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Operations Committee

Operations Committee

Performance, service delivery, neighbourhoods and tenant engagement. The Operations Committee is made up of eight members including two tenants. The Chair of the Operations Committee and one other member sit on the Strategic Board. The Chairs of both the Performance and Scrutiny Panel and Tenants' Forum will always be there to ensure the customer angle is key.

Clive Gardner (Chair)

Clive Gardner (Chair)

I joined the Havebury Board in September 2013, and was re-appointed for a further three years a the AGM in October 2016.

I am now a non-practicing solicitor having retired from full-time work in 2011, but now occupying the detailed non-executive positions. My previous roles have included being a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Julian Support Limited, and being a Governing Body Member, Chair of the Patient Experience Safety and Quality Committee Engagement Panel and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee at the Governing Body North Norfolk (and Broadland) Clinical Commissioning Group.

Having been involved in the sector as a lawyer for a number of years and as a former board member and chair of a Leeds inner city HA it seemed sensible to use my skills at Havebury. I have a strong sense of social purpose and believe that I should contribute if I can.

I have two children who are both grown up; one is a lawyer and the other is a psychologist. I’m a Sailing Instructor (RYA qualified) and volunteer at Nancy Oldfied Trust teaching disadvantaged/disabled children adults to sail. I’m an enthusiastic racer of boats on the Norfolk Broads and an interest in all things that float and have a sail.

Tibbs Pinter

Tibbs Pinter

Tibbs has been a tenant since 2001 and was appointed to the Operational Board as one of the Tenant representatives in October 2017.  He runs Suffolk Young People’s Health Project, a charity that aims to provide and coordinate services to improve the social, emotional, physical, and mental, health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 25 across Suffolk.  Tibbs previously worked for various Local Authorities where, over 15 years, he introduced projects to reduce the impact of; Street Drinking; Class A drug use; on-street prostitution; and Chaotic and Complex Lifestyles.  He also developed systems and projects to actively engage with local groups and communities to make neighbourhoods safer, cleaner, and happier. Tibbs is very keen to represent Havebury tenants on the Operational Board

Lee Northcut - Performance and Scrutiny Panel Representative (Non Voting Member)

Lee Northcut - Performance and Scrutiny Panel Representative (Non Voting Member)

Wil Bryant

Wil Bryant

“I am currently the Head of Customer Services and Business Development for Providor Ltd, one of the largest providers of domestic and non-domestic smart metering installations and solutions in the United Kingdom. I have been a Board Director of the Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (Ourburystedmunds) since 2013 and Vice Chairman since 2014. I have served as a governor at two local schools being Howard Middle School and Ickworth Park Primary, and worked in hospitality and property for a number of years.  Born and raised in Bury St Edmunds I have a passion for the town and the wider area, I live in Barrow just outside Bury St Edmunds with my amazing wife and 2 children. In my spare time I play cricket and coach 4-10yr olds from the area, I love travel and all things gastronomic.”

Keith Harris

Keith Harris

“I have been involved in housing associations for many years, but have been a Havebury tenant for nearly 5 years.  I became involved in a couple of tenant forums which I found interesting and encouraged me to apply for a role on Operations Committee.  My working career has involved 39 years in the domestic gas industry, serving many different councils and housing associations in a contractor capacity.  As well as many years in the field also held management positions for many years which has given me an insight into both sides of the fence and I am capable of basing decisions on factual evidence as well as holding my own in-depth investigations and making good and sound decisions.”

Adam Colby

Adam Colby

“I’ve been working as an independent consultant for the past 6 years for a range of organisations including social housing. My role has exposed me to working with a variety of landlords; small local organisations to large diverse national organisations with multiple subsidiaries.  Typical projects have included working with directors to set out and define future organisation visions and strategies to meet strategic objectives; such as reduced operating costs and value for money, scalability for business growth (including new stock, mergers and acquisitions) as well as improving provision of service to customers.  My post recent projects have been with a national housing association in delivering their new operating model to increase their operating margins, reduce annual business overhead costs by £12m per annum and annual expenditure by £20m per annum. Driven and tenacious, I handle challenges and complexity with confidence. I’ve excellent communication and interpersonal skills which allows me to engage with people at all levels. I’ve an ability to interpret varied and complex information, such as finances, management reports & recommendations, and strategies combined with an excellent understanding of the housing industry.”

Sandy Norris - Tenants' Forum Representatives (Non Voting Member)

Sandy Norris - Tenants' Forum Representatives (Non Voting Member)

I am currently the Tenants’ Forum representative on the Operational Board and have been a Board Member at Havebury for nine years. In October 2016, I stepped down as Chair of the Operational Board and Vice-Chair of the Strategic Board, respectively.

Within my nine years at Havebury, I have played major roles in both the Operational and Strategic Boards, as well as also Chairing the Tenants’ Forum and sitting on the Neighbourhood Investment Panel and Complaints Panel. I have always taken a keen interest in Havebury from both a business and a tenant services perspective.

Before getting involved with Havebury, Sandy was a Nurse in the Women’s Royal Airforce, and also worked in the British High Commission in Nairobi firstly in the Passport Section and then as PA to the Defence Advisor.

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The Bury St Edmunds Annual Christmas Fayre is back again!

This year’s fayre starts at 12pm on Thursday 21 November with a children’s parade at 5.30pm and a spectacular firework display at 7.45pm. #christmas #burystedmunds