Board

The Board governs South Liverpool Homes (SLH), safeguarding its viability, effectiveness and moral character. It combines expertise and experience in different areas including finance, legal, housing and local communities. Its purpose is to maintain the strategic direction of SLH in line with the mission and vision statements. Management is delegated to the Chief Executive and staff of the company.

undefined Rob Brown - Chair
Rob has worked in the Manchester housing sector for over 25 years. He has extensive involvement in Manchester City Council's housing strategy delivery. This involvement has seen him make significant contributions to project planning and delivery. Rob is currently lead officer in managing extensive tenant consultation projects.

Rob lives in Manchester and undertakes several pieces of voluntary work, from running football teams to assisting with community projects within Moss Side.
David Jepson - Vice Chair 

David Jepson - Vice Chair

David has had over 30 years experience of social housing starting his career with new build housing co-operatives in Liverpool. He went on to work with the national housing consultancy Chapman Hendy Associates and then moved on to The Riverside Group. He has had over 16 years experience of senior management including as deputy chief executive at Riverside and as Chief Executive in a number of other organisations. He has wide experience of urban regeneration, private finance initiatives, stock transfers, mergers and the establishment of commercial ventures. He has also had a wide range of experience of governance in both executive and non-executive roles.

undefined Steve Jennings
Steve has worked in housing all his adult life, having started with Liverpool City Council as a trainee in the late 1970s.

He is currently Chief Executive of Weaver Vale Housing Trust and is also a Board member of Common Purpose.

His grandparents were among first people to move to Speke and as such he brings both a personal and professional commitment to his work on SLH's Board.
undefined Danielle James
Danielle is the Finance Director for Liverpool John Lennon Airport having joined them in 2012 as a financial Planning Manager. She is a member of their executive management team and responsible for financial strategy, corporate governance and procurement.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and qualified Financial Analyst who graduated from the University of Liverpool with a first class degree in Law.

undefined Stephen Casey
Steve graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Clinical Engineering and Material Science. A gap year followed working in Bridge Chapel church in Garston as a Youth & Community Development Trainee.

Steve trained as a secondary school teacher working in Anfield Comprehensive but became actively involved in Gospel outreach, working in Speke playing a major role in invigorating and reviving the congregation at Speke Baptist Church.  At the beginning of 2004, Steve left teaching to go full time as a pastor of Speke Baptist Church and moved to Speke.  Steve has led a team that raised over £700k to purchase and renovate the Noah’s Ark Centre to be a hub of community life. 

Trevor Smith Trevor Smith
Trevor has lived in Speke for over 50 years and has a long history of being involved with local people and organisations. He has served as the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, was the councillor of a neighbouring ward and served as the founder Board member of the Speke-Gaston Partnership. Trevor was appointed on the Board in September 2010.
Mary Rasmussen Mary Rasmussen
Mary grew up in Garston and now lives in Speke. She is passionate about the area and its people and also about creating opportunities for young people and those seeking work in the area. She works closely with Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services and Employment Enterprise & Skills to address this.

Mary is a Labour Councillor for Speke/Garston and amongst many roles, is the Chair of the Labour Group and Assistant Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills.

She is a member of the Integrated Transport Authority. Mary also sits on South Liverpool International Gateway Board.
Eric Hughes  Eric Hughes

Eric is a qualified youth and community development worker and has held a number of executive and non-executive roles in charities, housing and local government. His experience covers a range of projects and initiatives including Private Finance Initiatives; mergers; corporate restructuring project; governance and stakeholder engagement.

Eric believes that people have no more basic a need than a roof over their heads and the ability to provide not least this but to ensure the social, environmental and economic well-being of the neighbourhoods in which they live is he believes a goal worth striving for, and promotes his vision for a fairer and more tolerant society. 

undefined Graham Pink
Graham is an expert in regeneration, infrastructure and healthcare development projects and has held a number of senior roles in health and regeneration companies across Merseyside and Lancashire.  Previously Chief Executive of Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnerships, Graham is currently Director of Commissioning and Commercial Management at Cheshire West and Chester Council where he is responsible for delivering large regeneration schemes and managing the council's large contracts.   He was formerly Project Director of  Liverpool Land Development Company and the Speke Garston Development Company, which led the economic regeneration of South Liverpool under the European Objective One Programme.