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, Home and Communities Agency 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).

We are currently looking for a financial expert to join our Board, if you are interested in this Non-Executive Director role please contact us for more information. 

Simon Dow CBE

Simon Dow CBE

Chair

Simon Dow is the Executive Chairman of the London Housing Foundation. Until recently he was Group Chief Executive of The Guinness Partnership, which owns 65,000 homes across the country. Prior to joining Guinness, Simon was acting Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation. Simon was appointed as a Member of the Homes and Communities Agency’s Regulation Committee in April 2016. In the past he has been a Director of the National Housing Federation, a Board Member of Reall (formally Homeless International), an international development agency and Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s Audit 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. 

Jonathan Cowie

Jonathan Cowie

 

Jonathan is CEO of CityWest Homes, and has spent the last 7 years in the housing sector. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Sovereign Homes. Prior to Sovereign, Jonathan spent 20 years in the private sector; latterly at Cable & Wireless as Corporate Director and prior to this at BT Retail leading the online service. 

Jonathan is currently on the Board at the UK Institute of Customer Service (ICS) and recently on the All Parliamentary Group for service. 

 

Andrew Giblin

Andrew Giblin

 

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.

 

David Lavarack

David Lavarack

Vice 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.

 

 

 

 

Trevor Moross

Trevor Moross

 

Trevor Moross is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor and is Joint Managing Director of Dorrington, a privately owned residential and commercial property company that invests mainly in London. He is a past President of The British Property Federation. Trevor is a Director of London and Quadrant Housing Trust, a large housing association. He also serves as a Trustee of Salusbury World, a small north London charity which works with refugee children, and of The Freud Museum.

 

 

Sarah Philbrick

Sarah Philbrick

 

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. 

 

 

 

Jane Staveley

Jane Staveley

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Peter Williams OBE

Peter Williams OBE

 

Peter Williams is a chartered accountant and has spent most of his career at 3i PLC., the quoted venture capital company, where he retired from the group board as head of UK. 

He is director of Bridges Ventures, which is dedicated to sustainable and impact investing. He has recently retired as chair of Trust for London, a foundation tackling poverty in London.

 

 

 

 

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 Petty is a Chartered Surveyor and Lead Director of Affordable Housing at Jones Lang LaSalle, the leading international property consultants. He has over 25 years’ professional experience. Richard specialises in the valuation and development of affordable housing stock and land. His team values and advises on over 500,000 units of housing throughout the UK, and reports valuations in excess of £25bn each year. He acts for all the lenders in the sector, and has a client list of over 250 housing associations, large and small, including all the G15, as well as local authorities and private developers.

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

 

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.

 

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.