Neil Cole (Vice Chair)

Neil has been a board member of Coin Street Secondary Housing Co-operative since 1986 acted as chair from 2009 and now acts as vice chair.

Neil has helped with all of the Coin Street co-op developments; and also helped establish the selection and allocation criteria, contributed to the tenants’ induction and training programme and other managing policies for the co-ops.

For over 20 years Neil has been committed to helping develop fully mutual housing co-ops as a contribution to local affordable social housing choices in communities of a diverse demographic makeup.

Neil has been a member of Ekarro Housing Co-operative for the past 20 years and he managed their development programme of properties in Bonnington Square and Vauxhall Grove and acted as secretary in 1993/94. In 1992 he became a member of the New Cut Housing Co-operative steering committee. This committee delivered 54 one, two and three bedroom dwellings in Waterloo and established the co-operative’s managing structure.

Neil is a professional piano technician and musician/composer.