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General Council

We are local, independent and trusted

Our small, professional staff team are overseen by a voluntary Board of Directors who we call our General Council. Our General Council is elected annually by HCD Members. Membership to HCD is open to all who share our values (based on the principles of co-operation) and support our aims.

Our General Council is currently made up of people who live and work locally, many work closely with HCD as clients, tenants or partners and all are working to support our unique approach to community-led economic and cultural regeneration. 

  • Rod Campbell Taylor (Chair), HCD Tenant: Rod Campbell Taylor Solicitors
  • Rob Devoy (Vice Chair), Hackney Co-operative Developments Staff
  • Emmanuel Oloyede (Treasurer), HCD Tenant: Emmanuel Stephens Chartered Accountants
  • Peter Ottino, The Co-operative Group 
  • Oliver Weidling, HCD Tenant: Vortex Jazz Club
  • Robin Grey, HCD Tenant
  • Jeremy Somers, HCD Tenant: Circleline
  • Claudette Spencer, Hackney Co-operative Developments Staff
  • Kingsley Omenemem, HCD Tenant: KC Law Solicitors
  • Eric Cato, Co- operative Party
  • Clarissa Carlyon, HCD Associate: Gillett Square Creative Producer
  • Nigel Caleb, HCD Tenant: Detention Advice Service
  • Andrew Clough, The Brew Co-Working
  • Dolly Ryall, HCD Tenant: Working With Voice
  • Olufunmike Oyewola, Individual Member
  • Yared Marcos, HCD Tenant, Kaffa Coffee

Company Secretary: Anthonia Onigbode, Hackney Co-operative Developments Staff