Dolphin Square Foundation Board

The Charity is governed by a Board of trustees (or governors) who are representatives of the Dolphin Square Trust, Westminster City Council, private sector landlords, employers of key workers in Westminster, and registered social landlords. 

The Board is responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Charity and for ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements and best practice (including compliance with the Charities Act, Regulator of Social Housing requirements and reporting, and data protection).  The governors meet every other month to set the strategies and policies of the Charity and to monitor operational activity and financial performance. The Board works through a number of sub-committees covering areas of specialised interest (Acquisition & Finance, Audit & Risk, Renumeration). 

David Lavarack

David Lavarack

Chair

David is the Executive Director Corporate Services at Peabody, a large London based housing association.  He is responsible for Strategy & Communications, HR, IT and Facilities.  David joined Peabody in March 2007 from Barclays Bank, where he held posts including Small Business Banking Director and Chief Operating Officer for the marketing and communications. David has extensive experience in strategic change management and organisational development.

David sits on both the Dolphin Square Foundation and the Dolphin Living Limited Boards.

 

 

 

 

Deirdra Armsby

Deirdra Armsby

Audit & Risk Committee member

Deirdra Armsby is Director of Place Shaping at Westminster City Council, providing strategic leadership on the form and function of the city for the future. 

Previously Deirdra was Director for Regeneration and Planning at London Borough of Newham and involved in the Olympic planning and legacy, strategic transport and large scale mixed use projects including 1000s of new homes. Prior to that she worked for London Borough of Hackney & Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, providing grounding in heritage conservation work and the emergence of city fringe and new tech parts of the city. 

 

 

 

Bruce Clitherow

Bruce Clitherow

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

A Chartered Surveyor and resident of Westminster, Bruce is Director of Estates for the Children’s Society and has over 30 years of experience in the property sector.  He was also a Member of the Committee of Management of Dolphin Square Trust for 14 years.

Bruce sits on both the Dolphin Square Foundation and the Dolphin Living Limited Boards. 

Andrew Giblin

Andrew Giblin

Chair of the Acquisition & Finance Committee

Andrew is a director of Dorrington PLC, a privately owned residential and commercial property company that invests mainly in London. He focuses on business development, strategy, acquisitions and sales, financing, investment appraising, business planning, and asset management across both the residential and commercial portfolios. Andrew joined Dorrington in 2005, having started his career in investment banking.

 

Sarah Philbrick

Sarah Philbrick

Acquisition & Finance Committee member

Sarah Philbrick was Development Director at the Royal Academy of Engineering until December 2016. As a member of its senior management, she led its fundraising and relationships with companies, trusts and individual donors. Sarah spent nearly 20 years in investment banking and was a director of HSBC Investment Bank. 

Among her voluntary roles, Sarah is joining the board of the Jurassic Coast Trust. She was closely involved in a start up non-profit, Computers for Youth, when she lived in New York and has also served as trustee of the Citizenship Foundation and as a school governor. 

 

 

 

Catriona Simons

Catriona Simons

Audit & Risk Committee member

Catriona Simons is the Group Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership and also an Executive Board Member. Before being appointed Chief Executive in 2015, Catriona had been Deputy Chief Executive since joining Guinness in December 2009. Prior to this, Catriona was Group Finance Director at Peabody. She started her career at Ernst & Young. She has been a Board Member of a number of housing associations.

 

 

 

Anna Strongman

Anna Strongman

Acquisition & Finance Committee member

Anna Stongman leads the asset management team at Argent LLP. Anna drive the performance of Argent’s investment assets, estate management, property management, placemaking and regeneration initiatives. Before joining Argent in 2008, Anna worked for the planning and development team at Arup.

 

 

 

 

Jane Staveley

Jane Staveley

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Jane Staveley has been a partner in a number of City law firms for over 30 years and recently retired from Ashurst LLP, where she specialised in the procurement and financing of social infrastructure projects, such as: schools, university accommodation, health facilities, MOD accommodation and social housing. Jane was a board member of Thames Valley Housing Association from 2001 – 2013, and Chair of the charitable subsidiary for the last 3 years of that period. 

 

 

 

 

Dolphin Living Limited Board

Dolphin Living Limited is governed by the Board of Trustees (or Governors) who are responsible for scrutinising the organisation’s affairs. The Governors ensure the organisation operates effectively, efficiently, economically and in compliance with the Homes and Communities Agency. Dolphin Living Limited is the Foundation’s customer-facing delivery arm and a registered provider. 

Richard Petty

Richard Petty

Chair

Richard is a Chartered Surveyor and Lead Director of Affordable Housing at Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading international property consultants. He specialises in the valuation and development of affordable housing stock and land. His team values and advises on over 500,000 units of housing, and reports valuations in excess of £25bn p.a. He has a client list of over 250 housing associations, including all the G15, as well as local authorities and private developers.

Richard sits on the Acquisition & Finance Committee and the Audit & Risk Committee.

Bruce Clitherow

Bruce Clitherow

 

A Chartered Surveyor and resident of Westminster, Bruce is Director of Estates for the Children’s Society and has over 30 years of experience in the property sector.  He was also a Member of the Committee of Management of Dolphin Square Trust for 14 years.

Bruce sits on both the Dolphin Square Foundation and the Dolphin Living Limited Boards. 

Fenella Edge

Fenella Edge

Acquisition & Finance Committee member

Fenella Edge is Group Treasurer and Director of The Housing Finance Corporation, a specialist, not-for-profit organisation which, since inception, has raised over £3billion of private finance for Housing Association Registered providers. THFC is also the delivery partner of DCLG for the Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme. She joined THFC in 2002 having previously spent 11 years at Abbey National Treasury Services (“ANTS”) in a number of roles including Director of Market Risk, Director of Financial Products and Manager, Capital Markets. Prior to joining ANTS she had a number of capital markets and derivatives roles at banks and securities firms in the City.

 

Ben Laryea

Ben Laryea

Audit & Risk Committee member

Ben is the Chief Executive of Ekaya Housing Association, responsible to the Board for the leadership and strategic direction of the Association. Prior to this, he was the Housing Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Westway Housing Association. Ben has held a variety of senior Housing and Asset Management roles with both large and small organisations within the Housing sector, including three years’ experience as an independent Housing professional, supporting organisations through change, performance improvement and service transformation.

 

David Lavarack

David Lavarack

 

David is the Executive Director Corporate Services at Peabody, a large London based housing association.  He is responsible for Strategy & Communications, HR, IT and Facilities.  David joined Peabody in March 2007 from Barclays Bank, where he held posts including Small Business Banking Director and Chief Operating Officer for the marketing and communications. David has extensive experience in strategic change management and organisational development.

David sits on both the Dolphin Square Foundation and the Dolphin Living Limited Boards.