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Meet the board

Chris Hobson, Chair


Chris is Head of Information and Representation at East Midlands Chamber. He has spent his career in public policy with experience across a number of fields. Previous roles include Lead Manager in the East Midlands for the National Housing Federation, and Manager of Transact, the national forum for financial inclusion.

Chan Kataria BSc (Hons), FCIH MBA


Chan is Group Chief Executive. He has held numerous positions at senior level in both the housing association and local authority sectors since 1985. He is Chair of the National Housing Federation in the East Midlands, and a member of the steering group of the influential housing association alliance PlaceShapers.

Amanda Ashton

Amanda Ashton

Amanda has a wealth of leadership experience at executive board level in higher education and health care transformational change, within local, national and international settings. Amanda now runs her own consultancy company and provides support to NHS foundations. She values team work and has a reputation for developing people to develop both their professional and personal potential.

Colin Ball


Having worked in housing and regeneration for more than 35 years, Colin has held senior management roles in a number of housing associations, and has a strong track record of involvement in community organisations. In retirement he is active in organisations including Fusion Credit Union and serves on the emh group Audit Committee and Business Improvement Group.

Emma Foody

Emma Foody (1)

Emma is currently Regional Director for one of the main political parties in the East Midlands, providing strategic leadership and support. She has spent her career campaigning in various roles and as External Affairs Manager for the National Housing Federation. She has been involved at a senior level in advocating and organising campaigns, elections, and referenda across the UK and overseas.

Donald Sadler

Donald Sadler

Donald is an experienced internal audit senior manager with over 20 years of experience, working across the public and private sector. He set up his own company in 2017 and provides quality audit and assurance services to various organisations. He is also an active audit committee member for both Black Country Housing Group and Walsall College.


emh homes has adopted the National Housing Federation "Excellence In Governance Code" to encourage the highest standards of governance and accountability while responding to change and increased risk.

For more information about our governance, please contact us.

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