Our board members
Expertise, experience and diversity
Expertise, experience and diversity
Paul was appointed as independent Chair of Sixty Bricks in October 2020. He is an experienced non-executive Chair and Director. Earlier this year he was appointed Chair of Dawson Housing, a start-up Registered Provider focused on providing specialist housing services in the North-west. He is also a NED on Islington Law Centre and Rightsnet, an IT based advice service organisation. Paul established and has run a public service management consultancy practice for over 25 years. He is committed to ensuring Sixty Bricks delivers the highest environmental, social and governance outcomes and achieves its financial targets.
Sarah Wall joined the Board of Sixty Bricks in October 2020 as an independent Non-Executive Director, focused on funding and risk management. She is also currently serving as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Saltaire Housing, which runs the Government's new Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme, where she chairs the Credit Committee and sits on the Audit Committee. In her executive career, Sarah has spent over 20 years funding and risk managing investments in affordable housing, commercial property and social infrastructure including renewable energy, for the pensions and insurance industries. Sarah has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment since 2012 and holds a degree from St. John's College, Oxford.
Darren Welsh has been the Chair of Sixty Bricks since its inception in 2017. He is also currently Corporate Director of Housing at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and has worked at Corporate Director or Deputy Director level for four London boroughs. In his current role at the Council, he led on setting up the Council’s Development Company and several other property joint ventures. He has worked in Housing now for over 30 years and has in-depth experience in all aspects of housing and regeneration work.
Rob is a CIMA qualified Accountant with over 20 years’ experience gained across the Public Sector, Investment Banking, Telecoms and Manufacturing industries. He is currently the Director of Return on Investment at the London Borough of Waltham Forest, responsible for the Investment Property Portfolio, Procurement, Risk & Insurance, Social Value teams as well as the commercial lead on Major Programmes. His previous roles include Head of Commercial Finance at Essex County Council, Section 151 Finance Director at Rochford District Council, Transformation Finance Lead (VP) for the highly publicised £3bn savings programme at Barclays Bank PLC, and Global Finance Business Partner at Barclays Investment Bank.
Joe is Director of Capital Delivery at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and has over 20 years' experience of delivering major capital investment projects. Prior to this, Joe has held several roles including Regional Programme Manager for London, for the Cabinet Office’s flagship One Public Estate programme; Director for the Department for Education’s (DfE) LocatED programme, where he set up and launched a government-owned property company responsible for buying and developing sites for new schools in England; Residential Developer at Cleanslate and, Associate Director at the Infrastructure and Asset Advisory Practice of Navigant.
In October 2020 John Anderson joined the Board of Sixty Bricks as an independent Non Executive Director focusing on development and delivery.
In addition to his role at Sixty Bricks, John is Chairman of Curtin & Co a public affairs company. He is also a Non Executive Board member, and Chair of the Development Committee, at Platform Housing Group an affordable housing provider in the Midlands.
John is a Fellow of the RICS and has over 40 years experience of all aspects of the development industry. He joined The Berkeley Group in 2000 and for the last 12 years was Regional Chairman responsible for two of the largest regeneration projects in the Country, at Royal Arsenal Riverside and Kidbrooke Village.