National Communications and Influencing Group

The National Communications and Influencing Group exists to support and advise the NHF on the communications, campaigns and influencing work we do on behalf of the sector.

The group contributes to organisational strategy, works with us to assess and manage reputational risk, and gives us feedback on important communications and influencing work.

The work of this group complements that of the National Communications and Influencing Network by helping to ensure critical information is disseminated to communications and influencing professionals working in the sector.



  • Emma Kiddle, Head of Communications Marketing, Settle Group
  • Matt Rhodes, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Hyde

Vice Chair:

  • Hannah Jowett, Communications & Marketing Manager, Yorkshire Housing

Group Members:

  • Mario Ambrosi, Director of Communications Marketing, Anchor Hanover Group
  • Jill Ancrum, Group Communications Manager, Believe Housing Limited
  • Karen Martin Boulton, Orbit
  • Rachel Case,  Head of External Affairs Communications Campaigns, National Housing Federation
  • Lou Chapman, Head of Communications, Saffron Housing Trust
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald,  Director of Communications, Curo
  • Matt Geer, Head of Communications Marketing, West Kent Housing Association
  • Helen Grantham, Alliance Homes
  • Anita Gupta, Head of External Affairs communications, Transform Housing communications Support, Transform Housing
  • Louise Hillier, Strategy Manager, Eastlight Homes
  • James Howell, Head of External Affairs, L&Q
  • Ruth Johnston, Head of Communications Marketing, National Housing Federation
  • Bethan Jones, WHG
  • Gavin Jones, Head of External Affairs communications, Hastoe
  • Nicki Kirkup, Marketing Communications Manager, Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Lee Marsham , Orbit
  • Carrie McKenzie, Director of People communications, Moat Homes
  • Thea McNaught-Reynolds,  Director of Culture, Communications communications Involvement, Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association
  • Chris Middleton, Director of External Relations, Southern Home Ownership
  • Emma Midgley, Assistant Director - Customer Experience, Communications Change, Johnnie Johnson Housing
  • Robert Morritt, Head of Public Affairs, Home Group
  • Tracy Noton,  Assistant Director Communications, Aster Group
  • Mike Nuttall, Head of Communications (north west), London & Quadrant Housing Trust
  • Carolina Padovezi, Corporate Services Officer, Manningham Housing Association
  • Christine Paxton, Assistant Director Business Development and Communications, Karbon Homes
  • Jon Reeves, Director of Communications, Longhurst Group
  • Ciaran Tully, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation
  • Olivia Tyrrell, External Affairs Manager, Onward
  • Valentina Warren, Alliance Homes
  • Nicola Whiteman, Policy Communications Manager, Papworth Trust
  • Kevin Williams, Group Director of Development & Commercial Services, The Guinness Partnership