Customer Influence Committee

Read about the residents who have joined our Customer Influence Committee to ensure that the views of all Eastlight residents are heard.

CIC Nov 2023 Edit
  • Michelle Baker At Conference

    About our CIC

    Our Customer Influence Committee (CIC) formed in May 2021 and is part of our governance structure accountable to our Board.

    It oversees and supports the Board so that the Eastlight residents influence decision-making.

    By using insight and data and reflecting a wide variety of resident views, the Committee directly connects customer voice to the top of our organisation and across the wider sector.

    The Committee is made up of between six and ten customers appointed by the Board. They are remunerated.

Committee Members

Michelle Baker (3)

Michelle Baker

Chair Michelle is an accountant from Braintree.

Paul Hocker

Paul Hocker

Paul, the director of a children’s charity, lives in Wivenhoe.

Steve Bentall (1)

Steve Bentall

Steve is a sport and leisure expert living in Witham.

Catherine Turner (2)

Catherine Turner

Catherine is an accessibility expert from Colchester.

Craig Clackett

Craig Clackett

Craig is a retired tutor and electrician from Sudbury.

Rue Garande Adobe

Rue Garande

Rue is a Zimbabwe-born, domestic abuse survivor who lives in Colchester. She previously worked for Eastlight as a Community Empowerment Officer.


Magenta Lavey Adobe

Magenta Lavey

Magenta is a new-build resident and lives in Sudbury. In 2022-23, she worked for Eastlight in our All In Incubator programme for the Colchester Community Team.

Michael Ryan Adobe

Michael Ryan

Michael is a retired health and safety professional and rail and construction specialist who lives in Halstead.

Cedric Selvadorai

Cedric is a businessman from the Braintree area.

Get involved at Eastlight

As a community gateway housing association, we make it our mission to ensure Eastlight residents influence decision-making, improving the delivery and maintenance of our homes, services and communities.

Alongside a role on the CIC, there are many other ways you can get involved.

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The role of the CIC in 2022

The activities of our Customer Influence Committee throughout 2022.