Naheed Ejaz is the chair of the Customer Partnership Board.
A strong advocate for raising the voices of marginalised social groups, she has an MA in political science and an in-depth understanding of diabilities within the local area.
Naheed has lived in Bracknell for over 34 years, where she raised her five children, and is now a Silva Homes customer. Having worked with special needs children for over 12 years, she now manages a special needs transport business.
Currently Naheed is working with a group for disadvantaged adults, equipping them with personal and business skills to extend the opportunities available to them.
Yvette has been a Silva Homes customer for over two years.
She joined the Customer Partnership Board in order to influence the business’ decision-making, so that she can help ensure that all customers are represented in their policies, particularly those who are vulnerable.
Nick became homeless a few years ago, due to economic turbulence, and Silva Homes helped him back onto his feet. Since then he has focused his efforts on helping others.
He joined the Customer Partnership Board in 2019 to give something back to the community.
Caroline has lived in Bracknell for 29 years and has been a customer of Silva Homes since 2014. With an interest in community matters, housing and infrastructure, she joined the Customer Partnership Board to give something back the area.
Jo has been a Silva Homes customer since 1991, living and working in Bracknell. She has a BSc honours degree in Computing and Systems Practice. With a good understanding of housing management, Jo has taken part in several tenant involvement activities over the years and has experience in managing tenant scrutiny. She joined the Customer Partnership Board to ensure that our customers are heard and responded to.
Peter has lived in Bracknell nearly all his life and has been a customer of Silva Homes since before the transfer from Bracknell Forest Council.
At sixth form he spent three consecutive years as student president and student representative, where he presented ideas to the faculty and was given responsibility for schemes such as independent travel training. Peter has been an active member of Bracknell Forest's Autism Partnership Board, was a public board member for Bracknell Health Watch and was also elected to be the Prime Minister of the Ark. He also regularly attends the Safeguarding Forum and other local events.
Karen Marks has lived in and around Bracknell for 45 years, moving to Spencers Wood in 2019, working as a civil servant and a qualified practitioner of NLP and Time-Line Therapy.
She joined the CPB to ensure the customer's voice is heard and responded to appropriately and fairly. She wants to help guide us to the best solution in the decisions that directly affect our customers.