James Richardson

James Richardson

Chief Executive

James is the senior paid executive responsible for the entire operation of Haig Housing Trust. His duties also include the responsibility of reporting to the Council of Trustees.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighousing.org.uk

Patrick Horgan

Patrick Horgan

Corporate Director

Patrick is responsible for all Legal, Contractual and Governance interfaces. Patrick also heads the HR aspects of the Trust by managing the complaints process, internal communications and IT.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighousing.org.uk

John Lau

John Lau

Housing & Development Director

John is responsible for all tenancy and Housing Law matters. Alongside this, he leads on all new building developments and the refurbishment of existing Haig properties and estates.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: name@haighousing.org.uk

Rory Ingleby-MacKenzie

Rory Ingleby-MacKenzie

Operations Director

Rory is responsible for the application process for both general and special needs housing. In regards to special needs housing, Rory leads all casework and projects to house wounded veterans and families in special purchase shared equity properties. He also leads on all new home purchases for the Haig estate.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighousing.org.uk

Rakesh Gulati

Rakesh Gulati

Finance Director

Rakesh is the senior professional who manages and oversees all of Haig’s financial affairs. These include budgets, income, cash flow, accounting for rent and the payment of suppliers.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighousing.org.uk

Trustees

David Williams

David Williams

Chairman of The Board of Trustees

David Williams has been a Trustee of Haig Housing since 2015 and was appointed Chairman in October 2019. He is a former regular and reserve Royal Artillery officer, serving in the UK, Germany and the Falkland Islands. His last appointment was as Battery Commander of 265 (Home Counties) Battery RA in SE London.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Ian Vere Nicoll MBE

Ian Vere Nicoll MBE

Trustee

Ian Vere Nicoll has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2018. He is a former regular Royal Artillery officer who served in UK, Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia. He commanded the King’s Troop RHA and 14 Regiment RA. He was the General and Regimental Secretary of the Royal Regiment of Artillery for 13 years running their numerous
Charities, which included some housing. He is also a Trustee of the Force Pension Society Charitable Fund.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Luise Locke

Luise Locke

Trustee

Luise Locke has been a trustee of Haig Housing Trust since 2017; she lives in Edinburgh and chairs the Haig Scotland Committee. She was a partner in the Edinburgh law firm, Murray Beith & Murray WS from 1989 and thereafter called to the Scots Bar (Faculty of Advocates) in 2000 to specialise in commercial, agricultural and residential landlord/tenant law amongst other areas.

Since 2006 Luise has been a trustee of the Faculty of Advocates 1985 Charitable Trust (SC12486) which provides assistance to dependents of deceased members of the Faculty and members permanently incapacitated from practice; she was appointed Chair in October 2014. Luise has also held directorships in private companies and graduated MBA from Edinburgh University Business School in 1999.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Andrew Weir

Andrew Weir

Trustee

Andrew Weir has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2018, serving on our Strategy Committee.

He started his career over 30 years ago at Saatchi & Saatchi then, following a short three year posting in Hong Kong in 2001, he returned to the London HQ of the Publicis Media – a global communications consulting and investment agency. He has a leadership role at Publicis working with blue chip global clients; on strategy, creativity and new ways of working a new communications world driven by changes in technology, digital and data.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Mark Weir

Mark Weir

Trustee

Dr Mark Weir has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2017 and is a member of our Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is a serving regular Royal Army Medical Corps officer and his current appointment is as the Regional Consultant in Occupational Medicine covering the North East. His main role is as the Medical Advisor to the Trust.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Neil White

Neil White

Trustee

Neil White has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2015 and is currently chair of the Strategy and Development Committee. Neil was a solicitor in the City of London for 40 years, specialising in construction and property development. Latterly, he was also the firm’s General Counsel, responsible, amongst other things, for governance and regulatory compliance.

Neil is also a Trustee of the Orpheus Centre, a further education college for young adults with SEND who also have an interest in and an aptitude for the performing arts, and the Shepperd Trust which provides accommodation for elderly ladies who are unable to access local authority or other affordable housing.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk

Dick Steele

Dick Steele

Trustee

Dick Steele joined Haig Housing in 2019. He is Chairman of Portmeirion Group plc which manufactures pottery and household goods under the Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester, Wax Lyrical, Pimpernel and Nambe’ brand names. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor.


Phone: 020 8685 5777
Email: enquiries@haighhousing.org.uk