Trent & Dove is run by a Board of Management made up of 11 members, including Trent & Dove customers. The board drives our strategy ensuring we make the best business decisions.

The regulator monitors how well we do this; you’ll find our latest reports here Trent & Dove Housing Limited - GOV.UK (

Trent & Dove also has an Executive Team who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

  1. Chris Skelton

    Non Executive Director

    Chris Skelton | Non Executive Director

    Chris is currently the Executive Director of Finance and Resources at the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and brings with him skills and experience in finance, accountancy and treasury along with an in-depth knowledge of the social housing sector and the external context within which the sector operates.

  2. Claire Winfield

    Claire Winfield

    Claire Winfield | Chair

    Claire, who was previously the Chair of Nottingham Community Housing Association, joined Trent & Dove on 1 October 2022. 

    With significant experience in social care, housing and support, Claire has previously been the CEO of Amber Trust, a Derbyshire-based charity providing housing and ancillary support to people with mental illness and has also been a consultant at Paradigm Consultancy and Training.

  3. Rolf Levesley | Senior Independent Director

    Rolf Levesley

    Rolf Levesley | Senior Independent Director

    Rolf has more than twenty years of experience of operating in senior-level roles at Local Authorities, most recently as Chief Executive of South Staffordshire Council, from which he retired in 2009. 

  4. Ursula Bennion

    Ursula Bennion

    Ursula Bennion | Chief Executive

    Over a 25-year career in housing, Ursula has worked across the sector in a wide variety of roles ranging from her first job as a trainee Housing Officer to Director of Business Development and now as Chief Executive.

  5. Kim Smith

    Kim Smith

    Kim Smith | Non Executive Director and Member Responsible for Complaints and Consumer Standards

    Kim has been the Centre Manager at Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre (“WNRC”) for the past 10 years. She also works with community groups and organisations to organise community events and achieve community goals.

  6. Mike Finister-Smith

    Mike Finister-Smith

    Mike Finister-Smith | Non Executive Director

    Mike has extensive experience in the social housing sector having held numerous roles as a senior leader, director, and social housing consultant.  Mike is a Board Member at Nottingham Community Housing Association, where he is also a member of their Audit and Risk Committee, and Ongo Homes, where he is also Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee.

  7. Mike Hew

    Mike Hew

    Mike Hew | Non Executive Director

    Mike has over 23 years of experience as a senior housing executive, most recently as Chief Executive of Caldmore Area Housing Association Ltd (2002 – 2011) and CaldmoreAaccord (2011-2014). Until 2020, Mike was Deputy Chair (and later Interim Chair) of Walsall Housing Group, where he also Chaired the Group’s Governance and Remuneration Committee.

  8. John Doherty

    John Doherty

    John Doherty | Non-Executive Director

    Experienced in leading organisations in both the public and private sectors, John is currently the Chief Executive at Entrust Support Services, an education and skills support services business and part of the Capita group.

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