Chief 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
Senior 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.
Casework 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.
Casework Manager: Joe Hurst
A former Z2K volunteer and Complaints Officer, Joe now works as caseworker our Advice and Advocacy Service.
Casework 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.
Housing 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.
Tenancy 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.
Policy & 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.
Senior 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.
Locum 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.
Volunteer 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.