Andy Ballard

Andy Ballard


Governance, restructuring, regulation, investigations, mentoring senior colleagues, people matters.


Andy is an Associate Director at Altair with over 30 years’ experience in the housing sector. He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and moved to join niche practice Rigbeys in Birmingham as a litigation partner in 1983. Andy then began advising housing associations until retiring from general practice and setting up his own consultancy in May 2011.

Andy’s main areas of work are advising on matters of governance and strategy, mergers and group structures, restructuring and people matters. He has also completed a number of complex and sensitive investigations and inquiries.

In addition to this, Andy is Chair to Community Housing Group – the parent of four subsidiaries comprising Oakleaf, Vestia, Wyre Forest Community Housing and Worcestershrie Telecare. Andy is also Chair to the Trident Social Investment Group and an advisor to the board of Spring Housing Association. Andy has also taught part-time lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire and until recently was a co-optee on the NHF Regional Committee.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Andy has been involved in include:

  • Numerous investigations in respect of board and/or executive failings
  • Regulatory compliance and intervention
  • Restoring G1-V1 status
  • Governance effectiveness reviews
  • Board observation and performance
  • Board recruitment
  • Regulatory judgements in both England, Scotland and Wales
  • Advice for ALMO and LA options
  • Legal procurement advice


Shoosmiths - National Head of Housing
Cobbetts LLP - National Head of Housing

Non-Executive Appointments

Community Housing Group - Chair
Trident Social Investment Committee – Chair
Sprint Housing Association – Board Member

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