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About us

Housing Gateway Limited was established in 2014 by Enfield Council as an innovative response to reducing the borough’s housing pressures. The company is operated by a Board of Directors who are responsible for making decisions, providing leadership and monitoring the performance of the company.

Tim Leaver - Chair

Tim Leaver – Chair

Tim is a chartered accountant, entrepreneur and founder of start-up businesses in the life science and technology sectors. An experienced Chief Executive and Finance Director in fast moving high tech commercial organisations, Tim has held numerous senior roles in companies ranging in size from start-up to blue chip. In addition to his role as Chair of HGL, Tim is currently Chief Executive of ROKC Ltd (a Clinical Research Organisation), a Director of the NEAT ID Foundation and a Labour Councillor for the Palmers Green ward in the London Borough of Enfield.


Joanne Drew – Board Director

Joanne Drew – Board Director

Joanne is an experienced senior housing leader that has worked across the UK for central, regional and local government, for housing associations and a national social justice charity driving transformation and the delivery of better outcomes for people, places and communities.  She is passionate about preventing and reducing homelessness and ensuring quality services and homes that enable people to thrive. Joanne is the Director of Housing and Regeneration, as part of the Place Directorate at Enfield Council. 


Jayne Middleton-Albooye – Board Director

Jayne Middleton-Albooye – Board Director

Jayne is a highly experienced senior solicitor with a background in housing and tenancy law in both the public and private sectors. Jayne has served in a variety of senior leadership positions in the public sector and has been a HGL Director since September 2017. Jayne balances her role as a HGL Director with her position as Enfield Council’s Head of Legal Services.


Peter Nwosu – Board Director

Peter Nwosu – Board Director

Peter is an experienced business professional with a strong commercial and finance background.  A Chartered Accountant who has held senior international finance positions in blue-chip organisations including Gillette and Procter and Gamble.  Currently, Peter is an Executive Director at Avon Cosmetics with responsibility for Finance and IT.  He is a long-standing resident of Enfield with both an affinity and knowledge of the borough which he brings, along with his financial expertise and private sector experience, to his role as board director.


Joanna Embling – Board Director

Joanna Embling – Board Director

Joanna is a property professional and chartered surveyor, and a former partner at Cushman & Wakefield.  With a broad development background in regeneration and a keen interest in housing, Joanna has served on the Development & New Business Committee of Notting Hill Housing and as a member of the Governments Private Rented Sector Taskforce.  A long-term resident of North London, her ambition is that everyone should have access to adequate housing, and she believes that Housing Gateway Ltd has a key role in providing that.