Our governance

Details for the main HCA Board, Regulation Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Programmes and Projects Committee, and Credit and Risk Committee.

HCA Board

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is governed by a board who decide what the HCA’s priorities are. Its members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Board members

The board members are:

  • Sir Edward Lister, Chair
  • Julian Ashby
  • Stephen Bell
  • Richard Blakeway
  • Simon Dudley
  • Keith House
  • Ann Limb
  • Niall Mills
  • Teresa O’Neill
  • Anthony Preiskel
  • Nick Walkley (CEO)

Board meetings

The board meets 10 times a year. Minutes from 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be found in our publications section.

Minutes and agendas from 2008 to 2013 can be found on the National Archives website.

Audit and Risk Committee

The committee works with the board on risk control, governance, financial control and statutory reporting. The committee is authorised by the Board and the Regulation Committee to investigate any activity within these areas.

Committee members

Members of the committee are:

  • Stephen Bell, Chair
  • Julian Ashby
  • Niall Mills
  • Anthony Preiskel

Committee minutes

The committee meets 6 times a year. Minutes from 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be found in our publications section.

Minutes and agendas from 2008 to 2013 can be found on the National Archives website.

Programmes and Projects Committee

The Programmes and Projects Committee oversees the Homes and Communities Agency’s investment and land programmes and projects, and certain corporate issues.

Committee members

Members of the committee are:

  • Sir Edward Lister, Chair
  • Jill Bentley, DLCG, CRO
  • Richard Blakeway
  • Simon Dudley
  • Chantal Geall, CRO (or her nominated deputy)
  • Keith House
  • Niall Mills
  • Anthony Preiskel
  • Nick Walkley, CEO (or his nominated deputy)

Committee minutes

The Committee meets 11 times a year. Minutes from 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be found in our publications section.

Credit and Risk Committee

The Credit and Risk Committee supports the HCA Board in their responsibilities for financial risk control in respect of HCA’s financial investment programmes.

Committee members

  • Anthony Preiskel, Chair
  • Jill Bentley, DCLG, CRO
  • Richard Blakeway
  • Simon Dudley
  • Chantal Geall, CRO (or nominated deputy)
  • Niall Mills
  • Nick Walkley, CEO (or nominated deputy)

The Committee meets 4 times a year. Minutes can be found in our publications section.

Regulation Committee, HCA

HCA is the regulator of social housing in England. The Regulation Committee is responsible for overseeing the regulation of social housing.

Committee members

The committee members are appointed by the Secretary of State. They are:

  • Julian Ashby, Chair
  • Simon Dow
  • Richard Moriarty
  • Ceri Richards
  • Sarah Wall

Committee minutes

The Committee meets 11 times a year. Minutes from 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be found in our publications section.

Minutes from 2012 to 2013 are in the can be found on the National Archives website.