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We are an international charity, made up of a dedicated team based in the UK who work with people all over the world to make positive action happen. Within our team we have:

  • Patrick Duce, Campaign Impact Manager (Homelessness)
  • Mariana Gallo, Senior Programme Manager (World Habitat Awards)
  • Elena Garcia, Communications Officer
  • Stephanie Gill, Senior Programme Manager (World Habitat Awards)
  • David Ireland, Chief Executive
  • Joanne Kovach, Head of Finances and Resources
  • Ed Melia, Head of Communications
  • Jelly Moring, Programme Manager (Community-led Housing)
  • Jennifer Neville, Administrator
  • Christine Poole, Administrator
  • Celeste Sangster, Programme Officer (Homelessness)
  • Sharon Smith, Office Manager
  • Mariangela Veronesi, Head of Programme (Community-led Housing) (on sabbatical)
  • Louise Winterburn, Head of Programme (Homelessness)

All members of staff can be contacted via or individually using

World Habitat is governed by a Board of Trustees, who bring a wealth of experience to our work. All members give their time voluntarily and receive no benefits from the charity.

The Board meets quarterly and there is one standing sub-committee covering investment and other financial matters. Our board consists of:

  • Adam Challis (Co-optee)
  • Pat Elderfield
  • Dr Angus Kennedy OBE (Chair)
  • Stuart Macdonald
  • Ian McCormack (Co-optee)
  • Nick Murphy (Co-optee)
  • Alan Pearson
  • Professor Jo Richardson

Take a look at our work in action:

World Habitat is recognised by the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Since 2006 we have held Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, reflecting our work in support of the goals of UN-HABITAT.

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