Board and Committees

Tuntum sets out to achieve high standards of governance, accountability and probity, and as such we maintain rigorous internal control systems. 

We are run by a Board of Directors, which meets at least 6 times per year. All our Board members are committed to the communities Tuntum serves, and they have a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to draw on. They attend regular training to broaden their knowledge and ensure they stay up to date with current regulations.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Establishing financial plans and monitoring financial health
  • Managing and monitoring risk
  • Taking an overview of performance

The committee structure supporting the Board is an Audit & Risk Committee, a People & Governance Committee and a Customer Experience Committee.

You can read more about roles and responsibilities of the Board and Committees below. 

Junior Hemans, BA, MBA: CHAIR

Elected 2015.
Member of the People & Governance Committee.
Junior works as a Management Consultant, a visiting lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and also has a property development business. Prior to that, he was with the Housing Corporation for 11 years including time as a Regulation Manager, and with Price Waterhouse Coopers for 10 years as a consultant. He is the Founder and Treasurer of the African Caribbean Community Initiative in Wolverhampton and involved with many other public/voluntary sector organisations.

Paul Moat, BSc (Hons), DMS, MBA, MRICS

Elected 2015.
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Paul is currently Chief Executive of Nottingham Community Housing Association. Before he was Technical Services Director of Nottingham Community Housing Association, where he was responsible for the maintenance and asset management of over 9,000 homes. This included being responsible for an in-house building team of 65 who deliver a maintenance programme of over £4m and an in-house design and project management consultancy who employ a team of 15 and deliver over 250 units every year.

Chris Jones, HNC, FD

Elected 2017.
Chair of the Customer Experience Committee.
Chris is Executive Director of Development at East Midlands Housing Group where he also manages the group’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England. He has extensive skills in the areas of property development and sales, strategic partnerships, organisational development, business transformation and leadership. He has over 20 years experience in both the private and public sectors.

Kwabena Osayande, BA(Hons), MSc

Elected 2017.
Member of the People & Governance Committee.
Kwabena, born in Nottingham to Jamaican parents, has a MSc in Public Service Management from the University of Birmingham. Kwabena is a consultant, workshop facilitator and policy advisor, with over 15 years experience in policy development, EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion), and community economic development.

Ayyaz Ahmed, BA (Hons), FCIH, DMS, MBA

Elected 2018.
Member of the Customer Experience Committee.
Ayyaz is a qualified housing and care professional with over 25 years of experience with substantial organisations including Extracare Charitable Trust and bpha. His track record incorporates older people services, care and supported housing operations; business improvement; regulatory compliance and overseeing commercial growth. Ayyaz is used to operating at a strategic leadership level and has worked with commissioners, the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice.

Jackie Richards Tuntum Board member

Jackie Richards, ACA, BA (Hons)

Elected 2021.
Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Jackie is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holder of a BA Combined Honours degree in French and Maths. She has over thirty years post qualification experience at a senior level including interim management in the health, housing, adult social care, private and not for profit sectors. She has served and continues to serve in a voluntary capacity as a board member and treasurer of a number of charities and registered providers.

Nick Murphy Tuntum Board Member

Nick Murphy, BSc (Hons), MA: - VICE CHAIR

Elected 2022.
Chair of the People & Governance Committee
Nick is a Nottingham resident with extensive experience in housing policy and practice. As a former Chief Executive he has led the development of award winning services which have improved tenants’ homes, including transformational regeneration and new build programmes, with a strong focus on resident engagement. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing where he sits on their national Policy Advisory Committee. Originally from South London, Nick has a passion for supporting communities to tackle disadvantage.

Olu Oloruntuyi Tuntum Board Member

Olu Oloruntuyi, FCCA, DMS

Elected 2022.
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Olu is a corporate finance professional with over 20 years of experience within the Housing sector. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), her experience includes corporate funding strategy and implementation, treasury, and business planning. She has also worked on strategic matters including mergers, acquisitions. She is key member of Thrive’s senior management team as Assistant Director Treasury and prior to this spent 3 years as the Group Treasurer at VIVID Homes, with over 32,000 homes and a debt portfolio of £1.3bn. Her track record includes working with G15 HA’s and other medium sized HA’s heading the treasury and business planning team.

Janet Glass, BA (Hons)

Elected 2022.
Member of the Customer Experience Committee.
Janet is the Service Manager Performance for Sheffield City Council. She has over 25 years of wide-ranging housing experience, operating at a senior management level in the ALMO and local authority sector for the past 14 years.

Louisa Matthews, LLB (Hons), MSc, MBA

Elected 2023.
Member of the People & Governance Committee.
Louisa is a qualified legal professional and experienced non-executive. She has held a 20-year career in professional advisory and healthcare consulting where she has worked to achieve a step change in system thinking that can deliver sustainable and impactful change in healthcare outcomes. She is currently Trustee with charity Nottingham Women’s Centre (since 2021) who provide support services to vulnerable women across varied communities

Julian Beaney, BA (Hons), MSc

Elected 2023.
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Julian is a housing professional with over 30 years’ experience across a range of small and large organisations where he has gained skills in risk management, consumer regulation, housing and tenancy management, sustainability, data strategy, customer insight and experience, and business improvement. Julian has held his current role with Orbit Group since April 2012, he is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Customer, Communities & Corporate Services Management Teams, and Orbit HA Board. He is responsible for the Environmental Sustainability function, Policy and Standards function (including consumer regulation assurance) and the Data and Analytics function.