Making a difference… improving homes, communities and lives

Executive Team and Board

ACCENT BOARD

The Accent Board works closely with the executive team to make sure we are heading in the right strategic direction. Members review how we perform to make sure all our businesses are performing to the level we need.

Tom Miskell

Group Chair

I joined Accent as chair elect in November 2015, before taking up my role as group chair in June 2016. I’m delighted to be involved with Accent and looking forward to helping the association achieve its vision to ‘Make A Difference.’ I have worked in the sector for over 25 years, holding positions within the former Housing Corporation, a local authority, housing associations and as a management consultant. Until 2014, I was chief executive with Together Housing Group. I remain active in a number of chair and vice chair positions with, amongst others, the Northern Housing Consortium and Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust.   

Richard Beal

Chair of Audit Committee

“I joined the Accent Group Board in 2010. I have served on a number of committees and I am a Trustee of the Accent Group Pension Scheme. In my current role, I can help to ensure Accent continues to improve the services it provides to its residents and that any decisions reflect the Association’s vision and values and promote best practice.”  

Peter Caffrey

Chair of Accent North West

 “I have been a member of the board since 2012.  In my career, I’ve held a number of senior manager and director positions in high level financial institutions helping small businesses with loan facilities and providing funding packages for social housing providers. With Accent, I can continue to use my experience to help the association achieve its vision”.

Paul Grant

Chair of Accent East

 “I joined Accent in March 2010 and became chair of Accent East (formerly Nene) in July 2013. My career has centred on supporting and empowering disadvantaged people. I own a consultancy business, and work with public sector, voluntary and community organisations and private sector companies. I have also worked with prisoners and ex-offenders, supporting them with education, employment and training”.

Maggie Punyer

Chair of Accent South

I have been involved with the housing sector since 1975. Most recently, I was public sector development director for Ocean Media Group, where I managed the annual CIH conference and exhibition. I have been an active community volunteer for many years and I feel my interest in helping residents and their communities develop, combined with my knowledge of the sector can help Accent achieve our vision.”    

Rob Seldon

Member of Audit Committee

"I joined Accent as a co-opted board member in August 2015, before taking my position on the board  in June 2016. My accountancy career has spanned almost 30 years and I have worked across a variety of practice areas including financial reporting, standards and controls, and mergers and acquisitions. I retired from Deloitte in 2013 with the aim of gaining experience in new environments where my existing skills can make a valued contribution, as such, am delighted to have become involved with Accent."

Ken Wood

“I joined the Accent Group Board in March 2013, but my first years with Accent, from 1997 to 2005, were as a member of staff. I am currently employed as a director of Sweett Group, a global business providing professional property and infrastructure services. I enjoy being with Accent as a group board member and chair of the Asset Management Committee. We have some real opportunities to make the most of and challenges to meet in the coming years.”  

ACCENT EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Gordon Perry
    Chief Executive
  • Claire Stone
    Executive Director, Communities and Assets
  • Gail Teasdale
    Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services
  • Andrew Williams
    Executive Director, Customer Services
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