Prior to joining Tonic, Anna was Executive Director of UK Cohousing. She has been a high profile national ambassador for cohousing and active in the growing community led housing movement having helped establish new community-led housing hubs across the country, including London which was supported by the GLA and launched by the Mayor of London in July 2017. She has also contributed directly to the relaunch of the government’s £300 million Community Housing Fund which will help put local communities in the driving seat.
Anna was formerly a development director for Aster Group for seven years and has worked in the field of housing for 30 years. She has worked for a number of Local Authorities, Housing Associations and a private sector house builder and covered a range of jobs mostly in housing development, strategy and project management, undertaking community led regeneration and new build projects, in both urban and rural areas. Anna also has experience in housing management, finance, grant programmes, sales, planning and community development. Anna has been a Board member of Wiltshire Community Land Trust, Bath Self-help Housing, and local community festival arts projects.
For over 15 years, Luke has held roles in operations, communications, development, and governance for nonprofits, small businesses and social enterprises. He holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Risk Analysis from King's College London.
He has worked with an array of diverse organizations including The Conservation Volunteers, Fawcett Society, Honor the Earth, Peace Brigades International, Women's Aid, White Earth Land Recovery Project, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the V&A and Gendered Intelligence.