Our Board

At Inquilab we understand that good governance is vital to the success of the organisation. We are directed and led by our Board who are a passionate group of people truly committed to making a difference to the lives of our residents.

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Pamela Leonce
Chair of Board since 2018
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.

Gina Amoh
Chief Executive since 2013
Working Since 2013

Gina has 30 years’ experience in the housing sector. Her role as Chief Executive encompasses the major business functions including, housing management, maintenance and new business. Gina is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds an MBA.

Katie Wilmot
Board Member since 2019
Working Since 2019

Katie is a Chartered Architect with 15 years experience in the creative and construction industries.  Her professional experience spans a number of sectors including masterplanning, social and private housing, commercial, mixed use, and education – from concept design through to planning, technical design and on-site contract administration.

She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and splits her time between work in practice and education.  She has previously been a member of Council at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and has served on various committees and working groups including Architects for Change – the RIBA Equality and Diversity Forum.

Katie has been an Inquilab resident since 2016.

Katy Crothall
Co-optee since 2019
Working Since 2019

With 18 years of experience recruiting to the Housing, Not for Profit and Local Government sector, Katy is passionate about providing real value to organisations through making the right connections.
She is proud to have led our Housing Division for over a decade, with consultants specialising in Asset Management and Technical Property Services, Care & Support, Development & Sales and Corporate Services. Katy also lead the Executive Search and NED/Board Chair recruitment.

Badenoch + Clark Housing and Third Sector recruitment team boast a combined tenure of more than 50 years recruiting into these spaces. They are committed to partnering with Housing and Third Sector organisations to secure the highest calibre candidates who are the best fit for their teams, ensuring clients are best able to deliver on both their commercial and social ambitions.

Recruiting at all levels to CEO and Board and utilising their partnership working model they use their market knowledge, their intimate familiarity with their partner organisations and the insights of their established network of colleagues in the Housing and Third Sector to be best placed to support candidates and clients alike.

Gordon Mattocks
Board Member since 2015
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 membership of the Executive Committee of the national trade body for housing internal audit (the Housing Internal Audit Forum), and is a member of the Audit Committees of CIPFA and the Dorset and Devon/Cornwall Police Alliance.

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 and the arts.

Peter Calderbank
Board member and Chair of the Audit and Assurance Committee since 2018
Working Since 2018

Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an experienced senior executive who has been the Chief Executive of an innovative housing and care charity since 2015. Prior to that he was the Chief Executive of a charity that provided advice and support services. He is an experienced non-executive and is the Chair of a charity that provides development and leadership training for young people. He is also the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of a major national charity that provides housing and support for young people.

Nisha Makwana
Board Member since 2015
Working Since 2015

Nisha is a Strategy, Performance and Governance specialist with a background in designing change for transformation programmes. She is qualified in law and practised treasury management before moving into the transformation spaces where her work focussed on housing providers. Nisha has over 10 years of experience in Social Housing and recently worked for a G15’s larger housing association in Change Management before moving into management consultancy.

Karen Harvey
Co-optee since 2019
Working Since 2019

Karen has worked in Human Resources and business transformation for over 35 years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Charted Business Psychologist. Most of her career has been in the social housing sector but she has also worked in central and local government, trade and membership bodies, trade unions, charities, consultancy and the private sector.

She is also an executive coach working with executive and non-executive teams and individuals at different stages of their lives and careers.

She currently runs her own consultancy and interim business.

Nigel Newman
Board Member since 2014
Working Since 2014

Nigel has over 20 years’ experience working in social housing – currently as Director of Strategy and Growth for a housing association. Prior to that, he was an Operations Director 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 services which reflect the needs of the communities where we work.

Puneet Rajput
Board Member since 2015
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.

John Barr
Board Member since 2019
Working Since 2019

John Barr is Customer Experience Director at Optivo (Housing Association) who manage 45,000 homes in S.E. England & the Midlands.

John has 28 years’ experience in the housing sector (Local Authority and Housing Association) and 5 years providing English language services to global businesses in Italy.

John is passionate that social housing is as much a necessity as good healthcare and education. He’s driven by the idea that (often vulnerable and disadvantaged) customers should enjoy a positive customer experience as modern and professional as anything offered by the commercial sector.