Our Trustees

We are privileged to have trustees with expertise in social housing, charities, changemaking and more. Thanks to their experience, guidance and leadership, Longleigh continues to go from strength to strength.

Fiona Ellison Chair of Board of Trustees

Fiona Ellison

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Fiona brings significant experience to her role as Chair. She was an independent member of Longleigh’s Finance & Investment Committee, supporting the team to utilise the investment from our corporate partner. Fiona is also a Director of the Unite Foundation, which delivers a unique university accommodation scholarship for care leavers and estranged students.


Her career has focused mainly on the youth and charitable sectors. Prior to joining the Unite Foundation Fiona was Director of Partnerships and Operations for Step up To Serve, the organisation that ran the #iwill campaign. Her time at Step up To Serve also included a secondment at the National Lottery Community Fund where she led the development of a £70million fund to support youth social action.


Fiona believes that charitable funding has the potential to transform communities, if delivered in a way that ensures communities can be part of that change and that working with communities in social housing opens up a range of opportunities.

Anne Dokov


Following a career in Human Resources, Anne has been working in the Social Housing sector for almost ten years.  She was one of the Board members who established Stonewater and chaired both its Housing Committee and its Governance and People Committee at different times during her tenure.  She was the Stonewater Nominated Trustee on the Longleigh Board for five years.


Now she is a board member at a small housing association that works in the Midlands and North West to support homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.  She is also a Trustee of a charity in her home town that helps the most vulnerable in the community as well as an Independent Trustee for the Longleigh Foundation.


As a Longleigh Trustee, Anne is proud to be both part of supporting people and families in need through our individual grant schemes and of being able to make a difference for those in the social housing sector through Longleigh’s innovative projects.

John Weguelin


John has a background in the banking sector and more than 30 years’ experience in financial services. He has been involved in the housing sector for over eleven years and has over 15 years’ board experience. John is also Chair of Platform Housing Group.


John is proud to be a Longleigh Trustee because of the passion that Longleigh has for improving the lives of people and communities who live in social housing, and the change it makes to people’s lives.

Ron Williamson


Ron has been a Trustee for Longleigh since 2016 and currently chairs the Finance and Investment Committee. He also has previous experience as a board and committee member of social housing organisations and charities In his professional career, Ron trained as a Public Finance Accountant and held senior positions in both local government and in social housing. He also had close involvement with the provision of adult social care and community services.


Ron is proud to serve as a Trustee for Longleigh and be involved in a charity which really makes a difference in the lives of the poorest members of our communities. 

Heather Bowman


Heather is an experienced Executive and Non-executive Director, having worked in social housing and the third sector for over 35 years.  Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest housing associations and currently has Non-executive roles with three social-value driven organisations.


Heather is the Stonewater Nominee to the Longleigh Trustee Board. As a Trustee, Heather is proud of the very real difference the support from Longleigh Foundation makes for individuals, families, and communities.

Supporting our Board of Trustees

Working alongside and supporting our Board of Trustees, we are fortunate to have the skills, insights and experience of our Company Secretary, Annie Harling.

Annie Harling

Company Secretary

Annie has over 20 years’ experience as a company secretary. She has a Masters in Corporate Governance and Leadership and an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute. During her career she has worked for a number of charities and non-governmental organisations, including within the social housing sector.


As Company Secretary, Annie is focused on supporting Longleigh to adopt the highest governance standards and comply with all regulatory responsibilities. In her spare time, Anne is actively involved in her local church and community.


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