Meet our Board

Our Board sets the broad strategic framework for the HDN, providing insight and advice on priorities and assuring itself on progress in delivering the strategy. In doing so, the Board monitors and reviews all identified risks and tests the assumptions presented.

Passionate about diversity and champion “inclusivity” in the sectors which he works, Debansu is presently working for LMD – Modular Rooftop Development as Head of Development & Regeneration and a Board member of the CIH (London region), as well as an active committee member of CIMCIG.


Lee is the Chief Executive at Manningham Housing Association in Bradford. He has over 20 years of working in social housing at a senior level. His previous roles have been Area Housing Manager in Moss Side, Manchester and Head of Neighbourhood Housing in East Manchester during the regeneration through New Deal for Communities programme.


Susmita is Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Homes and has over 30 years of delivering social housing services working at various roles, initially starting as a repairs clerk and rising to the ranks to senior management and CEO.



Jon is the Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Places for People. He is instrumental in promoting equality and diversity to achieve continual improvement in a changing customer market. Jon works passionately to promote a culture of professional accountability for delivering positive outcomes for people. 


Having started in public practice in New Zealand, Javin has had over four years of audit and business advisory experience. Javin moved to the UK in 2013 and joined one of London’s leading Registered Providers. He has a wealth of experience in public, private and voluntary sectors and is currently Assistant Director of Finance at Poplar HARCA.