AIHA is led by a Board comprising members who bring a wealth of skills and experience. Together, they are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our residents and enabling the AIHA team to deliver strategic objectives.
AIHA’S Board is responsible for organisation governance and strategic leadership.
We have adopted the National Housing Federation’s Code of Governance 2020 and are governed in accordance with the Nolan principles of Public Life and AIHA’s own Code of Conduct and policies. Members of the Board bring a rich range of skills and experience, and outstanding dedication to AIHA’s mission.
To support the work of the Board, a number of Committees provide more focused scrutiny and oversight of different aspects of AIHA’s work. Board members, as well as other experts, serve on the following committees: Finance and Development; Housing Services; Care Services; Remuneration.
Cllr Michael Levy
Michael Levy is a popular Councillor for Springfield Ward at L.B Hackney and is the leader of the Conservative Group on the Council. He is a well respected advocate for Stamford Hill residents, with considerable experience of provision of care for vulnerable people. Cllr Levy is particularly interested in the public realm and housing need, and has spearheaded many local initiatives, including safer crossing on the A10, children’s play facilities and enhancement of common land. As a member of the Planning Sub-Committee he has developed a strong working relationship with Planning Officers over many years of public service.
Mr Stauber is a member of the community with longstanding interest in alleviating housing need. He has served as an elected councillor in London Borough of Hackney, and for many years was a Board member of the Industrial Dwelling Society, a registered provider of social housing. Mr Stauber was influential in setting up the new Orthodox Jewish settlement on Canvey Island. He is an AIHA tenant and volunteers regularly at the Schonfeld Square Care Home.
Cllr Clare Potter
Ms Potter is the nominated Hackney Council Representative on AIHA’s Board. She is the elective representative for the Brownswood ward and is active in her local community for many years.
Mr Hirschler founded Cromwood Housing Group nearly 20 years ago and has been leading the organisation ever since. He has considerable experience in property management, acquisition, and development. He has particular expertise in negotiating contracts with local and central governments along with the ability to leverage investment from financial intermediaries and investment funds. As the Chief Executive of a registered provider (RP) of social housing, he is familiar with the regulatory obligations and funding frameworks prescribed by the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH).
Jacob Sorotzkin (Chair)
Mr Sorotzkin is a Director of Caring UK Limited, with extensive experience of strategic leadership in the care sector and provision of regulated care services. He has numerous charity trusteeships and philanthropic interests, including a role on the Boards of Side by Side special school and Bayis Sheli residential children’s care home. He has led a number of new-build community projects, currently a new special school for Side by Side
Mr Scharfer is a solicitor specialising in real estate investment. He is a partner at Fladgate LLP and acts for investors and developers. His expertise is leading multi-faceted teams on large transactions, bringing together expertise in real estate, tax, planning and construction. Mr Scharfer has wide-ranging community interests, is a governor of Pardes House Primary School and serves as trustee for a number of charities.
Mr Moskovitz is a developer, and the founding Chief Executive of Avon Estates Ltd. He has extensive experience of property acquisition, development and management, along with a strong grasp of property finance and law. Mr Moskovitz has many philanthropic and community interests.
Mr Klein is Chief Executive of Belz London, a large congregation in London’s Orthodox Jewish community. Services within his control include a school, synagogue, adult and community learning, youth activities and a range of community services. Most recently he has led the multi-million pound redevelopment of the old Belz synagogue and school on Clapton Common, resulting in a new landmark building that includes a range of community facilities. Mr Klein has extensive community knowledge and experience and is a recently elected officer of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.
Mrs Feldman is a Governance and Compliance Consultant. She has extensive experience of working with housing providers, businesses, charities and care organisations where she advises about governance, compliance and best practice, and supports her clients to develop and implement policies and procedures. Among her many years of experience, she served as the Company Secretary of Jewish Care and acted as executive assistant to the CEO at AIHA, where she coordinated the organisation’s successful defence during a Judicial Review and appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.