National Communications and Influencing Group

The National Communications and Influencing Group exists to facilitate discussion around strategic communications in the sector and to support and advise the Federation on its communications, campaigns and influencing work.


  • Mario Ambrosi, Head of Policy and Communications, Anchor
  • Jill Ancrum, Group Communications Manager, County Durham Housing Group
  • Rebecca Chapman, Director of Communications, Curo
  • Vanessa Gray-Locke, Communications Manager, Westward Housing Group
  • Anita Gupta, Head of External Affairs and Communications, Transform Housing
  • Rachel Harrison, Head of Communications, Octavia Housing
  • Emma Hetherington, Head of Communications, Hastoe
  • Emma Kiddle, Communications and Marketing Manager, settle
  • Nicki Kirkup, Marketing Communications Manager, Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Jenny Luckett, Public Affairs Advisor, Riverside
  • Tracy Mannion, Assistant Director of Communications, Aster Group
  • Carrie McKenzie, Director of People and Communications, Moat
  • Emma Midgley, Marketing and Communications Manager, Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust
  • Lisa Morris, Director of Communications, Optivo 
  • Rob Morritt, Head of Public Affairs, Home Group
  • Christine Paxton, Assistant Director Business Development and Communications, Karbon Homes
  • Carolina Padovezi de Oliveira, Corporate Services Officer, Manninghan Housing Association
  • Kate Reynolds, Group Head of External Affairs, Sanctuary Group
  • John Rockley, Head of Communications and Marketing, Rooftop Housing Group
  • Aisha Vance, Head of Corporate Communications, One Housing Group
  • Nicola Whiteman, Senior Policy Officer, Papworth Trust
  • Kevin Williams, Director of Asset Strategy, The Guinness Partnership

Who to speak to

Clare Paredes, Head of Communications and Marketing