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