Highly experienced and passionate, providing the leadership to fulfil the ambitions of the project.
Rachael is part of the senior leadership team in the Housing & Land Directorate and is responsible for ensuring delivery of the GLA’s £736m Land Fund and cross-directorate leadership of corporate projects and reporting.
She is also responsible for co-ordinating the development and implementation of new approaches to housing delivery, as well as driving continuous improvement of existing processes across the GLA Group’s Housing functions.
Previously Rachael worked in the North East Team and was responsible for managing the relationship with the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, as well as managing the GLA’s investment in Barking Riverside.
Tom became Deputy Mayor for Housing in 2020 and oversees the Mayor’s £4.8bn Affordable Homes Programme, including ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ – the first-ever City Hall initiative dedicated to council homebuilding. Tom also oversees the Mayor’s work to improve the private rented sector, and to commission services to support rough sleepers.
Before becoming a Deputy Mayor, Tom was a London Assembly Londonwide List Member for eight years, serving as Chair of the Assembly’s Housing Committee, and as Labour Group Housing Spokesperson. He also served on Lewisham Council, representing Sydenham.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Tom worked for HOPE not hate – an anti-fascist, anti-racist charity that works with communities to fight racism and hatred. He is a trustee of Humanists UK, and New Diorama Theatre in Camden.
Rickardo is responsible for the leadership and development of the functions allotted to the GLA's Housing and Land directorate, providing strategic and operational direction for the delivery of the Mayor's housing, land and development programmes, pan London commissioned services, projects and priorities. He is also a member of the GLA's Corporate Management Team.
In a long career in housing, including other senior roles within GLA, Rickardo has led the Housing and Land Directorate's new business function and the South London Area Team. He has established housing investment programmes and specialises in the structuring of recoverable investment to prepare land for housing delivery. In addition, he has overseen delivery of housing on GLA-owned land in east and south London.
Rickardo joined the GLA in 2012, having previously worked in programme delivery and project management roles in the Housing Corporation and the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England).
Vicky leads L&Q’s Development and Sales Division in London. Her role includes responsibility for all our development activity in the capital, including joint ventures and partnerships, estate regeneration, and sales.
Vicky also has oversight of our innovative in-house construction operations. She is L&Q’s lead director in the Build London Partnership, a ground-breaking programme to help SME housing associations unlock small sites across the city.
Outside of L&Q, Vicky chairs the G15 Development Directors Group, helping to bring the UK’s largest housing associations together to tackle common issues together.
Diane has worked at L&Q for over 30 years and joined the Trust after completing a degree in Housing. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and has led on a number of major regeneration projects across London.
Diane is the Group Commercial Director with responsibility for the LQ group’s Market Rent and Commercial operations, L&Q’s Care and Supported Housing subsidiary, L&Q Living (LQL). She also has responsibility for the L&Q Foundation which develops and funds social programmes to improve the lives of people in our communities.
Ed has worked at L&Q for 13 years in various Finance roles, currently the Deputy Group Finance Director reporting to the Group Finance Director.
He leads a team of finance professionals responsible for financial reporting and business partnering on the L&Q Group’s Development and Sales activities, alongside the production of L&Q’s long-term financial plan and strategy.
Ed has also recently taken on responsibility for leading the Finance function of Gallagher Estates, L&Q’s strategic land business.