Incommunities Group Ltd

Andrew Kitchingman – independent member

Andrew Kitchingman

Originally from Bradford, Andrew qualified as a chartered accountant in London in the late 1980s. Since then he has had a highly successful career in the world of finance working primarily in corporate finance for a merchant bank; for corporate stockbrokers and one of the “Big 4” accountancy firms. He has advised smaller listed and Alternative Investment Market quoted companies on new share issues, subsequent fundraising and on mergers and acquisition transactions as well as providing general financial advice to corporate investors. He has also had experience of the private equity sector and the not-for-profit sector.

Judith Crowther – independent member

Judith Crowther1Judith is an experienced Board Member and has worked in social housing for over 25 years and as an Executive Director for over 10 years in large, multi-disciplined and complex organisations. As Director of Housing Services for Anchor Trust she was responsible for 25,000 sheltered housing properties on 726 sites; management services for 6,000 leasehold, shared ownership and Almshouse properties on 250 sites throughout England. In addition to this, Judith has experience of working with vulnerable people, ensuring that services were adapted to meet differing needs. Judith is also Chair of Sadeh Lok Housing Group, which joined the Incommunities Group in April 2015.

Kim Brear – independent member


Kim has strong leadership skills with a good reputation for delivering change. A strategic thinker, Kim uses her knowledge and skills to develop integrated approaches to facilitate innovative partnerships at both local and regional levels across all sectors. Kim has held a number of senior roles in both the local authority and housing organisations, with her experience in this are spanning 23 years. In addition to this Kim is an experienced Board Member, trustee and school governor.

Matthew Walker – (HA Board Representative) independent member


A Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, Matthew has worked in housing organisations at a senior level since 1991, including as Finance Director, before becoming Chief Executive in 1994. Matthew is passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives through helping to provide homes that people want to live in, in areas other people will want to move to. Alongside that work, Matthew seeks to provide people with the opportunities for them to improve their own lives through employment and training opportunities. In following a lifelong commitment to learning, Matthew achieved Corporate Member status of the Chartered Institute of Housing in 2012.   Matthew is also Chair of Incommunities Limited.

Geoff Linnell

Geoff has over 35 years’ experience in helping companies deliver more business value, including innovative uses of IT. Geoff’s wide-ranging experience includes  Trusteeship with Family Fund; former Non-Executive Director with the NHS; Advisory Board Member with NaviSite Inc; Group CIO with Celerant Consulting, following 10 years as Managing Director, Technology and Security, with UBS (Investment Bank and Wealth Management); Transformation Leader with Gemini Consulting; Allied Irish Bank; Pearl Assurance; Halifax Building Society; National Air Traffic Services; Fiat and Arthur Young.

Geoff graduated from the University of Birmingham. He is a former international basketball player and keen golfer.

Geoff is also a Director of Incommunities Commercial Ltd.

Keith Ramsay 


Keith is an experienced commercial executive, and works in consultancy across a number of streams; SME, social enterprise, public sector and health and education. He has key skills in strategic management; relationship building and business development; business transformation; turnaround and efficiency programmes. He has Board and management level experience of operations; organisational development; culture change; business support and strategic development. Keith’s non-executive directorship experience includes a wide range of companies, including CIDA; In Smart Company; Leeds Metropolitan University, (Deputy Chair and Governor) 2003 – 2012; NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, 2007 – 2011; Chair, Audit Committee and Lay Member, Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and Chair of the Board of SHINE – The Camberwell Project 2008- 2010.

Keith is also Chair of Incommunities Commercial Ltd