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.