CHIC is governed by a Board of Directors drawn primarily from the membership. The Board has an Independent Chair.

Amanda Long

Chair of the Board of Directors

David Wells

Executive Director of Operational Services
Wrekin Housing Group

Mak Akinyemi

Director of Property Services

Jayne Stringer

Group Procurement Manager

Sarah Payling

Group Event Director

Charlotte Johnson

Head of Programme (Development)
Platform Housing Group

Caroline Lawley

Director of Finance & Business
Taff Housing

Ian Davies

Group Director of Property Services

Steve Porter

Executive Director (Assets)
Wales & West Housing

Victoria Speakman

Procurement Senior Business Partner
Bromford Housing

Service delivery

CHIC’s management services are provided by a dedicated team under a service contract with ARK Consultancy Limited (ARK). The contract was procured by CHIC through a restricted procedure public procurement process and performance is monitored by CHIC’s Board of Directors.

Ark Consultancy Limited

ARK is a leading multidisciplinary management and technical consultancy, working across the UK with housing associations, local authorities, government bodies and the charitable sector. ARK has experts who advise on all business functions but who have particular expertise in asset management, development, governance, organisational change and regeneration.

ARK will recommend the utilisation of CHIC’s services when it believes a client will secure efficiencies through the consortium procurement and management support services.

Case studies

CHIC has delivered significant cost savings, efficiencies and other added value outcomes for our members through multiple projects.

Managed service

Procurement with a difference, providing ongoing member support and advice, as much or as little as you require.