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Appointment of Five New Board Members

POSTED: 14/03/2024

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Following the latest round of recruitment, we’re pleased to announce news of our five new board members.

The five new board members will be:

Board member profiles

John-Paul Case – Cube Homes Board

John-Paul has extensive experience across the property sector, predominantly within Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management. He was the founder and Managing Director of Case McNair Estate Agents, a business acquired by Savills UK Ltd in 2018. John-Paul works for Savills holding regional responsibility across the Midlands, North and Scotland. In his time at Savills John-Paul has worked on large scale Build to Rent Schemes and forged partnerships with institutional clients. He works in the Sports and Entertainment team covering Northern markets and has a strong background in consultancy assignments or private clients

Dean Clegg – Cube Homes Board

Dean is a highly experienced business leader, with an extensive background in retail.  He has worked for some of the UK’s largest organisations including ASDA and Sainsburys. During his 15 years as a Director for Sainsburys, he has held senior positions in retail, international sourcing and was also the Group Property Director with responsibility for a 2100 store estate. Since 2021 he has worked as a consultant and senior advisor, supporting both UK and international businesses across a wider range of strategic areas. He has a passion for ensuring that customers and colleagues are central to business decisions.

Nicki Clegg – Member of Customer Committee

Nicki has over twenty years’ of experience creating and executing data-driven, customer-focused technology and data strategies, and has worked across the private and public sectors in multiple industries. She was Chief Technology Officer at Irwin Mitchell (legal and financial services) for almost 5 years, and prior to that Head of IS Strategy and Digital Services at Electricity North West, and lead technology strategist at the British Library. Nicki has a passion for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and in 2023 switched her career to focus on delivering at scale social mobility. She currently works for STEM Learning UK and the National Centre for Computing Education where she helps hundreds of businesses each year introduce school engagement programmes to support better outcomes for young people across the UK.

Matthew Hemmings – Member of Audit and Assurance Committee

Matt is an experienced senior leader who has spent time in retail, corporate banking, telecoms and housing. He has previous experience as a NED; at Trafford Housing Trust, as well as having sat as the Chairman of their development business, THT Developments. Today, he leads Openreach’s Fibre and Network Delivery business. This is a team of 11,000 people and thousands more contractors who are running, maintaining and building the UK’s digital infrastructure. He brings, to Great Places, significant experience in digital transformation, complex asset management and service excellence.

Simran Soin – Member of Audit and Assurance Committee

Simran brings a wealth of experience and expertise in growth, acquisitions and asset investment. He previously held various senior finance positions in the chemicals sector for Courtaulds, ICI and Ineos, working in the UK, USA and the Far East. He joined Places for People in 2003 where he worked for over 14 years, including as Group Finance Director and Director of Assets and Investments, before moving into independent consulting and building a portfolio of company directorships.

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