Hastoe welcomes three new Board Members

08/07/2013
Hastoe welcomes three new board members to the organisation, bringing a wealth of experience to the 14-strong team.

Ed BuscallElinor GoodmanRichard Quallington
Left to right: Ed Buscall, Elinor Goodman and Richard Quallington

Ed Buscall, Elinor Goodman and Richard Quallington were officially elected to the Hastoe Board on 3 July.

Ed Buscall is an arable farmer based in Norfolk. He is a parish councillor and has been involved in a number of schemes to regenerate the local area. Before becoming a farmer, Ed worked for the BBC World Service as Head of Current Affairs. He now works for the BBC Trust as an editorial adviser and is married with three children. 

Elinor Goodman was political editor of Channel 4 News for 30 years.  After leaving, she chaired the Commission on Affordable Rural Housing and then joined the board of the Commission for Rural Communities. She was also a member of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics.  Elinor lives in Wiltshire and is a governor of the Pewsey Vale Academy.  

Richard Quallington is currently Chief Executive of Community First, the Rural Community Council (RCC) for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  He was former vice chair of ACRE and past chair of Regional Action West Midlands (RAWM). A planner by training, Richard has many years experience of working with and lobbying on behalf of rural communities about affordable housing, transport, rural services, rural broadband and regeneration initiatives. 

Margaret Clark OBE, Hastoe Chair, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ed, Elinor and Richard to the Hastoe Board. They are all very passionate about rural housing, each with different skills and talent to bring to the Hastoe team. We look forward to working with them and wish them all the best in their new roles.”

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