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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Chris Arnold

Finance Director

Chris, a Chartered Accountant, brings experience of operational, finance and change management to Goram Homes.  As Managing Director for Alfa Laval Saunders he revamped their internationally branded product and manufacturing company.  Chris spent seven years with Orange UK as Finance Director (Consumer and Business) helping deliver their growth. As Head of Finance he helped restructure BAe’s manufacturing operations in Bristol and supported negotiation of strategic risk sharing contracts for BAe Airbus.  Chris also secured and won long term partnership contracts, doubling the operating size of a Housing Association as their Director of Resources.

Kate Buxton

Head of Communications

Kate is a strategic communications professional and has worked across a range of sectors including education technology, cultural relations and the creative industries.  At the British Council, the UKs international cultural relations agency, she worked with MPs in the UK and overseas and from 2010 she managed communications for BBC journalism across England. As Head of Communications and Strategy for Creative England she raised the profile of the creative industries outside of London. Before joining Goram Homes Kate spent three years at Jisc, the UKs education technology provider, working with Government and the media to support the sector’s digital transformation.

Geoff Fox

Partnerships Director 

Geoff, a planner by trade, joined Goram Homes as Partnership Director in April 2020 having previously been a senior consultant at ARK Consultancy and a Director of Development for a London based housing association. Geoff brings over 35 years’ experience of delivering complex development and regeneration projects including many successful schemes in Bristol. Having lived in Bristol and the surrounding area for over 30 years he is passionate about helping the city he loves. In addition to teaching Tai Chi, Geoff is a season ticket holder for Bristol Rugby.

Kirsty Bunce

Business Support Manager

Kirsty has over fourteen years of experience of working for fast moving global companies providing executive support to leadership teams. As a Private and Business Personal Assistant to a High-Net-Worth-Family she worked across multiple business streams and is skilled in process management, events delivery, business logistics and stakeholder engagement. She has worked at the highest level in numerous sectors including real estate, engineering and technology, finance and film. Kirsty joined Goram Homes in April 2020.

Goram Homes Board of Directors

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Aman 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.