Irmani Smallwood

Director of Business Development and Innovation

“Having had close friends and family members who have experienced homelessness, mental ill health and addiction. I’ve seen first-hand the differences services like ours can make. I’ve been truly inspired by the many amazing people I’ve met in our services who’ve moved on to happy and successful lives”

Irmani re-joined Look Ahead in April 2016 as our Director of Business Development and Innovation. She previously worked for us between 2008 – 2010 as our Head of New Business.  Irmani has worked for homelessness, mental health, learning disability, ex-offenders and care leavers organisations, in London and nationally, for 16 years.

Starting her career working in local government, Irmani has worked in senior development roles within the housing and care sector, including Homeless Link, Home Group and Evolve Housing + Support. She is also on the board of trustees at Refugee Action.

Irmani is responsible for organisational business development, running the tendering team and overseeing innovation, service development and co-production.