Staff

Jimm Reed

Jimm has 20 years of experience in developing affordable and community-led housing. As a project manager he has worked with numerous community housing groups across the UK. Involved since our inception, he is our Development Director, leading on our own projects and overseeing development stage support for groups.

Amani Talheth-Fell

Amani is our Finance Administrator who works behind the scenes handling transactions, and working the spreadsheets. His interest in community-led housing was deepened during his Masters in Sustainable Cities at UoL, and he now lives in a pioneering co-op. Amani also works for WYCA on creating sustainable futures in housing and energy. In his spare time Amani is a community and events organiser, a keen climber, and a DJ.

Lucy Meredith

Lucy is part of the People Powered Homes Admin Team, She joined the team in November 2019 and is the organisation’s lead on PR, marketing, social media and events. She also works with Zero Carbon Yorkshire to support the growth of sustainable and eco-friendly housing. She is the lead for housing on the Climate Action Leeds project.

Board Members

Jimm Reed

Jimm has 20 years of experience in developing affordable and community-led housing. As a project manager he has worked with numerous community housing groups across the UK. Involved since our inception, he is our Development Director, leading on our own projects and overseeing development stage support for groups.

Beverley Brown

Beverley is a local businesswoman from Leeds, operating two successful businesses: retail and business development.  She has a wide range of experience across social housing and built environment sectors, from project and business development, grant funding , social enterprises and consultancy.  Beverley is passionate about social investment and its role to empower local communities. 

Martin Hawthorne

Having spent over 30 years in social housing Martin believes passionately that he has a lot to offer and has a wide range of experience in setting up teams and partnerships with an outstanding record of delivery. Expert in the construction and  development  process Martin  can bring together people with the right skills and motivations to deliver fantastic outcomes .