Board of Management

Members of the Management Board are all volunteers who give their time freely to ensure the Association is well governed  and remains financially viable.  Members have a close interest in the activities of the Association and this is reflected in the friendly and caring atmosphere permeating throughout the organisation.  The Board are determined that Glebe Housing continues with the same philosophy in the future.


Aida Abou-Rahme 2Aida Abou-Rahme (Appointed 2016)

Aida graduated from University College London with a degree in Civil Engineering and started out her career in this field. After some time in construction, public sector and consulting Aida moved to pursue a career in Financial Services and has been working for Morgan Stanley for the past 11 years, currently as the Head of Firm Recovery and Resolution.

Aida has experience across a wide range of areas including regulatory change management, operational strategy development, process design and re-engineering, strategic resourcing and organisational efficiency.

Roles: Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Remuneration & Nominations Committee member


Dan BlakeDaniel Blake (Appointed 2015)

Dan grew up and went to school locally to Bencurtis Park. Post-university he attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to conduct Army officer training. Upon graduation Dan joined the Coldstream Guards and saw active service in Iraq during 2005. Dan left at the end of his short service commission and decided to move back to London to pursue a career in financial services and currently works for Deutsche Bank.

Dan’s work experience has been broad and has included sales, customer service, project management, risk, governance and control. He has also had a number of interactions with various regulatory bodies.

As Chair Dan is committed to ensuring Glebe Housing Association continues to thrive and meet the complex challenges of today’s ever changing political and regulatory environment.

Roles: Board Chair, Remuneration & Nominations Committee member


Gordon Coates 2Gordon Coates (Appointed 2015)

Gordon moved into Bencurtis Park in 2012 and has since played an active part in the community. In addition to being a board member Gordon acts as a resident representative for Willis Court, is on the Friends Committee and Chairs the Resident’s Panel, which ensures Glebe residents have their voices heard.

Roles: Friends Committee, Resident Panel Chair


Susan Daniels 2

Susan Daniels (Appointed 2016)

Sue has been Chief Executive of Bexley Community Housing Association, a smaller, community-focused housing association in Kent, since 2013.

She has worked as a senior executive for more than thirty years in both housing associations and local authorities with a background is in homelessness, service delivery and governance.

Sue currently serve as Vice-Chair of the g320, the group representing smaller housing associations working in London.

Roles: Board Vice Chair, Remuneration & Nominations Committee member


Helen Martin 2Helen Martin (den Held) (Appointed 2016)

At the age of eight Helen immigrated from Scotland, with her parents to South Africa, where she completed a degree in sales and marketing and communications. In the early nineties Helen immigrated to the Netherlands where she worked in marketing and communications for many large professional and financial services organisations.

Whilst working for Deloitte in the Netherlands Helen founded the Fair Chance Foundation, which still focuses on raising funds, working with third parties and offering time to mentor school children from lesser privileged areas of the Netherlands. As the director of the foundation, Helen paired charities with relevant people in her network to offer advice and counsel.

Roles: Chair Remuneration & Nominations Committee


Michael Rourke

Michael Rourke (Appointed 2016)

Michael is a member of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors and has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years.

He is currently the Director of Development and Sales for a London Registered Provider and has worked in the social housing sector for the past 5 years.



David WalkerDavid Walker (Appointed 2016)

David is originally from Ripon in North Yorkshire and studied Town Planning at Newcastle University, graduating with a First-class degree in 1999. After which he moved to London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC within their Banking & Capital markets division, before spending 8 years working with a variety of Corporate Finance roles at Deutsche Bank.  David is Head of Investor Relations at British Land PLC where David is responsible for all aspects of stakeholder communications and manages corporate development projects such as acquisitions, debt refinancing or the development of the Group’s strategy.

Since 2013 David has served as a Board Director of the Investor Relations Society, the representative body for his profession in the UK, where he also Chairs the Corporate Affairs committee and in July was elected Deputy Chair.

Roles: Vice Chair Audit and Risk Committee


Deb White 2Deborah White (Appointed 2016)

Deborah has a nursing background (Health Visitor, Practice Nurse) later working in a Primary Care Trust supporting quality and governance in general practice, then developed quality monitoring and reporting processes of commissioned services for performance management reports to the Trust Board.

Her mother lives at Bencurtis Park.

Between 2014-2017 Deborah was a ‘non-resident’ representative on the Friends of Glebe Housing Association Committee and edited the Friends monthly newsletter ‘News and Views’.