Inquilab’s Board members

Board Members

Inquilab is run by a board of management and staff. We have a Board of Management which is made up of 7 members who lead and direct the organisation. The Board members are

  • Olu Olanrewaju

    Chairman

    Working Since 2009

    Olu is a respected housing professional with over 20 years’ experience in housing. He has held senior roles, including positions as Managing Director and Chief Executive in organisations across the UK. He has also had non-executive roles in both housing and non-­housing sectors and is currently chair of a private property company. A housing and regeneration consultant, Olu specialises in interim assignments, leadership and change management. He offers wide experience of housing, regeneration and community development both at a strategic and operational level.

  • Gina Amoh

    Member/CE

    Working Since 2013

    Gina has over 20 years experience in the housing sector. Her role as Chief Executive encompasses the major business functions including, housing management, maintenance and new business.

  • Zakia Raja

    Member

    Working Since 2010

    With over 20 years' experience of customer services in the public sector, Zakia has supported disadvantaged and vulnerable people in improving their chances of gaining employment. Her background includes working in partnership with local employers, training providers and voluntary organisations.

  • Duncan Hughes

    Member

    Working Since 2011

    Duncan has 25 years' City experience in asset management and investment banking and is a member of the examination panel of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute. As well as property investment experience, he has a keen interest in local community development.

  • Nigel Newman

    Member

    Working Since 2014

    Nigel has over 20 years experience working in social housing – currently as Director of Operations for a housing association.  He is experienced in housing and asset management, property maintenance and community investment.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.     Nigel has a keen interest in sustainability promoting services and products which are fit for the long term.

  • Pamela Leonce

    Member

    Working Since 2014

    Pamela has over 20 years’ experience in the housing and social care sector most of which have been at senior and executive level. She specialises in community development, social and economic regeneration and customer services. Her background includes working with vulnerable and disadvantage groups and she is currently the Corporate Director for a national charity which specialises in offender rehabilitation services.

    As well as extensive housing expertise, Pamela also advises businesses on Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and effective community engagement approaches.

    She has held several non-executive roles, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, qualified English as a Second Language (ESOL) tutor, a former school governor and a member of the British International Institute of Management.

  • Nisha Makwana

    Member

    Working Since 2015

    Nisha has 7 years of experience in Social Housing and currently works for one of G15's larger housing associations in Change Management. She has a background in Treasury, and trained as a solicitor specialising in Real Estate and Commercial Finance.

  • Puneet Rajput

    Member

    Working Since 2015

    Puneet is a multi disciplined director with experience of working across the public, private and not for profit sectors. He is currently Director of Corporate Services for a housing association and has over 14 years senior management experience in social housing. Puneet is a governance professional with experience in strategic leadership, organisational development, corporate strategy and ICT.

    He feels privileged to be able to contribute, through Inquilab, for the benefit of the residents and communities of West London.

  • Gordon Mattocks

    Member

    Working Since 2015

    Gordon is a qualified life member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) with 40 years’ experience in public sector finance, risk management and audit. He has worked in new towns, local government, higher education and social housing. He represents the social housing sector through chairing and membership of the Executive Committee of the national trade body for housing internal audit (the Housing Internal Audit Forum), and as a member of the technical Audit Panel of CIPFA.

    Gordon has worked with the social housing regulator in drafting circulars and good practice guides on internal control, is the author of published articles, and sits on a number of boards in the fields of housing, education, health and the arts.