Head of Human Resources

Freda has been our Head of Human Resources since 2018. Prior to joining HCHA, Freda held Head of Human Resources positions with Octavia Housing, Stonham Housing, Mencap, and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, and was Director of Human Resources with Terrence Higgins Trust. Freda’s extensive HR experience includes employee relations, trade union consultation and negotiation,…

Mary Whitfield

Interim Head of Housing Management

Head of Asset Management & Development

James joined HCHA in October 2017. He has worked within the housing sector for almost 30 years and brings a wealth of experience in both property and housing management. He has held senior roles at other large London based housing providers in asset management, maintenance and property management. James is a full member of the Chartered…

Petra joined our board in 2012. She brings welcome new skills as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University and course director of the MSc in Building Services Engineering Management. After a 6 year stint as a trustee at the Engineering Trust, Petra has joined HCHA to volunteer her time in housing, a field…

Martin joined the Board in April 2020. He was born and raised in Pinner, Harrow before studying History at university. He then qualified as a solicitor and spent over 30 years in private practice in London as a corporate and transactional lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt fundraising and complex contracts. For…

Board Member

Head of Finance

Tracey has been our Head of Finance since 2010; she has over 20 years’ experience managing finance and business systems. Before joining us she spent ten years as Finance Director for Fast Ltd, the Berkshire-based Federation Against Software Theft. That followed a six-year stint as unit accountant for a firm of loss adjustors, Ellis &…

Chief Executive

Chris was appointed Chief Executive in 2006, bringing with him substantial expertise in different models of housing and support for vulnerable people and considerable skill in drawing together complex strands of funding that, combined, get results. His housing career has a solid grounding in the charitable sector but as Harrow Council’s Supporting People Manager, his…