The new appointees, will expand the number of non-executive directors from three to six. Their cross-sector experience will help support the implementation of Sage’s customer-focussed approach and ensure the business maintains its high standards as it continues to evolve and grow.
Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President at Pearson, responsible for the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) and Apprenticeships division, joins the Audit and Risk Committee. Gareth Llewellyn, currently chair of the Board Remuneration and Nominations Committee at Harwich Haven Authority, joins the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Cedi Frederick, currently Chair of North Middlesex University NHS Hospital Trust and with a 40+ year career in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors including 25 years at CEO level in the housing association and social care sectors, joins the Customer and People Committee.
Alison Thain, Chair of the Board, Sage said: “I am delighted to welcome Cindy, Gareth and Cedi to the Sage Board. They join us at an exciting time of growth for the business. Each brings a wealth of experience from a range of careers and I look forward to working with them.”
Cindy Rampersaud said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board at such a pivotal time - the business is responding to a real need for affordable housing. Coming out of Covid there is a strong focus from government to invest, to reverse the economic and social impact we have seen and the provision of housing is a key part of the wider infrastructure investment programme. I am excited by Sage’s growth ambitions to deliver high-quality, affordable homes across the UK - making an impact both socially but also in terms of economic growth regionally and nationally.”
Gareth Llewellyn said: “High quality social housing provides a platform for people to shape a better future for themselves and their families. Sage Housing delivers the quality of homes that families deserve. I am delighted to join Sage Housing at this exciting time.”
Cedi Frederick said: “I am excited to be joining Sage Housing and to bring my experience in the delivery of high-quality customer facing services to the organisation. Sage Housing has set out an ambitious agenda and is moving forward at pace to deliver sector leading, affordable housing solutions and I am honoured that they believe I can help them achieve their objectives.”