We are governed by an elected Board of Management, which has ultimate responsibility for the governance of CDS. The Board’s role is to monitor policy and performance.
The Board works alongside our senior management team to ensure we remain focused on our strategic goals, follow our purpose and work in line with our values. We are also regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who set out standards which we must meet, our Board reviews our compliance with these standards each year. CDS is also registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Our Board is made up of independent members and members drawn from organisations or individuals who experience our services such as clients, tenants or leaseholders.
Brigid Sutcliffe, Chair
Brigid has been the Chair of the CDS Board since March 2016. Brigid is a Chartered Accountant and highly experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director who has worked in both the private and public sector. Brigid chose to work with CDS as she values and supports the co-operative business model.