Board of Trustees Profile (BoT)

David Ogunwole :

Is the Chief Executive of Back on Track Housing and has 25 years’ experience in a Generic Housing Support. David spent many years working in social housing sector, starting his career as a Housing Officer in Metropolitan Housing Trust and progressing to a number of local authorities’ leadership roles in the Housing sector, including charitable organisation. In recent years he has worked extensively with Vision Housing Consultancy services as a Resettlement Manager supported vulnerable people.

Rachel O Popoola :

Owing diverse academic and professional history, she as an individual with a wide spectrum of skills. Primarily, possess sound knowledge in the sphere of legal studies, social and community service, she has also had management experience in the field of social service and enforcement with local authorities and Housing association combine working experience of 18 years. She currently managed a sheltered Housing complex – Retirement Living where she is supporting the retired elderly and vulnerable residents in a sheltered accommodation to live independent lives. She has completed law degree and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC). Rachel advises the charity on matters of governance and housing including tenancy issues.

Peter Henry:

A self-motivated determined individual with vast experience of working within a fast-paced customer focused environment. With years of experience working for HMP as a Prison Project Advisor, Shelter:   advising prisoners on housing options, provided a comprehensive homelessness prevention services, liaising with social services and solicitor and wide experience in working with London boroughs, Housing Associations and independent organisation for the past 20 years. Peter have great communication, listening and negotiating skills which are effective in dealing with difficult or challenging situations. He has the ability to convey complex information effectively and clearly. Peter methodical approach to starting and completing tasks, valuable member of trustee on risk management and litigation.

Mr Melis Phanos:

25 years of Private landlord, Mr Melis is a great entrepreneur. He started his business career in textile over 40 years ago.  He is a man of integrity, and    has deep interest in the mission of the organization.  His dedication and responsibilities extends beyond attending board meetings regularly. His commercial and business awareness plays a major role in decision-making

Dr Jane- Wia Ogosu:

She has extensive experience in the homelessness sector, having worked in and been a trustee for several organisations. Dr Jane is member of Sickle Cell Anaemia Research Foundation; whose mission is to advance the cure and treatment of sickle cell disease. She has previously worked as Director of Fundraising at a disabled children’s charity, as well as Arthritis Care, with 14 years of experience in the charity sector. Dr Jane has established an orphanage in West Africa. She has extensive knowledge and experience in General Patients’ care, Drugs Development and monitoring, Counselling, Public Health and Community activities, Health Services Management and Development Projects locally, nationally and internationally. Practitioner.

Yaccub Enum

Is a Public Health Specialist with interest in mental health, sexual health and tackling stigma. He was a Clinical Nurse Manager at East London Foundation Trust, and then completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Yaccub has experience of working with multi-cultural communities in deprived areas of east London. He led the development and implementation of a mental health promotion strategy with a strong focus on community empowerment. This included working with local people, faith leaders and hard-to-reach groups to demystify mental illness, promote mental health and improve access to services. He worked with local communities, raising awareness of HIV testing and commissioning community-based HIV testing services. Yaccub has also worked in various public health commissioning roles and is currently a Public Health Principal in London, heavily involved in the Public Health response to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has co-authored a number of peer reviewed publications, including Delivering Universal Health: A Collaborative Approach. He was also a contributing author of the Primary Care Mental Health in Older People: A Global Perspective, an international collaboration of authors.

Nicholas Bernard Arthur

A versatile, well-educated, experienced, highly motivated, inspirational and accomplished leader in Housing Management, with extensive experience in all aspects of Housing Management, Housing Regeneration and Community Development, Community Safety and Partnerships.  A transformational and decisive leader with clear vison, drive and flair to deliver high performance with passion for customer care, an excellent organiser with energy capable of working under pressure to deliver high quality customer focused value for money housing services. I have strong track record in project delivery, transformational and change management at both strategic and operational levels within Housing and cross-functional environments. Designing service improvements to deliver strong outcomes reduce risks and achieve value for money, achieving this through effective communication and collaboration with all stakeholders. I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, work collaboratively with teams and have an outstanding track record of developing and maintaining partnerships with customers, contractors, and stakeholders, elected members, executives and boards and always get things done.