About our Operations Committee

Members of our Operations Committee make sure that our frontline services are working to provide the best possible services for our tenants and other customers in our communities.

At any one time the Committee is made up of around ten people, with at least half of members being tenants, former tenants or other customers of our services.

The Committee has two main functions:

  • To check that we’re providing people with quality affordable homes and effective support services, through our role as a landlord and a community benefit society.
  • To understand how our services impact on local neighbourhoods and the communities we serve.

If you're interested in joining our Operations Committee, you'll find more information below.

Peter Styche (Chair of Operations Committee)

A former senior civil servant with wide range of experience in housing, regeneration and planning policy development and implementation, primarily at regional and sub regional level.  Developed a broad knowledge of the housing issues affecting the North West and retains a strong commitment to the region.  A strong advocate of customer scrutiny and involvement and strong, effective governance.

As Chair of Helena Partnerships, Peter was instrumental in developing the close working relationship with Golden Gates Housing Trust which culminated in them coming together to form Torus in 2015.He has only recently stood down from positions on the Board of Torus and as Chair of Helena partnerships Board, having completed just over 9 years Board membership at Helena.

Peter has been a Board member at Bolton at Home since 2018

David Ruane

David Ruane

David has been a full-time Carer to his wife for the past nine years.  Previous to that, he was an Environment, Health & Safety Compliance Manager, Northern Europe, for a large global industrial organisation.  As well as David’s role on the Operations Committee, he has been an active volunteer throughout Bolton for many years, as well as being a trustee of Bolton Carers Support and registered with CVS as an emergency responder through which David took on various tasks throughout the pandemic and in the vaccination programme.

Gillian Robinson

Gillian Robinson

Retiring from Yorkshire Housing a the end of March 2017, most of Gillian’s  housing sector experience has been in community development and resident involvement. Building strong communities, where people choose to live and bring up their families, is the key to developing successful neighbourhoods. Gillian’s most recent work involved her  supporting tenants and their families into employment, training and self-employment.  Gillian says “I feel my experience of working directly with tenants in the face of welfare reform has given me valuable insight and empathy. This will be a useful skill to bring to your committee in the face of competing priorities and budget cuts. I can bring my business head and my social heart to the table”.

Melanie Livesey

Melanie Livesey

Melanie is very involved in her local area in Kearsley, and is chair of the residents association. She is also a member of the Bolton Association of Carers and Parents for Children with Disabilities.

Nichola Kenny

Nichola Kenny

Nichola currently works for OLC Europe, a private Higher Education College in Bolton. Nichola has a keen interest in helping and supporting the local community to improve the local and wider area within which she lives and helping individuals to realize and reach their potential.  Nichola has lived in Bolton for over 15 years and has previously been a governor within a local primary school.  

Stuart Hartigan

Stuart Hartigan

Stuart is an elected Bolton Councillor for Breightmet Ward, also a Trustee for the local charity Back Up North-West and sits on the board of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. Stuart has a wealth of experience within corporate environment and data analyst settings and most recently worked for one of the big four banks. Very active within the local community with volunteer groups, nature conservation and litter-picking to name a few. 

Paul Salveson

Operations Committee member

Paul, born and bred in Bolton, has a lifetime of experience in community development, with his professional life spent mostly in the rail industry where he has pioneered innovative approaches to community engagement. He is a visiting professor at the universities of Bolton and Huddersfield and chairs the South-East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership, based in Bolton. He writes regular features on local history for The Bolton News and is a published writer. He was awarded an MBE in 2007 'for services to the railway industry'.