Board Members
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Board Members.

Louise Samuel
Chair

Louise joined Mace in 2005. She is the current Chair of the Organisation and was first elected to the position in 2015 for 2 years; was Deputy Chair for 2 years and was re-elected as Chair in 2019. She is also the Chair of the Employment, and Disputes Sub-Committees of Mace.

Louise’s background is in Youth and Community work, Personal Development Coaching and Human Resource Management, this includes:
recruitment, training, supervision, performance evaluation and appraisal, reward and remuneration management, conflict/dispute resolution, leadership and succession planning. In addition, employment opportunities, strategy development and implementation, project management. 

She has attended several management courses:
Introduction to Housing Management; Team Leadership Skills: Building and Leading a High Performance team; making sense of strategic leadership and its relevance in performance management, Conflict Management, evaluating Board Members’ effectiveness, Human Resource training; Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency Training for Board Members; Procurement and Managing Development for Board Members. The courses were provided by Chartered Institute of Housing. National Housing Federation, Landmark and Churchill Square Consultancies, respectively.

Louise holds BA (Hons) Degree in Informal and Community Education and Life Coaching Diploma.

Oto Otuokon
Secretary

Oto joined the Co-op in 2011 and was elected the Secretary in 2015. She is also the Chair of the Allocation, Policy and Procedures Sub-Committee.

She has over 20 years professional Accounting, Finance, Administration, Compliance, and Information Technology Management experience acquired working and providing Consultancy services both in the private and public sectors.

As part of her CPD within the Co-op, Oto has attended several courses, including: Secretary and Board responsibilities, Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency Training for Board members; Evaluation of Board members’ Effectiveness; making sense of Strategic leadership and its relevance in performance management; Welfare Reform and Risk in the Social Housing Sector; Grenfell fire, Risk and the Public Housing sector; Procurement and managing Development training for Board members; Rewards and remuneration training for Board members; and Board Minutes taking and the Secretary.
Oto holds BA/BSc (Hons) Degree in Business and Computing.

Tamba Koroma
Treasurer

Tamba joined Mace in 2011. He was elected as the current Treasurer in 2018. Two years prior to this, he served as the Deputy Treasurer and member of the Management Committee of the Co-op.

He is the Chair of the Rent, Finance, Risk and Compliance Sub- Committee.

Tamba is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a student member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (Part Qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser). He is a Graduate in Financial Strategy at Said Business School, University of Oxford. He has extensive expertise in Strategy, Finance, Corporate Valuation, Project management and Corporate Governance.

Tamba is a licenced General Practitioner and a Managing Partner of Teim Accountants, Chartered Certified Accountants based in East London.

Tamba participated in the following training courses organised by Co-op:
Treasury Risk Management and Legislation; Capital Investment Appraisal training for Board members; Internal Control Risk Assessment and Governance Responsibilities; Welfare Reforms and Cash flow Implications for the Social Housing Sector; Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency for Board members; Evaluating of Board members’ effectiveness; and Reward and Remuneration training for Board Members.

Tamba also holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting.

Tinaye Munanyara

Tinaye is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and Business Consultant with a passion for real-estate, finance & digital innovation. Named in the UK Junior Power-list of 2011 and awarded at the House of Lords, Tinaye has a personal focus on seeing clients gain tangible, ongoing and imbedded value from services and solutions bought. Tinaye has over 10 years experience in consultancy, advising entrepreneurs and startups in launching their ideas into scalable and sustainable businesses through assisting with access to finance, business-planning and digital strategy.

He brings a fresh perspective to the MC, assisting with research, strategy and innovation. He chairs the Development Sub-committee leading on the development strategy and is also involved in the Social and Publicity, Allocations and Policy as well as the Rent and Finance Sub-committees where he is involved in writing articles, assisting on policy review and implementation, evaluating performance and contributing to long-term strategic decisions on behalf of the Co-op membership. His vision for Mace is to see it thrive and continue to impact communities positively.

Charles Sawyer

Mr Sawyer is a retired Investment Trust Finance Officer. He joined the Co-op in 2010. He took interest in the management of the affairs of the Co-op by attending several Sub-Committees and Board meetings as an ordinary member for about two years. In 2013 he presented himself to be elected to the Board. He was elected and became a Deputy Treasurer and subsequently became Treasurer in 2016, when the incumbent post holder’s tenure expired. He held on to the position until the end of 2017, when he stepped down for few months. In 2018, he bounced back and was elected to the Board, as Deputy Treasurer.

Mr Sawyer has attended several management courses at Mace, including:
Finance for Treasurers; Welfare Reform: The future can be brighter; Fire Safety Management and Risk Assessment; Evaluating Board members’ Effectiveness; Excellence in Governance, Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency Training for Board members; Risk, Insurance and the Board in an Unstable World; and Regulations, Compliance and the Board.

Margaret Shenton

She joined Mace in 2008 as an ordinary member and participated fully in the Coop’s activities. After several years of active involvement, she was elected to the Board as Secretary in 2011. And in later years she became Chair of the Coop but stepped down in 2014 to pursue other interests. However, the members elected her back to the Board in 2017 and 2020.

Margaret is the current Chair of the Maintenance, Health, Fire and Safety Sub-Committee of Mace. She has attended several management courses, including:
Policies and Procedures Training for Board members; Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency Training for Board members; Repairs, Maintenance and Asset Management; Leadership and Team building training; Evaluation of Board Members’ Effectiveness (all offered by approved Chartered Institute of Housing and National Housing Federation, approved trainers, and consultants) Procurement and Development Management Training for Board members (offered by Landmark Consultancy).

Fiona Daly

Fiona joined Mace in 1985 and was re-elected to the Board in 2017, after a long break. She is a member of the Maintenance, Rent, Finance, Risk and Compliance Sub Committee.

After a career in web development and e-learning consultancy, Fiona now works at a local charity, as part of a small team running services and liaising with local partners, particularly in the areas of Welfare Reform, homelessness, and housing issues. She has a particular interest in homelessness, especially as it affects those in “non-priority” need, such as single people, and sees Mace as an agile organisation which can work to find innovative solutions to this need.

She attended, the Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency Training for Board members; Evaluation of Board Members’ Effectiveness;, Team Leadership Skills: Building and Leading a high-performance team; and Policies and Procedures Training for Board members’ courses organised by the Co-op.

Fiona holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and Art Theory.

Danny Liecier

Danny became Mace member in 2009. He has been an active member of the Co-op since joining. His background is in the fashion retail industry and media. He is currently a member of the Social & Publicity and Disputes Sub-Committees of the Co-op.

He attended several management courses for Board members and applied the knowledge acquired for the benefit and growth of the Co-op members, the courses include:
Customer Care and the Social Housing Sector; Information Management and Risk in Social Housing Environment; Complaints Management and Corporate Image; Excellence in Governance: Responsibility, Accountability and Transparency training for Board members; Evaluating Board members’ Effectiveness, and Promoting cultural diversity in a multi-cultural society.

Danny holds BA (Hons) Degree.

Annah Buseri

Annah joined the Co-op in 2018. She was elected to the Board in 2020. She chairs the Repairs, Maintenance, Health, and Safety Subcommittee. She is also a member of the Rent, Finance, Risk & Compliance, and Development Sub -Committees.

She is an experienced Risk Manager with a strong background in Project Management, Accounting, and Finance. She has vast experience in designing/ implementing the framework for strategic risk management, as well as, supporting the Senior Management Team, to ensure that procedures and processes relating to risk management, compliance with the law and regulations, are effective and embedded within organisation.

Furthermore, she contributed articles in Stronger, the ALARM (The Public Risk Management Association) Journal, and have written other relevant articles. She has over time acquired extensive Professional and Leadership experience in business and academics.
She participated in the 2017/2018 Master Class on Risk Management in Banking and Finance for Professional Risk Managers, organised by City University, London.

She attended the Introduction to Housing Management and Procurement & Development Management training for Mace Board members that was delivered by Landmark Consulting. Other professional courses attended include, Contract Management, and Project Management, delivered by the Chartered Institute of British Computer Society (BCS).

Her Academic Qualifications and professional membership include:

  • MSc. Risk Management
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting

Professional Memberships:

  • Certified Member, The Institute of Risk Management.
  • Member, AXELOS Best Practice.
  • Prince 2, Foundation and Practitioner.
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of British Computer Society (BCS).
  • Member ALARM, the Public Risk Management Association.

Raymond Little

Raymond was co-opted into the Board in 2020. He also a member of the Development Sub-Committee.

He has over 40 years experience in the voluntary housing sector as a professional officer and Board member. With experience in all aspects of project management of new schemes from inception to completion, including the procurement method; Managing the tender process and the appointment of contractors and consultants; Delivery of schemes within the agreed programme time scale and to the approved total scheme costs.

He works with client groups where required to ensure that their needs are taking, into account at the earliest design stage, to ensure continuing involvement in the selection of consultants, contractors, and delivery of the scheme.

He is well briefed in preparing and submitting bids for Grant funding of schemes both from Government agencies and local authorities and ensuring compliance with the necessary legislations and regulations.

He has wide knowledge of housing management, maintenance, and administration services directly to manage homes including estate management, lettings, tenancy management, and rent arrears. Voids control, response, and planned maintenance service. The management of housing management officers delivering frontline service to tenant, reception, and administration functions. To encourage tenants, residents to be involved in the management of their homes, estates by empowering them to get involved.

Raymond holds BA (Hons) Degree.