L&Q further strengthens its Group Board with three new appointments

Published on 05/05/2021

L&Q has further strengthened its governance by appointing three new Group Board members as it embarks on an ambitious new five-year strategy:

Dominique Kent will become chair of L&Q’s care and support subsidiary, L&Q Living, from September, following the retirement of John Drew.

Dominique has worked at The Good Care Group (TGCG) for 11 years, taking over as Managing Director when TGCG was acquired by Sodexo in April 2019. In September 2020, she was appointed to COO and took on accountability for the UK and Ireland Homecare portfolio. Dominique is also Chair of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), and a director of the Live-in Care Hub.

She has also recently been appointed to the advisory board for Thalamos, a digital mental health service. Dominique has also served on the Board of L&Q Living since 2017.

Maria Da Cunha will join as Chair of L&Q’s Governance and Remuneration Committee upon the retirement of Trevor Moross later this year.

Maria is a former senior executive of British Airways plc where she worked for 18 years until 2018. Maria was BA’s Head of Legal and Government and Industry Affairs for four years before becoming its Director of People and Legal in 2011, responsible for human resources, legal, risk and compliance.

She has extensive experience in corporate governance, risk and compliance, regulated industries, transformation programmes, employee engagement and industrial relations.

Raj Kumar will join as a Group Board member and a member of L&Q’s Resident Services Board.

Raj has over 30 years practical experience of registered providers and council housing. This includes being Head of Service for a local authority, during which he helped to set up an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO). For the past 13 years Raj has headed up One Enterprise Ltd, a housing consultancy.

L&Q Group Chair Aubrey Adams said: “I am delighted to welcome Dominique, Maria and Raj to L&Q’s Group Board, and also to vital positions on our Resident Services Board, L&Q Living Board, and Governance and Remuneration Committee.

“These appointments demonstrate L&Q’s ongoing ability to attract the very best and diverse talent from the public and private sector. Their vast experience and expertise will be invaluable as we embark on our new five-year corporate strategy and deliver our social mission.”

Aubrey added: “I would also like to sincerely thank Trevor and John for their dedicated service over many years. They have helped to guide L&Q through exceptional opportunities and challenges, and they leave our organisation in a very strong position to face the years ahead. We wish them both the very best for the future.”