MSV

Meet the Board

Mosscare St Vincent’s is governed by a Board of Management, made up of customers, local people and professionals.  

Each board member can serve on a Board or Committee for up to 9 years.  

Martin McNally

Martin McNally
Chair of the Board

Martin has extensive academic experience which he gained as a senior lecturer in housing and regeneration working in the Department of Geography and International Development at the University of Chester. During this time, he worked closely with a group of housing associations in the Northwest to develop learning programmes in housing law and supported housing, mainly for frontline housing professionals. He has been responsible for the design and development as well as the management and coordination of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study.

Martin’s academic research has focused on a range of housing related areas, including how different stakeholder institutions understand housing markets and the relationship between housing and planning. He has been involved in a research project relating to the development of multi-generational households.

Martin has strong connections with housing organisations in Barcelona and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Barcelona. He is also an external examiner for the postgraduate housing management diploma at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.  Prior to this he worked extensively at a senior management level in the field of community development in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Martin continues to maintain his close involvement in housing and regeneration. As well as Chair of MSV, he now works part time as a Funeral Celebrant.  

Jon Lord

Jon Lord
Vice Chair and Board Member

After working as a Funeral Director, Jon made the leap into housing in 1987 and gained his wealth of experience in a wide variety of roles. He became Chief Housing Officer in Bolton Council in 2001 and was the Chair of the Greater Manchester Consortium for refugees and asylum seekers from then until 2013. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to housing. In April 2010, Jon became Chief Executive of Bolton at Home and led the organisation in the transition from ALMO to Registered Housing and Regeneration Company. He is the current Chair of the Greater Manchester Housing Chief Executives Group.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris
Board Member and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

The Deputy Principal of Finance & Corporate Services at Myerscough College and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  Richard joined the Audit Committee of St Vincent's in April 2015 and became a full Board Member in May 2016. Richard has experience in numerous business sectors including public practice, construction, leadership roles for over 22 years in social housing sector and currently Deputy Principal in Further Education.

Grace McCorkle

Grace McCorkle
Board Member and Vice Chair of Neighbourhood and Wellbeing Committee

Grace has over 20 years experience in housing across local government, not for profit and commercial organisations. She has developed a specialism in housing management, supported services and community development. Grace has spent time focusing on housing for young people and is also a founding Director of Collaborative Women UK and is public contributor on the executive of NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility, (part of Manchester University NHS Trust). She is a staunch advocate and campaigner for gender equality, women’s rights and education and economic advancement for young people.

Nicole Kershaw
Board Member and Chair of Neighbourhood and Wellbeing Committee

Nicole is an executive housing professional with over 15 years leadership experience in both the social housing and commercial sector.  She works at Halton Housing as Chief Operating Officer, but prior to this she was Director of Customer Experience at The Guinness Partnership and Executive Director of Customer and Homes at Wulvern Housing.  Nicole specialises in transformational leadership, innovative service design and creating first class customer experiences.  She is also passionate about creating thriving communities and helping customers and colleagues to realise their full potential. 

Nick Cole

Nick Cole
Board Member and Chair of Vincentian Homes and Services

Nick is the Head of Research at Manchester City Council (MCC). He has fifteen years professional experience working in regeneration and public policy across the UK. Nick is responsible for the analytic application of the strategic economic and residential evidence base in the city. Current projects include developing residential investment and growth strategies across a variety of tenures in the city. Prior to MCC, Nick worked for Drivers Jonas LLP (now Deloitte Real Estate). He started his career in the Public Affairs team at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), where he worked on the monthly RICS Residential Market Survey. Nick has appeared on BBC News and has contributed to various articles in the property and regeneration press. When not watching Newcastle United, Nick is a chess enthusiast; fisherman and a very busy dad.

Tracy Neil

Tracy Neil
Board Member

Tracy has been a volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau, worked with disabled people and carers, and been a supported lodgings carer for vulnerable, homeless young people. She is currently developing her business making hand-made cards for ‘minority communities’. She has a BSc Hons in Microbiology and an MA in Women’s Studies.  She is an MSV tenant and a Customer Voice member and has served since July 2013.

 

Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour
Board Member

Paul graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 with a BA Hons in Humanities, worked for HM Revenue and Customs for a couple of years and then pursued a career in housing by completing a Post Graduate diploma in Housing Studies at Salford University. Paul has spent over 20 years working for a Northwest based housing provider as well as previously being vice chair of the board at Northwards Housing for a number of years and now works in the devolved world of Social Housing in North Wales at Pennaf Housing Group working with staff, residents and tenants, key partners and the Welsh Government to address health and housing inequalities. As Executive Director of Resident Services , Paul has overall responsibility for services for General needs Housing, Extra Care and older persons housing, Care &; Nursing Homes, Supported Housing including hostels, foyers and night shelters addressing rough sleeping and believes passionately about the difference providers can make by working with communities and residents to address housing need. Paul lives locally in Stockport and enjoys spending time with his family and following his favourite football team.

Susan Goodman
Board Member

Susan has worked in social housing for over 30 years in a variety of senior positions including working at the former Housing Corporation for 22 years.  She has experience of working for housing associations, an Arms Length Management Organisation and a homeless charity.  This involved working in housing management, development, finance and customer services.  Susan is a member of the Institute of Housing and has an MBA from the OUBS.  She currently carries out a number of Non Executive Board roles.  Susan believes everyone has a right to a decent, affordable home in a safe environment.

 

Ian Clayton

Board Member

Ian has been involved with social housing since 2010, when he joined the board of Helena Partnerships. He was a steering group and shadow board member leading up to the mergers with both Golden Gates and Liverpool Mutual Homes, which together created the Torus group. He has at various times during this period chaired the Audit & Risk Committee, the Investment & Treasury Committee and the Commercial Services business, and was Deputy Chair of Helena.

 His working background is principally as a Finance Director, and after a career in industrial and commercial businesses, he has since 2002 worked almost exclusively with not for profit organisations, most recently focusing on health, housing and education. In addition to his non-executive role at Torus, he also had a spell as a senior executive in a housing provider, as Director of Finance and Resources at Six Town Housing in Bury. Ian currently works part time for a membership and standards organisation in the technology enabled care sector, and sit on a number of NHS related boards in a voluntary capacity