Homes for Wells, HfW is Homes for Wells Limited, a registered society under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (registered number IP30389R).
Our Board Members
Homes for Wells has a Board of 8 members all of whom are volunteers.
Homes for Wells has 2 part time paid employees.
Homes for Wells has a number of Shareholders.
Our Governance Structure
Homes for Wells meet as a Board every two months, with additional Board meetings if required. Homes for Wells has an Annual General Meeting which is open to Shareholders. The Board has established the following committees to achieve our objectives which meet on a monthly basis:
Governance and Finance
“There’s a great community spirit in Wells and many activities to join in. This, together with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds the town, drew us to move here when I sold my company and retired. In my career I’ve served as CEO for two national companies in health and social care recruitment, and set up and developed my own. I offer my best endeavours to lead Homes for Wells’ next growth phase. I also serve as a member of the Coastal Communities Team and the Wells Neighbourhood Plan Group"
Rod is a qualified accountant with over thirty years experience of working in finance. He is currently the Finance Director of the shipping management company V Group. Prior to that he has also been the Finance Director of various real estate and on-line companies. He is the Treasurer of Homes for Wells and also on the Finance sub-committee.
Johanna has lived in Wells for the last 9 years but has a much longer association with the town as both her grandmother and father were born, raised and educated in Wells next the Sea. Johanna was born in Norwich and moved with her family to live in Hertfordshire before returning to live in the area in the 1970’s. She later moved to live and work in London.
She founded her own Design, Build & Project Management Consultancy in 1988-2008 when she returned to live permanently with her husband Christopher in Norfolk.
Johanna worked for the Holkham Estate as Projects Manager from 2008-2017 being responsible for property refurbishment and overseeing new developments. In 2014 Johanna and Christopher refurbished their own commercial property in Wells where they established a café and guest accommodation business. Johanna currently works as a freelance Design, Build and Management Consultant in the property sector and is also an active member of the Wells Coastal Communities Team.
Annie was born and brought up in Wells. Studied business management, retail and accountancy. She has two young children and a business within the town. Annie and her partner were Tenants of Homes for Wells for 3 years, which is when Annie joined Homes for Wells' Board as a tenant representative. After purchasing their own family home in Wells Annie, now still a board member, is on the Housing Sub-committee.
Amanda is our Tenant representative on the Board and comes from a long established Wells family. She is enjoying her role and actively contributing.
Kayleigh Jane Rumble
Kayleigh has lived in Wells all her life. She is the Manager of Nelsons Coffee Shop in Staithe Street, which is owned by her mother.
Fiona MacCallum has lived in Wells for most of her life and co-founded Homes for Wells in 2006. She initiated the set up of the organisation and ran the Homes for Wells office for the first two years. She works as a School Counsellor and has previous experience in running the community Area Partnership and campaigning for Crisis, the national single homeless charity. She and her family love the area and enjoy all it has to offer.
Lynne made Wells-next-the-Sea her permanent home in 2020 fulfilling a lifelong ambition to live by the sea and walk on the beach every day. Lynne approached Homes for Wells because she wanted to make a contribution to her new community. She is passionate about making sure Wells thrives as a vibrant town all year round as well as a seasonal holiday resort - and believes that the way to do that is to make sure local people can afford to live here. She is now Vice-Chair, and Chair of Governance for Homes for Wells.
Lynne is a solicitor and a founding partner of a London law firm which she managed for over 30 years growing it to over 200 staff. She is the author of a book on law firm leadership. Lynne retired from legal practice in 2021 and for her day job now works as an Executive Coach to law firm leaders who want to transform their firms and their lives.
Jane Berwick, General Manager
Jane moved to Wells in 1998 and although she no longer lives in the town, she has a great passion for affordable housing for local people. She has a wealth of experience dealing with property and tenant management.
Karen Clarke, Fundraiser & Finance Administrator
Karen has lived in Wells for 7 years and has a strong finance and fundraising background.