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Meet the Board

Tim Brown - Chair

Tim Brown

Tim works as an independent Consultant and is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He is a senior research associate in Housing and Local Government, Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University. He has recently been a member of the research team evaluating housing and worklessness and currently runs workshops on housing & health and housing & safeguarding.

Vandna Gohil


Vandna currently provides strategic support, leadership, and management for Healthwatch Leicestershire, an organisation dedicated to improving health and social care. She was previously a Senior Welfare Rights Worker for Leicester City Council, providing advice to claimants and raising awareness of anti-poverty issues. She has also worked to promote and market Coventry Law Centre and was involved in setting up the Highfields and Belgrave Law Centre.

Jim Holden

Jim Holden

Recently retired, Jim spent the last twenty years of his career as a Strategic Director and Deputy Chief Executive of a local authority. A qualified accountant, he has also held responsibility for a wide range of local authority functions, including planning, legal services, and health and environment related services.

Patricia McCabe

Patricia McCabe

Patricia is Managing Director of Central Consultancy & Training Ltd, a company specialising in delivering a range of consultancy services to housing, social care, and the wider third sector. Among other things, she is Director of Homecome Ltd, a not-for-profit housing company providing good quality affordable housing for people on low incomes in Leicester, and Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid.


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