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Our key people

Ron Houston

Quality Director

MA (Hons) Mental Philosophy, MA Social Work, CQSW

Ron co-founded PPCR in 1989 to establish a real voice for the users of public services. Ron has 35 years’ experience of supporting strategic housing and community change.  Change built on good research and meaningful empowerment. His approach is defined by respect, fairness and diversity.

Abraham Nomafo

Managing Director

LLB Hons, Dip Legal Practice

Abraham joined PPCR in 2011. He is a qualified solicitor, with 25 years of housing leadership and governance experience across councils and housing associations. His key skills lie in oral communication, resolving conflict and building sustainable communities.

Janet Edwards

Senior Consultant

Cert Management Studies

An energetic professional with 35 years’ experience in the housing and charity sectors. Joined PPCR in 2015 and is a  former head of community investment at a large housing provider.  Her specialisms are community consultation, engagement and capacity building in a critical friend approach.

Mo Ali

Senior Consultant

BSc (Hons) Social Administration

Previously Head of Community Investment at a large housing provider, Mo has over 28 years’ experience in tenant participation, community development and housing regeneration.  He has extensive experience as an Independent Tenant Advisor working with resident groups on many housing renewal and regeneration projects.

Catherine Michelet

Principal Research Consultant

BSc Applied Social Research

Catherine has fulfilled this role at PPCR for more than ten years co-ordinating and managing both qualitative and quantitative research assignments. She is particularly experienced in the co-ordination and management of major consultation exercises as well as data analysis. . She also manages the PPCR research fieldwork team. 

Pamela Kovachich

Senior Consultant

MA (Hons) Dip Arch

Qualified architect with over 30 years’ experience, her aim has always been to maximise participation and trust in the consultation process.  This lies at the heart of her approach to effective community engagement in any regeneration or housing renewal project.  She is a qualified Project Manager (PRINCE2 practitioner).

Senior Consultant

BSc (Hons) Social Administration

Nevin Vessey


BSc Business Management & Economics

Experienced and effective housing and community development professional, committed to empowering people through capacity building and mentoring.  Frontline experience with Turkish communities in many London boroughs, Nevin has been a bilingual community development specialist since 2003.  This includes advocacy and negotiating for residents in housing regeneration projects.

Lurline Cumberbatch


HNC Building Studies, BTec Housing Studies

A former head of customer services for a London borough council, Lurline is a versatile housing professional with wide experience across operational and management roles in London-based housing associations.  At PPCR she uses her leadership, team building and people development skills to promote myth-busting and critical friend advice.

Danielle Day

Trainee Consultant

NVQ Level 2 Business Administration

An efficient organiser and business administrator, Danielle supports and analyses our project engagement as well as organising and coordinating  community events.  She specialises in managing our social media accounts and digital engagement with residents in housing renewal and regeneration projects.

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