Jo Ballman


Governance, regulation, quality and compliance issues, strategy development, risk management, planning and performance management, mergers, all at a practical level.


Jo is a Chartered Surveyor and has an NVQ level 5 in Operational Management. She has considerable experience of leading corporate service teams in large social housing Group’s, from Development and shared ownership, to strategy and planning, and across risk, audit, performance, governance and Company Secretariat teams. She works very effectively with Executives and Members to embed the practical approaches to regulation and governance for social housing providers.

Jo has also worked independently and as an Associate consultant for over 30 registered providers in Wales and England. She has provided advice on mock In Depth Assessments, governance matters, performance reports and regulatory returns.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Jo has been involved in include:

  • Governance review, including advice and support for Executives and Board
  • Interim Company Secretary role for 3 merging provider Boards for 6 months


Freelance Associate
Circle Housing – interim Executive Director of Governance; Group Director of Improvement
Flagship Housing Group – Group Head of Strategy; Deputy Director of Development.
Peddars Way Housing Association – Director of Development
Norwich Union – Investment Surveyor

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