The L&Q Group Board oversees all aspects of work carried out by the L&Q Group. The board is made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

 

Aubrey Adams OBE
Chair of L&Q Group

Aubrey is the former Chief Executive of Savills plc, a leading global real estate service provider employing 35,000 people across a network of over 700 offices.

Aubrey’s previous external experience include Senior Independent Director of Associated British Ports plc, Chair of Air Partner plc, Chair of Max Property Group plc and Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company plc.

Aubrey’s current external appointments include Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wigmore Hall and Senior Independent NED of Tritax Big Box REIT plc.


David Montague CBE
Group Chief Executive

David has been Chief Executive of L&Q since February 2008. He has been with L&Q since 1988 and served as Group Director of Finance before his current appointment.

David is a member of the G15 which represents London’s largest housing associations providing homes for one in ten Londoners and one quarter of all new homes. The G15 is working to solve the housing crisis by delivering good quality, affordable homes of all types.

David is L&Q’s most senior lead champion for equality and diversity issues. This includes being an ally of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff and residents network.


Simon Rubinsohn
Chair of Development Committee

Simon is the Chief Economist at RICS where he is responsible for overseeing macro-economic analysis, business strategy and the production of the high-profile suit of real estate market surveys.

Before taking up his RICS appointment, he was Senior Strategist at Barclays Wealth where he was part of team responsible for running the multi-manager investment portfolios and helping to develop structured products to widen the client offering.

As a Group Board member, Simon has a specific responsibility for the development programme.

 


Trevor Moross
Chair of Governance and Remuneration Committee

Trevor Moross was appointed to the Board in 2014 and is the Senior Non-Executive Director. He also chairs the Governance and Remuneration Committee. 

Trevor is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a past President of the British Property Federation, who has been involved in the property industry since 1975. He was until April 2018, the joint Managing Director of London based Dorrington PLC, a privately owned residential and commercial property investor and developer where he remains a Non-Executive. 

Trevor is a Trustee of the Freud Museum, London and a member of the International Advisory Board of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields.


Samantha Hyde

Samantha has worked with brands such as Camelot, Channel 4, Comic Relief, the Ministry of Sound and TalkTalk on a range of business-critical areas.

The connection with housing and development is a long standing one but become particularly prevalent as the CEO of the End Child Poverty Campaign where she led a consortium and the delivery of the Child Poverty Act through the Commons and the Lords. Sam went on to become a Director at Save the Children and also the Stroke Association.

In the past two years she has led a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales working with young people from across the UK. On securing its future income she returned to the commercial sector as the CEO of Argo Natural Resources an emerging technology company that works across mining, e-waste and with artisanal miners globally.  

Sam also sits on L&Q’s Development Committee.           


Anne Elizabeth Bassis

Anne Elizabeth Bassis (Betsy) is currently the Chief Executive at NHS Blood and Transplant where she moved in March 2019 following four and a half years as the Director General, Chief Operating Officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Betsy previously spent 12 years at British Gas/Centrica where she held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Community Energy, providing energy services to social housing and fuel poor households. Betsy has extensive experience leading complex, customer-facing organisations across the private and public sectors.

Betsy is also a member of L&Q’s Governance and Remuneration Committee.


Mike More
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Mike began his career at the National Audit Office in 1981. He was senior auditor at Cambridgeshire County Council in 1986 moving on to a number of increasingly high-level positions at the council including head of finance.

Mike was appointed as the director of resource management of Suffolk County Council in 1999, and progressed to the position of chief executive in 2002 joining Westminster City Council as chief executive in April 2008.

Mike is Chair of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chairs L&Q’s Audit and Risk Committee.


Tracey Fletcher-Ray

Tracey's career started with blue chip manufacturer ICI, where she was ultimately responsible for leading one of their business units. She joined Barclays Bank in 2001 and sat on the Group Purchasing Board, subsequently becoming Commercial Director for Home Finance.

Tracey’s wealth of experience includes Bupa Managing Director for the Care Home business in the North of England and Scotland, Managing Director of Bupa Health Clinics and Managing Director for the Care Sector and Healthcare Strategy at Berendsen PLC.

In 2018, Tracey joined Caring Homes as Managing Director.

Tracey is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Group’s care and support subsidiary Board.


Larissa Joy

Larissa JoyIn addition to being a non-executive director (NED) of L&Q, Larissa is NED of executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde, NED of the international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, Independent NED of Helpforce, Chair of the Foundling Museum and Chair of Social Business Trust.

Her previous executive roles include Vice Chairman of WPP’s Ogilvy UK; European COO of Weber Shandwick and Partner & Global COO of Actis LLP, a leading private equity firm.

Larissa is a trained lawyer and member of L&Q’s Governance and Remuneration Committee.

 


Waqar Ahmed
Group Director, Finance

Waqar Ahmed

Waqar has worked for L&Q for more than 20 years and was appointed Group Finance Director in 2008.

His priority has been to develop a management culture across L&Q that pursues our social objectives alongside a commercial approach.

Waqar has supported L&Q in taking on commercial activities, strategic joint ventures and vertical integration in both operational and development functions to generate significant financial strength to maximise our social impact. He has further supported the L&Q Foundation in creating long term sustainable partnerships with other like-minded charities investing in the social fabric of the areas we work in.

Waqar also sits on the boards of the National Housing Federation and Trafford Housing Trust.


Rajiv Jaitly

Rajiv Jaitly Rajiv Jaitly specialises in risk, governance and operational due diligence.

Rajiv holds other non-executive directorships and previously held senior positions at Santander and AXA Investment Managers.

He is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Rajiv is also a member of L&Q’s Audit & Risk Committee.


Fayann Simpson
Chair of Resident Services Group

Rajiv JaitlyFayann has been an L&Q resident for over 20 years and an involved resident for over 15 years.

Fayann has many years experience working on IT and Resource management projects for global law firms and investment banks. She is also member of the Independent Safety Steering Group.

She is currently the Chair for L&Q’s Resident Services Board, Chair of the South Neighbourhood Committee, and a member of L&Q’s Audit and Risk Committee.

 


Edna Robinson

Edna has chaired the Board of Trafford Housing Trust since 2013 and is a Non-Executive on the L&Q Board.  In addition, for the past ten years Edna has chaired the Big Life Group, the largest social business in the North West, and owners of the Big Issue North.  She is also Chair of the People’s Powerhouse, formed in response to the Northern Powerhouse.

An experienced public sector and business leader, Edna has held several senior positions within the NHS; including Chief Executive of PCT and Hospital Trusts, Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Chair of the Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.  She is an expert by experience for NHS England.