The Z2K team

Joanna KennedyChief Executive: Joanna Kennedy.

Joanna was a partner and head of litigation in the Holborn law firm Collyer Bristow until 2008 when she joined Z2K. After 30 years as a commercial lawyer she wanted to direct her energies into putting something back into the community

 

Anne2Senior Casework Manager:Anne Killeen

Anne is the manager of the casework team. Prior to joining Z2K she worked in the legal aid sector for many years at various law centres across London. She was also a Team Leader for Shelter. Anne completed a MA in Housing Law and Policy. However, she decided to use her current and past casework knowledge  to identify legal challenges and assist the campaigns team to implement change.

Casework Manager: Nick Gayle

Nick is an experienced caseworker, with volunteering and working experiences at various advice organisations and housing associations. He is the Casework Manager for Z2K’s Advice and Advocacy service.


ZoeCasework Manager: 
Zoë Adkin

Zoë is a caseworker for our Advice and Advocacy Service. Zoë started volunteering in November 2014, after teaching English abroad for a few years. She became a full time caseworker in March 2015.

 

JoeCasework Manager: Joe Hurst

A former Z2K volunteer and Complaints Officer, Joe now works as caseworker our Advice and Advocacy Service.

 

 

MatthewCasework Manager: Matthew Ahluwalia

Matthew joined Z2K as a caseworker in September 2015. Before working at Z2K, Matthew had gained experience in social security, housing, and public law by volunteering at the AIRE Centre, the Free Representation Unit, and the Public Law Project. He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in November 2015.

 

JamieHousing Liaison Officer: Jamie Wallace

Jamie is the coordinator of our NextDoor Project’s Private Rented Access Scheme. He helps pair up our clients looking for housing with landlords looking for reliable tenants. Jamie has experience working at Hammersmith and Fulham’s Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

mr-dTenancy Support Officer: Alex Dhlakama

Alex works primarily with residents of Humanity Homes to provide a Tenancy and Life skills Support service. He also works as part of the NextDoor project to find and match single homeless people with suitable Landlords. Before joining Z2K Alex worked for more than 10 years in the homelessness sector.


marcfPolicy & Campaigns Director: 
Marc Francis.

Marc leads on all of Z2K’s campaigning activity. He was formerly the Housing & neighbourhoods Policy Advisor at Save the Children and Public Affairs Manager at Shelter, leading successful campaigns against the long-term use of Bed & Breakfast accommodation for homeless families.

 

samaSenior Policy & Campaigns Officer: Sam Ashton

Sam supports Marc in his campaigning work and is responsible for managing the website. He has a degree in Politics from the London School of Economics and previously worked at the Greater London Authority in both economic policy and government relations.

 

AdamLocum Office Manager: Adam Alive

Adam is Z2K’s locum Office Manger, providing maternity cover for Lilian Lee. Adam is from a social care management and arts background.

 

 

CatherineVolunteer Manager: Catherine Hartshorn

Originally from Barnsley, Catherine moved to London three years ago to study Social Work at the University of West London. During her degree she completed a placement at Z2K and impressed so much with her work that she was asked to work full time after completing her degree.

 

Complaints Caseworker: Daniel Wrapson 

Daniel is the complaint caseworker at Z2K. After graduating with a law degree, he has worked for the last few years as a social welfare caseworker in Barnet and for Greenwich Council.

Z2K is dependent on the support of our volunteers to provide the services we do. We are eternally grateful to all volunteers, past and present. 

2 thoughts on “The Z2K team

  1. Nick teached me never to give up, gave me encouragement, hope emotional and mental support, as much as he helped me solving so many problems, which looked impossible to be solve, I thought soon, I will see him to tell him, all those problems which you was helped to solve are part of the history, I thought he is coming soon from his holiday, to give him a smile, he helped to draw it again on my face, to tell him thanks for your help. I was shocked today to know that he will never come back from his holiday, I am so sorry that all of us lost him, but I am sure god chosen to be his last moment while he is enjoying his holiday, as he was always busy to solve other people problems, the last call I received from him was the last day on evening before he leaves, as he asked me to pass a massage to one of the badly effected clients, in order to, advice her what is the next step on in her case, he gave priority to his client even out of work hours .
    I am deeply sad for this lost, still disbelieve that he lift.

  2. Only last evening I went to a lecture at the UCL and at the reception after by chance I met a Z2K volunteer and she told me of all the fantastic things Z2K and its staff have been doing for those in need in Westminster… Today I checked the website for the first time and I was greatly amazed at the work of Z2K, what a fantastic and much needed organization!… I feel very sad for those who have lost someone as valuable and vital as Nick… My heartfelt condolences to all those concerned, he seems to have left behind for us much more on this earth than he found…

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