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

Bridie Lavender, Grants and Events Coordinator 

Bridie joined the National CLT Network in February 2016 as a part-time member of staff. She came from Reprieve, the charity that fights human rights abuses, and has a background in International Development. Bridie is responsible for coordinating the grants programmes that the National CLT Network offer and also organises our events programme. 

Alongside working for the Network, Bridie also works for the UK Cohousing Network, providing membership and finance support. 

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

William Brown, Admin and Communications Assistant 

William joined the Network in May 2017, where he provides general administrative and communications support. In addition to this role, William also works for the UK Cohousing Network.

William previously worked as the Parliamentary Assistant for a Labour MP. He holds a BA in History and Economics from the University of Oxford, and studied as a postgraduate fellow at both Princeton University and City, University of London.

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