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.
Paul RickardChief Financial Officer
Paul joined Pocket Living in 2019 and is responsible for the Finance and Sales teams. He 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.
Previously, Paul was CFO at One Housing, a G15 Housing Association.
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, cloud architectures and the company's data integrity and security solutions.
Lorna EvansHead of Customer Experience
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.
Jenny AnsonHead of Sales
Jenny joined Pocket Living in early 2016, bringing sales experience from her previous roles at Notting Hill Housing.
Jenny oversees sales for both our Pocket and Pocket Edition homes. The Sales Team guides buyers through the home buying process, from their first enquiry through to completion.
Chris MiddletonFinance Director
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 managing the Group's banking relationships both from an operational and origination perspective.
Richard BullSenior Project Manager
Richard has previously worked for client and consultant organisations delivering build to rent, student accommodation and infrastructure projects.
Richard joined Pocket Living in 2021 and is responsible for the successful procurement and delivery of schemes following receipt of planning permission.
Demos IoannouSenior Design Manager
With 8 years’ experience working in architectural practices for private clients and developers, Demos is a chartered architect specialising in the design and delivery of new build residential projects.
Demos joined Pocket Living in 2017 and is responsible for the product and design management of live projects in tender and construction, collaborating with external design consultants and supporting the development team.
Thomasin RenshawChief Development Officer
Thomasin is a Planning and Development Surveyor (FRICS) with over 20 years leading residential and mixed-use projects in London and the Home Counties. She was previously Director of Development at Grosvenor and Development Director at Muse Developments.
Thomasin leads the development management team, which includes responsibility for planning consents. She is also Non-Executive Director for Broadway Living RP, which is Ealing Council’s Registered Provider.
Rihanna FaridSenior Sales Consultant
Rihanna has eight years’ experience in new build sales and the second hand market. She previously worked at 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 both Pocket and Pocket Edition homes, guiding different types of buyers through the purchase process.
Will GrantLand Director
Will joined Pocket Living in 2022 as Land Director and is responsible for securing the company’s pipeline of new development opportunities.
He joined Pocket from adviser Levy Real Estate, where he was a Partner in the Residential Development & Investment team, working across the living sector including Build to Rent, Build to Sell, Affordable Housing, Coliving and PBSA.
Tina JohnSenior Architectural Manager
Tina joined Pocket Living in 2021, bringing over 10 years of planning and development experience on a wide variety of residential projects.
At Pocket Living, she oversees all projects, from land acquisition to tender, with a focus on placemaking to create thriving neighbourhoods.
Jessica DayProject Accountant
Jessica joined Pocket Living in 2020 from the finance department of Soho House. She is currently studying towards a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.
Jessica is finance business partner for the operations team, responsible for appraisal integrity and managing ad hoc financial projects.
Alex ShillitoSenior Development Manager
Alex is a Chartered Surveyor with 10 years’ experience in multiple sectors of the property industry.
Alex joined Pocket Living in February 2018 following 3 years working as Development Manager for a sustainable residential developer. At Pocket Living, he is responsible for the planning and development of a number of key projects across London.
Oli EdmondsAssociate Director - Financial Planning and Analysis
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 and analysis.
Rachel FergusonSenior Development Manager
Rachel joined Pocket Living as a Senior Development Manager in April 2022 and is responsible for managing multiple projects from inception to construction start.
Previously, Rachel has worked in client-side roles (L&Q, Metropolitan Thames Valley) and started her career in planning consultancy at CBRE. She has a MRTPI qualification.
Sian ParrySenior Customer Care Executive
Sian joined Pocket Living in early 2018. She has a background in Property Management and over seven years of experience in residential property maintenance.
At Pocket Living, Sian is the first point of contact for all residents from the moment they move in to their new home. She assists them with any issues that may arise in the first year of homeownership.
Hugo OwenCommunications Executive
Hugo has worked in the housing industry since 2017. Beginning his career with a housing developer, he then moved into research & policy with the social enterprise Create Streets.
Hugo joins Pocket Living within the Marketing & Communications team.
Isabelle HosfordSenior Project 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 and early due diligence for new land acquisitions.
Sivagini ChandrakasanAssistant Accountant
Sivagini has an MBA in finance and joined Pocket Living in 2020 from Keithvaudrey Co & Ltd.
Sivagini works with the Finance Team and is responsible for payroll and VAT.
Raminta KalnikaitePlanning and Construction Coordinator
Raminta joined Pocket Living in October 2021 as a Planning and Construction Coordinator, bringing experience from her previous roles within commercial and residential facilities management.
Raminta coordinates the Operations Team, responsible for the smooth running of systems, reporting and processes. She also identifies and implements solutions for the efficient running of the business.
Madu JayalathResale and Customer Coordinator
Madu joined Pocket Living in 2022, bringing over 10 years' experience in customer service.
She previously worked for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association and is passionate about shared ownership and affordable housing.
Madu is the first point of contact for Pocket resales and subletting, from initial enquiry through to completion.
Matthew LambSenior Development Manager
Matt is a chartered Project Management Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. He previously worked at CBRE as a Project Manager and then Essential Living where he worked as Development Manager in the Build To Rent sector.Matt joined Pocket Living in 2020 and is responsible for the planning and development of a number of key projects.
Katharine DixonFinancial Controller
Katharine is a Chartered Accountant who joined the Finance Team in 2022. She previously held positions at Inspired Education and Pizza Express, having started her career at Mazars.
At Pocket Living, Katharine looks after financial and management reporting, ensuring that all accounting, payroll and financial controls adhere to industry standard and best practice.
Gary HuxleyCMT Architectural Technologist
Gary is a Chartered Architectural Technologist with over thirty years of construction experience in architectural practice across multiple sectors.
He joined Pocket Living in 2022 as CMT Architectural Technologist to oversee design management matters, ensuring compliance with Building Regulations, emerging policy and build contract conditions.
Nick CuffChief Commercial Officer
Nick has worked in the London residential development sector for over a decade and is also a former Cabinet Member of a London Borough.
Nick joined Pocket Living in 2013 and is responsible for corporate strategy, commercial partnerships and land acquisition. He is a chartered surveyor and chartered town planner.
Sarah-Jayne WinfieldExecutive Assistant & Office Manager
Sarah-Jayne joined Pocket Living in January 2020. Prior to this, she worked in the Finance and Tech industry supporting C-level executives.
At Pocket Living, Sarah-Jayne assists the company sectorial function and communication team.
Kate ParkerHead of Marketing
Kate joined Pocket Living in Spring 2019. Having started her career in real estate at the age of 17, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that covers the whole development process. Historically, she has worked on large mixed-use developments across the UK to small boutique housing schemes.
With a passion for design and innovation, at Pocket Living Kate is responsible for managing the brand and all project marketing.
Nicole CowinsHR and Business Operations Director
Nicole has an MSc in Human Resource Management and brings over 10 years of generalist HR and recruitment experience to the team.
Nicole joined Pocket Living in 2018 and is responsible for leading on all people initiatives, including employee relations, training, remuneration, performance, employee engagement and resource planning. She also heads up the Central Team, responsible for office management and PA support.
Andy CrouchDelivery and Construction Director
Andy joined Pocket Living in 2023 as Delivery and Construction Director. He is a Chartered Builder with 20 years experience in residential construction. Andy started his career in main contracting, working in operational roles. In 2021 he moved to a client-side role leading a team to deliver large scale mixed-use regeneration and new build developments with one of the G15 Housing Associations under their development arm.
Andy leads the Project Management and Customer Care teams, which includes responsibility for the procurement of contractors, timely delivery of projects and successful customer journeys.
Beth TraceySales Manager
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.
Alessandra SnowdonJunior Sales Consultant
Alessandra joined Pocket Living in 2023 bringing with her a wealth of legal knowledge as well as a passion for affordable housing. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Law and Criminology and has worked in law firms as a paralegal specialising in residential property.
Alessandra is the point of contact for Pocket buyers, from initial enquiry through to completion.
Theo GloyensAssistant Development Manager
Theo joined Pocket Living in 2022 and has over two years' experience within development.
He studied BSc Real Estate at the University of Reading, specialising in modular housing and Proptech. He is a keen rugby player and regularly competes for his local team.
Mark FergusonProject Manager
Mark is a qualified architect who has completed projects in a wide range of sectors and scales for companies including Berkeley Homes and GVA Second London Wall.
Mark joined Pocked Living in 2020 and is responsible for the procurement of contractors and 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.
Federica SurianoAssistant Project Manager
Federica is a qualified building engineer, with a MSc in Urban Planning. She has technical and project coordination experience in education and commercial sectors for sub-contractors, including the use of sustainable materials such as CLT.
Federica joined Pocket Living in 2021 as an Assistant Project Manager, responsible for supporting the Senior and Project Managers in successfully delivering projects.
Joe HadlingtonLand Buyer
Joe joined Pocket Living in 2022 after completing a Housing and City Planning Masters at UCL, where he was the Lead Representative for all planning students at the Bartlett.
At Pocket Living, he is testing his theoretical knowledge with practical experiences, sourcing land whilst also completing his RICS qualifications.
Katie WoodruffFinance Manager
Katie is a chartered accountant, she started her career at BHP in Sheffield before moving to London.
Having joined Pocket Living in January 2022, Katie is responsible for completing financial accounts and management reporting.
Robin MacDonaldCustomer Care Executive
Robin joined Pocket Living in early 2023. He has a background in property management, having previously worked at Marsh & Parsons.
At Pocket Living, Robin is the first point of contact for all residents from the moment they move in to their new home. He assists them with any issues that may arise in the first two years of homeownership.
Shivon HarriottCustomer Care Manager
Shivon joined Pocket Living in early 2023 bringing 10 years of customer care experience in property development. Her previous work includes managing high-end luxury properties and large-scale developments for first time buyers both locally and internationally.
At Pocket Living Shivon supports the customer care team with all residents from the moment they move into their new homes. She assists the Head of Customer Experience with escalated issues that may arise in the first two years of homeownership.
Kirsty HiggsMarketing Executive
Kirsty joined Pocket Living in July 2023 as a Marketing Executive bringing two and a half years of experience in brand development and digital marketing before moving to London. She previously worked in the Health & Wellness industry and Recruitment industry in their respective marketing teams.
At Pocket Living, Kirsty is responsible for managing the brand and all project marketing.
Robyn WilsonSocial Media and Digital Marketing Manager
Robyn joined Pocket Living in 2023 as a Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager. With over 3 years’ experience in social media management and digital media production, Robyn is responsible for developing the online marketing strategies at Pocket Living.
Harold KorantengPurchase Ledger Clerk
Harold joined Pocket Living in August 2023, having joined from the finance department at Mail Boxes Etc. He is currently studying towards a CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting.At Pocket Living, Harold manages the purchase ledger and is the main point of contact regarding invoices and payments
Ollie HornerSenior Land Manager
Ollie Joined Pocket Living in 2023 and is responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of new development opportunities for the company.
He joined from London Developer Seven Capital whom he spent three years with post-completion of his graduate training at Countryside Properties. Ollie brings with him a wealth of industry connections and knowledge of the BTS, BTR and PBSA sectors.
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.
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.