About us Governance

This page provides an overview of our governance structure and explains the roles and responsibilities of our Board, Committees, and Executives.

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GSA Board

The Board is responsible for the overall leadership of the Group. Its key purpose is to act as the guardian of our social purpose and set the mission, vision, values and strategic objectives, ensuring the Group’s long-term success.

It consists of a maximum of 12 members and includes the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer. All other Board members are non-executive directors who are recruited from a wide background bringing together professional, commercial and local experience.


The Group Board is supported by Committees who provide detailed scrutiny on its behalf.

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Care and Support Committee
  • Homes and Customer Experience Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • People and Culture Committee
  • Treasury Committee

Committee membership is made up of members of the Board, Executive Directors and Independent Committee Members who are appointed for their skills and expertise.

The Role of Executives on the Board and Committees

The Group Chief Executive shall be appointed as a member of the Group Board to support effective partnership working, strategic decision-making and communication between the Group Board and Executives. Other Executives may also be appointed to the Group Board from time to time, so far as they remain in a minority.

Executive Directors are bound by the conditions of their contracts of employment and do not receive any additional remuneration for their appointment to a Board/Committee.

All members of the Group Board – non-executive and executive – have the same legal status and have equal responsibility for decisions taken. However, there are some areas of decision-making where a distinction needs to be made between executive and non-executive members to ensure that no conflicts (actual or perceived) could arise between an executive’s position as a Group Board member and as a paid employee.

Boards, Committees and Employees shall remain alert to this risk at all times. Where a potential conflict arises, or there is (in the opinion of the other Board or Committee Members present) a risk of reputational damage or a perception that a decision may appear to be made with undue influence, Executives will remove themselves from the meeting. This would generally apply (but is not limited to) where matters of remuneration, personal contracts and performance are to be discussed by the Group Board.

Executive Directors cannot be appointed as members of the committees responsible for nominations, remuneration or audit.

The Group’s approach to the appointment of Executive Directors to Boards or Committees can only be changed with the approval of the Parent Board.

Register of interests 2024/25

We publish the interests of our Board members, Committee members, and Executive team annually.