Betsy joined the board in March 2017, after working for Generation Rent first as Community Campaigns Manager and then as Director, until December 2016. Before joining the organisation in 2014 she worked as a community organiser in the USA, engaging on various issues including housing, immigration, health care, and finance sector reform.
Hannah Williams founded RentalRaters in 2013, which allows tenants to review their previous landlords. She is Director of Technology at Harvard PR, with 14 years’ experience in marketing and communications.
Sean Cosgrove is a CIPFA accountant and project manager with ten years’ experience of local government financial management and strategy development. He is currently advising Clapton Park Tenant Management Organisation in North London.
Daniel joined the board in February 2017. He is editorial director at the think tank Civitas, where he has researched and written a series of reports about the housing crisis. Before that he spent nine years as a journalist in the House of Commons, most of that time as political correspondent for the Press Association. He is a regular blogger on housing-related matters and has written for a range of publications, including Prospect, The Times and The Daily Telegraph.
Shiv joined the board in December 2016. A former investigative correspondent at the Guardian, he is the co-author of 2010's cult book Jilted Generation; How Britain has Bankrupted its Youth, and co-founded the Intergenerational Foundation. He has contributed to several publications on intergenerational justice and is currently writing a book on economics in a post-globalised world.
Holly joined the board in April 2015. She brings experience of fundraising from her role as Legacy Marketing Manager with British Heart Foundation.
Jacky Peacock has been employed by Brent Private Tenants’ Rights Group since it was established in 1986 and has overseen its development from a tenant engagement organisation to the only organisation in the country dedicated to providing specialist legal advice and support services for private tenants. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to private tenants
Robbie de Santos is Head of Campaigns at the LGBT equality charity Stonewall, where he leads on high profile public attitude campaigns and developing a social movement of equality campaigners. Robbie has a decade of experience in campaigning, including three years leading Shelter's policy work on private renting and developing the campaigns function at the UK's leading debt charity StepChange.
Bernard runs a Business Improvement District in the centre of London, and is a councillor in the London Borough of Brent. He became interested in Generation Rent and the idea of campaigning for private renters after canvassing in his local area. Most people in his ward rent, 48% from private landlords. Many seem powerless to change what are often poor living conditions, it affects their mental and physical wellbeing. He wants to change that and thinks a local solution is not the answer.