Staff

Steve Hoey

Steve is one of the Co-Founders of People Powered Homes and is the CEO. His career has been in housing and leadership, in positions ranging from volunteer to founder, from Resettlement Worker to CEO. He was the Director at United Nations World Habitat Award winning Canopy Housing between 2008 – 2017. Steve is also chair of the Community Land Trust Network.

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.

Gemma Gates

Gemma is the business support officer for LCH. She joined the team in November 2019 and is the organisation’s lead finance contact. She works part time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and also works for Citizens UK as their Project Officer for the Leeds Chapter. She has previously worked as the project coordinator for New Wortley Housing Association’s community-owned housing project. 

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 part of the Climate Action Leeds team.

Board Members

Steve Hoey

One of the Co-Founders of People Powered Homes, sits on the Board of Directors, and is employed as the CEO.

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 .