Ayoku Ademoye

Regional Housing Care and Support Manager, YMCA

Ayoku Ademoye is the Regional Housing Manager for Care and Support of YMCA SPG. She has over 25 years’ experience in Social Housing, including general needs and supported housing; strategy, leadership and changed management.

Before her appointment to YMCA SPG as Regional Manager, she was the Head of Housing for West London YMCA providing leadership across all Supported Housing. During this time, Ayoku played an active role in the merger of four YMCAs across London and Slough creating YMCA St Paul’s Group and making it the largest YMCA in England and Wales.

Ayoku has a BSC Hons in Housing and MA in Management as well as her professional certificate in Housing from the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Gabriel Codjoe

Director of Housing, Network Homes

Gabriel is currently working as the Director of Housing for Network Homes. His responsibilities cover the geographical areas of London & Hertford with regards to rent collection, tenancy management, older person services, agency services & intermediate rents. Gabriel started out in the civil service followed by a stint with Westminster Council social services, but it was his experience auditing homelessness applications that sparked his passion for housing.

Since then he’s been a housing officer on the Studley Estate in Lambeth; managed relationships on the old Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets, when it was one of the country’s most deprived areas. He believes in conversations, empathy and trust. For Gabriel, who has been a social tenant himself, this also means putting himself in their shoes and seeing things from their perspective.

Lisa Haywood

Head of PMO, Stonewater

Lisa Haywood is an experienced delivery and business transformational lead, currently working for Stonewater as Head of PMO, responsible for ensuring successful monitoring and delivery of the corporate Strategic Plan. With over 20 years Project, Programme & Portfolio management practice, she has played pivotal roles in leading organisations, deliver business change and transformation, within both private and public sectors, instilling delivery confidence and assuring successful outcomes.

A highly proficient and respected Project Engineer/Manager by trade, Lisa has delivered a breadth of Transport, Construction, IT and Business change initiatives, recent roles include that of assuring a significant UK-Wide Transport Infrastructure Programme ‘HS2’, as Programme Assurance Lead.
Lisa’s core specialisms reside in designing, implementing and embedding effective Delivery Governance Frameworks and functions, in partnership with senior stakeholders and leaders, improving delivery maturity and capability, promoting continual improvement and enabling future sustainable growth.

Jamal Mannan

Head of People Development and Services, Origin Housing

A varied career has seen Jamal operate within the private, public and not-for profit sectors, dealing with a wide range professionals and subject matter experts. He has worked in the Health, Education, Housing and Professional Services sectors, covering both operational and strategic HR roles.

Jamal leads the People Services Team at Origin Housing, whilst also acting as a key member of the senior leadership team. He established himself at Network Homes which was an award-winning service, based on its innovative, progressive approach to HR.

Jamal holds a board position with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and is also a founding Director for the National Huffadh Association, an organisation set up to empower and develop youth from amongst the Muslim community. Jamal is passionate about the housing sector and youth development and is eager to find ways to join up these interests to create future leaders and help residents to break through the social barriers they face in reaching their potential.

Alykhan Meghani

Finance Director Operations, MTVH

Alykhan Meghani is currently Finance Director Operations at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), responsible for finance business partnering support across the organisation in line with strategic aims.

Prior to joining MTVH in March 2020, Alykhan worked at Wates Group for 3 ½ years as an integral member of the Residential Developments leadership team, providing commercial support to strategic land and joint venture activities . He has spent most of his career in the Real Estate and Financial Services industries, including consulting on hotel and hospitality projects in the EMEA region. Alykhan spent 3 years on the Rolls-Royce plc finance management programme, attaining CIMA designation, after having graduated from Warwick University in 2003.

He has a natural affinity and interest to make a difference in the social housing sector, through fostering an inclusive and collaborative approach across finance and the wider organisation to deliver on our social purpose.