Our Board sets our vision, values, mission and strategic objectives as well as regularly reviewing our performance and finance position.  It provides an independent viewpoint and challenge when approving all our policies and strategies.

We have 11 Board members, each bringing a wealth of professional and life experiences which is made up of:-

  • Chairman who is an Independent Non-Executive Director
  • 3 Council appointed Non-Executive directors;
  • 3 Tenant Non-Executive directors;
  • 3 recruited from other sectors known as Independent Non-Executive Directors and;
  • St Leger Homes’ Chief Executive.

We also have four sub-committees that report to our Board. These focus on different areas of the organisation and are: 

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Performance and Improvement Committee 
  • Building Safety & Compliance Committee
  • Employment and People Committee

We hold regular Board meetings which you are welcome to attend. 


Our Board - November 2023


Meetings and dates

Our Board meetings are held in a hybrid way – which means people can attend in person or join virtually through Microsoft Teams.  

Face-to-face meetings are usually held at: 

Civic Building, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU 

Our Board meetings in 2024 are scheduled as: 

  • 1 February 2024
  • 7 March 2024
  • 4 April 2024
  • 6 June 2024
  • 4 July 2024
  • 1 August 2024
  • 3 October 2024
  • 5 December 2024

All meetings are held at 2:00pm.

Our AGM will be held on 17 September at 10:30am.

If you would like further information or are interesting in attending to observe our Board meetings, please contact the Executive Support Team on 01302 862700 for further details.

Get in touch

Would you like to attend or give feedback on a meeting? Or want to know more about any upcoming Board vacancies? 

Contact our Executive Support Team on: 

  • 01302 862700 

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    David Wilkinson


    Dave recently retired as an Assistant Director at Doncaster Council, where he gained over 20 years’ experience of senior management within the Local Authority sector.  He has over 30 years’ experience as a school governor and previously chaired the governing bodies of a large primary school and small junior school in his hometown of Mexborough.

  • Milcah Walusimbi

    Milcah Walusimbi

    Tenant Board Member

    Milcah is a mother of two and works as a Family Time Work with Doncaster Council.  Before that, Milcah worked as a Support Worker with one of the leading learning disability support non governmental organisations. Milcah moved from London to live in Doncaster 23 years ago. She has been a school governor at a primary school in Mexborough. She loves reading, is a people person and an advocate for those that are vulnerable. 

  • Barry Keable

    Barry Keable

    Tenant Board Member

    Barry has 40 years experience working for several large multi - national organisations in the consumer electronics and telecommunications sectors, holding senior management posts in Quality Assurance and Customer Services.  Nearing retirement, he moved into Health and Social Care supporting disabled adults with their social activities and work placements and helping them to maintain a safe environment in their homes.

  • Stuart Booth

    Trevor Mason

    Independent Board Member and Vice Chair

    Trevor has over 25 years’ experience at director level across public service and the private training and education sector. Whilst Trevor is now retired. he has worked as a Chief Executive, latterly with a large regional based charity and social enterprise focusing on the physical and skills development and regeneration of deprived areas. Trevor brings considerable experience of working at a strategic level in financial management and business planning & delivery and has been on our Board for the last six years.

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    Stuart Booth

    Independent Board Member

    Stuart has over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of finance roles. He has substantial experience operating in the public sector. He now works as a consultant supporting public bodies with expert financial advice. He is currently undertaking a long term assignment with a large local authority in the south of England.  Before undertaking this role Stuart held senior positions at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Rotherham MBC.   Stuart works on a nationwide basis supporting public bodies with expert financial advice.

  • Susan Jones

    Susan Jones

    Independent Board Member

    Susan is currently Chief People Officer at Maria Mallaband Care Group, operating 80 care homes (c5500 employees) around the UK. She has over 14 years’ experience operating at both Executive and Board Level in a number of successful retail, financial and professional services organisations.  Susan has been a Board member for over 10 years, previously holding the position of Chair of Trustees at Thornton Grammar School for several years, and also as a Trustee for a regional Charitable Trust.

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Councillor Board Member

    Sarah is a councillor serving the Adwick & Carcroft ward since 2021 and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care. As an artist, researcher, associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, and a NHS Qualified Therapeutic Radiographer specializing in cancer research & care, she blends creativity with expertise to drive change.

    With a freelance portfolio of projects spanning from NHS England, HM Probation Services, Sports England, CRUK and more, Sarah's passion lies in creating inclusive, engaging projects & outcomes with the people who use them. She's a fervent believer in collaboration, working closely with communities to co-produce meaningful policies, projects and initiatives. Drawing from her own experiences as a carer, and as someone living with chronic health issues & disability, she's a staunch advocate for accessibility and working with communities to create positive change in both policy and practice.

  • Phil Cole

    Phil Cole

    Councillor Board Member

    Phil has been a councillor since 2012 to serve Edlington and Warmsworth.  Phil is also Cabinet Member for Finance, Trade Services and Planning.  He has a wide range of knowledge and involvement in community issues both within his Ward and across the Borough.  He was the senior political advisor to Rt Hon Caroline Flint for 22 years. 

  • Allan Jones

    Allan Jones

    Councillor Board Member

    Allan was elected to Finningley ward in 2002. He is presently a member of City of Doncaster Council Overview and Management Committee, he has recently been co-opted onto Finningley Parish Council.  He has a wide range of knowledge and involvement in community issues and is committed to delivering effective efficient services which meet customer’s needs.

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    Chris Margrave

    Chief Executive

    Chris joined St Leger Homes in January 2021. 

    He is an experienced property services professional with over 30 years expertise. Chris's previous positions include Director of Investment and Director of Assets at Wakefield and District Housing. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) and a property health and safety professional with a passion for property compliance. 

    He has a track record of driving improvement in construction, asset management, building and fire safety, property compliance, investment and repairs and maintenance.