Meet the Board

Jon Brighton
Chris Cox
Nigel Hopkins
Jon O'Byrne
Nicola Wilson
Pat Egan
Jane Warnes

Jon Brighton
Chris Cox
Nigel Hopkins
Jon O'Byrne
Nicola Wilson
Pat Egan - Executive Member
Jane Warnes - Executive Member 

 

Jon Brighton - Chair

Jon is a retired senior police officer having spent thirty two years with the Suffolk Constabulary. He has worked in number of roles across the County and his last position was Chief Superintendent responsible for delivering local policing. During his time with the police he worked with numerous partners including resident groups, local councils, and housing associations.

Chris Cox

Chris has 30 years experience working in housing services, 26 years of this in local authority housing with Norwich City Council where he worked until 2008 and held senior positions in housing management and strategic housing. Chris has also undertaken roles in other housing organisations working in supported housing and housing association development

Nigel Hopkins

Nigel is Finance Director of Abbeyfield, a leading UK Charity providing residential care homes and supported housing to the elderly, and is also Chairman of Instructus, the UK's largest provider, registration and certification authority for apprenticeships, having previously had a wide ranging international career, living and working in the UK, Europe and the USA.

He is a qualified accountant and has held senior management positions with Fiat, Laporte (Chemical), Burmah Castrol, United Technologies, Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young, Remploy and , most recently, CBI, where he was Resource Finance.  Nigel joined the Places for People Group Board in 2013 and the Cotman Board in August 2016.

Jon O'Byrne

Jon has more than 31 years experience of adult and children's social care in the criminal justice system. He has worked in police, probation, prison, victim and youth offending settings across both England and Wales. Most recently he was Head of Service for a Youth Offending Service, and an Executive Director of the Association of YOT Managers. He is also Chair of the House of Genesis, a Christian housing charity in Norwich, and is a registered Social Worker.

Nicola Wilson

Nikki has spent most of her career working in the charity and social enterprise sector with experience including grant making and social investment.  She currently works as an Independent Consultant and Interim Manager in a variety of capacities.  Nikki is also a Chartered Accountant.

Pat Egan - Executive Member

Pat is the Group Executive Director Affordable Housing for Places for People.

Jane Warnes - Executive Member

Jane is the Managing Director of Cotman Housing Association. 


   

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