Our Board

Our Board of trustees comprises seven members.

One is a tenant, and six are independents. Between them, they contribute a wealth of diverse experience and skills that are of great value to our organisation

They meet five or six times a year as the full Board, and separately in two individual committees.

Yvonne Leishman
Chair

Yvonne will be known in housing circles as former President of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Chair of the performance management and benchmarking business HouseMark, which she was involved in setting up. She received an OBE for services to housing. Yvonne is an experienced managing director, skilled in strategic policy-making, change management, service review and business creation and she has led funding bids for capital regeneration projects. She joined the Board in November 2017 and is also a Board Member at Trident Housing Group.

Susan Holmes

Susan has over 35 years' experience of housing, social care and the voluntary sector. She is committed to helping people remain independent and recognises the important role good quality housing has to play. She has expertise in people management, customer engagement and developing new services. Susan has lived in Gloucestershire for more than 30 years, she is involved in her local community and is currently Chair at the local primary school.


Tim Jackson

Tim was co-opted to the Board in November 2017 and became a full member in May 2018. He is a qualified accountant who has worked in commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors, holding senior and director positions with roles encompassing IT, HR, governance, corporate services and PR. He is currently Executive Director of Transformation at Newport City Homes in Wales. Tim has lived in Gloucestershire for many years and this is his latest non-executive role, which includes previous housing and NHS positions.

Rita Jones

Rita originates from Stoke-on-Trent and has followed many varied roles throughout her career, including a ceramic artist and a pub landlady. She now lives in a Two Rivers home in Bream where she enjoys gardening, DIY, cycling and getting involved with as many community activities as she can.


Ted Pearce

A founding partner of a business performance improvement consultancy, Ted is now the Director of Strategic Asset Management at Orbit Homes. He has lived on the border between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire for nearly 30 years now and during this time has supported numerous local community activities.

Ted is a Chartered surveyor with 40 years experience in the property and construction industry, having led the portfolio management activity of some of Europe's biggest businesses. He is a Fellow of RICS as well as RSA and RGS, where at both organisations he holds a leadership position on environmental matters that align to his keen interest in net zero carbon.

Neil Sutherland

Neil is a chartered civil engineer and former Royal Engineer Officer with experience of multi-national leadership and project and construction management roles. Since leaving the army he has held a number of senior posts in the facilities management and construction industry. He supports several charity organisations as a Trustee and is Chair of our subsidiary, Centigen FM. Neil also keeps busy as a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, as a search technician and as Patron of Oxfordshire Search and Rescue.


Jonathan Higgs

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in the social housing sector including as Chief Executive at Oxford Citizens Housing Association, and Managing Director Home South at Home Group.

In his current role as Chief Executive of Raven Housing Trust, he leads a team of 300 in the delivery of excellent service to more than 6,000 households in Surrey and Sussex and oversees the delivery of 200 new affordable homes every year.


Centigen Board

Centigen Facilities Management Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Rivers Housing.

Neil Sutherland

Neil is a chartered civil engineer and former Royal Engineer Officer with experience of multi-national leadership and project and construction management roles. Since leaving the army he has held a number of senior posts in the facilities management and construction industry. He supports several charity organisations as a Trustee and is Chair of our subsidiary, Centigen FM. Neil also keeps busy as a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, as a search technician and as Patron of Oxfordshire Search and Rescue.

Richard Chappell

Richard Chappell is an experienced CEO within the Facilities Management industry, with a proven track record of successfully transforming and growing businesses in the highly competitive market of Business Support Services.

Richard has worked for a large corporate AIM listed group where he was responsible for running their support services business and most recently, Richard spent three years owning, running and growing a London centric cleaning business with a £7 million turnover which he sold to the minority shareholders in May 2020.


Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte is currently the CEO for Bidvest Noonan who employ 20,000 people in the UK and provide primarily security and cleaning services to national customers.

She previously served in a leadership role with Iron Mountain, a business that delivers physical and digital document storage across the globe, as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for 12 European counties.

Tim Sharpe

Tim was formerly Managing Director of a specialist investment and asset management company working in partnership with public organisations in the health, education and transport infrastructure  sectors.

Tim has spent his career managing business in the property, construction and facilities management sectors and continues to provide consultancy advice to infrastructure funds and government bodies on public private partnerships.


Stephen Pippard

Stephen is an experienced and entrepreneurial Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive experience in Property and Facilities Management.

As a director and leader, Stephen has a first-class reputation for not only achieving but exceeding targets, providing best practise, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, together with an outstanding track record of developing, implementing and delivering new business growth.


Two Rivers Developments Board 

Two Rivers Developments Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Two Rivers Housing.

Ted Pearce

A founding partner of a business performance improvement consultancy, Ted is now the Director of Strategic Asset Management at Orbit Homes. He has lived on the border between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire for nearly 30 years now and during this time has supported numerous local community activities.

Ted is a Chartered surveyor with 40 years experience in the property and construction industry, having led the portfolio management activity of some of Europe's biggest businesses. He is a Fellow of RICS as well as RSA and RGS, where at both organisations he holds a leadership position on environmental matters that align to his keen interest in net zero carbon.

Kevin Shaw

Kevin is Chief Executive Officer for Santhem Residences and Savista Developments and has previously worked for Audley Group as Managing Director, responsible for land acquisition, planning, construction, real estate finance, marketing and sales.

Kevin is also Chair of Oak Housing and Non-Executive Director at Housing Plus group.


Neil Sutherland

Neil is a chartered civil engineer and former Royal Engineer Officer with experience of multi-national leadership and project and construction management roles. Since leaving the army he has held a number of senior posts in the facilities management and construction industry. He supports several charity organisations as a Trustee and is Chair of our subsidiary, Centigen FM. Neil also keeps busy as a Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, as a search technician and as Patron of Oxfordshire Search and Rescue.