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 Chief Executive at Dot Dot Dot where he has leadership responsibility for Dot Dot Dot’s mission, impact and business growth plans. He is particularly interested in widening the number of property owners that we work with and helping to widen the impact of the volunteering carried out by our property guardians.

Peter 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 housing associations. Prior to working at Dot Dot Dot, he spent five years with Tower Hamlets Homes working across the business delivering service innovations including new tools to help housing staff better support vulnerable residents.

Peter is vice-Chair of the regeneration charity South Kilburn Trust, a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s London Board and a volunteer for Crisis’ Christmas homeless programmes, one of the largest volunteer-led programmes in the UK.
Peter is an alumni of Goldman Sachs’ 10000 Small Business Programme.

Mark Ackroyd is our Head of Services, responsible for ensuring the delivery of our core services such as property management and supporting our guardians.

Mark has provided leadership and operational management in several sectors including startups, schools and sport, with a focus on helping organisations though periods of growth or change. Most recently he was Director of Facilities at the social business and workplace provider Second Home, and before that was Business Manager for a primary school in South London. Away from work Mark is a cyclist and climber and enjoys being outside as much as possible, including when he volunteers for the London Youth Games.

Ted Maxwell New Business Manager Dot Dot DotTed Maxwell is our Head of Marketing & Special Projects. He manages our reputation, is responsible for increasing our reach with potential guardians and property-owning clients and leads on placemaking projects. Between 2008 and 2013, Ted played leadership roles at tech-powered companies. Since then he has focused on delivering socially useful projects (including work with Nat Wei and Jonathan Robinson) and he has been part of the team at Dot Dot Dot since early 2016.

Abi Perriman Business Development Coordinator Dot Dot Dot

Abi Perriman, our Business Development Manager, is responsible for increasing 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 more recently she has been organising a clothing swap and sale called Fool’s Gold to fundraise for recycling charity WasteAid.

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

Holly Clark Business Improvement Coordinator Dot Dot Dot

Holly Clark, our Business Improvement Manager designs and implements projects that help us to be more efficient and improve our processes. She helps manage our database and the processes we have in place for improving customer satisfaction. Holly runs Dot Dot Dot’s Joy Committee, which organises social activities for the team.

She graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Business Management where she studied a range of business practices from Marketing to Leadership. Holly volunteers as a Park Champion for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where she helps people with limited mobility access and learn about the 2012 Olympic site.

Tom Hague Relationship Coordinator Dot Dot Dot

Tom Hague, one of our Relationship Coordinators (the role which directly coordinates and directly delivers our core services) joined Dot Dot Dot through the Charityworks graduate scheme in 2015. He has previously been a teacher and runs events and creative projects for Mango Disco on the side. Alongside housing as a social issue, Tom is interested in education and young people and volunteers as a youth worker for Hackney Quest, having previously volunteered for the Hackney Pirates and the Big Issue Foundation.

Outside that he enjoys travelling (India and Georgia are his favourites), competitive martial arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing) and reading anything he can get his hands on. To embrace his creative side he plays with his band Mango Rescue Team and dabbles in poetry.

Emma Starling is a Relationship Coordinator. Since graduating in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies, Emma has worked in various project-based roles in localisation, interior design, and most recently as a support worker with adults who have learning disabilities.

Whilst working for Dot Dot Dot, she is looking forward to using the skills she gleaned from these varied and various roles to effect social impact, whilst finding out more about housing and guardianship.

Outside of work she enjoys yoga and reading.

Atma Amin, one of our Relationship Coordinators, completed his Charityworks Graduate Scheme at Dot Dot Dot before joining us in a permanent role as a Relationship Coordinator. 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.

Omar Al-Amin, our Business Development Assistant, is responsible for communicating to property owners and landlords how we manage and secure empty buildings through placing guardians to live in them, and how we ultimately create positive impact in local communities.

Omar has a BA in Politics and MA in Diplomacy, both achieved at the University of Nottingham. Before Dot Dot Dot, he established the secular community Sunday Assembly in Manchester, working closely with housing association partners, building a sense of community and encouraging thoughtful wonder about the world and life in general.

Jo Swift is our Marketing Coordinator and joined in July 2017. She helps to spread our message to property owners and people looking for housing.

Jo previously worked for GoodGym as a run leader where she enabled people to do good in their communities whilst getting fit and she became drawn to working somewhere that has a positive social impact. Outside of work, she volunteers with a Cub Scout group, goes on really long runs and is teaching herself to sew.

 

 

Maya Wasowicz is working part time as a Business Development Assistant and links potential clients with colleagues for further meetings, events, talks or site visits – resulting in new business for Dot Dot Dot as well as increasing awareness of Dot Dot Dot within various sectors of the industry.

Maya is also an actress and is currently writing a book. She loves nature, cycling and U.S television.

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