Meet our team


Tilly Smith

Digital Campaigns Officer

Tilly joined Generation Rent in 2020 after graduating from an MA course in Journalism. She has had by-lines in various local and national publications, including The Times and the Daily Mirror.



Vicky Spratt

Board member

Vicky is a journalist and author specialising in the housing crisis and social affairs. She is The i Paper's housing correspondent and a writer and editor for Refinery29UK, but her work also appears elsewhere. In 2016, she worked on a campaign called Make Renting Fair, spotlighting the work of groups like Shelter, Citizens Advice and Generation Rent, and succeeded in getting letting fees for tenants in England banned. 

Photo: Bex Wade



Michael Hampton

Board member

Michael joined the board as Treasurer in July 2021. He is an accountant with twenty-years’ experience in not-for profit organisations, and the private sector.



Alicia Kennedy

Director

During a 25-year career Alicia has worked with Prime Ministers, Cabinet members, MPs, Councillors and volunteers to deliver successful election campaigns for the Labour Party. She was made a life peer in 2012 and is non-aligned.

(Photo credit: UK Parliament)



Dan Wilson Craw

Deputy Director

Dan joined Generation Rent in 2014 after six years working in communications for health and green energy clients. He led the organisation between 2016 and its expansion in 2020. He now leads on communications and research.



Caitlin Wilkinson

Policy & Public Affairs Manager

Caitlin joined Generation Rent in 2019 after volunteering on the End Unfair Evictions campaign. She previously worked at youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, and at a public affairs agency working in education, housing and health.



Ian Mulheirn

Chair of the board

Ian is Executive Director and Chief Economist at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. He was previously at Oxford Economics, the Social Market Foundation, and HM Treasury. He was a panellist on the 2016 Redfern Review on home ownership.



Samir Jeraj

Board member

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.



Hannah Williams

Board member

Hannah Williams founded RentalRaters in 2013, which allows tenants to review their previous landlords. She is a freelance communications consultant, with 16 years’ experience in marketing and communications.



Toby Lloyd

Board member

Toby was the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on housing until July 2019. He was previously at Shelter, Navigant Consulting and the Greater London Authority. In 2017 he co-authored Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing.



Eleanor Solomon

Board member

Eleanor joined the board in 2021. She is a housing and property solicitor at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP and acts mainly for tenants and leaseholders in repair and possession cases, and for homeless applicants.