Our People

Our Trustees

The activities of Pathways are governed by a board of 9 trustees who shape the future direction of our work. The board, when it was that of the Ealing and Brentford Consolidated Charity until 2011, consisted of local residents. We now have almshouses throughout London, and have recruited 8 new trustees since November 2013, giving a board more representative of our current geographic spread.

Stephen McNaughton

Stephen McNaughton

Chair

Stephen joined the board in September 2013. Stephen is a senior housing manager with extensive experience delivering property and housing management services across different tenures.

Stephen has held a variety of senior management positions since 1999 and is currently Chief Executive of Portsmouth Rotary Housing Association.

Dillan Blake-Smith

Dillan Blake-Smith

Vice Chair

Dillan joined the board in August 2018 as a trustee. He is passionate about social housing, and making a difference in the community. He brings a wealth of experience in his roles as Vice Chair of the board, and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Dillan is currently a senior manager for a housing association. He has over 15 years experience in housing, policy and commercial property management.

Janet Weekes

Janet Weekes

Janet is a committed and enthusiastic housing professional who is passionate about helping people in need. Janet is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Institute of Leadership Management.

She has extensive housing experience encompassing the private, public and voluntary sector as well as being an established change manager. As a Trustee, Janet brings energy, housing expertise and shares her knowledge and experience in business acumen.

Katherine Yentumi

Katherine Yentumi

Katherine is a passionate housing professional with a diverse experience in homelessness, welfare reform and regeneration. She is motivated to deliver change and to ensure that housing evolves with the needs of its demographic.

Matthew Doyle

Matthew Doyle

Matthew currently holds a number of non-executive chair and director appointments, across a broad range of organisations. He also advises institutional investors on responsible investment, stewardship and governance and pension schemes on member engagement.

Matthew has worked in roles including CEO, COO and CIO across financial services, legal, health, consulting, regulatory and property in countries including USA, UK, France and Australia. He has a unique view on the development of strategy and how this translates to business planning and organisational management. Matthew holds an MBA from HEC, Paris. In his spare time, he climbs mountains, flies gliders and has a healthy interest in food & wine.

Mark Melushi

Mark Melushi

Mark leads a family of churches from St Paul’s, Ealing. With his wife, Lindsay, they have a particular heart to make church relevant and accessible in today’s culture and have worked at this during their 26 years at St Paul’s.

Together they have written and pioneered the Family Time Parenting Children Course. Mark is also the Assistant National Leader for New Wine and is a Director of Tearfund.

Isabella Rossi

Isabella Rossi

Having worked in both local government and the private sector, Isabella is experienced in leading complex negotiations on residential and mixed-use developments to secure new, affordable homes. Isabella is currently Director at ULL Property, providing affordable housing consultancy and transactional advice, having previously worked at CBRE in a similar role.

Isabella is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and joined the board in May 2019.

She is Chair of the Grants Committee.

Andrea Joesph

Andrea Joesph

Andrea is a strong technical and business professional with a MSc in Construction Commercial Management from the University of Westminster. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in the social housing sector and has extensive knowledge of developing asset management strategies, commercial portfolio management and planned investment programmes. 

Andrea is currently the Head of Investment Planning at Catalyst Housing Limited

Alice Mackenzie

Alice Mackenzie

Over her paid working years, Alice worked as a clinician and manager in the NHS and in Canada, specialising in services for Older People. Her last full-time job was as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Health and Social Care at Brunel University. She remains a registered Occupational Therapist.

Alice served on the Pathways Board for close to seven years as an ex-officio member representing the Vicar of St John’s Church, Mattock Lane W13. She stepped down from her position as a Trustee in March 2021 but continues to volunteer as a co-opted member of the Grants Committee.

Our Staff

Leanne Donald-Whitney

Leanne Donald-Whitney

Head of Operations

Abby Akinola

Abby Akinola

Head of Finance & IT

Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan

Senior Housing Officer

Razwana Iqbal

Razwana Iqbal

Housing Officer

Auxilia Santos

Auxilia Santos

Compliance Officer

Dionne Francis-Brown

Dionne Francis-Brown

Repairs & Maintenance Officer

Jubayer Khan

Jubayer Khan

Housing Officer

Fauzia Chaudary

Fauzia Chaudary

Grants Officer

Our Finance Team

Bolaji Campbell

Bolaji Campbell

Finance manager & Company Secretary

Haider Rai

Haider Rai

Finance Officer

Onasis Addo

Onasis Addo

Finance-Officer