Meet the EN:Able Communities Board of Trustees


All trustees share EN’s vision for social and economic regeneration in Yorkshire and Humber and have the experience, skills and capacity to steer the CIO and ensure its aims are accomplished.

Ian Billyard


Chair

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Ian Billyard

Principal and CEO of Leeds College of Building (LCB), President, Yorkshire Builders Federation (YBF), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building

Ian Billyard is Principal of Leeds College of Building, the only specialist Further Education College for the Construction & Built Environment Sector in the UK.  Ian has been Principal for over fourteen years. 

Ian is also a Council member with CGLI, a Board Member of the Cross-Industry Apprenticeship Task Force; Board Member of the Yorkshire Builders’ Federation (YBF); Chair of the West Yorkshire College Consortium; FE representative on the Leeds City Region LEP Employment & Skills Panel; Chair of the Leeds City Region Skills Network; Member of the FMB Area Board (Yorkshire & Trent) and Member of the NFB North East Region Executive Board.  He is also a member of various local, regional and national groups supporting education and training.

Prior to his move to the Further Education sector, Ian trained as a building surveyor, initially with English China Clays and subsequently worked for contracting companies and a Local Authority in the South West.

Claire Warren


Ex-officio Trustee

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Claire Warren

Chief Executive, Pickering and Ferens Homes

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and with a BA (Hons) degree in Housing  Studies, Claire has a social housing career spanning 27 years.

Claire has worked in senior leadership roles for 18 years and is currently the Chief Executive at Pickering and Ferens Homes, based in Hull.

Claire has significant experience in non-executive roles, previously working with The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Procurement for Housing and is currently a Director with Gentoo Homes, Sunderland.

Claire is appointed to the NHF National Smaller Housing Association Group, the National Efficiency Group and participates with both CIH and NHF Groups at a regional level.

Stephen Davis


Ex-officio Trustee

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Stephen Davis

Director of Asset Management, Regeneration and Construction, Berneslai Homes

A chartered architect by profession Stephen has been in the Construction Industry for 35 years, with the last 8 years in housing management, regeneration, improvement and maintenance. Prior to this he had a wide variety of design, procurement and management experience both in the public and private sector.

Louise Ivens


Trustee

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Louise Ivens

Louise joined En:Able Communities in March 2018. Louise has extensive experience in public sector finance, with qualifications in both the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Louise currently works as a Principal Audit Manager for Leeds City Council.

Louise has a young family and lives in Sheffield.

 

Maggie Gjessing


Trustee

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Maggie Gjessing

Maggie joined En:Able Communities in March 2018.  Maggie is currently the Head of Housing Growth at Leeds City Council.  She has an extensive career both the local authority and housing association sectors leading on a number of significant regeneration and housing Investment programmes over the past 18 years. Maggie is currently chair of Leeds Action to Create Homes (LATCH) since 2009 and a Director of St Georges Crypt in LeedsDevelopment Company .

Epiphany Kidd


Trustee

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Epiphany Kidd

Epiphany joined En:Able Communities in March 2018.  Epiphany has extensive experience as a housing professional working for a number of councils and housing associations, in both operational and , project management

Epiphany is currently Programme Co-ordinator, South Yorkshire Housing Association and Treasurer of Women in Social Housing (WISH) Yorkshire and Humber branch

Epiphany has also worked as a mountain bike guide and a snowboard instructor

Dave Temperton


Trustee

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Dave Temperton

Dave joined En:Able Communities in March 2018.  Dave brings a wealth of expertise gained from his extensive experience as a senior executive in Human Resources working for Npower, Tesco, Aviva, Molson Coors, Matalan and Jet2.  He has led on a number of significant business change and transformation programmes from a people perspective. Dave currently is a HR Management Consultant for Step Change, the Debt charity.

Dave has 2 school age children and is actively involved in his local cricket team