Meet the board

Chair 

Andre Angelinetta

A successful career in Banking leading to responsibility for a group of branches before moving to social housing over 17 years ago ,rising to Director of Audit in a large Housing Association. April of 17 has seen a move to running his own consultancy specialising in Risk Management , Internal Controls & all aspects of Governance  working across a range of businesses.

Andre Angelinetta

Board Member

Sheila Hardingham

A retired solicitor who specialised in commercial property. Active in her local community; a Parish Councillor for many years.

Sheila Hardingham

Board Member

Wendy Lewis

Current Chair of the SWHS Development Sub Group, Wendy is Development Consultant with over 30 years experience in affordable and open market housing.   Working in the property industry for housing associations, local authorities and the private sector, including previous roles as Head of Land for a regional Housing Association and Chair of the NHF South West development regional interest group.

Board Member

David Reynolds

After having dedicated over 25 years working in the Social Housing arena, across the South West for commercial organisations, both large and small, David has now formed his own consultancy, especially aimed at helping small local businesses grow and help present future opportunities for local people. David lives near to the Mendips with his family and 2 overactive Springer Spaniels.

Board Member

Kathryn Hemensley

Kathryn has over 25 years’ experience working within the Social Housing sector. Specialist in tenancy and estate management, with particular interest in the development of affordable homes. Previously enjoyed many years as Board Member of a Countywide Choice-Based lettings partnership as well as leading other locally based strategic partnerships.

Vice Chair

Michelle Smith

Michelle started her career in the private rented sector accumulating experiencing of managing large portfolio of mixed type properties.  After achieving her BSC Hons Degree in Housing and CIH Diploma in Housing, she moved on to specialist accommodation provider for people with learning disabilities. Commercial acumen with a focus on ensuring targets, contract compliance and quality sustainable outcomes are delivered on time from her time with Working Links delivering Wales wide DWP employment contracts and West of England Care and repair performance contract. Being able to play her part in changing people’s lives and creating thriving communities is her reason and passion for becoming a Board member at South Western Housing Society.