Board and Committees

Tuntum sets out to achieve high standards of governance, accountability and probity, and as such we maintain rigorous internal control systems. 

We are run by a Board of Directors, which meets at least 8 times per year. All our Board members are committed to the communities Tuntum serves, and they have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to draw on. They attend regular training to broaden their knowledge and ensure they stay up to date with current regulations.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Establishing financial plans and monitoring financial health
  • Managing and monitoring risk
  • Taking an overview of performance

From September 2017, there will be a new committee structure supporting the Board: an Audit & Risk Committee, an Operations Committee, and a Governance and Remuneration Committee.

You can read more about roles and responsibilities of the Board and Committees below. 

Junior Hemans, BA, MBA: CHAIR

Elected 2015.

Junior works as a Management Consultant, a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and also has a property development business. Prior to that, he was with the Housing Corporation for 11 years including time as a Regulation Manager, and with Price Waterhouse Coopers for 10 years as a consultant. He is the Founder and Treasurer of the African Caribbean Community Initiative in Wolverhampton and involved with many other public/voluntary sector organisations.

Michelle Bateman, MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, RM, RHV: VICE-CHAIR

Elected 2013.

Michelle is a qualified nurse and is the Associate Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience for the NHS. Michelle has significant experience in risk management, which is a core component of her current role. Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge regarding health and social care to the Board.

Sonia Thompson, MA, Bsc Hons Cert Ed, Cert and Dip Coaching, Dip Business Support, Dip Strategic Management

Elected 2009.

Sonia is a consultant, trainer and executive coach in management and leadership at Transformations Ltd. She is the Derbyshire Chair of Women in Management – part of the Chartered Management Institute.

Yvette Downer

Elected 2009.

Yvette is a Tuntum tenant and former Civil Servant. 

Sharon Stevens, BEd (Hons)

Elected 2009.

Sharon is a freelance teacher and also the director of Model Behaviour, a project that provides motivational coaching to young people. She is a former Tuntum leaseholder.

Lin Hinson, BA (Hons), MBA

Elected 2009.

Lin is a qualified and practising solicitor and director of her own law firm, HR Solicitor, specialising in employment law.

Ade Aderogba MBE, MCIH, DPA, FCIS

Elected 2013.

Ade is a housing professional and a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, leading on their drive to establish professional housing courses in Africa. An employee of Tuntum until 2007, Ade also serves and on the Board of NACRO and was the Vice-Chair of Nottingham City Homes. Ade was awarded an MBE in 2001 for services to the black community in South London.

Avtar Johal, FCCA, ACCA, MBA, MInstAM, BSc

Elected 2013.

A consultant in Financial Governance and former Financial Director within the NHS, Avtar is a highly experienced and qualified finance professional with specialist knowledge in accounting, governance, information management systems, estates, property and procurement. Avtar also holds voluntary positions in the prison service and education.

Paul Moat, BSc (Hons), DMS, MBA, MRICS

Elected 2015.

Paul is currently Technical Services Director of Nottingham Community Housing Association. He is responsible for the maintenance and asset management of over 9,000 homes. This includes being responsible for an in-house building team of 65 who deliver a maintenance programme of over £4m and an in-house design and project management consultancy who employ a team of 15 and deliver over 250 units every year. As a member of NCHA’s Executive Team, Paul takes corporate responsibility for risk management, health and safety, and producing the Group’s Corporate Plan.

Mark Taylor, MBA, ACA, MSc, Bsc

Elected 2013.

Mark is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is the Group Financial Director of a local Civil Engineering company. He is also a lecturer in Strategic Management Accounting at Nottingham Trent University.

Chris Jones

Elected 2017.

Chris is Executive Director of Development at East Midlands Housing Association and has extensive skills in the areas of property development and sales, strategic partnerships, organisational development, business transformation and leadership. 

Kwabena Osayande

Elected 2017.

Kwabena, a Nottingham local, is a Senior Membership and Policy Advisor for Citizen’s Advice, and has experience in Policy, Equality & Diversity, and Economic Development.