About the Board
The Board is a group of appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of the organisation.
Our Board sets the strategic direction and is accountable to BH customers and other stakeholders for our overall performance in delivering housing and regeneration services to its customers.
The Board has responsibility for:
- the overall management of the organisation;
- the approval of BH’s annual business plan;
- the approval of BH’s annual report and financial statements (this is also subject to external audit); and
- for deciding which areas of responsibility are to be delegated to Committees or BH staff.
However, the day to day running of the organisation is delegated to Bolton at Home’s management team.
Emily comes from a Financial lines background and is also an elected member of Bolton Council. Emily is heavily involved in Community activities, both in her work as a local Councillor and a Leader of local Brownies and Girl Guides groups.
Emily was appointed to Bolton at Home Board in July 2023.
Phil Saxton (Chair of Audit and Risk Committee)
Phil has served in a number of non-executive and trustee roles in the area for almost 20 years, including the Board of Six Town Housing, GMW NHS Mental Health Trust and Bolton & Bury Education Business Partnership, and is currently a trustee and vice-chair of Bury ILD, a small charity supporting people with learning disabilities to live independently.
He has extensive experience of social housing through his work as an executive interim with a large number of providers for 20 years. He hopes to bring a breadth of perspective on social and business issues to complement those of colleagues at Bolton at Home.
Phil was appointed to the Group Audit and Risk Committee in May 2023, and became Chair of the Committee on 1 February 2024. Phil was also appointed to Bolton at Home Board on 1 February 2024.
Peter has spent most of his working life working in the fields of housing and regeneration and developed a number of major policy initiatives crucial to solving North West housing/regeneration issues, including the Market Renewal Programme. Following retirement he has remained active in the housing field through board membership and/or chairmanship of three North West based housing providers, including the biggest social housing providers in St Helens and Central Salford.
Peter joined the Bolton at Home Board in January 2018.
Grace has had close involvement with various charities and communities across the Bolton Area since 2011, such as Urban Outreach, Bridge Church Bolton, and Bolton Guild of Help.
The Ethos and Culture of Bolton at Home in supporting people and their communities to help them flourish is a vision Grace believes in and is pleased to be a part of.
Grace joined Bolton at Home’s Board as a Co-optee member in May 2023.