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Adam Chalmers


Adam joined Radcliffe in 2019. He has worked in local government for over 15 years and is currently Director of Community Services at a council in West Sussex. His work in local government has included responsibility for housing issues.

John Lau

Board Member

John joined Radcliffe in 2019. He has comprehensive experience of social housing gained from working for over 30 years’ in housing management, social care, regeneration, the voluntary and private sector. His expertise includes: business planning, housing policy, stock transfer; estate regeneration, development and, housing management, He has worked for a number of Local Authorities, Registered Providers and the Strategic Health Authority in a variety of roles. John has been a board member and Chair of other housing associations and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Solomon Ezobi

Board Member & Treasurer / Finance Committee

Solomon joined Radcliffe in 2016. Retired Accountant with over 40 years experience in Finance, Construction and Training. Currently a private Consultant.

Helen Sudbury

Board Member

Helen joined Radcliffe July 2023. Helen has worked at a senior level for housing associations, local authorities and an ALMO. She is experienced in managing at a strategic level in both generic housing management and specialist roles (anti-social behaviour and homelessness). Helen has a proven track record in delivering high performing services, change management, launching new initiatives, collaborating within organisations and externally with stakeholders. She is skilled in policy development, possessing strong project management, communication and organisational skills.

Supporting Radcliffe’s ongoing development, as a Board Member, Helen is particularly interested in tenant engagement and ensuring that quality services are delivered to our customers.

Christopher Rowland-Smith

Board Member

Chris joined Radcliffe July 2023.

With two decades dedicated to real estate planning and development in London and the South East of England, Chris brings a wealth of experience. Having led multiple companies during this period, Chris currently serves as the Managing Director of Lumière, a pro-tech venture he founded in 2014.

Chris’s expertise lies in crafting effective business strategies, implementing efficient process management, and navigating successful fundraising initiatives. Beyond the corporate realm Chris is passionate about making a positive impact on living standards in the country, particularly for those in need.

Darya Bahram

Vice Chair and Board Member

Darya joined Radcliffe in 2021. Darya is an architect with extensive experience in the housing sector, ensuring assets are procured, delivered and maintained through robust and sustainable processes that safeguard cost effectiveness and timely delivery without compromise to quality. She was a member of the “Procurement” Steering Group, presenting key recommendations on enhancing procurement competency in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Report “Building a Safer Future”.

Achievements in housing best practice include the preparation of “Guidance on Collaborative Procurement to Support Building Safety” sponsored by the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities and the publication of a consumer guide “Buying a new home: your rights explained”. Darya has co-led research for the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Construction Leadership Council on developing long-term relationships to improve the delivery of housing projects using Modern Methods of Construction. She has also led the preparation and delivery of e-learning modules on collaborative procurement for the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Avi Nagel

Board Member

Avi joined Radcliffe July 2023. His extensive real estate experience includes managing a large mixed-use portfolio, working with overseas funds on investing in the UK and arranging financing for supported living projects. In addition to serving on the board, Avi also sits on the Finance Committee.

Ankit Mehrotra

Board Member

Ankit joined Radcliffe in 2021. He is an accomplished Management Consultant with expertise in business and tech transformation, risk management, compliance, governance, and auditing. With more than two decades of experience in highly regulated industries, including banking, financial services and insurance, Ankit has developed deep expertise in identifying, evaluating and mitigating risks as a business advisor to senior management.

He has proven experience in growing business and revenue, ensuring client satisfaction and managing large teams across multiple geographies, including UK&I, Continental Europe, USA, & India. During his career, Ankit has built a reputation for operational excellence, innovative strategic thinking, and working with the highest level of integrity.

Julian Pitcher

Board Member

Julian joined Radcliffe October 2023. Julian is a chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in social housing senior management roles. He is Resources Director at Worthing Homes with responsibility for business support services including finance, treasury, human resources and governance.