Senior Management Team

Date published: 7th March 2019

Tuntum has an experienced and highly-skilled Senior Management Team who oversee the operation of the business. 

Richard Renwick, MBE

Chief Executive
Richard has been Chief Executive of Tuntum Housing Association since 1994. After leaving Leeds University in 1978 with a BA (Hons) in Economics, Richard spent 4 years training to become a Chartered Accountant. In addition, Richard has worked as a freelance Management Consultant, a Regulator with the Housing Corporation and as a senior officer in the Ethnic Minorities Unit at the former Greater London Council (GLC). In the past, Richard has held the positions of Chair and other portfolios on various boards within the voluntary sector including housing associations, representative bodies and training agencies. He is currently a trustee of three charities including the Nottingham Council for Voluntary Services (NCVS). In 2005, Richard was awarded the MBE for his services to social housing and the Caribbean community in the East Midlands.

Rafik Ghumra, FCCA

Director of Resources and Risk
Rafik is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has been the Director of Resources and Risk since the 16th March 2015. From 2007 to 2015 Rafik was the Head of Finance at Wellingborough Homes Ltd which is a large scale Voluntary Transfer Organisation created from the transfer of housing stock from the Borough Council of Wellingborough. Prior to that he was the Director of Resources at ASRA Midlands H.A. Ltd from 1991 to 2007. Rafik has also been a Board member of St Pancras Housing Trust and Rockingham Forest Housing Association during his career in housing.

Delores Vassell, BSc

Head of Specialist Housing

Jo Page, MSc, PGCert, BA (Hons)

Head of Housing and Sales

Barrington Billings, BA (Hons), FCIH

Head of Asset Management and Development
Barrington began his senior housing career in 1990 as an Executive Director at Hallmark Community Housing. Since then, he has held senior executive-level posts at a number of Housing Associations, such as Prime Focus Group and Places for People Group and worked for the Housing Regulator as a Senior Stock Transfer Advisor. Barrington is currently Head of Asset Management and Development at Tuntum Housing Association. In terms of non-executive roles, he has served on the Boards of Gentoo Group, Chaired Arhag Housing and currently Chairs Manningham Housing. Barrington also served as a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing for 8 years becoming President in 2005. Outside of sector he has also been an External Examiner at De Monfort University, a Non-executive Director for a NHS Hospital Trust and was Chair of the Joint Awarding Body of the Chartered Institute of Building from 2007-2008.

Jane Cox, BA (HONS)

Finance Manager