Clive Astall

Clive joined the Board in May 2013 and is a development executive from a mixed commercial/not for profit background who has latterly worked in the social housing sector. His wider business experience comes from a number of voluntary directorships.

He has previously been a member of the Board between 1992 and 2004 and for some of that time was Chair. He brings knowledge of BECHA and some history of the organisation.

Clive comes from a development background in social housing, working for Bovis and Hyde, latterly as the Development Director, and currently works for a large Housing Association in the Development side of the business.

Clive lives in Kent.

Richard Smith

Richard joined the board in January 2015. He has had a varied and extensive career in business, working as a Finance Director and a CEO. He has also been a member of his local Parish council since 1990 and is currently the vice Chair.

Daniel Skinner

Daniel joined the Board in March 2013 and brings experience of the legal aspects of housing to the Board.

Daniel is a solicitor and a Partner at Capsticks. He is ranked by Chambers and Legal as a top social housing lawyer in the South East. He is also Chair of his local Parish Council and chairs their Planning Committee.

In his spare time he is a Rugby referee, cycles and coaches two girls’ football team.

Daniel lives in Kent.

Karen Patten

Karen is an experienced senior manager within the supported housing and care sector and has worked for a variety of small voluntary agencies, large national housing associations and local authorities throughout her career.

Karen joined the Board in March 2013 and brings experience from both general needs housing and care and Support. In her early career she worked as a Housing Officer and as a Homeless Officer.

Until 2005 Head of Support Services for the Moat Housing Group and for the past ten years has worked as a Housing, Care and Support Consultant as an interim director of care and support, commissioner and a range of assignments for housing providers and local authorities.

      Stuart Ilsley

Stuart joined the Board in January 2015. He has had a career providing services to Housing Associations and a long background in customer services and contract management. He is currently Head of Customer Services with Town and Country Housing Group.

Caroline Boguzas

Caroline joined the BECHA board in 2018 and has worked in housing for over 30 years in both local authorities and the housing association sector. She was previously a Regional Housing Director at L&Q for 11 years managing large teams across London and the South East. She led on several stock transfers and community investment programmes and is passionate about providing good customer service to all residents. She now works as a housing consultant advising on service transformation and customer service culture.

Paul Rosbrook

Paul joined the board in November 2019. Paul is a Chartered Accountant who has held a number of Finance Director positions with both plc and private housebuilders. He lives in Kent.

Andrew Green

Having originally trained as a Quantity Surveyor, Andy has had over 25 experience delivering front operational services to residents. The bulk of Andrew’s career has been focused on Housing in South East London. Most recently Andrew was Housing Services Director for Hexagon Housing Association. Along with his role at BECHA, Andrew currently combines work as a Housing Consultant and studying music.

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