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.
    In 1995 he set up and lead a new housing association for eleven years growing it from a £13m pa turnover to £36m pa before deciding to take a career break in a yacht race around the world. On his return he established himself as a coach in the housing sector alongside a new career as an interim CEO of organisations in need of operational and governance restructuring. They ranged from 13,000 homes across the whole of England to a community-based association of 320 homes serving one village in the west Scotland. He worked with Boards to identify solutions to their current difficulties, leading to successful, independent futures or as part of merged businesses.
    As a NED Colin served for six years until 2015 as Chair of Origin Housing and in 2014 joined a newly recruited Board of Cottsway Housing to achieve a reputation as an organisation which delivered great services, new homes and was financially secure. For seven years until the end of 2020, he served as Chair of one of the new wave of ‘for profit’ Registered Providers and helped steer it through a steep learning curve, balancing the demands of regulation and the aspirations of shareholders.
    Alongside his role as Chair of Broadway Living RP since 2019, Colin became a NED at Grainger Trust in 2020.
    He continues as a mentor, on a pro bono basis, as part of the Employment Academy of the House of St Barnabas, a central London charity set up to support homeless people into employment.

  • 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 also leads Grosvenor’s major 2-acre mixed-use scheme in Mayfair. The South Molton Triangle comprises retail, office, residential and hotel development bounded by Davies Street, Brook Street and South Molton Street.

    From 2010-15, she worked for Muse Developments leading 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 (and associated residential) in Brixton in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth. Prior to that, she worked for London & Regional where projects included 55 Baker Street and Greenwich Wharf.

    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).

  • Lynne Duvall

    BLRP

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    Lynne Duvall

    BLRP

    Lynne is an experienced housing professional with wide ranging experience in the fields of housing management, allocations, homelessness and temporary accommodation with experience spanning the public, private and not-for-profit sector.  Lynne’s career background is as a housing management professional, as Deputy Chief Executive of Crisis UK the national charity for homelessness, as co-director of Jenkinsduval Ltd, a successful housing needs consultancy specialising in allocations and homelessness and more recently as Assistant Director heading up the Housing Demand Service in the London Borough of Ealing.

  • 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.