Max became the Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision in July 2010 and led Liverpool’s presence at the Shanghai World Expo that year. He is Chair of the European Institute for Urban Affairs at Liverpool John Moores University. Max has held a number of senior posts delivering economic regeneration, including the Housing Corporation’s Director of Investment and Regeneration in the North and the Chief Executive of Regenerate Pennine Lancashire Ltd, one of the largest economic development companies in the UK.
Appointed Chair 1 April 2014, appointed to the board April 2009
In June 2014 Pauline retired from her role as Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director at Hull City Council. Previously, she worked in Nottingham and Liverpool both for the NHS and Local Government. She has led multi million pound regeneration projects and programmes such as New Deal for Communities, Housing Market Renewal, and Building Schools for the Future, Hull Extra Care Housing PFI scheme and Economic Development. Her role as Director of Regeneration in Hull included leadership of the Council’s 26,000 housing stock, repairs and maintenance service and heading up the successful bid for City of Culture 2017.
Pauline has a Master’s degree in Public Health and has worked across education, housing, health and regeneration during her 33-year career.
Pauline is an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health. She spent a number of years as a school governor and was a Non–Executive Director of Wirral Primary Care Trust. She is currently a member of The Guinness Group Strategy and Performance Committee and also Derbyshire Health United.
Pauline acts as Vice Chair of the Riverside Group Board and is also Chair of the Governance & Remuneration Committee.
Tim is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer for Nichols Plc, an AIM listed soft drinks business which is home to the iconic Vimto brand and has operations in over 85 countries. He has previously held positions with Smith & Nephew, Polyone Inc and BAe Systems. Tim has been a valued member of Riverside’s Group Audit Committee since 2016 and in September 2017 he became the Chair of Group Audit Committee and a Board member of The Riverside Group Ltd, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of finance.
Carol Matthews took up her post as Group Chief Executive of Riverside in February 2012, following five years as Chief Executive of Guinness Northern Counties, part of the Guinness Partnership.
Originally from Glasgow, Carol’s career began in housing with Sheffield City Council as a management officer collecting rent door to door and managing a patch. She also worked for Burnley and Bristol Councils prior to joining Northern Counties in 1993, ultimately becoming Chief Executive in 2007.
Carol sat on the Board of the National Housing Federation for seven years and is still involved at a regional level. She also served on the Audit Commission’s National Housing and Regeneration panel.
Co-opted to the Group Board, 6 February 2012
Jonathan is a Director of Axiom Associates, specialising in strategic implementation and change management consultancy. He has an excellent track record of delivering results both as a Consultant and in Interim Management. Working closely with senior management/board teams, to define and challenge exactly what it is the organisation needs, he relishes building strong and sustainable relationships with CEO/CFO organisational leaders, as well as collaborating very effectively at an operational level within client organisations.
Over more than 15 years he has worked on and led a series of large complex programmes, collaborating with consulting teams including Accenture, Cap Gemini and McKinsey. His approach is underpinned with formative experience in finance/management line roles with companies including Coca-Cola Enterprises and Accenture where he qualified as an Accountant. Jonathan also has interests in Property Development having designed and built a number of residential projects.
Jonathan was appointed Board member of The Riverside Group Ltd in October 2013.
Having worked as a teacher, Sally is now an enhanced first aider and volunteer for safe families. She joined the Riverside North Divisional Board (formally Riverside North East) as Tenant Board Member in April 2011, and was appointed Tenant Board Member of The Riverside Group Ltd (TRGL) in June 2014, following her appointment as TRGL Board Observer in February 2014. She is also a Director of Riverside Consultancy Services Ltd.
Sally is a Riverside North Tenants and Residents Federation Executive representative and has invaluable experience in the voluntary sector having worked as a “mystery shopper” with Your Homes Newcastle and having been part of their Estate Management Team. In April 2014, she was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Riverside Tenants and Residents Federation Executive.
Previously, she has been involved with the CPAS organisation as a youth leader, providing supervision and activity programmes for 11-18 year olds during summer camps, and Chair of the Federation’s Training, Learning and Development Business group.
With over 30 years’ experience within the Police, having achieved the rank of Assistant Chief Constable, Peter has gained immense insight into managing complex community issues around hate crime and crime linked to deprivation in local communities. Peter produced and implemented the first Strategic People Plan on Wellbeing, Culture and Standards for Lancashire Constabulary, as well as their award-winning Diversity and Equality Strategy.
Peter acts as a Non-Executive Director for the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and carries out a number of roles within Riverside’s governance community. He is a member of TRGL Group Board, acting as a Co-Optee since June 2016, and he recently became a Non-Executive Member. He has been a member of our Riverside Care and Support Committee (previously the Care and Support Divisional Board) since November 2013, and is the chair of the Neighbourhood Services Committee.
Ingrid is grounded in the commercial world having been an Executive Director in the medical devices industry.
Ingrid brings valued experience when serving as a Board and Committee Member for Riverside with an abundance of Non-Executive experience including serving as the Chair for Halton Housing and Vice Chair of the Regenda Group, and from Boards in the NHS including NHS Halton CCG (Governing Body Lay Member), NHS Warrington CCG (Lay Chair of Primary Care) and NHS Alliance Leadership Group (Chair).
In addition to this Ingrid is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Chartered Institute of Housing. She recently joined The Riverside Group Limited (TRGL) Board in October 2017 and is the Chair of our Care and Support Committee.
Michelle is an experienced financial risk management specialist and Non-Executive Director, working at Board level with multi-national corporates, not for profit and charity organisations. She is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance and Treasury Committee for Optivo Group, challenging, advising and overseeing company activities including finance and treasury matters. Michelle also owns an independent consultancy business, advising Executive Boards on financial risk management.
She is passionate about charity and serves as Board Trustee and Secretary for KairosWWT, a charity that increases the life-chances and wellbeing of women.
Michelle was appointed Board Member of The Riverside Group Ltd in February 2019 and brings to it an abundance of experience and knowledge. She is also Chair of Riverside Foundation, Riverside Finance plc and Group Treasury Committee.