About us

The Operations Committee is the focus for monitoring front facing delivery in relation to core affordable, landlord services delivered by the registered provider.  Being responsible for ensuring the group has knowledge and understanding of the impact that the core affordable landlord service and the activity of the registered provider has on local communities.

Membership of the Committee

Appointments to this Committee are to be made in accordance with the society’s Rules.

The Operations Committee will consist up to 9/10 members with at least 50% being customers of Bolton at Home.

Terms of reference

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Peter Styche (Chair of Operations Committee)

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

Ibrahim Ismail (Deputy Chair of BH Group Board & Chair of BH HR & Group Governance Committee)

Ibby Ismail

Currently Development Manager of BSCA and Chair of Bolton CVS.  Ibby is also a fellow on the Clore Social Leadership Programme (national programme for leaders in the social sector), and holds a number of voluntary positions.

Ibby was appointed Deputy Chair of BH Group Board, and Chair of BH HR and Group Governance Committee in October 2019.

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 Customer Committee Member

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.