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Alicia Ridout

Category: Board

Our board governs our business. It sets our direction and goals. It also makes sure we stay financially strong and meet the standards set out by the government’s Regulator of Social Housing. Members come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of talent and experience. They work voluntarily and have a shared passion for social housing and investing in communities.

Alicia Ridout

Alicia Ridout

Deputy Chair of the Board/Senior Independent Director and Member of the HR and Governance Committee

Alicia is a UK registered occupational therapist who works in digital health safety, innovation and research. She is Director/founder of Involve Me Digital Health Ltd and works as a digital patient safety consultant as well as studying part time for a doctorate at York St John University, studying the use of Artificial Intelligence in occupational therapy practice with older people. 

Previously, she was Deputy Programme Lead in a Cancer Alliance Personalised Care team and the Deputy Director of mHabitat, an innovative NHS digital service. Alicia is a master’s graduate with over 30 years of experience across industry, NHS (mental health and commissioning), private healthcare, higher education/research and the third sector, and with significant experience delivering transformation programmes. 


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