Meet the EN:Able Communities Board of Trustees


All trustees share EN’s vision for social and economic regeneration in Yorkshire and Humber and have the experience, skills and capacity to steer the CIO and ensure its aims are accomplished.

Ian Billyard


Chair

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Ian Billyard

Principal and CEO of Leeds College of Building (LCB), President, Yorkshire Builders Federation (YBF), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building

Ian Billyard is Principal of Leeds College of Building, the only specialist Further Education College for the Construction & Built Environment Sector in the UK.  Ian has been Principal for over fourteen years. 

Ian is also a Council member with CGLI, a Board Member of the Cross-Industry Apprenticeship Task Force; Board Member of the Yorkshire Builders’ Federation (YBF); Chair of the West Yorkshire College Consortium; FE representative on the Leeds City Region LEP Employment & Skills Panel; Chair of the Leeds City Region Skills Network; Member of the FMB Area Board (Yorkshire & Trent) and Member of the NFB North East Region Executive Board.  He is also a member of various local, regional and national groups supporting education and training.

Prior to his move to the Further Education sector, Ian trained as a building surveyor, initially with English China Clays and subsequently worked for contracting companies and a Local Authority in the South West.

Efficiency North Holdings

Lee Winterbottom


Member Director. Managing Director of Construction Services at Berneslai Homes

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Lee Winterbottom

Member Director

Lee joined Berneslai Homes as Managing Director of Construction Services in October 2018. He has responsibility for the operational and financial performance of Construction Services which is the in-house workforce. He is also part of Berneslai Homes executive team.

He has worked in construction all his working life, and in the property social housing sector for the last 22 years where he has held a number of roles. While these have all been property focused they have included lead roles in repairs service delivery, sustainability, new business and PFI and competitive procurement. The latter seeing success in the award of the PFI contract in Salford for the housing and public realm regeneration. 

Lee is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and is also actively involved in many networks and working groups that focus on improving the efficiency of  in-house workforces and the retrofit agenda.

Louise Ivens


Trustee

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Louise Ivens

Louise joined En:Able Communities in March 2018. Louise has extensive experience in public sector finance, with qualifications in both the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Institute of Internal Auditors.  Louise currently works as a Principal Audit Manager for Leeds City Council.

Louise has a young family and lives in Sheffield.

 

Maggie Gjessing


Trustee

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Maggie Gjessing

Maggie joined En:Able Communities in March 2018.  Maggie is currently the Head of Housing Growth at Leeds City Council.  She has an extensive career both the local authority and housing association sectors leading on a number of significant regeneration and housing Investment programmes over the past 18 years. Maggie is currently chair of Leeds Action to Create Homes (LATCH) since 2009 and a Director of St Georges Crypt in LeedsDevelopment Company .

Epiphany Kidd


Trustee

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Epiphany Kidd

Epiphany joined En:Able Communities in March 2018.  Epiphany has extensive experience as a housing professional working for a number of councils and housing associations, in both operational and , project management

Epiphany is currently Programme Co-ordinator, South Yorkshire Housing Association and Treasurer of Women in Social Housing (WISH) Yorkshire and Humber branch

Epiphany has also worked as a mountain bike guide and a snowboard instructor

Efficiency North Holdings

Richard Holmes


Member Director. Contracts Lawyer at WDH

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Richard Holmes

Contracts Lawyer at Wakefield and District Housing

Richard joined WDH in 2018 as their Contracts Lawyer advising on company, commercial and construction matters.

Prior to joining WDH Richard spent more than 20 years employed as an in-house lawyer for a number of local authorities, including Leeds City Council and Manchester City Council, and also in private practice working for Irwin Mitchell, Walker Morris and Nabarro/CMS. During this time he advised both public and private sector clients on the commercial legal issues relating to PFI, PPP and major public sector projects particularly in the waste, education and housing sectors as well as on public procurement, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and outsourcing.

Richard was seconded to the Department for Education as a Commercial Manager delivering the Government’s Building Schools for the Future Programme.