Who’s who

The Executive Committee Members 2022/23

Joseph Ogundemuren – Chair

Chris Milson Secretary

I have been in unions for most of my working life, and have worked in the housing sector now for just over two years. I took over as Branch Treasurer in April 2019, but work in a finance-related role and feel like I have settled in pretty quickly.

As well as being Branch Secretary, I am a qualified steward and Health and Safety representative, as well as convenor for Noting Hill Genesis. I am driven to fight for equality in the workplace and believe that trade unionism is the best way to do that.

When I’m not working or volunteering for the union, I enjoy reading history, walking, cinema, live music – and making jam.

Karl Lewis – Treasurer
Barbara Zagrodniczek Communications Officer

I started working in a housing sector over 5 years ago and I joined UNISON shortly after. It was only recently when I decided to have more active role and in April 2019 I became Branch Communications Officer. I have background in media and communications, and so far I have been enjoying the role.

I am a big fan of art and music. I enjoy watching films on a silver screen as well as reading a good book.

Grace Ayemoba Black Members Officer
Peter Daley Disabilities Officer
Karl Lewis – LGBT+ Officer
Lola Oyewusi – Womens Officer & Equalities Officer Against Ageism
Xoliswa Cox – Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator & Representative of organisations with more than 100 members
Mushtaq Hussain Mughal International Officer
John Gray – Labour Link Officer

I am employed by Clarion Housing Group as a Housing Team Leader. I am also an elected member of the UNISON National Executive Council (NEC) for our Community Service Group (the 80,000 members of UNISON who work for Housing Associations and Voluntary sector) and an elected Regional Council Officer for London UNISON.

I am currently on an unpaid leave of absence from my employer as the Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Housing Lead for the London Borough of Newham.

I enjoy cycling, jogging (very slowly) and walking in the countryside.

Tom Ward – Representative of organisations with more than 100 members
Verlyn Innocent – Representative of organisations with more than 100 members
Robert Wase – Representative of organisations with less than 100 members
Sherron Rennalls – Rep. of organisations with less than 100 members