Board of Management
St Martin’s board members reflect a broad spectrum of experience and expertise. We have a range of distinguished individuals with extensive and professional knowledge of mental health, governance, finance and management.
Tim began his social work career in Islington and has more than 40 years of experience working in health and social care and has held senior strategic roles in both adult social care and NHS organisations. He has also held several non-executive roles in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Amongst other roles he is a non-executive director of Manx Care, the health and social care provider on the Isle of Man, and a member of the Assurance Committee of the Professional Records Standard Body. He was the Independent Chair of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Adults Board for four years; a trustee and vice chair of the Camphill Village Trust; a non-executive on the board of Optalis, a Local Authority Trading company that provides social care in Berkshire, and a lay member and then vice chair of an NHS CCG.
Ian is a qualified accountant with wide experience in finance and management from both the public and private sectors. His recent experience is within the healthcare sector supporting improvements in governance and efficiencies.
Ian is also part of the East of England HFMA committee supporting learning and development for finance personnel in healthcare and a treasurer for his local cricket club.
BSc, MA, PhD, CFA
Selina joined the Board of St Martin’s in March 2019 and became its Treasurer in May 2020. She was attracted to St. Martin’s for its ethos, having battled depression herself. Selina is a qualified finance professional with extensive Board experience gained during an 18-year career encompassing senior advisory roles in the City of London, including nearly a decade at Goldman Sachs, followed by an entrepreneurial stint of quantitative investing and trading. Since 2007 she has worked with boards in a non-executive capacity. In addition to being a St Martin’s trustee, she is an independent member of the Business Development, Growth & Investment Committee of the Livv Housing Group.
Prior to working in finance, Selina was a research physicist at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and the CFA charter.
Selina is also a published novelist with two acclaimed works of historical fiction under her belt. When not working, she can usually be found on the water in a kayak or atop a paddle board.
Carlos has over 35 years’ experience in Financial Services. His career began in Building Societies, he then went on to hold a number of senior leadership roles in Legal and General, including Direct Sales, Housing, Estate Agency and Bancassurance. He became a Board Director of various Legal and General subsidiaries and a Non-Executive Director of Alliance and Leicester Life Assurance Company. He became Group Managing Director of Lifetime Group in 2004 and became CEO of 360Dotnet Ltd,leading the business from specialised back office system to the fastest growing CRM in the mortgage market,with over 20% market share.He is a Board Trustee of St Martin of Tours Housing Association and NED and advisor for a number of start up businesses in the leisure and edtech sectors.he has been a Board Member of the SMP since 2019. Carlos was appointed Chair of the Society of Mortgage Professionals in January 2022
BA (Hons), Foundation Degree, CIPD 7
Chyrel Brown is the Chief Operating Officer at One Housing, now part of The Riverside housing Group. Since joining in July 2019, Chyrel has made some important changes to the teams to improve responsiveness and the services provided and ensure that teams deliver excellent customer service. She leads on key operational areas of the business including property, housing, and repairs, and is responsible for building and fire safety.
Previously, Chyrel was Director of Resident Services at Hyde Housing Group and, prior to that, Interim Group Director of Housing. Chyrel also held the role of Assistant Director at Circle Housing and has also worked at L&Q and Asra Housing.
She is currently a Non-Executive Director at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)and University College Hospital (UCLH) and a Board Member of Barnsbury Housing Association.
Appointed as Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in February 2019, responsible to the Council for the running of the organisation ensuring that the GCC meets its UK-wide statutory responsibilities.
Early career in social housing, working in local authority, homelessness services, and consultancy. Joined the the UK housing regulator in 1999 and in 2002 switched to ‘system healthcare regulation’ in the UK working in a range of senior roles. From 2010 he was a Director at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the government regulator responsible for making sure fertility clinics and centres undertaking embryo research met legal requirements, leaving in 2019 to join the GCC.
He has served as a non-executive Director of East Thames Housing Group for five years and from 2007-2017 was a board member of Clarion Housing Group, chairing the community foundation and serving on the Treasury Committee, as well as Chairing resident committee for several years.
Over the past 15+ years, Francesco has held several leadership positions as CMO and CDO at leading Fortune 200 companies, across different industries and global, regional and field roles building and motivating large, high-performing multi-national teams for companies the likes of JLL, Vodafone, Acer, Sky, Google, and MasterCard.
Francesco is actively engaged in the education sector both as a non-executive director in a London multi-academy trust as well as mentor and advisor to young professionals and entrepreneurs. More recently, he has dedicated more time and focus on healthcare and mental health issues bringing his professional experience and personal passion to the service of those in need.
Born and bred in Milan, Francesco now lives in London having previously worked and lived in Taiwan, Switzerland and Italy.
BSc, CIHCM, MRICS
Gavin is the Director of Property Management for Camden Council, covering asset management, capital works, repairs and FM functions. He has worked in the housing sector for 30 years for both local authorities and housing associations. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Housing (CIHCM) and a Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor (MRICS).
LLB, MA, CIPD
Angela is an Organisational Development Consultant and coach. Previously, Angela spent 24 years gaining a wealth of experience across health and social care in leadership roles, with responsibility for commissioning services to support and enable vulnerable adults with mental health, and substance misuse needs to get the best possible outcomes.
Carla joined the St Martins of Tour Board in August 2023 and chairs the Audit and Risk committee.
A chartered accountant, Carla has worked in the social housing sector for 20 years, including senior leadership roles at Peabody and Catalyst housing groups.
Carla has extensive experience leading the finance function, most recently focusing on financial transformation, with a particular interest in performance improvement and financial sustainability.
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