Board and staff

Board members

John Cogbill Chair

John has worked in the housing sector for over 30 years specialising in Asset Management, development, procurement and portfolio management. John has worked at Director and Executive levels for a number of housing associations across the country and until recently was the Chief Commercial Officer for Your Housing Group located in the North West. Prior to that, John spent a number of years working as a consultant for Savills operating around the country as an advisor or acting as an interim. John also has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive Board Member for a number of Joint Ventures and smaller Associations.

Hilary Channing (Vice Chair)

Hilary is Managing Director of Channing Associates an HR consultancy. She provides bespoke support services including resourcing & assessment, talent support and coaching, personal development & career transition, primarily for the not for profit sector. Hilary has worked in the social housing sector since 1999, during which time she has been Director of Recruitment Services at Insight HR & Management Consultancy and the joint owner of another successful HR consultancy Channing Hammond Associates. Hilary brings extensive experience in leading and shaping HR Strategy, governance and general business management.

Kevin Smith

Kevin is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Commercial and Commercial Property Departments at MacDonald Oates solicitors in Petersfield. Kevin is a Company Commercial, Commercial Law and Commercial Property specialist. As well as practicing in Construction and Engineering Law, Kevin is also a highly experienced Residential Property lawyer. Kevin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is also a Member of Hampshire Incorporated Law Society.

Graham Norris (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee)

Graham worked for 29 years as an Operations Manager for a multinational advertising company, working his way up to UK Technical Manager responsible for procurement, product development and Health and Safety. He is now a full-time carer.

Richard Budd

Richard is an experienced finance professional with 30 years’ experience of working in a variety of industry sectors including fashion, leisure, music and construction. He currently works for British Gas, concentrating mainly on a not-for-profit subsidiary (Energy for Tomorrow) which has provided free solar PV systems to schools throughout the country. Richard has a keen interest in renewable energy, ecology and the environment.

David Thompson

David is a retired Chartered Surveyor, whose particular specialisation has been in development and property management within the social housing sector. David worked at a senior level within the sector and was responsible for development programmes, property management, routine maintenance and asset management including re-investment into existing stock. David also managed all aspects of providing new social housing through the acquisition of land for the construction of new buildings and purchase of property for renovation and repair. David was also a founding member of Wickham Community Land Trust (WCLT), which was set up in 2008.

Qamer Yasmin

Qamer is currently Contract Performance Manager with Two Saints Ltd and a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor. She has over 30 years experience in the social housing and homelessness sector. She brings extensive senior and strategic management experience and has a track record of successfully delivering front line services. She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Associate Member of the Association of Coaching.

Denise Rajchel

Denise has been Chief Executive of PHA Homes since 2008. She has worked in the housing sector for almost 30 years within the local authority, an LSVT and a national housing association. Denise is a member of the National Housing Federation's sounding board and also a member of the National Housing Federation's national panel of smaller housing associations. She is a Chartered member of the Chartered institute of Housing.

The staff

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Denise Rajchel MCIOH

Chief Executive

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Paul Shergold

Director of Operations

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Lauren Parrett CIHM

Housing Manager

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Claire Corney

Finance Manager

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Pauline Carter

Maintenance Manager

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Carolyn Brickell

Admin Assistant

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Cerisa Sugrue-Gee

Finance Assistant

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Sophia Hodgkins

Housing Assistant

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Sarah Hye

Scheme Manager at East Lodge

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