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.
Some additional services where our residents need extra care and support is sometimes provided by Optalis who are another wholly owned Council company providing services to older people and adults with a disability.
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.
John Kaiser Chair (NED*)
John was appointed to the Loddon Homes Board as NED in 2017 and in December 2018 became Chair. He started his working life as an engineer, progressing to spend most of his career in senior management across a variety of companies including his own. John spent the last eight years of his working life in change management involved in start-ups and company restructuring.
John was elected to the Board because of his extensive business experience and knowledge of the Council having been an executive member for Planning, Highways and Affordable housing for a number of years as well as serving on the planning committee as a Borough Councillor. John is also the current Mayor of Wokingham Borough.
David Hunter Vice Chair (NED)
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 12 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
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.