Group Development Committee
The Group Development Committee is responsible for assisting the Board in fulfilling its development responsibilities and monitors the performance of such activities across the Bolton at Home Group.
Matt Roberts (Chair)
Matt has been Strategic Director of Property and Development with Southway Housing since December 2017 and has worked in social housing asset management for over 25 years, delivering many significant development and improvement programmes throughout his career.
Matt firmly believes in the benefits that investing in new and existing homes can have in maximising the social value of our properties and how, in turn, this can positively impact the lives of residents and the local environment.
Matt has been a co-opted Board member at Bolton at Home since 2018, and became a full Board member in January 2020. Matt is the Chair of the Group Development Committee.
Sharon brings many years’ experience across a wide range of housing and related areas within Local Authorities and Combined Authorities. This includes 15 years at Head of Service level in two Greater Manchester LAs with responsibility for Strategic Housing, Private Sector Housing, Housing-led Regeneration, Housing Growth and a range of other services and areas. Sharon’s experience at CAs (both Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region) – involving several areas such as Private Sector Housing, Housing Growth and Housing Retrofit - has added further experience as well as different perspectives. Strong partnerships and collaboration with Housing Providers has featured highly in her career and is a considerable strength.
Sharon is highly passionate and committed to making a difference to places and the lives of residents and communities; with her Board and Committee roles presenting significant opportunity in these respects.
Sharon joined Bolton at Home's Board, together with the Group Audit and Risk Committee, Group Development Committee and Operations Committee in April 2022.
Edward trained as an accountant at Trafford Council before joining Stockport Council where he looked after the accounts of the council housing prior to joining Bolton at Home in July 2003.
Edward was appointed a Chief Officer at Bolton at Home in 2016 having been part of the team which saw the transfer of the housing stock from Bolton Council in 2011. Edward leads on business and financial planning, treasury management & fraud and risk management.
Edward completed 9 years as a board member at Adactus Housing Group in 2017 and is an Executive Director member of the Group Development Committee.
Noel is Group Chief Executive Officer at Bolton at Home and has been working in the sphere of social housing in the northwest for over 20 years having previously worked in London for 10 years before that. As a Senior Executive and Non-Executive Noel has extensive strategic and operational experience at a very senior level across a wide-ranging set of organisations. Her experience spans all aspects of general needs and supported housing management, property asset maintenance and investment, regeneration and community investment and new homes development
Noel is a committed and passionate believer in the importance of investment in communities to support and enable them to bring about demonstrable and sustained improvement in their quality of life.
Noel joined the Group Development Committe as an Executive Director member in January 2023.