About us Meet the team Meet the team Our staff team Chris Bailey: Campaign Manager chris.bailey(at)actiononemptyhomes.org Chris joined Action on Empty Homes in November 2017. His background is in communications and community-based regeneration Brighid Carey: Project Manager brighid.carey(at)actiononemptyhomes.org Brighid joined Action on Empty Homes in May 2016 as project manager to deliver a study focussed on bringing empty homes into use through community-based approaches. Brighid is now developing our Community action on empty homes toolkit as a resource for local authorities and community groups. Will McMahon: Director will.mcmahon(at)actiononemptyhomes.org Will joined Action on Empty Homes in August 2018 to help deliver a new strategic direction to the project. Will has worked in a range of voluntary sector and campaigning organisations including the Child Poverty Action Group, the National Children’s Bureau and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Anita Nightingale: Finance Manager [email protected] Anita joined Action on Empty Homes in July 2013 and is the first point of contact for all financial matters. Our Board Sue Anderson Sue joined StepChange Debt charity in February 2018 where she is responsible for media relations and PR communications Nick Billingham Nick is the Head of Devonshires’ Housing Management Department. He has been involved in a number of high profile cases impacting on housing law. Alice Brownfield Alice is a qualified Architect and Associate Director at Peter Barber Architects, a leading UK architectural practice specialising in housing and homeless facilities. She has also taught at a number of schools of architecture and is currently a visiting critic at The Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Tom Crowley Our Chair, Tom Crowley, is a Management and Planning Consultant. From 2005 until April 2018 he was Chief Executive of Horsham District Council in West Sussex. Horsham was active in tackling empty homes, bringing many back to use. Jon Fitzmaurice Jon is a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, City University, and is the originator and director of self-help-housing.org which promotes and supports community-led self-help housing initiatives Jen Hart Jen has worked in the voluntary sector for over fifteen years and has held several senior roles in Students’ Unions, and in innovative and member focussed charities in the Higher Education sector. Andy Ford Andy Ford joined the Board in May 2019. Andy started his career as a Chartered Accountant in local government before becoming a public sector auditor and then a management consultant focused on public sector transformation. He was a partner at PwC between 2004 and 2016.