About us

Housing Gateway Limited was established in 2014 by Enfield Council as an innovative response to reducing the borough’s housing pressures.

The company is operated by a board of directors who are responsible for making decisions, providing leadership and monitoring the performance of the company.

Councillor Sabri Ozaydin

Sabri Ozaydin - Chair

Councillor Ozaydin is an elected member for the Enfield Lock ward and was Enfield Council’s Mayor for 2 consecutive terms, between 2020 and 2022.

Sabri’s nomination as Enfield Council’s elected representative to HGL’s Board was agreed at the council meeting held on 25 May 2022.

Joanne Drew

Joanne Drew - Board Director

Joanne is an experienced senior housing leader that has worked across the UK for central, regional and local government, for housing associations and a national social justice charity driving transformation and the delivery of better outcomes for people, places and communities.

She is passionate about preventing and reducing homelessness and ensuring quality services and homes that enable people to thrive. Joanne is the Strategic Director of Housing and Regeneration at Enfield Council.

Kayt Wilson - Board Director

Kayt is an experienced housing professional working on many projects developing businesses and delivering frontline services. Most recently the development of Housing Gateway from a start up to a multi-million pound company.

Kayt balances her role as an HGL Director with her position as Enfield Council’s Head of Private Housing Solutions.

Peter Nwosu

Peter Nwosu - Board Director

Peter is an experienced business professional with a strong commercial and finance background. A Chartered Accountant who has held senior international finance positions in blue-chip organisations, including Gillette, and Procter and Gamble. Currently, Peter is an Executive Director at Avon Cosmetics with responsibility for finance and IT.

He is a long-standing resident of Enfield with both an affinity and knowledge of the borough which he brings, along with his financial expertise and private sector experience, to his role as board director.

Joanna Embling

Joanna Embling - Board Director

Joanna is a property professional and chartered surveyor, and a former partner at Cushman and Wakefield. With a broad development background in regeneration and a keen interest in housing, Joanna has served on the Development and New Business Committee of Notting Hill Housing and as a member of the Governments Private Rented Sector Taskforce.

A long-term resident of North London, her ambition is that everyone should have access to adequate housing, and she believes that Housing Gateway Limited has a key role in providing that.