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Colm Lacey
Chief Executive / Managing Director
Colm is founding Managing Director and Chief Executive of Brick By Brick. He has led some of the capital’s most complex development projects for over 15 years, including senior level roles at the Homes and Communities Agency, Greater London Authority, LB Lambeth, LB Newham and LB Croydon. He holds masters degrees in Economics and Urban Design and is a regular expert contributor to industry publications.
Chloë Phelps
Head of Design and Commercial Deputy CEO
Chloë oversees all aspects of design on our schemes. Previously a Project Director at the award winning Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and a senior manager in the Croydon Council Placemaking Team, Chloe was a finalist in the Architects Journal Emerging Women in Architecture Awards 2015 and featured in Property Week’s 40 under 40 list.
Catherine Radziwonik
Head of Development
Catherine is Head of Development with responsibility for ensuring an ongoing programme of new developments comes forward to planning. Catherine has over 15 years regeneration experience and is a former director of the Croydon Local Asset Backed Vehicle ‘CCURV’.
Alison Coutinho
Head of Delivery
Alison has responsibility for the entire delivery programme at Brick By Brick.  She has extensive experience in design having practised architecture for more than ten years and held a lecturer’s post at Leicester School of Architecture. Latterly, Alison held a senior position at Berkeley Group plc gaining experience in masterplan delivery. Alison also sits on the international RIBA Validation board and has provided mentorship through the Stephen Lawrence Trust and Construction Youth Trust.
Kate Brown
Head of Marketing
Kate is responsible for our brand and marketing strategy to support the delivery of our pipeline and bring our homes to market.  Kate was previously Brand Director at Urban Splash, and Head of Marketing at Pocket Living, with a decade of property marketing experience and a brand-led approach.
Liam Green
Head of Operations
Liam is responsible for the Finance, Treasury, Legal, HR, IT and office related issues financial management and accounting activities within the organisation. Having graduated with a Masters in Civil Engineering Liam worked for Costain and Bouygues UK before transitioning into Finance. Liam was previously Finance Manager at the London Borough of Croydon.
Kathriona Lyons
Senior Construction Manager
Kathriona is responsible for delivering schemes from planning, through tender and construction, to final handover. She is a fully qualified architect and has over ten years’ experience in designing and delivering high-quality housing.
Stephen Howlett
Senior Construction Manager
Stephen is a Senior Construction Manager and manages several of our projects leading a team of construction managers. He has a degree in Housing and Development and over 20 years’ experience in delivering new homes for Local Authorities, Registered Housing Providers and private developers.
Syvanna Siragusa
Assistant Construction Manager
Syvanna supports the construction delivery programme of schemes across our full programme. She has over four years’ experience in Town Planning and is currently studying Urban and Environmental Planning at London South Bank University.
Richard Tull
Assistant Construction Manager
Richard is an Assistant Construction Manager. His expertise spans many areas of construction from site management and modular building to building universities, leisure centres and flight training facilities. He has a diploma in Construction Site Management and is a proud Croydon resident!
Jess Bolsin
Senior Development Manager
Jess manages the delivery of a portfolio of sites from identification and feasibility through to obtaining planning permission.  She has ten years’ experience in the sector, having previously worked on major regeneration projects for Croydon Council and Newham Council.
Guy Rochez
Senior Development Manager
Guy manages schemes from the earliest stages of site identification and feasibility through to planning. He has experience of unlocking small sites for housing delivery and as a qualified architect, his background spans architecture, planning and development.
Alison Brennan
Development Manager
Alison is responsible for the delivery of several of our larger developments. A chartered surveyor, Alison holds a first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying, and previously held roles at Taylor Wimpey and Rider Levett Bucknall.
Fabio Schifano
Development Manager
Fabio manages schemes from the earliest stages of site identification and feasibility through to planning. A qualified project manager, Fabio has a postgraduate degree in Urban Regeneration from the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.
Kerine De Freitas
Development Manager
Kerine manages the delivery of several of our schemes. She’s qualified in Town Planning Policy and Practice and Building Surveying, and has over 20 years’ experience in local authorities, managing building improvements and delivering major mixed-use regeneration schemes.    
Natalie McNeish
Development Manager
Natalie looks after the delivery of several of our projects. Natalie has previous experience with various Registered Providers and Local Authorities throughout London, holds a degree in Politics from Kingston University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Akin Lisk-Carew
Assistant Development Manger
Akin is responsible for the delivery of a number of our developments. He is a qualified architect with experience in retail, residential and educational projects across London. Akin is a chartered member of the RIBA with a distinction from the University of Westminster.
Gloria Addai
Office Manager
Gloria is our Office Manager, in charge of everything! She has a degree in Law and over five years' experience in the housing industry, working in boroughs such as Wandsworth and Islington, as well as for Croydon Council in the Home Ownership team.
Jacqueline Frimpong
Assistant Office Manager
Jacqueline provides administrative support to the Brick by Brick team.  She has a Law degree from Coventry University, and previously worked in an architectural company, KUMA Environmental Design.
Lindsey Cairns
Resident Liaison Manager
Lindsey is focused on developing our resident engagement programme.  She has a wealth of experience in managing and delivering successful engagement activities for key stakeholders and community groups within both the public and private sectors.  
Colm Lacey
Chief Executive / Managing Director
Colm is founding Managing Director and Chief Executive of Brick By Brick. He has led some of the capital’s most complex development projects for over 15 years, including senior level roles at the Homes and Communities Agency, Greater London Authority, LB Lambeth, LB Newham and LB Croydon. He holds masters degrees in Economics and Urban Design and is a regular expert contributor to industry publications.
Martyn Evans
Non-Executive Chair
Martyn has more than 20 years of property and regeneration experience including board and executive committee positions at the specialist mixed-use developer Cathedral Group and then at the listed property development and investment company U+I, which was formed through the merger of Cathedral Group and Development Securities in 2016. He is the Deputy Chair of the London Festival of Architecture and co-founder, with former RIBA President Jane Duncan, of the Young Architects and Developers Alliance (YADA), a networking and learning programme that brings young architects and developers closer together.
Shifa Mustafa
Non-Executive Director
Shifa is the Executive Director of Place at Croydon Council and a council nominated Board member for Brick By Brick. She started her career at Haringey Council as a workplace trainee and rapidly rose to the position of Chief Planning Officer. She led on the delivery of a number of regeneration projects, including significant development at Tottenham Hale and Wood Green Metropolitan Centre. In Croydon, Shifa is responsible for overseeing the delivery of one of London’s largest growth programmes.    
Mark Norrell
Non-Executive Director
Mark is the Director of Facilities and Support Services at Croydon Council and a council nominated Board member for Brick By Brick. He has worked in construction, property and facilities management for over 20 years and is currently responsible for the council’s property portfolio covering Estate & Asset Management, Health & Safety, Facilities Management and Business Support Services. Mark is passionate about property and facilities management and believes these services connect us, having a huge impact on the quality of our lives and the environment we live and work.

Common Ground Architecture is our in house design team made up of Architects and Designers with a passion for creating great quality housing. They have designed a number of our projects, including Pump House, Coombe Road and a new block at Fairfield Homes, but also ensure that design quality is realised on projects being designed by external practices.  This includes writing the brief, site analysis, commercial and design reviews, and also construction monitoring.

They have also designed our offices at 62 George Street and the interiors for all of our projects.

Common Ground Architecture also take external commissions from private individuals, developers and Local Authorities.

Find out more here: www.commongroundarchitecture.com