Marc VlessingFounder and CEO
Marc has a background in City corporate finance, company management and venture capital.
Marc brings management, marketing and strategic direction to Pocket Living. Marc is also chairman of ProVen Growth & Income VCT Plc.
Nathalie CochranHead of Sales
Nathalie joined Pocket Living in early 2017, bringing her 15 years’ experience working both developer and agent side in the London property market.
At Pocket Living, Nathalie is the Head of Sales and is responsible for all the sales of both the Pocket and Pocket Edition homes.
Paul RickardChief Financial Officer
Paul started his career at Andersen, working in real estate and banking capital markets before joining a corporate finance advisory firm, specialising in the housing sector with a focus on finance, funding, capital markets, treasury, and financial planning.
Prior to Pocket, Paul was CFO at One Housing, a G15 Housing Association.
Katy HayesSenior Finance Manager
Katy is a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years’ experience, specialised in Real Estate, having previously held positions at EY and JP Morgan Asset Management.
Katy joined Pocket Living in May 2018 as a contractor, assisting the Head of Finance with the financial and management reporting as well as reviewing policies and controls.
Nick WilliamsSenior Operations Director
Nick is an experienced Chartered Surveyor who has previously held positions at Candy & Candy as Development Director for One Hyde Park and at Berkeley Group as Construction Director.
At Pocket Living, he is responsible for the development and delivery of our projects.
Hannah BlottMarketing Manager
Hannah joined Pocket Living in early 2015 managing all consumer touch points: project marketing collateral, PR, events, social media as well as corporate communications.
Her previous role at luxury property company YOO and her international background have helped form her innovative and design-led approach.
Michelle has worked in business administration in a wide variety of retail and service sectors and is Pocket Living's office administrator.
Angelo CorboHead of IT
Angelo has worked with Pocket Living since its inception in 2004. He has a background in R&D and Marketing in Telecom and IT.
He designs and manages Pocket Living’s IT, web and cloud architecture.
Victor ChamberlainCommunications Manager
Victor joined Pocket Living in 2015 and brought a wealth of experience in local politics, corporate communications and community engagement.
He is an experienced local councillor and has also worked for a national campaigning organisation and for a major political party in Westminster.
At Pocket Living, Victor is responsible for corporate communications, public affairs and engagement with local communities.
Sarah DaviesHead of Operations
Sarah joined Pocket Living in late 2015 and specialises in residential refurbishment & development. With 9 years’ experience in the private rented sector, her previous roles include Project Manager for Grainger PLC and Head of Construction UK for Akelius Residential.
At Pocket Living, Sarah is the Head of Operation and responsible for the delivery of Pocket Living Schemes.
James TrottDevelopment Finance Manager
James is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor who joined Pocket Living in 2015 from Dexters Land and New Homes (formerly Thamesview Land and New Homes), where he was involved in acquiring and disposing a range of assets across London.
Jenny AnsonSales Manager
Jenny joined Pocket Living in early 2016 bringing her sales experience from her previous roles at Notting Hill Housing.
At Pocket Living, Jenny manages the Sales Team for our Pocket homes. The team guides buyers through the process of buying their first home, from their first enquiry through to completion.
Paul JessDevelopment Manager
Paul joined Pocket Living in 2016 bringing his experience in housing and mixed-use developments. Paul previously held positions at CBRE and L&Q working on large mixed-use projects with both public and private developers. At Pocket Living, Paul is responsible for the delivery of successful planning permission on new sites.
Chris MiddletonHead of Finance
Chris is a Chartered Accountant, having previously held positions at PwC, Land Securities and Rowan Asset Management. At Pocket Living, Chris is responsible for all financial and management reporting as well as finance business partnering with the development and project teams.
Terry RaymondCustomer Care Manager
Terry joined Pocket Living in the summer of 2016, bringing his 10 years of Sales & Aftersales experience from his previous roles at Notting Hill Housing.
At Pocket Living, Terry looks after our leaseholders during their completion stage, from walking them through their new home, showing different benefits of living in a Pocket development, as well as assisting them if they have any difficulty in the first year of living in their new home.
Sameer HussainProject Accountant
Sameer joined Pocket Living in August 2016, having previously worked at Capita, an investment bank and a accountancy firm. He has an accounting with management degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2018.
At Pocket Living, Sameer is responsible for all drawdowns, managing the scheme month end process and assisting the finance team with both internal and external reporting.
Angharad Palmer (Harry)Head of Design
Angharad is a qualified architect with experience across new build residential projects as well as refurbishment projects for award winning practices.
Having joined Pocket Living in 2016, Angharad is responsible for the overall design coordination of Pocket Living projects providing support for Project Managers and Development Managers as well as liaising with the Company's architects.
Angharad has been named one of RIBA Journal's Rising Stars of 2017.
Jessica MacLeodSales Consultant
Jessica joined the team in 2019, having previously worked with Ballymore to bring a large luxury regeneration scheme in East London to market.
At Pocket Living, Jessica works across both Pocket and Pocket Edition as a Sales Consultant for the Sales Team.
James KidsonLand Buyer
James is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor who joined Pocket Living in early 2017. Having graduated from the University of Reading in 2012, he then spent 4 years working in the land team at Berkeley Homes on numerous projects across London.
At Pocket Living, James is responsible for sourcing new land opportunities.
Georgia BrooksOperations Team Coordinator
Georgia joined Pocket Living in March 2017 as Operations Team Coordinator. She has an eclectic background ranging from project to people management; working for a high end residential property developer and the Criminal Justice System.
At Pocket Living, Georgia is responsible for coordinating the Development, Project Management and Design teams, providing organisational and strategic support.
Demos IoannouDesign Coordinator
With 8 years’ experience working in architectural practices, for private clients and developers, Demos brings a diverse level of experience as a qualified architect specializing in the design and delivery of residential refurbishment projects across the UK.
Having joined Pocket Living in 2017, Demos is responsible for the overall design coordination of Pocket projects, collaborating with external design consultants and providing support for the development team.
Rebecca HowardJunior Sales Consultant
Becca joined Pocket Living early 2019 bringing her property knowledge from her previous roles within Architecture and Estate Agency, specialising in Residential Development Sales.
At Pocket Living, Becca works in the Sales Team as a Junior Sales Consultant for our Pocket homes. The Sales Team provide a front of house service, guiding buyers through the process of buying their home from their first enquiry through to completion.
Alun MaceyHead of Construction
Alun started his construction career in main contracting and progressed into Senior Project Management at Carillion, Bouygues UK and McLaren Group.
A Chartered Construction Manager, he is now Head of Construction at Pocket Living, responsible for the delivery of Pocket Living’s bespoke projects.
James YoungProject Manager
James joined Pocket Living in 2017, bringing his knowledge of Property Development and Project Management. James previously held positions at GVA Second London Wall and Quintain Estates and Development where he worked on a number of London’s largest developments.
At Pocket Living, James is a Project Manager responsible for the successful delivery of projects after planning permission has been achieved.
Rihanna FaridSales Consultant - Pocket Edition
Rihanna has extensive knowledge and experience in both new build sales and the second hand market. She has moved across from BNP Paribas Real Estate, where she provided consultancy and advisory services to house builders across the UK.
At Pocket Living, Rihanna is a Sales Consultant for Pocket Edition homes. She guides buyers through the purchase process, whether they are a first time buyer, up-sizing, or down-sizing.
Lucian SmithersSales & Marketing Director
Lucian looks after the marketing, communications and sales teams at Pocket Living. This involves everything from engagement with emerging policy, community consultations, branding, marketing and sales of all Pocket and Pocket Edition homes.
Lucian’s background covers advertising, marketing, brand & sales and he joined Pocket Living after a long stint at Sky where he was Marketing Director for channels and content.
Nathalie WhiteHead of Marketing
Nathalie joined Pocket Living in 2018 from FABRICA by A2dominion, bringing a wealth of experience in brand marketing and property.
At Pocket Living, Nathalie is responsible for developing the brand and the marketing strategies for Pocket and Pocket edition projects.
David LindsayDesign Manager
David is a qualified architect with a broad range of design and delivery experience. With over eight years’ working in practice, David has specialised in leading large scale new build residential projects for private clients, developers and housing associations.
Joining Pocket in January 2018, David is responsible for managing the design process to encourage innovation and ensure design quality, from early stage concept design through to tender and construction on site.
Nicole CowinsHead of HR
Nicole joined Pocket Living in 2018 with a wealth of HR generalist experience and an MSc in Human Resource Management.
At Pocket Living, Nicole is responsible for leading on all HR programs and initiatives in all aspects of employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance, training, employee engagement and resource planning.
Alex ShillitoDevelopment Manager
Alex joined Pocket Living in February 2018 having worked across a range of property disciplines including asset management, general practice and residential development.
At Pocket Living, Alex is responsible for delivering planning permission on a number of core projects. He is a Chartered Surveyor.
Oli EdmondsFinancial Planning Analysis Manager
Oli joined Pocket Living in early 2018 with a range of experience in finance and property. Oli qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2014 and has since specialised in financial modelling, investment appraisals, strategy and decision support.
At Pocket Living, Oli is responsible for project appraisals, corporate level modelling and financial planning & analysis.
Sian ParryCustomer Care Assistant
Sian joined Pocket Living in early 2018. She has a background in Property Management and over 5 years' experience in residential property maintenance.
At Pocket Living, Sian is a Customer Care Assistant and the first point of contact for all residents from the moment they move into their new home. She assists them with any issues that may arise in the first year of home ownership.
Sarah McAleerOffice Manager
Sarah joined the Pocket team in May 2018. After her studies in Front Office Management in Ireland, she came to London to work in the retail and public sector as an Office Manager.
At Pocket Living, Sarah is our Office Manager, responsible for making sure the office is run efficiently and safely as well as coordinating meetings and managing the switchboard. She is the first point of contact for all visitors at our Pocket Living headquarters.
Isabelle HosfordProject Manager
Isabelle has worked in the construction industry since 2010. She has project management experience in multiple sectors including education, commercial fit out, leisure and residential. Isabelle is a qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
At Pocket Living, Isabelle is responsible for the successful delivery of projects after planning permission is achieved.
Nick CuffLand Director
Nick trained at CB Richard Ellis. He previously worked at Essential Living across acquisitions and delivery. He is a chartered town planner and land surveyor.
At Pocket Living, he is responsible for land acquisition.
Joseph ArthurDevelopment Manager & Project Manager
Joe joined Pocket Living in January 2018. He has a background delivering hundreds of affordable homes across the Midlands, London and South East England. Prior to Pocket, Joe worked for two large Registered Providers as a Development Manager, delivering affordable and open market housing developments. He also has experience working on large scale joint venture projects and regeneration schemes.
At Pocket Living, Joe is responsible for delivering our Core projects from land acquisition through to completion. He is a Chartered Project Management Surveyor.
Robyn GrayPurchase Ledger Clerk
Before joining Pocket Living in September 2018, Robyn worked for 3 years as an Accounts Junior Assistant. She is currently studying to complete her AAT Level 4, working towards the Bookkeeping Qualification.
At Pocket living, Robyn ensures all Purchase Orders are matched up with invoices, she keeps the accounting software up to date and oversees all incoming and outgoing payments of the company.
Guy BrothwoodLand Buyer
Guy joined Pocket Living in early 2019 from co-living company The Collective, and brings his experience of acquiring development sites across London.
At Pocket Living, Guy is responsible for sourcing new land opportunities.
Kate ParkerMarketing Manager
Kate joined Pocket Living in Spring 2019, bringing 6 years of property marketing experience. At her previous role at City & Country she worked on large mixed used developments located across the country.
At Pocket Living Kate is responsible for managing the delivery of all project marketing.
Beth TraceySales Consultant
Beth joined Pocket Living in 2019 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge as well as a passion for affordable housing, having previously worked for FABRICA by A2Dominion and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association.
Beth is the point of contact for Pocket buyers, from initial enquiry through to completion.
Scott PlutheroHead of Outer London
After starting his career with an investment and development business, Scott specialised in land and planning at Berkeley Homes PLC delivering regeneration schemes and McCarthy and Stone PLC delivering retirement and extra care schemes.
Scott joined Pocket in February 2019 and is responsible for growing the business development pipeline.
Lorna EvansSenior Customer Care Manager
Lorna joined Pocket Living in 2019 bringing almost a decade of experience in Customer Service within the residential property sector.
At Pocket Living, Lorna is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the entire customer journey.
Simon CharltonProject Manager
Simon joined Pocked Living in 2019, he started his career working in main contracting, progressing to project management roles at Carillion PLC and Lendlease Construction. Simon then advanced to work client-side across a number of sectors delivering large scale mixed-use regeneration, and new build commercial office developments.
At Pocket Living, Simon is responsible for the successful delivery of projects after planning permission is achieved.
Salomé JoannoProject Manager
Salomé hails from Paris, where she trained in building engineering and construction management, and has been project managing schemes in London since 2009. Salomé became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2015 and has a passion for delivering complex residential schemes from inception to completion.
At Pocket Living, Salomé is responsible for the successful procurement and delivery of schemes following receipt of planning permission.
Hayley DoniganDigital and Brand Marketing Manager
Hayley joined Pocket Living in 2019 from Harvey Nichols, bringing with her a range of digital marketing experience.
With a strong background in copywriting, editing and search engine optimisation, she looks after the brand’s digital marketing channels – mainly the website and social media – and provides input on the overall marketing strategy.
Stephanie HughesCustomer Care Coordinator
Stephanie joined Pocket Living in July 2019 as Customer Coordinator, bringing property knowledge from her previous role within Residential and Commercial property at Mostyn Estates.
At Pocket Living, Stephanie is responsible for coordinating the Customer Care team, providing them with organisational and strategic support, as well as monitoring the Resales and Subletting process.
James EdwardsDevelopment Manager
James is a Chartered Planning and Development surveyor who joined Pocket Living in July 2019 after spending five years at Capco as Development Manager on the Earls Court masterplan.
At Pocket Living, James is responsible for achieving and delivering planning permissions on a number of key sites across London.
Gows ShugumaranTreasury Manager
Gows joined Pocket Living in October 2019 and is responsible for the Groups’ treasury operations.
He is a qualified treasurer with financing, structuring, and planning and strategy experience. He joined from One Housing having led the organisation through their inaugural credit rating exercise followed by their maiden US PP issuance.
Jessica WeedonPA to CEO
Jessica joined Pocket Living in October 2019. She comes from an events and marketing background, with experience in the Financial Services, Entertainment and Gambling, and Marketing and Events sectors.
At Pocket Living, Jessica organises board meetings and supports the CEO with co-ordination, diary management, and business administration.
Judith SalomonHead of Strategic Planning and Communications
Judith joined Pocket Living in September 2019 and has over 25 years experience in the property industry, including Berkeley Group, London First, and CBRE.
Judith is responsible for Pocket Living’s policy and public affairs agenda and provides support in securing planning permissions and acquiring new sites.
Chloe YoungHead of Development
Chloe is a Chartered Surveyor with 11 years’ experience specialising in residential development. She joined Pocket Living in 2019 after spending four years at Berkeley Homes, where she was responsible for the master planning of large-scale development sites across London.
Chloe is Head of Development at Pocket Living, responsible for the master planning and optimisation of sites and attaining successful planning permissions.
Paul HarbardFounder and Non-Executive Director
Paul is a Chartered Accountant and was Finance Director of the Peabody Trust for twelve years before founding Pocket Living with Marc Vlessing. Paul has a wealth of experience in public sector housing and brings a strong operational and practical construction perspective.
Nick RaynsfordBoard member
Nick is a former Housing Minister and Minister for London
Clive FentonBoard member
Clive was Chief Executive of McCarthy and Stone. He was previously CEO of Mount
Anvil and main board director of Barratt Developments
Kenneth P. WongBoard Member
Kenneth is Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Development of Related Companies. He has over thirty years of diverse experience having overseen the development of a broad range of real estate assets both in the U.S. and international markets.
David PartridgeBoard Member
David Partridge is Managing Partner of Argent and Joint CEO of Argent Related. David joined Argent 26 years ago and is responsible for all Argent and Argent Related business.