About Our People
Chairman: Tom Ridley
Tom was elected as Chairman in July 2017 having been a Board Member since 2011. Tom has worked for two large international companies in telecoms and in process control, working all around the UK, Europe and the USA. Tom has also spent ten years as a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Search teams supporting the Police.
Vice Chairman: Mike Scott
Mike has practiced as a Chartered Accountant for 40 years. He recently retired as a Partner of Moore Stephens accountants based in Chichester where he held the position of Chairman for 10 years. Mike has also held positions as Commodore of Arun Yacht Club and Director of Itchenor Sailing Club. He has four grown up daughters and two granddaughters. His hobbies include, sailing, golf and has recently become a keen motor home owner.
Chief Executive Officer: John Morris MCIH MCIPD MSc Psnl Mgt MSc Hsg Mgt PGDip
John joined the Society in May 2006 from the Hyde Housing Association Group where he undertook the role of Director of Customer Services.
John continues to lead the Society through a transformational period of growth and financial stability. This involves the commissioning of new services to provide accommodation to families, students and older disadvantaged single people. Major capital works programmes have ensured that the Society’s customers benefit from improving modern day standards. His thirty years experience in public services provides valuable expertise in business and customer service management to the Society.
In 2013 John was appointed as ‘Registered Manager’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Clinical Nurse Manager: Malgorzata Hollis RN Level 1 Diploma in Professional Practice
Malgorzata has 26 years’ experience in nursing and has specialist knowledge and working practice in dementia care. She has worked six years at Rustington Hall, during which time she has held senior RN management positions. She currently leads the clinical and care practice teams, which consists of Area Nurse Managers, Nurses, Care Team Leaders and Carers. Malgorzata lives locally with her family in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
Facilities & Personnel Manager: Sarah Hiscock Dip Mgt AMInstLM (ILM Level 5 Diploma in Middle Management)
Sarah first joined the Society in 1997 and now leads the catering, housekeeping and nursing / care maintenance services. During this period Sarah has overseen an ongoing programme of improvements to the Society’s homes in order to maintain modern standards.
Sarah stays in close touch with her teams to ensure the high standards of service are maintained at all times and she also manages the Booker Hall facilities.
In January 2017 Sarah assumed responsibility for the Personnel Management function.
Housing & Finance Manager: Sally Morris Dip Mgt AMInstLM (ILM Level 5 Diploma in Middle Management)
Sally joined the Society in 2007 as Assistant Estate Manager and is now responsible for the Society’s housing management and maintenance services to sheltered accommodation residents, students, older single disadvantaged people and families. Sally also maintains the Society’s website.
She leads the Society’s partnership working with Arun District Council and takes responsibility for the attainment of the Homes and Communities Agency regulatory standards. Performance and customer satisfaction is consistently high and there is always a strong demand for the Society’s accommodation.
In January 2017 Sally assumed responsibility for the Finance function.