WE ARE GENERATION RENT

Campaigning with private renters for professionally managed, secure, decent and affordable privately rented homes. 

Winner of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation campaigner award for Housing and Homelessness - 2017.

Generation Rent is the operating name of the National Private Tenants Organisation Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (Registration number 08731888)  

Read our Annual Report 2018

Meet the team

  • Caitlin Wilkinson

    POLICY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER

    Caitlin joined Generation Rent as the Policy and Public Affairs Manager after volunteering on the End Unfair Evictions campaign. She previously worked at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, where she gained insight into the effects of the housing crisis on those at the sharp end of it. Most recently, she worked at a public affairs agency working across several policy areas, including education, housing and health.

  • Georgie Laming

    Campaigns Manager

    Georgie has 9 years of activism under her belt. She served as a Labour councillor in Southampton where she campaigned against legal loan sharks targeting her constituents. She's worked for the likes of 38 Degrees, Save the Children and the National Union of Students delivering organising campaigns. Most recently she's been working as a freelance consultant helping organisations big and small deliver member led campaigns. Georgie is a private renter in Haringey.

  • Dan Wilson Craw

    Director

    Dan has been Director since April 2018, having run Generation Rent on an interim basis since December 2016. He joined in 2014 as Communications Manager, after six years working at a corporate communications agency with clients in the property, health, energy and non-profit sectors. In September 2015 he added Policy to his role. He first got involved in housing after one rent rise too many, starting out as a volunteer and spokesman for PricedOut, the campaign for affordable house prices. He has 12 years' experience of renting, from 7 different private landlords.

Board of directors

  • Ian Mulheirn

    Ian Mulheirn is the Director of Consulting of Oxford Economics. He was previously Director of the Social Market Foundation, leading it to win the Prospect Magazine UK Think Tank of the Year award in 2012, and before that an economist at HM Treasury. In 2016 Ian sat on the panel of the Redfern Review into the decline of home ownership.

  • Bez Ely

    Bez Ely is Campaigns & Public Affairs Officer at a national charity. They run the London Rent Cap campaign and volunteer as an adviser in Brent and Camden. This experience from the frontline of the housing crisis gives them valuable insight into the pressures facing private renters, complementing their expertise in housing advice, policy and campaigns.

  • Jake White

    Jake is Judicial Review Project Lead at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. His extensive experience spans the Department for Energy and Climate Change, Friends of the Earth and private practice. He has also provided pro bono advice to tenants at Waterloo Legal Advice Service in London.

  • Samir Jeraj

    Samir Jeraj joined the board in July 2017. He is Policy & Practice Officer at Race Equality Foundation. He is also a freelance journalist and co-authored the 2016 book, The Rent Trap.

  • Daniel Tompsett

    Daniel Tompsett joined the board in July 2017. He is Head of Commercial & Operations at Adaptive Lab, a digital consultancy.

  • Betsy Dillner

    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

    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

    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 Bentley

    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.

  • Ian Mulheirn

    Ian Mulheirn is the Director of Consulting of Oxford Economics. He was previously Director of the Social Market Foundation, leading it to win the Prospect Magazine UK Think Tank of the Year award in 2012, and before that an economist at HM Treasury. In 2016 Ian sat on the panel of the Redfern Review into the decline of home ownership.

  • Bez Ely

    Bez Ely is Campaigns & Public Affairs Officer at a national charity. They run the London Rent Cap campaign and volunteer as an adviser in Brent and Camden. This experience from the frontline of the housing crisis gives them valuable insight into the pressures facing private renters, complementing their expertise in housing advice, policy and campaigns.

  • Jake White

    Jake is Judicial Review Project Lead at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. His extensive experience spans the Department for Energy and Climate Change, Friends of the Earth and private practice. He has also provided pro bono advice to tenants at Waterloo Legal Advice Service in London.

  • Samir Jeraj

    Samir Jeraj joined the board in July 2017. He is Policy & Practice Officer at Race Equality Foundation. He is also a freelance journalist and co-authored the 2016 book, The Rent Trap.

  • Daniel Tompsett

    Daniel Tompsett joined the board in July 2017. He is Head of Commercial & Operations at Adaptive Lab, a digital consultancy.

  • Betsy Dillner

    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

    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

    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 Bentley

    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.


Generation Rent receives grant funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the Trust for London, and through donations from its supporters. See more here.

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Generation Rent is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer.
 

 

How we help

  • hwh-1.pngCall for changes in legislation, strategies, policies and practices to make private housing a better place to live

  • hwh-2.pngStrengthen the voice of private tenants by developing a national network of private renters and local private renters’ groups
  • hwh-3.pngProvide opportunities for private renters to campaign on issues that affect them and their local areas
  • hwh-4.pngWork with affiliates towards achieving the aims of Generation Rent

JOBS AT GENERATION RENT

Policy & Public Affairs Manager - deadline 9am, Monday 10th June 2019

Full details and how to apply

 

Email board@generationrent.org to ask about opportunities to join the board. 

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