bpha-appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

bpha is pleased to announce the appointments of Steve Dickinson and Hari Punchihewa as Non-Executive Directors.

Professor Paul Leinster, bpha Chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hari and Steve to the Board. Their skills and experience will further strengthen the existing Board. They will help us continue to provide good quality and safe homes for people to live in and enjoy, and ensure we are an organisation fit for the future, able to continue delivering our goals for our existing and future customers.”

Steve Dickinson smiling

Steve brings 30 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor within the residential property development sector, specialising in Commercial Management. He started his own property development, commercial management, and supply chain consultancy in 2020, following a role as Commercial Director at the Berkeley Group, working within London and the south-east.

In addition to his role at bpha, Steve is a Trustee of Amicus Trust, a local homeless charity whose aim is to ensure everyone has a chance to achieve a life free from homelessness and a place in their community. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Wandle Housing Association, Non-Executive Director at Broadland Housing Association, and an Independent Committee Member of A2 Dominion Group.

Hari Punchihewa smilingHari brings over 25 years’ senior director and board level experience gained within Daimler Benz Group, University of Derby, and the Action for Children charity. He is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Banker.

Hari attended the High Potential Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School, USA. In 2005 he achieved Chartered Director status, the most recognised qualification for Non-Executive Directors from the Institute of Directors (IoD) UK.

The new appointments coincide with the departure of Bob Tattar who is stepping down as a Non-Executive Director. Paul Leinster added  “I would like to thank Bob for his professionalism, diligence and the valuable insights that he brought to the Board.”

You can find more on bpha’s Board and Executive Leadership here https://www.bpha.org.uk/about-us/bpha-people/