Tim Stockings

Tim Stockings

Chief Executive

As the Chief Executive, Tim heads the Leadership Team and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the operation of the charity and in ensuring that Haig delivers for its tenants today, as well as planning to support beneficiaries of the future.

Tim’s service career was in the Royal Navy: originally a helicopter pilot, he spent 25 years involved in operations around the globe, commanding a number of ships and on operations in Iraq, as well as serving as a senior officer in the Ministry of Defence, where he was responsible for the delivery of operational capability to the front line.

Tim joined Haig in December 2020 from the Charity Commission (the charity sector regulator for England and Wales), where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Previously he has held board appointments at British Antarctic Survey, Saga and the NHS. He worked on the ‘Boaty McBoatface’ ship project and once relocated an ice station 23 kms across a collapsing ice shelf.


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

Klara Buzas

Klara Buzas

Property Services Director

Klara leads the Property Services Department, overseeing repairs and maintenance contracts.


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

Patrick Horgan

Pat Horgan

Corporate Director & Company Secretary

Pat is responsible for all legal, contractual and governance interfaces. He also heads the HR aspects of the Trust by managing the complaints process, internal communications and IT plus oversees external communications and fundraising.


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: enquiries@haighousing.org.uk

Trustees

David Williams

David Williams

Chair of Trustees

David Williams has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2015 and was appointed Chair 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 S.E. London.

David enjoyed a 27-year banking career with Barclays in London, New York and Singapore, specialising in risk management, and is currently a non-executive director of the Bank of London & the Middle East. David is Deputy Chairman of Care for Veterans, which operates a 60-bed hospital for physically disabled veterans in Worthing, West Sussex.


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

Stephen Elliott

Stephen Elliott

Trustee

Stephen has worked for over 20 years in the London property market specialising in investment and complex development work for a variety of private and institutional clients including major Retail Banks, Investment Banks, various Local Authorities and other public bodies such as the BBC as well as acting for a variety of large Pension Funds and a number of large family offices, private investment companies as well as various high net worth individuals. He joined Haig Housing as a trustee in September 2015 with the intention of utilising his property industry experience and contacts for the benefit of Haig Housing.

Outside work, Stephen is a keen sportsman – being more of a fan than a player these days – watching Cricket and Rugby in particular and suffering for being a Nottingham Forest fan. He volunteers as a Rugby Coach for London Scottish U13s and still manages to play Tennis a couple of times a week. He is also a keen race goer and has been known to place an occasional wager.


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

Sarah Fernandes

Sarah Fernandes

Trustee

Sarah Fernandes has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2020, serving on our People Committee. She comes with twenty years’ experience in senior roles within Human Resources; this includes 17 years of dedicated service in the not for profit sector with appointments in organisations that support vulnerable groups. Sarah currently works for SSAFA, where she provides leadership and management in the delivery of a HR service that spans in the UK and internationally. Her expertise lies in change management and structural redesign, project management, employee relations and development, and she champions diversity & inclusion.


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

Paul Findlay

Paul Findlay

Trustee

Paul has been a Haig trustee since 2020 and sits on the Property Committee. He served in the Royal Signals for 12 years and deployed on three operational tours of Iraq; and in 2009, Paul deployed to Afghanistan and was involved in an IED strike resulting in the loss of his right leg; he was subsequently medically discharged from the Army in 2012.

He has enjoyed a varied post-military career, spending five years with Barclays bank working as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility team with a specific focus on veteran training and employment. In 2015 Paul moved into the charity sector, working for Blesma – The Limbless Veterans. Currently, Paul works for The Football Association as a National Strategy Manager, focusing on grassroots football.

Paul was awarded an MBE in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to charity.


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

Ian Vere Nicoll MBE

Ian Vere Nicoll

Vice Chair

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 Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund.


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

Andrew Weir

Andrew Weir

Trustee

Andrew Weir has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2018, serving on our Property 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@haighousing.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 People 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@haighousing.org.uk

Neil White

Neil White

Trustee

Neil White has been a trustee of Haig Housing since 2015 and is currently chair of the Property 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@haighousing.org.uk