Board Members

Peter Walters - Chair

Peter Walters Chair of the board of SHP Peter is a housing professional with over 20 years experience. He was the Chief Executive of VIVID Housing Association and was previously Chief Executive of English Churches Housing Group

Tracey White

Tracey White member of SHP board Tracey lives in Wallington and has worked in the financial services sector. She is an audit professional with specialist knowledge of operational risk. Tracey is looking to use her experience to improve services for the tenants and leaseholders.

Barry Russell

Barry Russell SHP board member Barry has lived in Sutton for over 25 years. A trained barrister, he has worked in finance and  residential property development and lettings. He was Housing spokesman when he was a local councillor and has been Chair of Governors of a local school for over 18 years. 

Gary Miles

Gary Miles SHP board member Gary has over 20 years' experience working as an HR Practitioner and Business Manager. He was the director of Roffey Institute and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development. He has worked with a range of sectors, including in higher education, central and local governments as well as housing.


Jo Hills

Jo Hills SHP Board member Jo is a senior manager within the housing sector. She has worked as an engineer, manager and director across the public, charitable and commercial sectors in construction and maintenance since the 1990s. She is a a Chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


Joyce Melican

Joyce Mellican SHP board member Joyce has been a resident of Sutton for the majority of her life. Joyce has had a varied career in working in social housing in Sutton, Croydon and Merton council and served on the Roundshaw Steering Group as Residents Representative for the regeneration of the estate and remains on the resident panel.

Nick Emmerson

Nick Emmerson SHP Board Member Nick is a resident of Sutton, volunteer, and a councillor. He is the Vice Chair of Housing, Economy & Business committee and is lead councillor for Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Crisis Loans & Grants and Trading Standards. He is also Vice Chair for Cheam North & Worcester Park Area Committee.

Nick Samhembere - Co-optee to the Audit & Risk Committee

Nick Samhembere (Co-optee Board member) - Independent SHP Board Member Independent Member