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Meet the Board

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David Nicholson

Board member

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David Nicholson - Board member

David yields a wealth of experience of working in the homelessness and probation sector taking up various roles including and up to Director level.  David has a substantial amount of non-executive experience for a wide range of charities, each aiming to support and empower communities in their own way. His work specialises in mutual ownership and co-production approaches to social business development in the criminal justice system. He has successfully established and managed social enterprises in the ‘Welfare to Work’ sector and cooperatives in the criminal justice sector and contributed to policy development in both. His background is in probation, community economic development and academic research.

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Roger Phillips

Board member

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Roger Phillips - Board member

Roger is the current Chair of SKylight and the former Chair of Stockport Homes providing him with an excellent insight into the culture, aims and objectives of the Stockport Homes Group. Roger has 27 years’ experience of working in the housing association sector, with various roles at both Director and Chief Executive level.  Roger has also previously been part of the National Federation of ALMO’s (NFA) Board helping to represent regional ALMO interests at national level.

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Robin Burman

Board member

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Robin Burman - Board member

Robin is a Board member of SKylight and Stockport Homes. He has lived in Stockport for over 30 years.

He is a Consultant and Commercial Lawyer (previously Senior Partner) at HLF Berry Solicitors. Robin has experience of serving on the Boards of other Housing Associations including Regenda and Contour.

Robin is committed to improving customers’ quality of life and access to opportunity through providing excellent services, reducing inequality and investing in the neighbourhoods in which people live.



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Priti Butler

Board Member

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Priti Butler - Board Member

Priti is an Executive Director of the Big Life Group, a social enterprise operating in Greater Manchester and the North West, they work to overcome inequality. Her current key areas of responsibility are skills and employment services, plus health and wellbeing services. Priti has 29 years’ experience of leading and developing public services. Throughout this work, her strong social values base has driven a passion to deliver high-quality services to those most in need. Prior to joining Big Life, she successfully managed Care in the Community for 10 years, leading on change management from residential institutions to community based independent living. 


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