Our People

Deborah Heenan - Interim CEO


Rachel Hanniquet-Brooking - Customer Services & Operations Director

A member of the Executive team Rachel is responsible for the strategic direction of our asset, property management, lettings and communications through innovative ways of working via stakeholder & member communications, customer service standards, new business streams, and improved business systems.

Rachel sits on the board for The Association of Residential Lettings Agents - leading regulation and compliance within the industry.


Lis Rodrigues - Development Director

Lis Joined Red Door Ventures to lead on the acquisition and delivery of PRS schemes within Newham.

Prior to joining RDV Lis worked at Genesis Housing Association and has extensive experience of Development and Regeneration. Lis previously worked for a number of G15 Housing Associations and Local Authorities across London, delivering large and varied mixed use, mixed tenure programmes.

Lis is committed to the delivery of high quality well designed housing for Londoners.

 


Mark Telfer - Construction Director

Mark has joined the RDV team to assume responsibility for the delivery of the construction portfolio. A senior property and construction professional with thirty years' experience, Mark has worked in client side, consultancy and main contracting positions.

He has particular experience of project managing and delivering high-end residential developments, many with large mixed used commercial and retail elements all of which have been delivered to the most exacting of standards. His experience further extends to working on large civil engineering road, rail, marine and large RC schemes.

Mark is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


Stephen Benson - Interim Finance Director

Stephen joined Red Door Ventures on a permanent basis in September 2016 having worked as a consultant for the company for the 12 months prior.

He joined from a very reputable housing consultancy where he gained extensive experience in a number of areas such as business planning, financial accounting, restructuring and team reviews, financial governance; but took a keen interest in development finance.

Before that, he held a number of positions within Finance departments at two large housing associations. His most recent role in housing was working for a London-based organisation as an Accountant for Housing Services and Service Charges. He managed a team of six and gained broad experience in cost reduction, budgeting, forecasting, service charges, arrears and voids performance, while also managing key relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Jennifer Currier - Head of Design

Jennifer became Red Door’s first full time employee at the beginning of 2015 and leads on all projects from inception through the design and planning process.

Prior to joining Red Door, she oversaw the design of and project managed the new build housing programme for the London Borough of Newham, including NewShare, the Council's shared equity product.

Originally trained as an architect, she left practice 10 years ago and has held various positions within the planning, regeneration and housing services of local government. In particular, she established the Design Review Panels of both Newham and Lewisham.


Simon Rees - Head of Strategy & Partnerships

Simon joined Red Door in February 2015. His key role is to lead on the assessment of scheme viability.

Prior to joining the company, Simon had led on a number of regeneration and partnership projects for Newham Council including two housing PFI projects, the establishment of a Council funded shared equity product, and the Newham Private Rent Vehicle project, which became Red Door Ventures


Paul Fanning - Head of Delivery

Paul joined Red Door Ventures in September 2016 and leads the delivery of the company’s portfolio of projects.

With a background in architecture and project management, Paul has previously held positions with developers and consultancies and has considerable experience in the London residential market.


John Archibald - Senior Development Manager

John is responsible for the delivery of PRS schemes.

John has over 15 years’ experience in residential development which spans the whole life cycle from site acquisition; construction; through to disposal. John has worked on a broad range of residential led, mixed-use urban regeneration schemes throughout the UK and abroad, predominantly working for private developers.

John has a passion for the built environment and strives to create schemes that respond to the internal requirements of the occupier, whilst enhancing the external environment.    


Jo Cox - Communities & Membership Manager

Jo is responsible for the day to day management of our communities and membership department.


Jennifer Omosanya - Assistant Development Manager

Jennifer joined Red Door Ventures as part of the expanding Development Team.

Jennifer joined from a high end residential and commercial developer and has previously held positions within the capital programme team for a well-established housing association.

Jennifer is keen to further her career in PRS and looks forward to being an integral part of the team, working towards delivering our extensive upcoming pipeline of development projects.


Algi Dyer - Office Manager

Algi joined Red Door in October 2015 and has been a welcome addition to the team.

She has worked prior to joining Red Door in the Financial/Banking industry for 25 years. During this time she worked with numerous countries across the globe and has a broad range of knowledge and skills to fit perfectly in with Red Door.

Algi spends her time outside of work with her family; doing voluntary assignments in her local church; working with the Homeless and those having difficulty facing the challenges in life. Algi completed a 10K Race for Life (cancer support), and was involved in creating a safe place for children to play in the London Borough of Newham.


Sheena Sathanandan - EA to the CEO and Directors

Sheena joined Red Door Ventures as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Directors.

Sheena has 15 years’ experience as an Operations Supervisor in Logistics as a specialist for the Hewlett Packard contract which, allowed for her to liaise with several offices located in Bulgaria, Bangalore and Budapest as well as within the UK. Sheena also has extensive experience working in Quality Assurance, Executive Assistance and Accounts.

Outside of work Sheena has been involved in several charity events over the years such as Walk for Life (Aids awareness), Race for Life (Cancer Support) and was also nominated by a former employer to walk the Great Wall of China to raise money.


Rob Atkin-House - General Counsel & Company Secretary

Rob advises the Board, the CEO, and Directors of all legal and governance matters at Red Door Ventures.


Emma Chambers - Trainee Accountant & IT Systems Administrator

Emma joined Red Door Ventures in January 2017 as part of the Warwick Graduate Internships program, with the aim of beginning a career in the property development industry.


She is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick, where she studied Computer Science. During the summer holidays of university she worked at two well respected IT Security companies.


Kara Daniels - Communities and Membership Coordinator


Olivia Brunt - Communities and Membership Coordinator

Olivia joined RDV permanently following the successful completion of an internship as part of the Membership Services team and works in corresponding with RDV customers.

She is part of the process from the completion of developments and lettings through to after residents have moved in, as well as working on RDV’s community development. Olivia is now studying towards her Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.


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