The Team


The Team

All staff at Unity Housing Association work tirelessly to provide the very highest levels of customer care. This is led by our Board & Senior Management Team (SMT).

Board Members

Unity is led by Board Members who are responsible for the governance of the organisation. The Association’s rules state that the Board can have up to 13 members and up to one third of the Board may be tenants. In addition, the Board may co-opt up to 5 persons. The Board currently meets on a quarterly cycle and is supported by a further cycle of committee meetings which address specific areas of the business.

Additional members are invited to apply through a formal recruitment process. For more information please contact our Corporate Services Team. You can email Corporate Services or alternatively you can call the team on 0113 200 7719.


Board Members


  • Shruti Bhargava
    Chair of Unity Housing Board
  • Richard Walker
    Chair of Operations Committee & Unity Housing Board Member
  • David Heels
    Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
  • Tim Yeardley
    Unity Housing Board Member
  • Emma Green
    Unity Housing Board Member
  • John Jeffries
    Unity Housing Board Member
  • Waheed Butt
    Unity Housing Board Member
  • Naseer Ahmed
    Unity Housing Board Member
  • Nothabo Changwe-Dube
    Observer
  • Shazia Khan
    Unity Housing Board Member

The Team


  • Ali Akbor
    Chief Executive
  • Parveen Sidhu
    Operations Director & Deputy CEO
  • Wayne Noteman
    Regeneration & Development Director