Our Executive Committee

The g320 is served by a committee who are elected annually at the AGM in the autumn.  The executive meet quarterly.

On behalf of our members, we respond to consultation papers issued by the government and other bodies and act as the link between smaller associations.

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Karen Cooper
g320 Chair

Karen Cooper is currently the Chief Executive of PCHA in South East London.

Karen is also the Director of KC Consulting, offering consultancy services to a range of small and specialist housing and support providers.

Before setting up her consultancy business in 2006, Karen was the Chief Executive of two community based housing associations and also held a number of non-executive roles in the sector and has been involved in the g320 since its inception. 

Susan French

 

g320 Vice Chair

Susan French is Chief Executive of Barnsbury HA, a community-based housing association working in Islington.

 

Susan has previously worked at Hyde HA as Director for Customer Excellence, and more recently was a senior consultant at Campbell Tickell. She is on the Board of Industrial Dwellings Society. 

 

As an Executive Member of the g320, she is interested in how small HAs can develop new homes and contribute to meeting London’s housing crisis.

Jonathan Card

Treasurer

Jonathan Card is the Chief Executive of Keniston HA, based in SE London.

With a background in operational management and service improvement, he has worked in the social housing sector since 1982, in a variety of different roles.

 

As a member of the g320 Executive his key interest is in helping the small HA sector to ‘punch above its weight’ both regarding the quality of what we do and how we contribute to new supply of genuinely affordable housing.

Heather Thomas

Heather has worked at a senior level in housing for over 20 years.

She is currently the Chief Executive of Sapphire Independent Housing, a general needs and supported housing provider based in North London.

Heather joined the committee in 2021 and is keen to have the voice of smaller housing providers heard.

 

Heather is also passionate about the role that affordable housing has to play in a safer and fairer society.

Denise Fowler

Denise is the Chief Executive of Women’s Pioneer Housing, having previously been the Housing Ombudsman for England.

 

Women’s Pioneer Housing is a women’s housing association, which was established by suffragettes and suffragists in 1920. 


Denise also co-founded and co-chairs the Women’s Housing Forum, which aims to raise awareness of the links between women’s housing needs and gender inequality. The Forum’s ambition is to encourage social housing providers and other partners to work together to tackle the issues that women face in finding and keeping suitable housing. 

Fiona Humphrey

Fiona Humphrey has been Chief Executive of Providence Row Housing Association (PRHA), a Tower Hamlets based housing and support provider, since 2003.

PRHA provides accommodation and intensive support for homeless single people (in particular people who have been street homeless) and housing for local families in the borough.

 

She has worked in this sector for over 40 years, starting as a volunteer and then as a support worker for vulnerable people.

Linda Wallace has worked in housing for more than 30 years in the public and private sectors and in almost every discipline.  

 

Since 2014 she has led CDS – an established social landlord which provides, promotes and supports CLH and hosts the London Community Led Housing Hub in partnership with the GLA.

Linda is passionate about enabling people to achieve their goals and about the power of people working together to achieve meaningful change. 

She has been a member of g320 since 2014 and on the Exec since 2015.

Linda Wallace