Madeleine Forster

Madeleine Forster

Madeleine has been working in the housing sector all her life. She is particularly interested in how working collaboratively with residents and other local organisations can make a real difference. She joined the Board in 2011, and became Chair in 2017.

Alison Muir

Alison Muir

Alison Muir has significant experience in the housing sector and is Director of Resident Services at Peabody. She is a member of the London Fuel Partnership which advises and supports the Mayor of London on Fuel Poverty. Alison also currently sits on the board of Homes for Lambeth, chairs the G15 Housing Directors group and has had several articles published in various housing sector journals. Alison joined the board in 2019.

Helen Cope

Helen Cope

Helen Cope has worked in housing since 1976. She was Chief Executive of the East Thames Group in East London, a former chair of the National Housing Federation and Stratford Development Partnership, and until 2017 Chair of Yarlington Housing Group in Somerset. She’s well respected across the housing sector and has written extensively on housing and public policy. She joined Gateway’s Board in 2018. 

Kirsty McHugh

Kirsty McHugh

Kirsty is Chief Executive of The Mayor's Fund for London. Prior to that she was Chief Executive at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). She joined Gateway’s Board in October 2017, and brings experience working cross sector, with expertise in employment, education, regeneration, housing and welfare reform, disability and social sector issues.

Sultana Begum

Sultana Begum

Sultana Begum is a teacher and works for Greenwich Council. As a Gateway tenant, Sultana was a member of the Scrutiny Panel and joined Gateway’s Board in January 2017.

Trevor West

Trevor West

Trevor has held senior operational positions with specialist national providers working with older people. He joined the Board in 2016.

Frances Austin

Frances Austin

Frances joined the Board in 2019. She won the Tower Hamlets STAR award for Community Resident Engagement. She was an active member of the Repairs & Maintenance Leaseholder panel and has over 20 years experience in delivering community nutrition intervention programmes.

Mark Miles Lea

Mark Miles Lea

Mark has worked in the housing association sector for over 25 years, specialising in development. Most recently he was Executive Director for Development & Sales at Optivo. He joined Gateway’s Board in 2018.