Barry is a Chartered Accountant by profession, working in the construction industry for over 30 years in the UK and overseas.  Barry has been involved in the housing sector for over four decades, and was a member of the Board of Stanmore Christian Housing Association until its merger with HCHA.  Barry joined the HCHA Board…

Interim Head of Housing Management

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 has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

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 joined HCHA’s Board 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…

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 &…