Our Governance

Ealing Council set up Broadway Living in 2014 to address the lack of high-quality, publicly funded, affordable housing, and is the sole shareholder. There are rigorous structures in place which mean that Broadway Living is accountable to the public and the council.

Broadway Living’s relationship with Ealing Council is expressed in its Articles of Association and Shareholder Agreement. These articles set out the objectives of the company, its activities and the matters that are reserved to the council as shareholder.

The council and Broadway Living have also agreed a Scheme of Delegations setting out what is retained for approval by the council as shareholder, and what sits within the accountability of the BL and BLRP boards.

As a provider of social housing, BLRP is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and is required to demonstrate good governance in accordance with the principles set out in the regulator’s Governance and Financial Viability Standard.

The Broadway Living boards

There are two boards which govern and oversee the work of Broadway Living: the Broadway Living Ltd board and the BLRP board. This recognises the different roles that the two entities play in delivering our ambitious programme.

  • Colin Sherrif

    Chair
    BLRP

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    Colin Sherrif

    Chair
    BLRP

    Colin has over 35 years of experience as an Executive and NED in affordable housing throughout the United Kingdom

    After working as a senior executive in housing associations in London he took on his first role as a CEO in a start-up housing association in Berkshire in 1995 until 2006 by which time it was a successful social business delivering housing and care services in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire.

    After a career break when he competed in a round the world yacht race, he came back to the world of social housing as an executive coach and interim CEO, supporting organisations in need of operational and governance transformation. They ranged from 13,000 homes across the whole of England to a community-based association of 320 homes serving one village in west Scotland. He worked with Boards to identify solutions to their current difficulties, leading to successful, independent futures or as part of merged businesses.

    Colin has been NED or Chair of a range of associations, for profit, charitable, based in London and the Home Counties, well established and  start-ups.

    Alongside his role as Chair of Broadway Living RP since 2019, Colin is Chair of Grainger Trust, the affordable housing subsidiary of Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

    Colin has been NED or Chair of a range of associations, for profit, charitable, based in London and the Home Counties, well established and  start-ups.

    Alongside his role as Chair of Broadway Living RP since 2019, Colin is Chair of Grainger Trust, the affordable housing subsidiary of Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

  • John Higgins

    Chair
    Broadway Living Ltd

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    John Higgins

    Chair
    Broadway Living Ltd

    John has over 20 years’ experience within social housing and care sectors. He has a wide range of experience at senior management and director level including strategic finance, housing and business development. He has held a number of non-executive positions including Yarrow (specialist support provider) and Homes for Reading.

  • Thomasin Renshaw

    BLRP

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    Thomasin Renshaw

    BLRP

    Thomasin Renshaw is Non-Executive Director for Broadway Living RP and was appointed to the Board in May 2020. She lives in Ealing with her young family.

    Thomasin is also Chief Development Officer for Pocket Living, where she leads the development, delivery, design and customer service teams. Pocket is an award-winning private developer that focuses on delivering intermediate housing for first time buyers.

    She was previously, from 2015-2020, Director of Development (Head of South Molton Triangle) at Grosvenor, heading up their major 2-acre mixed-use scheme in Mayfair. Prior to that, as Development Director for Muse Developments, she led a number of large, mixed-use urban regeneration projects in London and the Thames Valley. This included the RIBA and Sunday Times British Homes Award-winning Civic Centre development in Brixton in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth.

    Thomasin graduated from UCL with a BSc in Astrophysics and the University of Reading with an MSc in Surveying. She is a Fellow of RICS (Planning and Development).

  • Sarah Selvanathan

    BLRP

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    Sarah Selvanathan

    BLRP

    Sarah Selvanathan is a Non-Executive Director of Broadway Living RP and was appointed to the Board in September 2023.

    Sarah has previously held senior executive roles in Glaxo SmithKline, a Pharmaceutical Multinational and latterly in Local Government. She has a breadth of experience in Strategy, Finance, Management, Transformation & Change management, Assets & Property, Housing and delivering projects. She is a Chartered Management Accountant and has held Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive roles in Local Government.

  • Jonathan Bunt

    Broadway Living Ltd

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    Jonathan Bunt

    Broadway Living Ltd

    Jonathan specialises in working with local authorities and other parts of the public sector on investment, development and funding opportunities, particularly in relation to affordable housing and regeneration.

    Prior to this, he was the Strategic Director, Finance & Investment for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and company secretary to Barking & Dagenham Reside, a wholly owned affordable rent housing company. Across seventeen years in local government up to 2016, Jonathan also worked at the London Borough of Barnet and started his career at the Borough of Broxbourne.

    In addition to Broadway Living, he is a Board Member of Barnsbury Housing Association, Golden Lane Housing and Christian Action Housing Association. He is also the Independent Chair of the Local Pension Boards for the London Boroughs of Sutton and Havering.

  • Tamara Quinn

    Broadway Living Ltd and BLRP

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    Tamara Quinn

    Broadway Living Ltd and BLRP

    Tamara is a senior leader in Local Government with over 15 years of experience who lives and works in the borough of Ealing. She is a chartered accountant with a background in schools, housing, children’s services, commissioning, and capital and has more recently led change and transformation programmes focussed on service improvement, digital, special educational needs and disabilities. Tamara is responsible for planning education provision across the borough. She became a Director of BL and BLRP in the Autumn 2020, a council appointment to the board.

  • Somayya Yaqub

    Broadway Living Ltd

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    Somayya Yaqub

    Broadway Living Ltd

    Somayya is Ealing Council’s Head of Corporate Health and Safety and has over 15 years of experience in local government with emphasis on environmental health and safety, with speciality in acoustics. She has thorough experience of large-scale regeneration projects and design risk mitigation.

    She was a co-author of the Professional Planning Guidance document to supplement the National Planning Policy framework, is a member of the Institute of Acoustics Environmental Noise Committee
    Chair of the London Noise Action Forum and Pollution Study Group at the Charted Institute of Environmental Health.

  • Chris Bunting

    BLRP

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    Chris Bunting

    BLRP

    Chris has over 20 years experience in the leisure sector and is the Assistant Director at the London Borough of Ealing with the sport and leisure overview.

    Chris has delivered operational leadership and provided the strategic direction within a range of local authority services and organisations. Chris is currently responsible for the delivery of leisure contracts across three West London authorities, completing a major programme of facility regeneration including a range of exemplar asset transfers to professional, charitable and community organisations.

    Chris plays a key role in the delivery of Ealing Council’s Sport England Local Delivery Pilot programme; Let’s Go Southall.  Chris is also the co-founder and chair of trustees of a highly successful children’s charity based in the south-east as well as being a founding trustee of the London Football Trust representing all London Councils.