is a members of the Association of Building Engineers (FCABE) and is currently a senior manager at Together Housing Group, responsible for asset management, stock investment, compliance and a full range of asset management functions.


Mohammed Jamil



Mohammed also joined the Board as a co-opted member in January.  He has almost 30 years business management experience at senior management level in both private and public sectors, including in the nuclear services industry, Legal and Services Commission, Crown Prosecution Service, and UK Commission for Employment and Skills.  He has extensive experience of managing public investment and working with Boards, including audit and risk committees on the process and controls in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the grant making processes.

Mohammed’s qualifications include a PhD in Nuclear Science and an MBA. 


Joice Rennie (Co-opted)


Joice is a Director of Housing and Customer Services for a local housing provider and brings with her a wealth of experience in social housing and customer service.


Ian Falconer (Co-opted)


Ian is the Operations Director of a Sheffield based PR/Communications business and has a background working in risk consultancy. Ian also has experience working with other local community institutions such as Doncaster College and University Centre and he is also Treasurer of Sheffield Music Academy

Terry Gallagher (Co-opted)


Terry Gallagher is a qualified accountant (FCMA) and has a 30-year career in finance, spanning both commercial and public sector, including experience as Director of Corporate Services at Sheffield Homes and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Lambeth Living. Terry is also is also a Trustee of the Young Lambeth Coop, Emmaus South Lambeth and The Moldova Project (TMP), a UK based charity, which runs projects and practical assistance to vulnerable families in Europe’s poorest countries.


Ajman Ali (Co-opted)


Ajman is Director at a local authority and brings with him a wealth of experience of housing and delivering wider public and community services.

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