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Our team

Martyn Craddock
Chief Executive

Martyn joined the United Saint Saviour’s Charity as Chief Executive in January 2015.

Starting out in the food and catering industry after university, Martyn joined the charity sector in 1998 and worked his way up to become Chief Executive of St Luke’s Trust in Islington, an award-winning community charity providing multiple services and community facilities to local residents, employers and visitors.

Martyn holds a Masters Degree in Charity Accounting and Financial Management from South Bank University and is a parent trustee of Ambitious about Autism, a national autism education charity and also another Southwark-based almshouse charity. He enjoys keeping fit through cycling and running, and can occasionally be found at The Valley supporting Charlton Athletic FC

 

Matthew Allgood
Community Engagement Grants Manager

Matthew Allgood joined the United Saint Saviour’s Charity in August 2012. He is passionate about grassroots community activity. Matt has over 10 years experience of grants administration and management in public and charitable foundations, including the Millennium Commission and East London Community Foundation.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Grant Making Management from Cass Business School, an ICSA Postgraduate Certificate in Charity Management from South Bank Business School and a Politics and Modern History Degree from Brunel University.

His local community activity includes directorship of his residents management organisation. He has over 20 years combined experience of trusteeship of small charities, most recently as treasurer of a parks community forum (2008 – 2016) where he delivered an annual programme of inclusive community music, arts and drama events delivered by local artists.

Bas Ahsan

Bas Ahsan
Finance Manager

Since joining us in January 2012,  Bas Ahsan has been responsible for managing our day-to-day finances.

Bas spent the last twelve years as Finance Manager of the Institute of Child Health.

If you have any financial queries please do not hesitate to contact Bas.  His email address is bas.ahsan@ustsc.org.uk and his phone number is 020 7089 9014.

Elizabeth Caccamo
Senior House Manager

As our Senior House Manager, Elizabeth Caccamo is responsible for the overall welfare of residents.

Elizabeth was born in Poland, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. For the past 20 years, she has worked for organisations in the UK that serve the Polish community. Prior to joining St Saviour’s, she managed the offices of the Polish Trustee Association in London.

Elizabeth is married with two children and lists her hobbies as reading, travelling and playing bridge.

Katie Roberts
Scheme Manager

Katie joined the United St Saviour’s Charity in April 2015, following the retirement of Maggie Hilton. Katie is responsible for the day-to-day running of our sheltered housing service at St Saviour’s Court, dealing with emergencies and overseeing the maintenance and security of the building.

Debra Reis
Estate Manager

Debra has been warden at Hopton’s for the last 12 years. She is active in local charity SE1 United. In 2015, Debra became a trustee of St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Schools Foundation.

David Whitney
Gardener

David lives in Waterloo and has been gardener at Hopton’s Almshouses for 20 years after starting his working life on farms in Hertfordshire. He attended Agricultural College in Herts and Lincolnshire and developed his keen interest in native flora and fauna.

David aims to provide a wildlife-friendly garden that is full of colour and interest for residents and visitors and likes to encourage residents to get involved with growing their own vegetables.

His hobbies include photography, local history and playing the ukulele.

Who makes up United St Saviours

Our  team currently comprises nine staff and ten trustees.

We come from a diverse range of backgrounds and are united in our aim of building a Southwark where its people are resilient, its communities are sustainable, and our neighbourhoods have a strong identity.