The Roman Road Trust has a volunteer Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board oversees the work of the management team, offers advice on direction and strategy, and ensures that the organisation is meeting its legal and reporting obligations.

Board of Directors

Chair

Alex Hammerton has been a local resident in Bow for the past 7 years since moving from Australia, and has expertise in the planning and delivery of construction projects.  Alex has worked on numerous affordable housing and regeneration schemes around London, and has a particular interest in sustainable placemaking.

Director of Civic Engagement

Irene de Lorenzis is a local resident and she is Managing Director at M-Brain UK. Irene is a community activist and has been involved in a number of local projects as well as resident panels at Clarion housing. Irene is Secretary at Edible Bow and for the RRT she also manages the Panel of Local Place Experts.

Finance Director

Photograph of Roman Road Trust Finance Director Chris Worthington

Originally from Birmingham, Chris Worthington is a local resident and has lived in Tower Hamlets for the last 15 years. Chris works for a finance institution in the city, helping to manage business and technology change. Chris is also a governor at a primary school in Stepney, and chairs the school’s Finance committee.

Secretary

Anna Rowell is keen to see places working well to support resilient and thriving communities, particularly on her doorstep in Tower Hamlets. This has been a constant theme throughout Anna’s roles in architecture, urban design, and sustainable transport planning.

Currently working at the Greater London Authority, she engages with Boroughs, Highway Authorities, utilities, developers and wider stakeholders to promote collaborative infrastructure delivery.

Director of Architecture

Photograph of Eddie Blake, Director of Architecture and Public Realm, Roman Road Trust

Eddie Blake is an architect. He currently practices at Sam Jacob Studio, and teaches architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. Previously, Eddie worked at Sauerbruch Hutton, and was part of Studio Weave.

He has worked internationally for V&A, Uni. of Chicago, and Croydon Council, and exhibited at the 2016 Venice Biennale with Sam Jacob Studio. Eddie writes about architecture for magazines including Icon, Architects’ Journal and Vice.

Director of Conservation

Cristina Monteiro is co-founder of DK-CM, a planning and architecture practice based in East London. She primarily works on publicly-funded regeneration projects focussed on placemaking, local distinctiveness and the environment. As an RIBA Conservation Registrant, heritage and sustainability are central to her practice. Cristina was shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2021 and is Vice Chair of the LLDC’s Quality Review Panel.

Management

Managing Director

Rosie Vincent is a local resident who graduated from Queen Mary University in 2017 with a BA Hons in Drama. Originally from Suffolk, many of Rosie’s family members have their own businesses giving her a genuine passion for smaller high streets, independent shops, and local markets. She also works as a drama facilitator at Half Moon Theatre.

Want to join our team?

We are looking for directors to join our board who will help Roman Road Trust bring about positive social and economic change to Roman Road and the community it serves.