Our Team

Catherine Harrington, Director 


Catherine Harrington has been the Director of the National CLT Network since establishing the Network in September 2010. Her primary role is to lead the strong staff team to deliver the Network’s Business Plan, to ensure the needs of the Network's Members are met and to secure a positive future for the organisation. She has responsibility for the Network’s future funding and sustainability, building and maintaining relationships with key partners and the Network's lobbying and campaigning work. Catherine is also leading on a major project to secure a sustainable future for the National CLT Network.  

Catherine joined the Network from the Department for Communities and Local Government. Previously she has worked at Notting Hill Housing Trust and the Institute for Public Policy Research. Catherine has an MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and holds a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

Contact: Catherine@communitylandtrusts.org.uk or 020 3096 7791

Tom Chance, Head of Grants and Development

Tom joined the National CLT Network in May 2016 to lead on an inquiry into new sources of supply as part of the National Housing Taskforce, a project of the Housing and Planning All Party Parliamentary Group. In April 2017 he took on the role of Head of Grants and Development, leading on on our programmes and business initiatives to support the development of the sector.

Tom has previously worked on housing policy and practice at the Greater London Authority and Bioregional, and has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Reading.

Contact: Tom@communitylandtrusts.org.uk or 020 3096 7793

Beth Boorman, Communications and Policy Manager

Beth joined the Network in June 2017. She is leading on the development and delivery of a new communications strategy and advocacy campaign for community-led housing, to raise its profile and secure a more supportive policy and funding environment.

Prior to this, Beth worked for Phoenix Community Housing, a resident-led housing association. She studied fine art at Winchester School of Art and has professional qualifications in digital marketing and internal communication.

Contact: beth@communitylandtrusts.org.uk or 020 3096 7792

Polly Adams-Felton, Grants and Events Coordinator 

Polly joined the National CLT Network in July 2017. She came to the network from a career in audit in the third sector, working with a wide variety of charities. Before this she worked in research for an investment management firm after achieving her Master’s degree in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Polly is responsible for coordinating the grants programmes that the National CLT Network offer and also organises our events programme. Alongside working for the Network, Polly provides events support to the UK Cohousing Network.

Contact: Polly@communitylandtrusts.org.uk or 020 3096 7793

Rosie McBride, Administrative Assistant

Rosie joined the Network in October 2017 to provide administrative support. In addition to this role, Rosie also works for the UK Cohousing Network.

Rosie holds a BA in History from the University of Manchester and previously worked supporting education groups in the heritage sector.

Contact: rosie@communitylandtrusts.org.uk or 020 3096 7790