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 OBE, 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

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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.

Emma Foody

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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.

Gail Puttock

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Gail is a highly experienced HR and employment law consultant with over 20 years’ experience within consultancy firms and the health sector. She now works as a self-employed HR consultant providing advice for SMEs on HR and employment relations. She has worked in the voluntary and education sectors, and was a parish councillor for two years, helping to improve services in the local community.


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.

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