Affordable Housing Communities Limited

Affordable Housing Communities Limited (AHCL) is a registered social landlord. We are regulated and compliant with Homes England, the government provider of shared ownership schemes in the UK.

They are integral to what we do and our mission to make retirement living affordable to all.

As a registered provider of our shared ownership scheme, all of our rental charges and fees are set by Homes England.

Trust and transparency mean everything to us.

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Meet the Board

David Hines
Chief Executive

David has over 30 years of property experience in the residential, retirement and care sectors.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has been a Governor of Bournemouth University since 2007. Formerly David was National Head of Residential Development for Savills Plc where he managed 20 regional businesses throughout the UK.
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Ian Metcalfe

Ian is currently NED for Dorset County Hospital and previously a NED of Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Ian’s Housing experience includes experience as Group Finance Director for Signpost Housing Group


Jon Bridgland
Independent Director

Jon joined the Board of Affordable Housing Communities Limited in December 2018 with a 40-year general management career linked to the third sector. This included a vital role as Business Services Manager at the RNLI in Poole with responsibility for four departments covering a variety of business support services.

Previously he had over 20 years’ experience, including at board level at Andrews and Partners, including business performance, training and compliance. He has also been a Trustee at three charitable trusts including a chairmanship.

Arlene Keenan
Chief Financial Officer

Arlene joined AHH Group as Group CFO in 2015 following 16 years at Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, where she worked across a number of their businesses in the UK and overseas.

Most recently she was COO/CFO for their Capital Markets Group. Prior to that she was an Audit Manager at KPMG in London, focusing on financial clients. Arlene is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Institute of Taxation.

Julian Goodman
Non-Executive Director

Julian has a long history of successfully managing two wealth management businesses. Julian currently presides over £500M of client assets.

Mike Woods
Non-Executive Director

A successful owner manager of a training and consulting business specialising in design development and delivery of qualification aligned materials management, supply chain management and procurement training programmes delivered on an in-company basis to large multi-nationals.

Now retired and currently acting as a social entrepreneur, leading a small team of like-minded individuals on projects in support the economic viability of North Dorset market town, Sturminster Newton.

Tony Spotswood


Tony recently joined AHH following a high-achieving career where he held CEO and Director level positions for a number of NHS Trusts.

During his career Tony has shaped and led the implementation of NHS plans and policies at a national, regional and local level and has led the development of system-based working establishing Dorset as the most advanced integrated care system in England.

Tony was Chair of the National Institute for Health Research (Wessex) 2015-2018 and Chair of Health Education England’s Operational Board (Wessex) 2016-2018.


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