About us - Our board

Jackie Ballard: Chair of Outward Housing

Jackie was born in Scotland, educated in Wales and has a degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics (LSE). She has had a varied career, including roles in social work and further education as well as political life. She has held elected office in four tiers of government - Town, District, County Council and Westminster.

Since she left politics in 2001, she has led four charities of different sizes (£1m to £110m turnover) - the RSPCA, Action on Hearing Loss, Womankind Worldwide and Alcohol Concern. She was a (non-exec) board member of IPSA (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority) from its inception until January 2013.

Jackie is currently a Non-Exec Director of Eastside Primetimers (a not for profit consultancy), a member of the board of London Travelwatch and a Lay Member of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group.

Jackie as Chair of Outward is also a member of the Newlon Trust Board and is now Vice Chair of the Group.

Maria Grogan

Maria is a member of the Newlon Trust Board and joined Outward in December 2011. Within the Newlon Group she is also Chair of Access Homes and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee.

Maria has held various roles in Banking and Asset Management, focussing on Change and Product Development, including an Executive Board role at Allium Capital.

Maria's career has given her skills and experience in project and programme management, strategic planning, product development, business change and project and programme delivery.

Shelley Joyce

Shelley is currently a student at the London School of Economics undertaking an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation.

She joined the Outward Board in September 2014 and has 20 years' experience in strategic communications and organisational change, most recently at EY, where she delivered complex transformation initiatives.

Shelley has worked across multiple communication disciplines, including several years in public relations as well as marketing, for international organisations, including Accenture, BNY Mellon and H&K Strategies.

Shelley is originally from Northern Ireland and studied International Business and Languages at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She has a Diploma in Public Relations and has worked and lived in New York and France. She has a WSET Advanced certificate in wine and is currently learning to play the piano. Her interests include politics, art, yoga, live music, travel and languages.

Tim Miller

Tim has a background in commissioning and policy for housing, support and care services. He has worked for a number of London boroughs and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and is currently the Lead Commissioner for Adult Mental Health in Haringey.

Tim previously worked in housing and homelessness services and was a board member for Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust, a charity providing supported housing for young people in Sheffield.

Joyce Saunds

Joyce is currently Chief Executive of a charity that provides rough sleepers and street homeless people with hostel accommodation and facilitates changes that individuals strive to make in their lives.

She has specialised in performance auditing and strategic planning in fire, police and local authorities. She has a particular interest in support and enablement service provision for people with disabilities and people on the autism spectrum.