About Loddon Homes
Loddon Homes Limited is a new provider of social and affordable housing in Wokingham, accredited with Homes England in 2016 as a For-Profit Registered Provider. Loddon Homes purchases high quality housing from its sister company Wokingham Housing Limited, and by doing this we can be confident that the homes provided to Loddon Homes residents are of a high standard, fit for purpose and built by partners that share our vision and values.
Loddon Homes forms part of a group of companies that are wholly owned by Wokingham Borough Council (WBC), to provide first class services as well as generating a financial return that can be invested back into communities and services.
As a resident of a Loddon Homes property we will work to ensure that your home is well managed and maintained and that you can be proud of where you live.
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How do I apply for a Loddon Homes property?
All applications for Loddon Homes properties are made through the Wokingham Borough Council housing register.
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Who will manage my Loddon Homes property?
The management and maintenance of all Loddon Homes properties will be undertaken by WBC’s Tenant Services team who work closely with Loddon Homes to ensure the standards we set are being met.
Sometimes additional services where our residents need extra care and support is provided by Optalis, a Council owned care and support company.
The Loddon Homes Board
Loddon Homes Limited is overseen by an independent Board of directors. The Board’s role is to provide strategic direction for Loddon Homes, as well as ensuring that objectives are being achieved, customer satisfaction targets are met and that as a company Loddon Homes is performing well against its key performance indicators. Appointment to the Board is based on an individual’s knowledge and skill set in the housing sector. Where possible Loddon Homes will always strive to have a tenant representative on its Board, as it does currently, to ensure that we remain a customer focussed organisation.
David Hunter Vice Chair (NED)
David was appointed to the Loddon Homes bBard as vice chair in 2017, having working in the housing industry throughout his entire career. He is an experienced board member with working knowledge of both private and public housing sectors, and works closely with local authorities, property developers and housing associations.
He is currently Regional Director of Operations for a 15,000 home landlord, focused specifically on tenancy and asset management ensuring that landlord services are delivered to customers on time and within regulatory expectations. He is also strategically responsible for the delivery of managed temporary accommodation from the private rental marker, to those waiting to secure offer of social housing.
He has worked in local government housing provision as well as private sales and lettings and has recently worked on regulatory requirements of a Housing Association, so has a strategic understanding of the sector overall. He is also a qualified chartered surveyor and member of both RICS and CIH.
Bill Flood Managing Director (MD) - CIHCM
Bill sits on the Loddon Homes Board as Managing Director (MD). Bill was appointed as MD in May 2015 following over 25 years’ experience in Housing. Bill is responsible for leading WHL and LHL into profitability in order to create a revenue stream for the Council as well as generating a Business Plan and recruiting a team to support these two organisations.
Lee Newton NED
Lee was appointed to the Loddon Homes Board in 2015, having spent much of his professional career in management as well as running his own business. Lee sits on the Loddon Board as an involved tenant which he has been for 16 years. Although a WBC tenant, Lee brings a wealth of relevant resident experience to the Loddon Board. During his time Lee was Chair of research and development and Vice-Chair of repairs for Council resident groups. Lee is the current Vice-Chair of the Council’s Tenant and Landlord Improvement Panel (TLIP) and also sits on the Council’s Affordable Housing Implementation Group (AHIG) and Communication Group.
Lionel Haynes NED
Lionel was elected to the Loddon Homes Board in 2015, upon which he took on the role of Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Lionel’s appointment follows 40 years financial experience, most recently including 11 years as Finance Director for Sentinel Housing Association, a Housing Association with stock in excess of 9,000 properties. Before working for Sentinel, Lionel worked at Managing Director and Finance Director level in the manufacturing sector, giving Loddon valuable additional private sector finance and business experience.
Rachel Harrison - MBA, CIMA, CGMA Secretary & Finance Director
Rachel joined the Local Housing Companies in 2017 as Finance Business Partner and Company Secretary. She joined with a wealth of experience in management consulting, investment banking and private equity. Her background and experiences provided her with a strategic mindset which enabled her to quickly take on the role of Finance Director.
Rachel is responsible for the company’s financial planning and analysis, ensuring we are well funded to build as many social and affordable homes in the Borough of Wokingham as possible. Rachel holds her MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School in the USA and gained her Chartered Institute of Management (CIMA) qualification whilst living overseas in Azerbaijan. She also holds NED and Trustee positions focusing on the housing and international development sectors.
Rob Webber NED
Rob was appointed to the Loddon Homes Board as NED in 2017. Rob is an experienced Board level Director with a track record of improving customer service and profitability and an interest in all things IT and digital.
Rob’s career has spanned public, private and not-for-profit sectors in UK, Europe, USA and Far East. Latterly, he was the Operations Director for a Housing Group, managing 17,000 homes. In this role he was responsible for all aspects of the delivery of high quality customer services and maintenance of the properties. He increased efficiency through novel IT solutions to increase the organisation’s financial capacity to build more rented homes in the South of England.
As well as his role at Loddon Homes, Rob’s Non-Executive experience covers Property & Housing and Education sectors working as member of the Board and of the Audit & Risk Committee.