Meet our board

Our Board meet six times a year, or more if needed, and is responsible for our overall direction. They are responsible for approving our budget, financial forecasts and challenging new ideas and plans to make sure we are properly run and continue to deliver our purpose.

You can find out more about our Board members and their experience below, scroll down to find out about our legal structure or meet ourĀ Executive team or Home Group in Scotland Board.

  • John Cridland (Chairman)

    • John Cridland is also Chairman of Transport for the North , the strategic transport authority working to improve connectivity across the North of England.

      He is Pro Chancellor of Brunel University , and a Board member of OFSTED .

      John is a Visiting Professor at University College London and Chairman of its Green Innovation Policy Commission , a Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership , and a Trustee of the Comino Foundation .

      He was Independent Reviewer of the State Pension Age in 2016-17 , setting the age at 68 from 2039 , a member of the 2018 review of the Financial Reporting Council , and of the 2019 review of HS2 .

      He was Director-General of the CBI from 2011 to 2015 , leading its campaigns on infrastructure , school education , medium sized businesses and climate change , and was Deputy Director-General for the previous decade .

      A founding Commissioner of the Low Pay Commission which established the National Minimum Wage , he was also on the ACAS Council , Vice Chairman of the Learning and Skills Council , and a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills.

      John was awarded the CBE in 2006 for services to business .

      Declarations of interest 2018


  • Ken Gillespie

    • Background: Ken is a highly motivated leader with over 33 years’ experience in the housebuilding and construction industry. He is Chairman of Construction Scotland’s Industry Leadership Group and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

      Ken was Chief Operating Officer and Plc Board Director of Galliford Try, the FTSE 250 housebuilding and construction group until he stood down in February 2017. He had been a member of the Executive Board since joining Galliford Try following the acquisition of Morrison Construction in 2006 and was previously Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Construction and Investments division.

      Expertise: Construction, Residential and Property development, Mergers and acquisitions.


      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2017 / 2018

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2018/2019


  • Myriam Madden (Scotland Chair)

    • Appointed: 28 August 2018

      Myriam has a long and distinguished career holding a number of senior executive roles across the public and private sectors, specialising in business transformation and finance. She is a board member of the international standards-setting body for ethics, IESBA, and a non-executive member of the Audit and Risk Assurance committee of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. She previously served as the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and board member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, both global accounting bodies.

      Myriam describes her personal values as ‘social responsibility and customer focus’ and is looking forward to contributing her skills and experience to support the continued growth of Home Group in Scotland. 

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2018/19

  • Rhona Bradley

    • Background: Rhona is Chief Executive of Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS), a leading UK drug and alcohol charity operating throughout the North and the Midlands.

      Rhona has 25 years’ experience in the Criminal Justice System with the National Probation Service in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and led the establishment of multi-agency youth offending services in Halton and Warrington Borough Councils.

      Before joining ADS in July 2006, Rhona worked for what is now the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a Service Inspector, conducting statutory inspections of Youth Offending Teams and Local Authority Children’s Services.

      Rhona is also a Non-Executive Director of Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester in 2010.

      Expertise: Public and third sectors, health, criminal justice and substance misuse services, performance management, change management, partnership working and strategic planning.

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2015/16
      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2017/18
      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2018/19

  • Mark Henderson

  • John Hudson

    • Background: John Hudson has been Chief Financial Officer at Home Group since June 2015.

      He initially qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and held senior finance roles within Black & Decker, taking the finance lead in relocating their largest European manufacturing plant, before moving on to the private equity owned radiator and boiler manufacturer Ideal Stelrad Group.

      Prior to joining Home Group, John was Chief Financial Officer at Port of Tyne, one of the UK’s major deep-sea ports, with responsibility for Finance, Legal, IT and co-ordination of strategic and risk planning through a period of record growth at the organisation.


      Expertise:
      Finance, strategic and risk planning, change management.

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2015/16
      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2017/18

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2018/19


  • Bharat Mehta CBE

  • Leslie Morphy OBE

  • Nick Salisbury

  • Chris Vallis

    • Chris Vallis is one of our customer board members, appointed in 2019. He has been a leaseholder customer of Home Group and its predecessor for over 25 years and was formerly chair of his local HG leaseholders association. He has been involved with Home Group as a member of the NE viewpoint team and as a member of appeals panels. 

      He was born in Yorkshire but grew up in Lancashire, and then graduated in medicine in London from UCL and University College Hospital. His medical training was in London, before moving to Newcastle as a consultant at the Fleming Children’s Hospital, which soon after moved into the Royal Victoria Infirmary. He has now retired from clinical medical practice. 

      In addition to NHS work at the RVI, he was for many years the medical director of the Great North Run. He is a trustee of the Advanced Life Support Group, a Manchester-based charity which provides medical training in the UK and in many countries throughout the world, and he has run many training courses for medical professionals in the UK and abroad.

      Register of interests, gifts and hospitality 2019/20

Our legal structure

The way in which each part of our legal structure is incorporated and our legal status can be summarised as follows:

  • Home Group Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registered number 22981R). 
  • It has charitable status but is exempt from registration with the Charity Commission – it is a ‘”charity” but not a “registered charity”.
  • Home Group Limited is a Registered Provider of Social Housing (Regulator of Social Housing registered number L3076).
  • Home Group is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Home in Scotland Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registered number 1935R(S)) and is a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Scottish Charity No. SC005247).
  • Its registration number with the Scottish Housing Regulator is HAL90.
  • The legal relationship between Home Group Limited as ‘parent’ and Home in Scotland Limited as ‘subsidiary’ is documented principally within the Rules of Home in Scotland Limited and within a Joint Arrangement Deed.
  • Live Smart @ Home Limited and Home Group Developments Limited and North Housing Limited are private companies limited by shares (company numbers 3402204, 4664018 and 04052443 respectively).