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Our Board

Derrick Dyas MPA, MSc, BA (Open), FCIH (Rtd) - Chairman

Derrick is a self-employed interim management consultant although currently is supporting his wife and family at home. He has previously worked as head of housing in predominantly rural districts in both Warwickshire and Shropshire. He is a founder member of the association who joined because he was dissatisfied with the lack of affordable rural housing provided by district councils. He considers his role to influence the strategic direction of the association and to ensure that residents and potential residents are well served.

Rodney Perry BSc - Vice Chairman

Rodney has lived in Kenilworth for 22 years. His career was mainly as property manager for large Government estates, and latterly university estates. Rodney brought his extensive experience in the management and maintenance of properties to the Board over eight years ago. Since then he has accepted the role of monitoring the association's property performance and providing guidance in formulation of new energy efficient designs for sustainable homes.

Kay Wilson BA FCA

Kay used to work for Warwickshire Rural Community Council. She has been on the Board since 2002 and has a keen interest in affordable housing issues in rural areas. Kay feels her role is to bring both financial expertise and knowledge of issues in rural Warwickshire to the table.

Linda Ridgley

Linda was previously the senior field officer with Warwickshire Rural Community Council, specialising in community led planning and sustainability issues. Linda is a founder member of Warwickshire Rural and considers her role as defending the ethos of the organisation and giving grassroots intelligence.

Renata Mosz BSc (Hons) CiH

Renata lives in Stratford on Avon and works in local government.
She joined the Board in July 2005 because she was concerned about the long term viability of rural communities and wanted a chance to make a real difference to local people's quality of life.  She sees her role as stewardship, including strategy planning, effective use of resources and delivering quality services.

David Hannon, PG DIP HSG, MCIH, Development Director

David has more than 25 years’ experience in social housing especially in supported and general needs housing during which time he has worked with Birmingham City Council, Mercian Housing Association and Orbit Housing Group.  With his roots in housing management, he currently works with Rooftop Housing Group and is responsible for the new business, development and asset management teams.  He is passionate about the need for affordable rural housing and the role it has in ensuring that villages remain places where local people can live and thrive.

Kim Slater

Kim has lived and worked in Warwickshire for nearly 25 years and has worked in the local voluntary and community sector for the last 14 years.  With a background in VCS support for long term unemployed people, Kim is now Chief Executive of Warwickshire Rural Community Council and has a keen interest in affordable housing and community transport.  Kim currently lives in Kenilworth.

Douglas Doherty MSc, MA

Douglas was born and bred in Belfast.  He graduated from Sandhurst in 1971, and worked in a variety of army posts in Germany, Hong Kong, NI, the Falkland Islands and Warwickshire.  Having gained a MSc in Supply Chain Logistics, MOD posts then followed.  Towards the end of his career he became Regional Director of Defence Munitions at Kineton, and gained a seat on the Board of the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency (DSDA).  Before retiring in 2005, he was head of the East African (IGAD) sponsored Ceasefire Verification Mission in Southern Sudan. He rejoined the Board of DSDA in 2006, and left in 2009 to do an MA in Modern History at Warwick.  Douglas joined the Board of WRHA in July 2013, and hopes that his experience in the public/commercial domain may contribute to advancing the work of the Association.   

Dave Osborne BSc ACGI

Dave is an Interim Manager, and has lived in South Warwickshire for 30 years.  He has had a career in Sales, Marketing and Management for IT and Telecommunications companies throughout that time.  A Board member since September 2013, Dave wants to use his commercial experience to help maximise the availability of affordable homes in Warwickshire, and to continually strive to improve our customer focus.  A passion for sport, Dave is also a coach for his local rugby club.

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association
Registered Office:
Warwickshire Rural Community Council, Warwick Enterprise Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF

Tel: 01530 278080 Fax: 01530 278086

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