Our Board Members are accountable for the robust governance and success of Elim Housing, and oversee all our activities including monitoring performance, planning for the future and agreeing policy.
The Board is led by 10 voluntary members who bring a diverse set of skills and expertise. They drive our aspirations and ensure we are applying commercial thinking to the achievement of our social aims.
Our current Chair is Steve Blake, who took on the post in September 2016. Steve is also Director of Lime Property Ventures.
Steve Blake, MCIOB
Steve is Chair of Elim Housing and Director of Lime Property Ventures. He has a special interest in Housing Develoment.
"It's great to be involved with an organisation which helps people in so many different ways. It's extremely rewarding."
Peter Dark, FCIOB, PVM
Peter has interests in Building, Maintenance and Procurement.
"The Board comprises of interesting people who are insightful and really stretch themselves to help the excellent staff and tenants of Elim to be the success it is."
Rachael Fisher, FCA, MCT
Rachael is also Chair of Elim's Risk and Audit Committee and has special interests in Finance and Treasury Management.
"I had previously worked within another Housing Association and had really enjoyed the experience. The opportunity to get back involved in the world of social housing really excited me."
Mark Williams, FCT, ACMA, CGMA, HNC, BSc (Hons)
Mark is also a member of Elim's Risk and Audit Committee. He has special interests in Finance, Housing Development, Financial Planning, Compliance, and Treasury and Risk Management.
"I became a Board Member to obtain experience with a focus on helping solve issues that make a difference to people's lives."
Jacqui Darbyshire, BSc, MRICS
Jacqui is also a Director of Lime Property Ventures and has a special interest in Property Development and Management.
"Elim is an open-minded organisation keen to diversify, grow, and yet keep its core values at heart."
Andy has special interests in Health Care, Strategy Development, Support Services, and Operational Management.
"I am keen to build upon my previous charitable experience and contribute to the development of a progressive, ambitious housing provider, and help our residents achieve their ambitions."
Alistair Allender, BA
Alistair is Chief Executive of Elim Housing and Managing Director of Lime Property Ventures.
"My background is in Housing, Development and Support, and I have been been able to use these skills as a Board Member and Group CEO."
David is a member of two committees supporting effective change and transformation.
"My parents benefited hugely from social housing, as did I. I passionately support Elim’s fantastic people in their aim to provide places for people to call Home."
Melissa has special interests in Communications, Marketing, PR, Digital and Branding.
"I am always thinking outside of the box, coming up with creative, innovative ways to implement marketing and communications strategies that effectively reinforce and build brand awareness and achieve long term business objectives."
David Stollard, BEng, CEng, MICE, MAPM, MBA
David has a special interest in Property Development.
"I'm very keen to ensure that my skills and experience can be deployed to further benefit the immediate community, and I hope this will continue to be of a benefit to Elim Housing.”