Goram Homes Management Team

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Stephen Baker

Managing Director

Stephen became the first permanent Managing Director of Goram Homes in September 2019.

Stephen was previously the Director of Investment at Alliance Homes Group.  While at Alliance, Stephen grew the development of new homes function by 10 fold and established two commercial trading subsidiaries.

Prior to Alliance Homes Stephen ran his own business and worked for Architen on a range of high profile projects such as the Millennium Dome and the British Museum.

Born in Bristol, Stephen and his family still live in the area. When he’s not working he can often be found on the local cricket field.

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Tim Bluff

Interim Development Manager

Tim brings over twenty years residential development experience to the Goram team, including seven years spent working for a national housebuilder as land director.

Having studied quantity surveying at university Tim initially worked as a project manager for a Cambridge based QS practice before moving to a client side development management role.

Tim has considerable experience of schemes involving the public and private sectors working collaboratively, having taken a lead role in a number of significant residential PFI and joint venture projects – notably the regeneration of the South Seafront area in Felixstowe, which was a joint venture between Bloor Homes and Suffolk Coastal District Council, where he acted as project lead for the housebuilder.

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Chris Arnold

Interim Finance Lead

Chris, a Chartered Accountant, brings experience of operational, financial and change management to Goram Homes.

Chris was Head of Finance at BAe Filton helping to hive out manufacturing operations, design and BAe’s partnership interest in Airbus Industrie with a focus on the subsequent business change process within the manufacturing operations. This was followed by revamping, as Managing Director, Alfa Laval Saunders, a branded valve product and manufacturing company within the Tetra Laval Group.

Moving away from manufacturing to telecoms, Chris spent seven years with Orange helping deliver their growth, taking Orange into B2B as Orange UK, Finance Director (Consumer and Business Markets).

A move into a smaller business, as part owner of a Scaffold Company engaged in the ‘new build’ sector followed, before moving into a new field, helping a Bristol based Mental Health charity and Housing Association as Director of Resources over three years, win and implement long term partnership contracts, doubling their operating size.

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Neesha Woods

Office Manager

With over 5 years of experience in office executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance within office management, Neesha manages the office here at Goram Homes and acts as PA to Stephen Baker.

As office manager she is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations here at Goram.

Neesha also works closely with all board members for Goram and is hands on regularly for any help that is needed.

In her spare time she volunteers for the elderly, likes to use the gym regularly and can often be found taking the dog on long country walks.

Goram Homes Board of Directors

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Amam Dalvi, OBE

Chair of Goram Homes Board,
Non-Executive Director

Aman Dalvi OBE has worked in Housing for over three decades. At present, Aman is working as a Consultant Advisor for two major developers. Prior to this, Aman Dalvi was Executive Director for Development & Renewal at a London Local Authority; Chief Executive of a London Housing Association and Chief Executive of an Economic Development Agency. Aman also worked for the Housing Corporation as Assistant Director of Investment.

Aman Dalvi has served as Chair of the Anchor Trust and PA Housing and on the Boards of English Partnerships and the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

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Cllr Don Alexander

Non-Executive Director,
Council Representative

Don has been councillor for Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston since May 2016. He was born in Bishop’s Stortford and was persuaded by his Bristolian dad to come to Bristol for university in 1981.

Don’s working life has been spent in social enterprise or development work in Lebanon, Sudan and Bristol. He has been based in Sea Mills, Bristol since 1987 spending most of his spare time trying to grow vegetables at his allotments. He is married with two children.

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Sinéad Butters MBE

Non-Executive Director

Sinéad is Group Chief Executive of Aspire Housing, which also comprises Staffordshire’s largest apprenticeship provider PM Training and social regeneration charity Realise.

As Chair of national housing network PlaceShapers, Sinéad has been instrumental in uniting members around shared values as a voice for change.

In recent years, Sinéad received an MBE for services to housing, two honorary doctorates for work supporting communities, and saw Aspire receive the Queens Award for Enterprise; a first for housing.

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Mark Hallett

Non-Executive Director

Mark is a Development Director and Non-Executive Director for a variety of consultancies, developers, investors and joint venture companies for over 30 years.

His experience encompasses the full range of commercial, residential, retail and leisure projects with responsibility for identifying and unlocking value from major brownfield urban regeneration land holdings with a combined development value in excess of £2 billion.

These projects have often been delivered in partnerships between and private sectors with a particular emphasis on socially responsible and sustainable investment.

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Nick Buckland OBE

Non-Executive Director

Eur Ing Nick Buckland OBE is an experienced Non Executive Director, Chair and Trustee within a variety of sectors, education, technology, regeneration, infrastructure, the arts and sustainability.

He knows Bristol well and is keen to work with the team to make Goram Homes a resounding success.