26 October, 2016
bpha is pleased to announce that Jill Ainscough has been appointed as Non-Executive Director to the bpha Board and also as Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
Jill is a highly experienced non-executive director having completed six years on the board at Sport England, including a period chairing the Audit Committee.
Jill is currently also a board member at the BMJ and was previously a non-executive director at Lakehouse Plc, where she chaired the remuneration committee.
Formerly Managing Director of Easynet, Jill joined Ofcom as Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Jill was a member of the main board covering wide ranging regulation of the communications sector and postal services. In this role she was also instrumental in delivering spectrum management for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jill brings with her a wide breadth of experience as an executive working in commercial and operational roles within the private and public sectors whilst contributing a sound understanding of what it means to be a good non-executive director.
Jill said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the board of bpha and I am really looking forward to contributing to the association’s work to help more people access affordable housing. As a Bedford resident, I was particularly keen to support my local community and I’m very aware of the importance of social housing in this area. ”
Kevin Bolt, Chief Executive Officer at bpha, said: “We are pleased to welcome Jill to the board of bpha. She brings a wide range of skills and experience to our Board as well as a strong local perspective. We manage just under 18,000 homes and are one of the top 30 developing housing associations in the country.
“It is important that we have a strong and experienced Board to drive the performance of the organisation at a time when the housing sector is facing a range of economic, social and legislative challenges.”