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John Ryan, Chair of the MHDT Board
John lives locally and is the Chief Executive at Oxford House in Tower Hamlets. He has 20 years’ experience of working in community and housing as well as being a volunteer community activist.
Tony is long-standing Woodberry Down resident who was recently elected vice-Chair of WDCO. He volunteered with the Woodberry Down Community Library from 2008 – 2011. He currently volunteers two days a week at the Whitaker Centre in Holloway, working with people with drug and alcohol issues.
Geoff is on the board as the representative of the Woodberry Down Community Organisation (WDCO).
Councillor Feryal Demirci
Feryal is a local councillor for the Brownswood ward which covers part of the south side of Woodberry Down. She is also a member of Hackney Council’s Cabinet: she’s lead member for neighbourhood renewal, waste management, recycling, street scene and highway infrastructure, environmental health and trading standards, parking, traffic management, and markets.
Councillor Michael Jones
Michael is a local councillor for the New River Ward which covers the north side of Woodberry Down.
Peter strongly believes the Manor House Development Trust has a key role to play in the development of the Woodberry Down community and is glad to continue to be a part of that development having been so since the start of the regeneration scheme.
Peter is the previous chair of the Woodberry Down Community Organisation (WDCO) and has a lot of knowledge and experience to contribute to the future stages of the regeneration of the area. While he has now moved to Manchester he is getting involved in projects in his local area and will take advantage of cheap advance tickets to enable him to continue as a member of the MHDT board.
Neil is Development Manager at Berkeley Homes (Capital). He has been working on the Woodberry Down regeneration scheme since 2008 and has been employed by Berkeley Homes since 2002. One of Neil’s principle roles is overseeing the pre-construction stage of the regeneration scheme. Over the years this has involved working and engaging with the local community and other stakeholders. Following this work, Neil has become an active member within the community, supporting a variety of local organisations in their work on the estate.
Billy is the chair of the Woodberry Down Community Organsation (WDCO), appointed in mid-2011 after serving on the group for a number of years. He is a longstanding Woodberry Down resident and a huge champion of the Trust’s work.
Jenny is an acclaimed, highly experienced and charismatic headteacher who leads the Skinners’ Academy at Woodberry Down.