Our spokespeople

Contact our team to be put in touch with our spokespeople

We provide analysis and comment on a wide range of topics related to mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness, domestic abuse and young people services. Several of our spokespeople have experience of using our services, and either work for us or are supported by us.

Many of our spokespeople are available to speak and all are available to comment, whether publicly or anonymously, on their areas of expertise. Please see below for more information.

Contact communications@lookahead.org.uk to be put in touch with our spokespeople.

Chris Hampson

Chief Executive

Chris is available to comment or speak on:

  • Strategy
  • Policy
  • All aspects of supported housing

Read more about Chris.

Julie Blair

Executive Director of Corporate Services

Julie is available to comment or speak on:

  • HR
  • Learning and Development
  • Communications functions
  • People Transformation
  • People and change
  • Housing
  • Charities

Read more about Julie.

Guy Robinson

Group Operations Director 

Guy is available to comment or speak on:

  • Homelessness
  • Substance misuse
  • Young people
  • Care and supply
  • Supported housing
  • Compliance
  • Asset management
  • Care leavers

Read more about Guy.

Nicole Njie

Executive Director of Customer Experience and Housing 

Nicole is available to comment or speak on:

  • Homelessness, complex needs and supported housing
  • Supported housing, integrated health & housing pathways
  • Young people services
  • Criminal justice (housing related support, risk management, property acquisition)
  • Transformation, quality improvement and service redesign
  • Contract management (major contracts)

Rosa Napolitano

Executive Director of Business Development

Rosa is available to comment or speak on:

  • Commissioning models
  • Sector trends
  • Partnership models

Our  Experts by Experience (EBEs) have direct experience of using our services. The EBE training programme offers our customers the opportunity to share their personal experiences with our staff teams. When our staff learn from our customers directly they develop the skills to deliver better support.

Contact us to be put in touch with an Expert by Experience in any of the following areas:*

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Homelessness and Complex Needs
  • Mental Health
  • Young People and Care Leavers

*Some of our EBEs are not listed here. EBEs are not always available.

Alain English

Alain is an actor and a poet based in London. He has extensive experience acting on stage. Alain performs regularly in “Stealth Aspies”, a show about life on the autistic spectrum. He works with our support workers instructing them about supporting people with autism/Asperger’s Syndrome.

Alain is available to comment or speak on:

  • autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and any developments related to this subject
  • teaching and training support workers as part of the Look Ahead EBE programme