Our Senior Staff

Our Senior Staff

Zaiba Qureshi

Chief Executive

    Over 18 years’ experience in delivering and developing services in a supported setting and working with an extensive list of client groups including those with mental health issues, learning and physical disabilities, substance misuse, domestic violence, HIV/Aids, older people and young mother and child services. Over 10 years’ management experience including 5 years at a senior level heading up supported housing departments.

    Responsibilities: Overall strategic planning; Co-ordination and line management of senior staff; Overall development of policy and practice; Ultimate management responsibility for the organisation; Responsibility for personnel function.

    Shahron Shah

    Interim Director of Supported Housing


      Shahron has more than 20 years’ experience in the supported housing field and a background in services for vulnerable women. She specialises in strategic development, service improvement and co-production and is a Prince2 Project Manager.

      Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for supported housing services and projects; line management of refuge and project managers; management of fundraising and the volunteer programme.

      Bernadette Ruan FCCA

      Director of Finance and IT

        Bernadette has over 25 years of housing finance experience working for large and small Registered Providers and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has particular experience of asset investment and appraisal modelling.

        Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for financial management strategy within Housing for Women and the delivery of strategic objectives including meeting the growth ambitions of the association whilst ensuring the optimum sustainable performance of all assets. Ensuring efficient operational financial systems and controls are in place and are delivered; management of Finance and ICT teams

        Léonie Chettle MCIH

        Director of Operations

          Following a term as the first female carpenter at the Inner London Education Authority, Léonie joined the housing sector 27 years ago. In that time she has been responsible at senior level for asset and property management departments, and latterly has extended her portfolio to include housing, customer services and development teams.

          Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for services delivered by the Housing Management Department and for property strategy and delivery of maintenance and major repair functions; Management of Maintenance Department.