Our board have a diverse range of skills, which support them to oversee the strategic direction of the organisation. The board meets five times a year, with four board meetings and the AGM, which is held in September each year.
We have one board sub-committee, the Housing Operations Committee (HOC), which is comprises three board members and five residents. The committee meets every three months, to review operational performance, review policies and community engagement events.
Alistair Auty became chair of the board in September 2021. Alistair is passionate about affordable housing and has several years’ experience of being a non-executive board member at a local authority development company as well as larger and small independent housing associations.
Michael Payton has been a board member for three years and is also our vice chair. Michael is a chartered surveyor with an interest in sustainability; he works for the Greater London Authority (GLA) as senior area manager.
Ali Bennett works for Raven Housing Trust as their development director and has been a board member for three years. Ali sits on the board of Building Better and is passionate about modern methods of construction and net zero carbon homes.
Annette Dunningham is a resident of Sutton Housing Society. Annette has many years’ experience working within asset management in the affordable housing sector.
Lisa Rae has been a company secretary and is an experienced practitioner of governance within the charity sector. Lisa is also the chair of the Peabody Group resident services council.
Matt Corbett has been a board member for five years; he is an experienced housing sector professional and is the director for L&Q’s social charity arm, the L&Q Foundation.
Pam Norton previously worked at the London Borough of Sutton within their social services team. Pam is the chair of our Housing Operations Committee (HOC). Pam received an OBE for her services to the social services sector.
Barbara Bransgrove (co-optee)
Barbara has a strong link with Sutton Housing Society and fondly remembers her father, Frank Griffiths, setting up the organisation from his spare bedroom in 1964.
Now retired after a career in corporate finance, Barbara is an active member of her local community, and supporter of local charities. She has followed our growth and success, which she hopes to continue as a board member.
Our senior management team
Robin Roberts BA (Hons), DipArch (Hons), FRIBA FRICS
Robin joined Sutton Housing Society in May 2018. He initially qualified as an architect, working in the private and public sectors, before spending 16 years at a south coast registered social housing provider as director of property services. He is also a chartered surveyor and in 2016 became one of only 30 architects worldwide to receive the new fellowship award from the RIBA.
Glynis Gatenby PG DIP CERT, CIHM
Glynis has worked in social housing for over 30 years and joined Sutton Housing Society in 2016. Glynis is responsible for the landlord services provided to our residents. Glynis leads on policy development and regulatory compliance, as well as being responsible for the housing, property and community engagement functions of the organisation.
Marcie has over 30 years’ experience in finance, working in the private sector for 15 years before moving into social housing. Marcie has been part of Sutton Housing Society’s continued success, after joining the organisation in 1997. Marcie is responsible for the accounting system and preparing the management and draft statutory accounts, office administration and ICT.
Community housing services team
Community housing manager
Community housing officer
Community housing officer
Housing with Care manager
Community engagement officer
Trainee ICT assistant
Development project manager
Clerk of works
Compliance and monitoring officer
Property assets and compliance officer
Sutton Housing Resident’s App
Our Resident’s App gives you 24/7 access to many services and to information specific to you. This simple tool means that everything from your rent statements to scheme information can be accessed anytime, anywhere with the tap of a button.Find out more about our Resident App
The resident app makes it easy to deal with Sutton Housing Society.Nigel Coo, resident