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The Board

 

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

 

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Mark Duddridge

Group Chair

Joined the Board: 01/04/21

 

Other positions held within Coastline Group: Chair of Coastline Services Limited; Coastline Design & Build Limited; Coastline Homes Limited; member of the Property & Investment Committee.
 

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. 

Steve Harrison

Group Deputy Chair

Joined the Board: 27/09/18

 

Other positions held within Coastline Group: Chair of Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee; Chair of the Customer Experience Forum.

 

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.

Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/09/20

 

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

 

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.

Andrew Moore

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/09/20

 

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

 

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.

David Barlow

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/01/22

 

Other positions held within Coastline Group: Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee member; Customer Experience Forum member.
 

Background: David is a chartered accountant having trained and qualified with KPMG. He joined Penwith Housing Association prior to the transfer from the local authority in 1994 and was promoted to the position of PHA Director of Finance in 1997. His final career position as LiveWest Director of Business Finance was created as part of the amalgamation of the DCH group with Knightstone Housing Group in April 2018 and the formation of a group finance department. 

Kelly Kemp

Co-opted Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/01/22

 

Other positions held within Coastline Group: Customer Experience Forum member.
 

Background: Kelly has been a customer of Coastline Housing for over nine years and recently joined the Board having previously been appointed to the Customer Experience Forum since its introduction in January 2020. 

 

Kelly has a BSc (hons) in Social Science and subsequently studied paradigms and theories surrounding the sense of community. She has academic knowledge and understanding of overarching theories and the implementation of policies and procedures that can affect social housing. More recently Kelly has been accepted onto a level 4 course run by the Chartered Institute of Housing which will help to broaden her knowledge. 

Ben Treleaven

Co-opted Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/01/22

 

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

Background: Having always had what they call the “entrepreneurial spirit”, Ben quit his full-time job in 2012, and setup ISO Spaces with his still Business Partner, Gregg Curtis. What began as a business designing and building hospitality units from recycled shipping containers, now delivers full turnkey housing solutions, focusing on social housing and temporary accommodation. Growing Cornish talent is something Ben is very passionate about.

Charles Pears

Joined the Board: 01/03/21

 

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

 

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.

Paul Doddrell

Non-Executive Director

Joined the Board: 01/04/22

 

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

 

Background: Paul has 30 years of financial services experience in a range of businesses and operate his own consultancy business based here in Cornwall working with several clients across Europe.  One of his clients is iCare Housing a not-for-profit approved housing body focused on providing social housing solutions to customers who are facing repossession from their lender. Paul holds two other non-executive director positions: Firstly, at Permanent TSB plc, an Irish retail bank where he is also a member of the Audit and Risk committees. Secondly at Cabot Finance Ireland a loan purchaser and servicer where he is Chair of the Audit and Risk committee.

Michelle Tucker

Michelle Tucker

Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee – Independent Committee Member

Joined Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee: 01/01/22

 

Background: Michelle is an IT Programme Manager for Fujitsu, responsible for Oracle Fusion Projects and Programmes delivered to central and local government organisations such as the Home Office, Land Registry, Essex County Council.  Her role is to ensure best practice and quality assurance across all of the accounts, to provide support to either customers or teams and ensure successful programme delivery. Risk management, including business continuity is a core part of her role.

Joe De-Ville

Customer Experience Forum member

Joined the Customer Experience Forum: 01/02/21

 

 

Steve Curtis

Customer Experience Forum member

Joined the Customer Experience Forum: 01/09/21

 

 

Edward Chapman

Customer Experience Forum member

Joined the Customer Experience Forum: 01/02/21

 

Background: Edward moved to Cornwall in the year 2000 and now considers it to be where he belongs. He became a Coastline Housing customer in November 2017 and joined the Customer Experience Forum when it was first formed in 2021. 

 

Edward is a keen runner and has a business promoting international trail races as well as working on UK events and writing about running in general. More recently he has branched out into creative writing. Being an outdoors person Edward has a keen interest in the environment, is proud to be called a TreeHugger and campaigns on environmental issues.  Now semi-retired Edward spends a lot of time volunteering with the children’s charity Go Beyond which provides residential activity breaks in Cornwall and Derbyshire for disadvantaged children.

Molly Gaunt

Customer Experience Forum member

Joined the Customer Experience Forum: 01/03/22

 

 

Allister Young

Chief Executive

Other positions held within Coastline Group: Member of the Coastline Services Limited and Coastline Care Limited Boards; Property & Investment Committee member.
 

Background: Allister originally joined Coastline as Director of Finance in 2012, before becoming CEO in 2014.  

 

After studying Physics at the University of Edinburgh he qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. His previous roles include Assistant Director of Finance at the Peabody Trust, and Director of Finance & Resources at Tree Aid (an African development charity).  

 

He is a board member of PlaceShapers (a national family of placed based social housing organisations), and a member of the Cornwall Strategic Housing Group and the National Housing Federation’s Sustainability Strategy Group.

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