Our Team

 

Tom Chance, Chief Executive

 

Tom heads up the National CLT Network and leads on its strategy and its work to mainstream the community ownership of land and affordable housing. This includes public policy and advocacy work, and building relationships with industry bodies for housing associations, developers, landowners, local authorities and community networks.

Prior to joining the Network, he worked for the Greater London Authority in housing and planning policy, and as head of office for the Green Party Group on the London Assembly. He has also worked for a sustainable construction company, and as a consultant for clients such as the All Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Planning, World Habitat and various local authorities.

Peg Alexander, Campaigns and Business Development Manager (jobshare)

Peg Alexander job shares the job of leading the National CLT Network's campaigns and business development work. She is responsible for our advocacy and communications campaigns and the delivery of our consultancy work.

Peg comes to this role after over 25 years working at a senior level in the public and third sectors as a consultant, chief executive and time in a Government children's agency developing policy, practice and support for all of England’s local authorities. She works as an associate for Leeds Community Homes.

Peg combines this work with another career as a TV/Radio broadcaster, journalist, event host and speaker. Indeed, it was through making a documentary about community led housing that she made her connections that led to this job.

Alison Ward, Campaigns and Business Development Manager (jobshare)

Alison Ward job shares the job of leading the National CLT Network's campaigns and business development work. She is responsible for our membership and CLT support services and the delivery of our consultancy work.

Alison is a co-founder and Director of Middlemarch Community Led Housing CIC and has been a community led housing adviser since 2010 (formerly working with community land trusts as part of the Wessex CLT Project). She was a trustee of the National Community Land Trust Network between 2014 and 2019 and has also worked for the social finance intermediary Resonance to carry out research into the funding needs of community led housing groups and to develop new finance products for community led housing projects.

Alison holds an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 qualification in Social Enterprise Support, and Open University Certificate in Management for not for profit organisations and an honours degree in English Literature. In 2003 Alison worked as a VSO volunteer for a non governmental organisation in Pakistan, an experience which strengthened her views on the importance of supporting community leaders at the most local level.

Sophie Haggerty, Campaigns Officer

Sophie handles responsibilities key to crafting and delivering effective communications and advocacy campaigns. She also works hard to provide advice, resources and events to our membership. She joined the Network in January 2020 with several years' experience in communications and advocacy with both American and British anti-corruption charities.

Rosie McBride, Systems and Services Officer

Rosie joined the Network in October 2017 as Administrator before working on the Community Led Homes programme as National Advice Centre Officer.

As of January 2021, Rosie is the Network’s Systems and Services Officer; working to improve the Network’s organisational systems including the team’s Salesforce system and the CLT sector database. Rosie also processes memberships and delivers services for our members including our Incorporation Service and, alongside Sophie Haggerty, our enquiry line and member webinars.

Beth Boorman, Campaigns and Business Development Manager (maternity leave)

Beth makes sure the Network's advocacy, communications and market development campaigns are strategically delivered and achieve the best possible results. Beth also leads our membership services.

Beth joined the Network in June 2017 as our Communications Manager, having previously worked at a resident-led housing association.

Rachel Chance, Finance and Operations Manager

Rachel Chance joined the Network in September 2018 to manage the operations and finances. She has a background in management, social enterprise and third sector having previously been CEO of third sector digital firm, Fat Beehive and the Managing Director of the innovative recycling social enterprise The Laundry. Rachel also has a background in environmental consultancy and project management within the third sector. 

Rachel has a BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. She has continued professional development in organisational psychology and change management.