Our People

Our Board

At Inquilab we understand that good governance is vital to the success of the organisation. We are directed and led by our Board who are a passionate group of people truly committed to making a difference to the lives of our residents.

Pamela Leonce
Chair of Board
Working Since 2014

Pamela has over 20 years’ experience in the housing and social care sector most of which have been at senior and executive level. She specialises in community development, social and economic regeneration and customer services. Her background includes working with vulnerable and disadvantage groups and she is currently the Corporate Director for a national charity which specialises in offender rehabilitation services.

As well as extensive housing expertise, Pamela also advises businesses on Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and effective community engagement approaches.

She has held several non-executive roles, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, qualified English as a Second Language (ESOL) tutor, a former school governor and a member of the British International Institute of Management.

John Barr
Board Member
Working Since 2019

John Barr is Customer Experience Director at Optivo (Housing Association) who manage 45,000 homes in S.E. England & the Midlands.

John has 28 years’ experience in the housing sector (Local Authority and Housing Association) and 5 years providing English language services to global businesses in Italy.

John is passionate that social housing is as much a necessity as good healthcare and education. He’s driven by the idea that (often vulnerable and disadvantaged) customers should enjoy a positive customer experience as modern and professional as anything offered by the commercial sector.

Nisha Makwana
Board member
Working Since 2015

Nisha is a Strategy, Performance and Governance specialist with a background in designing change for transformation programmes. She is qualified in law and practised treasury management before moving into the transformation spaces where her work focussed on housing providers. Nisha has over 10 years of experience in Social Housing and recently worked for a G15’s larger housing association in Change Management before moving into management consultancy.

Katie Wilmot
Board Member
Working Since 2019

Katie is a Chartered Architect with 15 years’ experience in the creative and construction industries.  Her professional experience spans a number of sectors including master planning, social and private housing, commercial, mixed use, and education – from concept design through to planning, technical design and on-site contract administration.

She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and splits her time between work in practice and education.  She has previously been a member of Council at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and has served on various committees and working groups including Architects for Change – the RIBA Equality and Diversity Forum.

Katie has been an Inquilab resident since 2016.



Gina Amoh
Chief Executive
Working Since 2013

Gina has 30 years’ experience in the housing sector. Her role as Chief Executive encompasses the major business functions including, housing management, maintenance and new business. Gina is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds an MBA.

Gordon Mattocks
Board member
Working Since 2015

Gordon is a qualified life member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) with 40 years’ experience in public sector finance, risk management and audit. He has worked in new towns, local government, higher education and social housing. He represents the social housing sector through membership of the Executive Committee of the national trade body for housing internal audit (the Housing Internal Audit Forum), and is a member of the Audit Committees of CIPFA and the Dorset and Devon/Cornwall Police Alliance.

Gordon has worked with the social housing regulator in drafting circulars and good practice guides on internal control, is the author of published articles, and sits on a number of boards in the fields of housing, education and the arts.

Puneet Rajput
Board member
Working Since 2015

Puneet is a multi disciplined director with experience of working across the public, private and not for profit sectors. He is currently Director of Corporate Services for a housing association and has over 14 years senior management experience in social housing. Puneet is a governance professional with experience in strategic leadership, organisational development, corporate strategy and ICT.

He feels privileged to be able to contribute, through Inquilab, for the benefit of the residents and communities of West London.

Vivien Knibbs
Board Member
Working Since 2021

Vivien is a highly skilled and experienced housing professional with a significant track record in leading strategic business planning and organisational change to deliver business growth, increased efficiency, and excellence in customer service.

A strong leader, Vivien has an excellent understanding of Health and Safety compliance and has overseen recovery planning and delivery following regulatory intervention. She has also successfully delivered a wide range of different roles requiring a mature and insightful approach, and highly skilled financial management and controls.

Vivien is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and works in both the Housing Association and ALMO sectors, most recently as an Interim Executive.

Peta Caine
Board member
Working Since 2021

Peta has been in the housing sector for over 32 years working in operations and business development. Her experience includes leading Ealing Council’s Landlord Services and, more recently, as Assistant Director of Property Services for Kensington and Chelsea.

A specialist in residential property and regeneration, Peta has extensive experience within both the commercial and social housing sectors, developing and delivering business strategy and transformation programmes.  Peta is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.