Board Members

Anyone who is a CHISEL shareholder can stand for election to our Board at the Annual General Meeting. We have a maximum Board membership of 12 and our rules require that tenants should fill at least one third but no more than two-thirds of the places. Current membership is as follows:

David Eatwell (Chair)

David has worked in social housing for more than 30 years working in both South and East London for Councils and Housing Associations. David lives locally and wants to promote resident involvement and reducing the impact of housing on the environment through energy efficiency and low impact development.

John Clark (Treasurer)

John is a social housing consultant, specialising in co-operatives, and other small and BME associations. He has been working on social housing in London since 1969 and was involved with CHISEL’s formation and being on its Board keeps him in touch with the social housing world of small associations. He lives locally, and likes to be involved with local organisations.

Adrian Adams (Operational Scrutiny Committee Co-ordinator)

Adrian is a CHISEL tenant in one of the association’s shared properties. He is interested in helping make sure that tenants’ views are always considered when new policies and plans are discussed. Adrian is a tenant Board member of CHISEL’s Operational Scrutiny Committee. He works in the Civil Service.

Peter Coker 

Peter is a secondary school teacher. He is a CHISEL tenant and former self-builder at one of CHISEL’s Lewisham self-build schemes. He joined the Board to give something back to the organisation and to influence the direction of CHISEL to the benefit of its members. Peter is a tenant Board member of CHISEL’s newly formed Operational Scrutiny Committee.

Joseph Leach

Joe first became interested in the work of CHISEL when employed on a short-term contract to update the association’s stock condition information. After his contract came to an end he wanted to continue to support the association and decided he could best do this by joining the Board. Joe works for Greenwich Council as a Web Technical Officer.

Fiona Jamieson

Fiona works as a member development officer at Barking & Dagenham Council specialising in governance, training and member support. She has previously worked in the housing association sector working to establish Tenant Management Organisations and in the voluntary sector with Southwark Women’s Aid and the Migrant Resource Centre.  Fiona lives locally and is keen to support CHISEL in its work.

Sandra Blake

Sandra is a housing consultant with extensive experience of working in the social housing sector .She is committed to ensuring that organisations are well run, financially stable and that tenants are actively involved in the management of the organisation.

Dave Shiress

Dave is the former Co-ordinator for the SE London Housing Partnership, having spent 10 years in that role and previously several years in a development role at Southwark. He has a wealth of experience in housing strategy, policy, regeneration and development. He has a long history of working with and supporting co-ops and housing associations, including helping them develop new homes. Dave lives locally and volunteers at a local wildlife gardening project.

Des Waters

Des is a recently retired senior local government manager with a background in environmental services with a strong track record of successful service delivery and change management. Well versed in the regeneration of inner city locations with an extensive record of working with businesses and communities in urban environments. He has a record of establishing a performance orientated culture and is experienced in managing large, complex revenue and capital budgets, with recent experience of driving procurement to deliver service improvement and cost reduction.

Leo Stevens 

Leo is a solicitor who specialises in development and general property matters for Registered Providers. Prior to becoming a solicitor Leo worked at Camden Council in various roles including as a housing benefit office, welfare rights advisor and housing options advisor. Leo lives locally and wishes to help CHISEL continue its work to house people in affordable, good quality accommodation.