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Ian Haworth

Chair of Trustees

Ian has worked in Social Housing for nearly 30 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. His interest in work has always been about putting residents at the heart of decision making. As well as working on front line services, he has also previously managed a number of programmes with other providers to assist residents and their families to get back to work.

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Karen Swift


Karen has worked in local government for over 25 years with secondments to the Home Office and The Metropolitan Police. Her local government career started in LB Camden, then a time at LB Enfield and a return to LB Camden. She is currently Divisional Director of Housing and Regeneration at London Borough of Tower Hamlets. During her career she has lead initiatives and operational services related to homelessness, housing options, temporary accommodation, private sector conditions, commissioning, asset management as well as being Head of Housing Strategy at LB Camden for 10 years. Karen has a MSc in International Housing from the London School of Economics.

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Nasima Bibi

Resident Trustee

Nasima has been a resident of Poplar for the past 24 years and is an active member of the community. She is a mother to three beautiful children and a working professional. Nasima has worked at Woolmore Primary School for the past 17 years and is also a community worker.

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Tracy Argent

Trustee and Woolmore School representative.

Tracy is the Headteacher at Woolmore Primary School and joined the board of Trustees in April 2022.

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Sister Christine Frost


Sr. Christine worked in a mixed Comprehensive School for over 10 years and has lived and worked in the local community for the past 50 years. She formed Neighbours in Poplar 52 years ago and SPLASH (South Poplar & Limehouse Action for Secure Housing) over 30 years ago. Her main aim is to build an inclusive community.