Board of Management of the Association

The Association has a committed Board of Management, who give their time and professional expertise to the Association free of charge.  Many of them have had a long standing association with Redditch Friends – particularly the Quakers.

Graham Croft - Tenant Representative - Graham came to the Association for housing in 2014. He is a keen runner and looks after his two small daughters and is most welcome as another representative of our community.

Stewart Freeman - Is our latest Member, Stewart is the Legal Director of Shakespeare Martineau a firm of solicitors based in Stratford Upon Avon, who deal with many of the larger housing associations, so he brings valuable legal knowledge to the table - we warmly welcome Stewart to our Board.

Emma Hickling - Emma has joined the Board this year.  She works for Rooftop Housing in their Development Team.  She has a Masters Degree in sustainability and is particularly interested in low energy housing and renewable energy.

Stuart Masters – President

Stuart is a Quaker and has a Masters Degree in Housing Studies.  For twenty three years he worked in the housing sector finishing his career as Chief Executive of WATMOS Community Homes, which is a tenant controlled housing association in Walsall.  He now works as a tutor at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham.

Lynda Matheson - Vice Chairman

Lynda joined the Board at the 2014 AGM.  Her last post prior to retirement, was Chief Executive of the Harborne Parish Lands housing charity.  Lynda has up to date knowledge and experience of the social housing sector in a similar sized organisation to Redditch Friends.  Lynda recently took on the role of Vice Chairman

Tony Strange – Chairman

Tony is a qualified chartered management accountant and has a degree in Business Studies and an MA in Management Studies.  Tony has worked within social housing as a finance manager and consultant since 1998 and has recently retired from Rooftop Housing.

Tim Wade - Tim is Director of Development at Rooftop Housing - he brings valuable expertise in construction and development.

Karl Wass – Tenant Representative

Karl has also been a resident for several years now and has worked as a secondary school teacher.