Broadland St Benedicts is building open market homes to help fund social housing in Norwich, Norfolk and north Suffolk.
Broadland St Benedicts board members
Chair of the Board
Michael has been Broadland Housing Group’s Chief Executive since May 2003. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
He has worked in the affordable housing sector since 1997, having previously worked for Flagship Housing Group and Anglia Housing Group. Previously Michael worked as a Chartered Surveyor in private practice in London, working for both Richard Ellis and Savills.
In 2013-14 he was the Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Previously held positions within the RICS include Vice Chair of the Global Management Board and Chair of the Communications Board, Public Affairs Committee and the UK Residential Policy Panel.
Michael is a Professional Member of the RICS Standards and Regulation Board, which sets practice standards and regulates chartered surveyors worldwide. Working with the Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Michael chaired an initiative to establish the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, which was launched in 2017, and now sits on its International Advisory Board.
He is a Visiting Fellow and Chair of the Real Estate and Land Management Advisory Board at the Royal Agricultural University. He is also the Chair of the Surveying Professional Advisory Board at Portsmouth University, where he studied 30 years ago, and which awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Science in 2015 for services to both housing and also real estate education.
Away from housing, Michael is the Chair of the Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust, an educational charity running the 1300-seater art deco theatre in Norwich city centre, as well as the 300-seater Norwich Playhouse and an educational facility called Stage Two.
Michael Newey is person responsible for Broadland Housing being compliant with the Consumer Standards.
Jon is currently an Associate Director with a local NHS Trust. He is responsible for the transformation of hospital services and developing new health and social care models of care across Norfolk and Waveney.
Previously, Jon occupied a number of senior management roles in both local and national government. He also works as a public sector consultant, which involves working with the Council of Europe, and central and local government organisations in several Eastern European countries. Jon has a proven track record of performing and delivering in a number of senior non-executive director positions.
As a former Broadland board member, Jon served as the Chair of the Group Audit & Risk Committee and also sat on the Remuneration & Membership Committee.
Martin Clark is managing director of a small local property development company. He also carries out development and project management roles for a number of regional construction companies.
Brought up in Brandon and living in Weeting with his partner and two young daughters, Martin is a professional member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.
In terms of his professional experience, Martin has worked with a number of leading construction companies over the last 20 years. He has worked on a variety of projects, including infrastructure, offices, schools, medical facilities and housing.
Martin is a member of the Group Audit Committee.
Chris Ewbank, MBA Insead, BA Hons, was co-opted to the Board in April 2017 and took up the position of Chair following the AGM in September 2017.
Chris is the Chief Financial Officer/Senior Bursar of St John’s College, Cambridge, responsible for the college’s £525 million endowment, human resources, strategic planning, governance, regulatory compliance and fundraising. Before joining St John’s in 2005, Chris was Chief Operating Officer of Rothschild’s Asian Investment banking in Hong Kong, having joined Rothschild in 2000. Previously, he was an investment banker for Schroders in London, Singapore and New York. Chris qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and holds an MBA from Insead.
Iain joined Broadland in October 2019 as Executive Finance Director. He was previously Director of Financial Services at Catalyst Housing, one of the London’s largest housing associations. During his time in this role, Iain was part of the working party that helped Catalyst regain the regulator’s highest governance rating and significantly enhanced the customer-focus and reporting capability of the finance function. He also created and embedded a high-performing procurement function which delivered compliance with OJEU regulations and tangible value for money savings.
Iain trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton in Norwich and joined Circle Housing as an Internal Auditor. He held several other posts at Circle Housing including Head of Internal Audit, Group Financial Controller and Director of Business Support, which was responsible for implementing and running a shared service division comprising of Finance, HR, IT and Facilities Management Teams and indirectly managing over 200 staff.
Sean Tompkins was Chief Executive of RICS September 2010-September 2021. Operating out of 30 offices around the world, RICS is the world’s largest professional body covering land, property, construction and infrastructure, with over 100,000 people holding its professional qualifications.
Previously Sean was Chief Operating Officer of RICS, leading a sustained programme of change. It resulted in the organisation becoming financially stable, global in its operational reach, and capable of attracting future investment.
Sean holds a main board appointment with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing, a business leader of the Marketing Society, a Chartered Insurer, and a Diploma holder of the Institute of Directors. Finally, he was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by Heriot Watt University “in recognition of his leadership and exceptional and influential contribution to the advancement of surveying standards internationally”.