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.

Assets & Property Manager
Enterprises and Training Manager
Senior Accountant
Housing Services Manager


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 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.

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
Carly Fordham Chair of the Executive Remuneration Committee

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.

 Rupa Bhola Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit committee
Kevin Farrell
Board Member
Pilar Sanchez Member of Services Committee

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 Butler Member of  Services Committee

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.