Group Treasury Committee

Group Treasury Committee

Devan Bala

Devan is currently the Group Treasurer for Gazeley, one of the leading investors and developers of logistics real estate in the U.K. and Europe. Prior to this he was an Assistant Director for Centrus Advisors. He is currently studying for an MCT Advanced Diploma with the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He also has a Masters in Applied Finance (Hons) and holds the Australian ACA equivalent Chartered Accountant qualification.

Devan has over 10 years’ of Corporate Finance and Treasury experience which has entailed investor relationship management, debt raising & risk management, securitisation, M&A and equity management, illustrating his exceptional skills when serving on the Group Treasury Committee. Devan was appointed in October 2017.

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Nigel Perryman

Nigel is a Finance Professional with over 30 years’ experience within Housing Associations (LSVT, Traditional, Care, ALMO), Property and Finance. Nigel has recently been employed as a Relationship Manager for the Housing Finance Corporation where he lent around £2bn of capital markets and EIB funding to associations UK-wide. Prior to this he worked in three housing associations and before that, in two commercial property development companies.

Nigel has recently stepped down from the Council of Mortgage Lenders Social Housing Panel and the Social Housing SORP Working Party. He currently sits on the CIPFA/ NHF editorial panel for the ‘Housing Finance Manual and in October 2017 was appointed to Riverside’s Group Treasury Committee.

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Michelle Dovey

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 Chair of Group Treasury Committee in February 2019 and brings to it an abundance of experience and knowledge. She is also a Group Board Member and Chair of Riverside Foundation and Riverside Finance plc.

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