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The Board


Coastline Housing is governed by a Board including customer representatives, independent directors and co-opted directors.

Peter Stephens

Interim Chair

Joined the Board: 01/01/13


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Group Deputy Chair; Chair of Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee; Coastline Services Board Member.


Background: Peter was born and grew up in Cornwall and has held a number of senior positions with manufacturing and service companies. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Raven Housing based near Gatwick.

Mark Duddridge

Chair Designate (to become Group Chair on 01/07/21)

Joined the Board: 01/04/21


Background: Mark is a highly successful business leader with a proven track record of creating and delivering high performing, multi-disciplinary leadership teams.  He is also Chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership whose role is to develop and agree the economic development strategy for our part of the world, primarily with central government; to work on developing partnerships to advance opportunities and to deliver structural investment, be it in capital projects or around skills and inclusion. 

John Waldron

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/10/13


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Chair of the Property & Investment Committee.


Background: John retired after 45 years in the property industry in the South West with extensive business management, sales and development experience.


Other interests: Spending time with my wife, four grown-up children and a growing number of grandchildren. I also enjoy playing golf, travelling and moorland walking.

Sue Roberts

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/10/13


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Member of Coastline Services Board, and Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee member.


Background: Five years as an involved customer with Coastline Housing on various Action Teams and Sounding Boards.


Other interests: Visiting my family, especially my grandchildren. Volunteering with CHSW, Helston Railway and Helston Museum. I also sing in a local choir. I enjoy crafts and reading to relax.

Philip Bearne

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 18/05/15


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Chair of Coastline Services Board.


Background: Philip spent most of his career in construction, initially as a quantity surveyor and then managing companies, whose work included the refurbishment, repair and development of social housing. He also has experience of speculative development of homes.


Before joining Coastline he was on the DCH operations Board for almost three years. He is also Chair of the Community Land Trust in his home village with the aim of providing affordable rural homes, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.


Other interests: A keen long-standing member of Rotary, with an interest in the Shelterbox charity, a follower of motorsport and enjoys working on the redevelopment of his own home.

Steve Harrison

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 27/09/18


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Chair of Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee.


Background: Steve has 37 years of experience in all aspects of policing in Devon & Cornwall and Northern Ireland. He brings to the Board expertise in relation to performance, organisational and risk management, community and partnership engagement, with a strong emphasis on customer focus.


Other interests: Golf, supporting local sport, and family time.

Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/09/20


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee.


Background: Karen was born and brought up in Cornwall and has worked in senior board positions for over 20 years in both Finance and Operations within international financial services. On her return to Cornwall she has taken on roles within a number of local charities.


Other Interests: Singing, travel, reading and informal history study.

Andrew Moore

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/09/20


Other positions held within Coastline Group: Property & Investment Committee member.


Background: Andy has worked for more than 40 years for housing associations and housing charities, including 20 years as Chief Executive of a Cornish housing association. He is a Non-Executive Director of Hastoe Housing Association.


Other interests: A keen runner and tennis player, he is a local parish councillor and volunteers with his local village hall. 

Charles Pears

Joined the Board: 01/03/21


Other positions held within the Coastline Group: Member of the Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee (previously an Independent Member from 01/07/20).


Background: Charles is from a rural background though spent much of his career in the city in senior leadership roles in banking, insurance and investments.  He is a Non-Executive Director of Cornish Mutual Assurance.


Other interests: In addition to spending time with his wife and children, Charles is interested in rare breed poultry which he breeds and judges, along with a range of outdoor pursuits. 

Allister Young

Allister Young

Chief Executive

Allister Young joined Coastline as Director of Finance in April 2012.  He qualified as a chartered accountant within the commercial division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.


Allister has over 12 years’ experience at a senior finance level, including 10 at Director level.


His previous roles include Assistant Director of Finance at the Peabody Trust (specialising in new projects and corporate finance), Director of Finance & Resources at Tree Aid (an African development charity) and Finance Director at Bristol Community Housing Foundation.

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