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. In January 2020 Chris was delighted to join Peter Bedford as Director of Services. He remains motivated by seeing vulnerable people achieve lasting change and independence.
Andy was the Labour MP for Edmonton from 1997 until he stood down in May 2015. Andy has a particular interest in housing, having chaired the London Borough of Haringey’s Housing Committee and been a member of Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Homelessness. Andy has now retired from political life.
Cub brings experience and knowledge of fundraising to the Board. His background is in engagement and income generation at charities including the RNLI and Dementia UK. He now works in the Public Sector, helping to shape information governance and assurance within charities and not for profits. He has significant experience in developing strategic plans for income growth.
Carly joined the Board in 2019. Her background is in leading large international commercial teams at Gartner and SHL who advised HR professionals and other C-Suite executives on best practice strategy. More recently, she launched an HR advisory business called TI People in the United States and now consults with technology start-ups on their commercial plans. Carly has moved around throughout her career, living in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Germany and Switzerland. She now supports PBHA closer to home with long term employee engagement, wellbeing, and development strategies.
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.
Pilar brings her lived experience as a PBHA tenant to the Board. Pilar has a background in facilitating groups and co-delivering training with other co-tutors (dance and performance, well-being, Spanish and art). Within the social housing sector, she lived as a volunteer support tenant with adults with learning disabilities for 13 years with The Camden Society, and 2 year with Outward Housing.
Tim brings to PBHA over 40 years’ experience from a mixture of large and small organisations, in both the public and private sectors. His skills include sales and marketing, PR, IT, and finance, and he is now using those skills to devote more time to volunteering with Peter Bedford and other charities.
As a Tenant Trustee, Tim brings to the Board lived experience of homelessness and dealing with Authorities on Benefits and Legal matters.
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.
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 volunteers with 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.