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.

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.

Nick Cole

Nick Cole
Board Member and Chair of MSV Invest

Nick is the Research Manager at Manchester City Council (MCC). He has close to twenty years professional experience working in regeneration and public policy across the UK in fields relating to housing growth. 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.

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

Ian Edwards
Board Member

Ian is an experienced senior manager having held positions across the public, private and third sectors.  He had extensive experience in housing and regeneration with a particular focus on development, asset management and community engagement. 

Most recently he was Director of Business Development with the skills and training arm of a housing association, supporting their regulated skills provision as well as managing their charitable foundation.  During this period, he led the development of new apprenticeships for the housing sector.  Through work with social enterprises and charities, he also has skills in social value and governance.  Tim’s background is in public policy and formally quality and performance management. 

In 2019 Tim formed TJE Consulting to support organisations to help them maximise their potential through strategic consultancy advice, interim management and training. He is also chair of governors at a local high school and a trustee of a charitable infrastructure organisation.

He is a passionate advocate for affordable housing, communities and social justice.

Gareth Hall
Board Member

Gareth has completed over 40 years within the Banking industry of which some 35 years had been within Commercial Banking. For the past five years, he specialised exclusively in the Healthcare Sector covering the Relationship Management of Care Homes / Primary Care / Pharmacy/ Children's day Nursery and Veterinary sectors. (including new-build developments across each of them) Previous Bank Roles also covered Social Housing relationships, primarily in Liverpool.

In addition Gareth has also worked within the NHS since 2006 as a NED/ Lay Member for both Warrington and Halton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG). Gareth has recently retired early from his previous role at the Bank in order to pursue various interests in Public Sector work and also the Not for Profit and Social Housing sectors. Gareth has also recently been appointed as a Lay Member for Health Education England supporting their Post graduate Medical Training and Speciality Recruitment services and additionally as Non- Executive Director for a large GP consortium.

Gareth has an established background in Financial Risk Management and Governance with a wealth of experience in supporting delivery of appropriate probity within a complex and constantly changing environment. Gareth is married with 3 adult children and enjoys trips to the theatre, reading, quizzes and learning the saxophone.  

Kam Urwin
Board Member

Kam Urwin has nearly 20 years’ experience of championing and supporting inclusion in different sectors. Kam has worked for disability and domestic abuse organisations in research, training and outreach roles, later spent 12 years delivering and managing award winning mentoring programmes for social housing providers nationally.

Kam now chairs a women’s support network, is an Assessor for the National Centre for Diversity, is an Associate for Housing Diversity Network and is a Director of Women in Social Housing CIC – which means working with a range of people and organisations from different areas. Kam enjoys working in areas where she feels she can make a difference to places of work and communities – bringing out the best in and connecting people.

As a mother of two, living in a diverse local community Kam appreciates the value of safe, secure and affordable housing and how it can impact positively on communities and the health, education and life chances for individuals.

Outside of work Kam has been on her local school events committee for 6 years, arranges local community events and loves to spend time with her family, running, reading and more recently performing on stage.