The Governance Forum

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Andy Ballard

Andy was until recently Head of Housing Practice at Birmingham based solicitors Shoosmiths, and brings that experience to his governance assignments. He was previously a partner at Cobbetts. Over the past 25 years, he has advised numerous housing providers on areas as diverse as governance and constitutional matters, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, stock transfer, employment, housing and asset management. Andy has in the past been recognised as an expert for advice to housing associations by the two leading legal directories, Chambers and Legal 500. In 2009, he was named by The Lawyer magazine as one of the UK’s ‘Hot 100 Lawyers’.

Andy is chair of Herefordshire Housing and in 2012 was shortlisted for non-Executive Director of the year in the not-for-profit sector in The Sunday Times.

Andy is currently providing mentoring services for other Chairs, and helps RSLs review their approach to value for money.

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