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

Maggie Punyer

Chair of the Board of Directors

David Wells

Executive Director of Operational Services
Wrekin Housing Group

Mak Akinyemi

Former Director of Property Services

Leon Storer

Assistant Director of Assets, Stonewater

Jayne Bissell

Group Procurement Manager

Sarah Payling

Strategic Partnerships Director (Housing)

Charlotte Johnson

Head of Programme (Development)
Platform Housing Group

Caroline Lawley

Head of Finance & Procurement

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.