Short biographies of each of the Board Members
Alpha’s Chairman Geoff Greenwood has more than 40 years of experience at the highest levels of the National Health Service. A director of finance and a chief executive, Geoff was at the forefront of campaigns to get cancer patients seen more quickly, and to give them a better quality of service.
That remains his drive at Alpha. Always challenging existing methods and looking for improvements, Geoff is committed to helping Alpha move forwards and develop for current, and future, residents.
Away from the boardroom Geoff is a busy granddad, a keen golfer and a dedicated Tranmere Rovers fan.
Kieran Timmins is an experienced local government senior manager and finance professional who has been involved in housing throughout his career.
For many years he was treasurer and deputy chief executive at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, where he held a number of high profile national roles.
He now sits on the Board of West Cheshire CCG, is Deputy Chair of Cobalt Homes and delivers consultancy and advice to to a range of clients including Fire Authorities, the Home Office, CFOA and the LGA and the private sector.
In his spare time, Kieran enjoys horse riding and playing basketball.
A former housing association Managing Director, Yvonne brings a lifetime of experience and expertise to the Alpha boardroom.
She is currently MD of Scrutiny & Empowerment Partners Ltd where she works with local authorities, housing associations and charities to support excellence in governance and tenant engagement.
She has a wealth of knowledge of government policy, compliance, housing management, tenant management and regeneration and has a comprehensive grounding in the housing and social sector.
A board member at Steve Biko HA, she is also an advisory board member of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CFPS), with whom she published three national good practice reports on tenant security.
Away from work, Yvonne loves watching Welsh rugby, foreign travel and socialising.
Sarah joined the Board at the end of 2016 and brings over a decade’s worth of experience in PR and communications within the housing sector. She is currently the Head of PR and Public Affairs for Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership - an organisation set up by the government to support and drive the growth of the local economy.
She had previously spent six years working in social housing in Merseyside and Cheshire and is focussed on helping the Alpha team improve its brand, vision and values.
An experienced auditor in the public sector, Tom has worked with some of the largest housing firms in the North West of England. He has recently completed his degree at Durham University, basing his dissertation on corporate governance on the not for profit housing sector.
When not in the boardroom or working for KPMG in Manchester, gym-goer Tom plays rugby for Wirral Rugby Club.
Dan brings extensive knowledge to the Alpha boardroom as he is currently the Group Director of Asset Management and Development for Torus 62 Ltd - who have over 22,000 homes in the North West of England.
Another keen cyclist, since joining the Board in 2016 Dan has been involved in the asset management working group which is aiming to understand better how Alpha’s stock is performing.
Our second resident board member is Frances, who became an Alpha resident just over five years ago and joined the Board soon after.
A qualified florist, Frances enjoys taking an active part in her local community.
She is secretary of her local bowling club in Port Sunlight, and also a member of Neston Flower Club. She enjoys theatre going and at present is an ambassador for her local theatre in Port Sunlight.
Dave moved into an Alpha scheme in 2015 and was invited to join the Board as a resident member a year later.
Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the banking sector, before he moved into the welfare state, working in income support and jobseekers’ allowance.
An avid Manchester United fan throughout his life, Salford-born Dave’s main sporting activity is now crown green bowls.
Janet is a public health doctor who comes to Alpha with nearly twenty years experience working at Director level in the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector.
She has been Director of Public Health in both Wirral and Sefton, was a founder member of the local Champs public health network and served as President of the Association of Directors of Public Health.
In 2015 Janet was awarded an OBE for her services to public health.
Janet currently works part time as a senior adviser to Public Health England and runs her own leadership consultancy. She is also a trustee of Cycling UK - the national cycling charity.
She moved The Wirral 23 years ago, and in her spare time can be found cycling the lanes of Wirral and beyond, discovering new places while touring on her bike.