Leadership Team

Clare Norton
Chief Executive Officer

Clare has worked to alleviate homelessness for over 25 years, striving to help rough sleepers and those with vulnerabilities to find homes with support to develop skills to live independently.

For the last nine years, Clare has been the CEO here at Peter Bedford Housing Association. Clare was the Chair of the g320, representing London’s small housing associations from 2016 to 2019, and during this time became a member of the Homes for Londoners Board advising Sadiq Khan on housing policy, strategy and delivery issues.  Clare strives to ensure the impact small associations make in their communities is recognised.



Chris Deacon
Director of Services

Former secondary school geography teacher Chris has worked in homelessness for over a decade.  Starting as a Support Worker for people with complex needs, Chris managed hostels before working as an Area Manager of homelessness prevention and employability services at a large London homelessness charity.

Housing Services Manager
Enterprises & Training Manager
Senior Accountant


Peter Bedford HA has a volunteer Board who are recruited for the skills they can bring to govern and lead PBHA. The Board comprises of up to 12 independent Board members who meet 5 times a year. There are 3 committees which examine and seek assurance about PBHA’s services in more depth
  • Finance, Risk and Audit Committee
  • Services Committee
  • Executive Remuneration Committee
Peter Bedford HA is committed to becoming a Tenant Lead housing association by 2025 and accordingly 3 Board members have lived experience of using PBHA’s or similar services. Peter Bedford HA complies with the National Housing Foundation’s 2020 Code of Governance and the Regulator of Social Housing Regulatory Standards.
Jon Sibson

Jon has been a local resident for over 25 years and is committed to the development of a fairer and more cohesive local community. He has an interest in homelessness and has previously volunteered at Shelter from the Storm, in Archway. He has experience as a Governor of an adult education institute and in the past as a trustee of the Rainer Foundation (now part of Catch 22). His professional experience is as Dean (Pro Vice Chancellor) at Greenwich University where he leads the Business School and is on the Senior Leadership Team. Previously, he was Partner and Leader for Government and Public Sector at PwC UK.

Louise Graham
Vice Chair & Member of Services Committee

Louise currently works for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as Assistant Neighbourhood Director for the Lancaster West and Grenfell Housing Services. She started in housing working as a project worker in a homeless hostel and has since worked in managerial roles in supported housing and general needs social housing. She has considerable experience of housing management including repairs and maintenance, health and safety and customer service.

Louise has an undergraduate degree in Social Policy and Criminology as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies. She is currently in the final year of a Building Surveying Masters. Louise is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and a student member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Corinna Bishopp
Chair of Finance, Risk and Audit committee

Corinna is currently part of the Executive Team for Richmond Housing Partnership, an innovative and ambitious 10,000 property housing association based in South West London.

Corinna has over 25 years of finance experience, including detailed business planning, treasury, budgeting, financial and management accounting. Corinna is knowledgeable in housing sector regulatory requirements.

 Tim Browning 
Chair of Services committee

Tim Browning joined in 2019 and is Chair of the Services Committee. His experience is in the management and care of property working within both the private sector and social housing. As a chartered surveyor he worked for over 20 years in social housing before retirement in 2018. Tim has a particular interest in developing collaborative working partnerships between different housing associations.

 Rupa Bhola
Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit committee

Rupa joined in September 2020 and is Director of Finance at Single Homeless Partnership and brings a wealth of experience to the Board in housing charity finance, IT and cyber security.

 Michael Cooper
Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit committee

Michael Cooper, Co-opted 2022, is a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee. Michael is Associate Director of Technology and Operations at the University of Greenwich having graduated in Computer Science. He started his working life with a housing association in Income Recovery and IT training and brings a welcome mix of cyber expertise and knowledge of social housing.

Lewis Devonish Member of the Services Committee

Lewis Devonish Co-opted 2022. Lewis is a member of the Services Committee. He has worked in the supported housing industry since 2013, beginning as a support worker, who has a passion to help vulnerable people such as people with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Older People, ex Rough Sleepers and Young People. Lewis has worked in various housing roles in this time and taken a keen passion towards housing management and service delivery of support models to maximise our outcomes for the people he has supported. Lewis is a Supported Housing Manager of Young People services in Hackney & Waltham Forest for Outward, part of the Newlon Group (a Charitable Housing Association & Support Provider).

Kevin Farrell
Board Member
Carlo Navato
Member of the Services Committee

Carlo joined the Board in September 2022 and is a member of the Services Committee. He has been engaged in property consultancy and development since 1991 in the private sector. Carlo has experience of social housing partnerships and brings expertise as a chartered surveyor. He can deliver projects of all types and ranges of complexity and budget. Carlo runs an eclectic development pipeline – interesting, challenging projects that need or demand a bit of pizazz.

Graeme Muncey
Member of the Risk & Audit Committee

Graeme joined in 2023 and is a member of the Risk and Audit Committee. For over 30 years Graeme has worked with Housing Associations and other organisations to provide affordable housing. This has included being involved with the provision of housing, as well as repair and maintenance issues. His experience includes developments encompassing homelessness, hostels, special needs housing, as well as mainstream family housing.