We are led by our three Executive Directors who are governed by our non-executive Board of Directors. With experience across the housing sector, charity, legal and finance we have a strong team driving Mears forward.
Alongside them sits our Employee Director who is selected from a competitive selection process from our colleagues. Their role is to scrutinise our decisions to ensure that all Mears Colleagues have a voice at the top.
Alongside our Board of Directors, we have the Mears Customer Scrutiny Board which is a resident-led independent committee chaired independently. The Board has the right to roam and to publish an annual independent report into Mears’ activities.
The Board feeds in directly to the PLC Board and thus any decisions we make as a company, so that everything we do can be tested by residents first.
Ms Alafat was previously Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Housing and the former Director of Housing at the Department of Communities and Local Government where she was responsible for national housing polices including affordable housing, homelessness and supported housing.