Our team in GB

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain is part of the global Habitat for Humanity Federation.

Here we work with Habitat for Humanity offices, and other partners around the world, focusing on five areas of work:

  1. Urban/ slum work such as the Urban Crises Learning Project
  2. Finance – including microfinance and training for employment
  3. Disaster response and resilience
  4. Projects in Africa, including training, finance, and housing value chain
  5. Homes and building

Our Great Britain Team

Meet our senior leadership team

Henrietta Blackmore portrait

Henrietta Blackmore

National Director

Dr Henrietta Blackmore brings diverse experience to her role as National Director at Habitat for Humanity GB. She has worked in the community and international development sector for 20 years, including 10 years at Save the Children in senior leadership roles with responsibilities for the delivery of global humanitarian and development programmes, strategic partnerships, fundraising, operations, organisational strategy development, people and culture. Henrietta also dedicates time to volunteering, mentoring and teaching. She has recently joined Amnesty International UK’s Grants Subcommittee, is a Trustee for the social enterprise charity UnLtd, and has a visiting role at UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy master’s programme, with a focus on development and innovation. She is incredibly excited to have joined the Habitat team in August 2023, holding a shared belief in the power of values-based organisations to help young people, families and community’s flourish through the provision of decent, secure housing for all.
Headshot of David Clare, CEO of GB Homes

David Clare

CEO, Habitat for Humanity GB Homes

I am an experienced architect with close to 25 years design and project management experience in private, commercial, and voluntary sectors. I’ve worked at detailed and strategic levels on a wide range of development projects and find the catalytic power of these projects and enabling roles very rewarding. My main aim is to use my gifts and abilities to help others in society to access better living conditions and community resources. It is a privilege to lead the GB Homes team, and I am passionate about family, faith, and the power of community.
Victoria Bakulumpagi - Director of Finance and Compliance

Victoria Bakulumpagi

Director of Finance and Compliance

Victoria is responsible for strategic finance and operational support. She directs and manages the charity’s financial activities ensuring that operations are aligned with financial systems and policies, collectively providing effective support to the organization as it grows.
Prior to Habitat, Victoria served as the Global Finance Manager for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy at Save the Children UK.

Tessa Kelly

Director of Development

I ensure that we make the most of our relationships with our donors, partners, volunteers and followers to deliver the best impact for the communities we support. My day to day job is never the same, some days I work with our incredible corporate partners to support impactful programmes in Malawi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Poland and the UK, other days I work with the team to deliver inspiring stories encouraging our supporters to get more deeply involved in our work. I manage an incredible team of fundraisers and storytellers and look forward to learning something new from our work around the world every day.

Akira Akazawa

Director of Impact

Akira's role is to increase the effectiveness and funding of our programmes by working with institutional donors, foundations, and trusts. He writes proposals for new projects and manages grants and budgets to ensure that all of the anticipated projects will run smoothly for Habitat for Humanity Great Britain.

Karla Rednall

Director of Retail

With over 20 years of experience in the retail and banking sectors, including over a decade at Habitat for Humanity Canada, I am excited to lead HFHGB retail operations. My diverse background is an asset in our goal of using ReStore as a means of fundraising and community support. Having lived and worked globally, I have witnessed first hand the positive impact that a stable environment can have on both individuals and communities. With a BA in Business and certification as a Volunteer Administrator, I’m committed to advancing Habitat for Humanity's GB mission with integrity and strategic vision.