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Our board and executive team

Worthing Homes is an independent social business led by its board members and senior leadership team.

Board members

Worthing Homes is advised by a group of board members made up of people from a broad range of backgrounds and experience. Their role is to help make strategic decisions about how the business is run, the management of the homes and planning the future.

The Board has nine places, but can have up to 12, which are divided into three categories. Five places are allocated to independent directors – usually local people with business expertise, two tenants and two Worthing Borough Council appointed members. Our current board members are:

  • Paul Smith, Chair (Independent)
  • Chris Simpson (Independent)
  • Helen Rice (Independent)
  • Jenni Graham (Independent)
  • Nigel Perryman (Independent)
  • Colin Goodwin (Independent)
  • Cllr Louise Murphy ( Worthing Borough Council nominee)
  • Cllr Steve Wills (Worthing Borough Council nominee)
  • Amy Dewey (Tenant)
  • Celia Rowe (Tenant)


Senior leadership team

The senior leadership team are responsible for the leading and overall day to day running of the organisation. The team supports, advises and implements policies approved by the board.

The senior leadership team are Jackie Bligh – chief executive, Guy Collar – operations director and Julian Pitcher – resources director.