Steering Group

Jon has been at Catalyst Housing since 2006, during which time he has worked in a variety of roles including Marketing, Event Management and more recently as Contract Manager of Home Ownership Westminster, a service Catalyst deliver for Westminster City Council. Jon also freelances in the broadcasting media on a part time basis as an Event Coordinator and has worked on many high profile televised special events and award shows during the last 10 years.

Jon McDermott – Chair

City West Homes

Melissa joined Hastoe in 2008 to head up a new sales department at Hastoe. She also manages the communications and PR function and, more recently, the re-sales function. Previously with Peabody, Melissa has extensive experience of affordable home ownership and intermediate housing initiatives.

Melissa Toomey – Vice Chair

Heylo Housing

Emma manages the delivery of the national events portfolio at the National Housing Federation including events on finance, development, regeneration, asset management, neighbourhoods, affordable home ownership, regulation and legal policy.

Emma Harrison – Awards Manager

National Housing Federation

Claire Blenkin

Sovereign

Minnie Dando

Hyde New Homes

Adam is Assistant Director of Marketing and Commercial Services at the National Housing Federation. He joined the Federation back in 2008 and is responsible for marketing the organisation’s diverse range of products and services, in addition to ensuring their smooth delivery. Adam is also responsible for identifying and developing new opportunities for the Federation and its members.

Prior to joining the Federation Adam spent 5 years with CORGI, the gas industry registration group, leading a number of their commercial businesses. Adam holds a Business and Marketing degree from the University of Greenwich and a post graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Adam Jones

National Housing Federation

Currently Head of Marketing for the commercial division of Notting Hill Housing, Emma is a Chartered Marketer heading up a team of 10 marketing professionals responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all commercial marketing activity for the group.  With 9 years’ property marketing experience both in the UK and overseas, Emma has spearheaded strategic marketing campaigns for multiple award-winning developments, across tenures including private sale, Shared Ownership sales and market rent.    Emma has been an active member of the steering group since 2008.  Prior to her career in property marketing Emma worked for 7 years at the BBC working in a number of B2B and B2C marketing roles.

Emma Maddick

Notting Hill

Kim has worked in housing for over 20 years having a wealth of experience in both the private and affordable housing sector.  Having started her housing career in marketing and sales she moved into Development in the early 90’s and is currently Head of New Business Development at Moat.

Kim McGregor

Moat

Os has worked in housing for 25 years, throughout which he has been involved with affordable home ownership and the more commercial side of housing association’s work. Os is known as an expert in his field both within the not for profit sector and more generally in the property world.

Os Osman

A2Dominion

Andrew is a passionate, results-oriented and award-winning marketing leader with over ten years’ experience in housing. Previously with Notting Hill Housing, Andrew is the Marketing Manager at Peabody where he leads a team of talented marketers to deliver innovative, multi-channel campaigns for shared ownership and private sale.  Prior to his career in property marketing, Andrew worked in sports marketing in his native Canada.

Andrew Peglau

Peabody

Alice Turner

L&Q

Nicola has worked for Radian for over 15 years in various roles, more recently with the  Home Ownership Team specialising in the Shared Ownership Sales and Lettings.  However, since the recent uncertainty regarding future grant funding I have been heading up the more commercial arm of the business setting up the new Market Rent and Open Market Sales teams in which we are aiming to build our “Profit for Purpose” portfolio.  Currently working on 2 major HCA schemes in Portsmouth and Bordon (Eco Town) which will result in 100+ open market sales.

Nicola Whiting

Radian