The Team


Katharine Hibbert Founder Dot Dot DotKatharine Hibbert
 is Director of Dot Dot Dot, leading on strategy and taking overall responsibility for the way the organisation is run. She came up with the idea of a socially responsible property guardian organisation while researching Britain’s wasted housing for her first book, FREE: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society (published by Ebury Press in January 2010). She regularly comments on empty houses and related issues in the national media. She has worked as a journalist, writing for a wide range of publications including the Sunday Times and the Guardian.  She now writes for The Pavement, a magazine for homeless people, on a voluntary basis, and is a trustee of Headway East London, a charity which supports survivors of brain injury.


Peter Brown Chief Executive Dot Dot DotPeter Brown 
is CEO at Dot Dot Dot where he has responsibility for increasing the number of landlords we work with and helping to widen the impact of the volunteering carried out by our property guardians.

He has a background in regeneration, social housing and managing innovation to deliver better public services. After working in estate regeneration programmes and on large housing renewal schemes he has worked for a number of social housing providers. Most recently, he has spent five years with Tower Hamlets Homes delivering service innovations including new tools and frameworks to help housing staff support vulnerable residents, a significant customer insight exercise to equip the organisation to respond to older residents’ needs as well as supporting the organisation’s transformation and improvement.

Peter is a Trustee of the regeneration charity South Kilburn Trust, Chair of an East London LGBT Charity and is a senior volunteer for Crisis’ Christmas homeless programmes, one of the largest volunteer-led programmes in the UK.

 Beatrice Hackett Head of Operations Dot Dot DotBeatrice Hackett is Dot Dot Dot’s Head of Operations. She leads our team delivering a great service to landlords and guardians, and joins us from a background of strategy and business development in a number of non-profit organisations and charities .

Beatrice is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Hackney Quest, a voluntary role. Her aspirations for the organisation include building a strong, active and engaged board, expanding sources of longer-term funding for core activities and getting Hackney Quest their own premises. Since 2003, Beatrice has volunteered for the Global Equity Organisation, which supports employee ownership of businesses of all kinds.She has been a volunteer for US non-profit GEO since 2003.

Bea speaks fluent French and loves swimming and cycling in her spare time.

Ted Maxwell New Business Manager Dot Dot DotTed Maxwell is our New Business Manager for us. He’s looking to introduce us to more landlords with empty properties.

Ted has played leadership roles at tech-powered companies since 2008. Since 2013 he has focused on “tech for good” communities, working with Baron Wei of Shoreditch (creating a co-working space which links innovative tech companies and local communities) and then Jonathan Robinson (co-founder of Impact Hub), which whom he built tools to empower a global community of “hub-makers”. As a volunteer, he’s an active member of GoodGym and has recently joined the committee of Weavers Adventure Playground in Bethnal Green.

Bethan Buck Operations Lead Dot Dot DotBethan Buck, Operations Team Lead, delivers front line services to our

guardians and landlords, supports guardians’ voluntary work and sets up and runs local volunteering projects in the areas we work. Bethan has an MA in Social Development and a strong background of volunteering, spending significant time over the years with Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support Council where she was able to offer front line legal and practical support services for refugees and asylum seekers. She has also run events for Young People Seeking Safety and Plymouth Hope Football Club. Currently, Bethan volunteers as a Youth Mentor with One Westminster, a local charity working to support volunteering and community action. Bethan previously worked in marketing for corporate media and is excited to be working for an organisation which allows her to have a positive impact on society.

Jack Summers Relationship Manager Dot Dot DotJack Summers, a Relationship Managers, helps to deliver front line services to guardians and landlords, support guardian’s voluntary work and make sure that the properties they live in are well looked after.

Jack has a degree in Social Science from Cardiff University. Since finishing university he has spent time travelling through South East Asia and Australia and enjoyed experiencing different cultures and people. Jack has experience in customer service and the retail sectors. Most recently he worked as a recruitment consultant and is now excited to be able to utilise his skills and experience to make a positive social impact.

Currently Jack is getting involved with volunteer opportunities in his local area, specifically spending free weekend time volunteering at his local Community Gardening project.

Beth Charles Relationship Manager Dot Dot DotBeth Charles is a Relationship Manager and helps to deliver front line services to guardians and landlords, supporting guardian’s voluntary work and making sure the properties they live in are well looked after.

Before joining us Beth worked in International Development, spending 2 years overseas in Asia and most recently working with young volunteers at Restless Development. She has an MA in Sociology and Gender Studies from Sussex University and currently volunteers with South London Carers and is an active member of the Women’s Equality Party.

 

Clare Payne Office Manager Dot Dot DotClare Payne, our Office Manager, is responsible for assisting all members of the team and ensuring that everything runs smoothly in the office.

She has previously worked at the Barbican as a Technical Co-ordinator and has an MA from Birkbeck in Arts Policy and Management. She’s an active volunteer Pirate with Hackney Pirates, helping young people learn through after-school support sessions.

Abi Perriman Business Development Coordinator Dot Dot Dot

Abi Perriman, our Business Development Coordinator, provides support to increase the number of landlords we work with and therefore the number of people we are able to house.

She is a graduate of the Charityworks leadership scheme, the UK’s non-profit graduate programme. Abi volunteers with DayOldEats and GoodGym, and is a mentor with Centrepoint.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, running and live music.

Holly Clark Business Improvement Coordinator Dot Dot Dot

Holly Clark, our Business Improvement Coordinator, handles our applications and waiting list of potential guardians, and organises viewings for properties. She also helps the Operations team with reporting and helping guardians with volunteering.

She graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Business Management. During her degree she looked at volunteer management and is keen to gain more experience in this.

 Poppy Thomas Relationship Coordinator Dot Dot DotPoppy Thomas, one of our Relationship Coordinator, graduated with an LLB degree in Law from King’s College London before going on to study for an LLM in Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London. She has a long held interest in human rights, particularly social and economic rights, completing her undergraduate dissertation on the constitutional protection of socio-economic rights in the United Kingdom.

She completed her Charityworks placement with Dot Dot Dot as part of the  graduate training programme. Whilst studying for her Master’s, she became interested in the right to housing and is looking forward to gaining practical experience of the housing sector whilst at Dot Dot Dot.

Poppy is learning to knit during her spare time and also enjoys climbing.

Tom Hague Relationship Coordinator Dot Dot DotTom Hague, our other Relationship Coordinator, studied a mishmash of history and languages for his undergraduate and MA. In the world of work his interests include teaching and social welfare, and he has previously volunteered for the Hackney Pirates and the Big Issue Foundation. Outside that he enjoys travelling (India is his favourite), competitive martial arts and reading anything he can get his hands on. At Dot Dot Dot he wants to learn more about housing, property guardianship and the wider world of volunteering.

Atma Amin Operations Assistant Dot Dot DotAtma Amin is our Operations and Social Impact Assistant and is completing his Charityworks Graduate Scheme at Dot Dot Dot. Following a degree in Politics and International Relations he travelled around Latin America for five months. Upon returning he identified a career with a positive social impact as an important goal. He subsequently applied for Charityworks and began volunteering, mentoring a child in his home borough of Hackney for IntoUniversity. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and watching sports.

Chloe Conway Apprentice Dot Dot DotChloe Conway is on an Apprenticeship for a year with us as part of Stepforward’s training programme. Whilst working for us she is also working towards a Level 3 qualification in business administration with Stepforward. At the end of her placement she is hoping to have developed new skills and have a better understanding of how Dot Dot Dot works as an organisation.

She recently got her A-Level results which were A* in Business Studies, A/C in Health and Social Care (double award) and C in Catering. Chloe has previously volunteered for Barking and Dagenham carers, which helps young carers have a break and meet new friends. During her time volunteering she also visited a dementia centre and helped there for a day.

In her spare time Chloe enjoys catching up on her favourite TV shows or relaxing with her music and Sudoku puzzles.

Emma Okada Operations Assistant Dot Dot DotEmma Okada is Operations Assistant at Dot Dot Dot. Based in Sussex, she recruits and supports local guardians with their volunteering endeavours.
Emma is currently completing an MSc in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment at Cass Business School. Previously Emma worked with people with drug and alcohol addictions in the homelessness sector, and she has also worked for an educational charity writing bids for funding and policy work.
Nowadays she spends some of her time working as a trustee for the Citizens Advice Bureau, but most of the time as a stay-at-home mother with her home-educated daughter. Her hobbies include yoga and walking, which help to keep her sane.

 

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