Group Development Committee

Group Development Committee

Stewart Davenport
Appointed as Chair December 2021

Stewart recently retired as Managing Director of Lovell Partnerships Ltd. He is a very experienced development and construction professional, having overseen a development pipeline of around 3,000 homes every year for Lovell.

Stewart is also a Group Board and One Housing Group Board Member.

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Pauline Davis
Appointed July 2017

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 Derbyshire Health United. Pauline is really passionate about regeneration and place shaping.

Pauline is also Chair of the Governance & Remuneration Committee, Vice Chair of Group Board and Board Member of One Housing Group.

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Dale Meredith
Appointed October 2017

Dale has over 35 years experience in not-for-profit HA’s, having been Executive Director of Development & Sales for Southern Housing Group, and working for Peabody, Sovereign and Thames Valley in similar roles. All of these roles involved multi-million pound development and regeneration programmes, typically providing over 1,000 mixed tenure homes p.a, using a combination of government grant and cross subsidy from open market sales to maximise affordable housing. As well as stand-alone development sites this involved working with residents on the regeneration of inner-city Victorian estates and phased rebuilding of local authority transferred stock. It included acquiring c1,400 homes for social and affordable tenures at the London Olympic Village following the 2012 Games, and setting up a new organisation to own & manage them.

During most of this time he was elected chair of the g15 Development Group, representing major London RP’s, and undertook various non-executive Board roles, including with a tenant led community HA in West London and as Deputy Chair of a small inner city charitable HA in Soho. He currently chairs a new RP which is seeking registration.

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Rich Nichols
Appointed September 2021

I joined the RCVE back in 2019, my background most recently has been in Health & Safety and Local Government Service (the Jobcentre). I was a trade Union representative with responsibility for H&S across Leicestershire and Northamptonshire district. Prior to that I worked for a manufacturing organisation within the motor industry with senior manager responsibilities for HR, H&S and Information Technology.

I have been a Riverside tenant for about seven years, though my now wife has been a customer for a lot longer.

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