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Our Team
Building a better London

Our Team

Meet the Anthology team – a diverse group of people who are committed to breathing fresh life into London’s residential developments. A work and life experience, combined with a commitment to innovation has created a company inspired to do things a little differently.

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Meet our team

Ben
Allen

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Steve
Bangs

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Rukhsaar
Anjum

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James
Carr

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Ben
Cust

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Lorri
Docherty

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Bill
Haworth

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David
Holmes

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Paige
Kent

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Chris
Loosemore

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Ewa
Melanowicz

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David
Newey

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Lena
Owusu

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Lucy
Polonska

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Chris
Powell

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Annabel
Prentice

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Natalie
Pustam

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Neil
Sams

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James
Sutherland

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Gavin
Talbot

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Harry
Willmott

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Georgia
Canagon

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Emily
Nesbitt

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Danielle
Baynes

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Andrew
Ordona

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Harriet
Evans

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James
Taylor

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Helen
Hogg

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Magdalena
Mrowczynska

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Matt
Burman

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Rita
Cleaver

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Alicia
Hayward

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Navraj
Aulakh

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Edward
Rees-Williams

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Kevin
Bailly

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Vimitaa
Meisuria

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Katie
Clutterbuck

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Ben
Allen

Ben spent 14 years in the construction industry before joining Anthology in May 2015. He was excited by the opportunity to help grow a company that likes to do things a little differently, where regeneration, community and the customer are at the heart of its values. Ben has been predominantly responsible for our Deptford Foundry development, which completed in March 2020 and has won multiple awards with HomeViews for both excellent design, facilities and building management. Ben currently lives in East London, with his wife and two daughters.

Steve
Bangs

Steve has 30 years’ experience working for major building contractors and residential property developers at all levels and responsibility focusing on the London residential sector. He joined Anthology in June 2014 and has helped establish how the company operates, so it can deliver excellent build quality and an exceptional customer experience. Steve has three daughters and lives in Kent.

Rukhsaar
Anjum

Rukhsaar joined Anthology in December 2018 to complete a Finance apprenticeship. Rukhsaar is looking forward to gaining as much knowledge and experience as possible, and is excited to get to know the Lifestory team better.

James
Carr

James joined Anthology in late 2016 after spending over 3 years at Swan Housing Association as Head of Treasury and Corporate Finance, where he refinanced the Group’s £500m debt and issued a £250m bond. Prior to Swan, James was Group Finance Manager at Countrywide Plc for five years. As well as being a qualified accountant, James holds the MCT qualification from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.  

Ben
Cust

Ben graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Construction Management in 2018. He recently moved to London to join Anthology. In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and cricket.

Lorri
Docherty

Lorri has over 11 years’ experience in the property industry and champions Anthology's personable approach to property development, striving to create innovative ideas to keep Anthology distinctively different. In her spare time, Lorri enjoys interior design, socialising with friends and looking after her young son. 

Bill
Haworth

Bill graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 where he studied Project Management and Operations. Bill enjoys working for a company like Lifestory that is recognised for its unique approach in a competitive market. In his spare time, Bill enjoys playing football and following rugby.

David
Holmes

David has led commercial roles on a variety of major projects such as the London 2012 Olympics, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and London Heathrow Terminal 5. David joined Anthology in November 2015, bringing a diverse range of experiences to the company. Outside of work, David is passionate about rugby, skiing and golf.

Paige
Kent

Paige has worked across a range of areas within the London property market over the last 8 years, from residential auctions to below market value investments to off-plan development. Having moved from Brighton on her own in 2010, she has fallen in love with the architecture, culture, positivity and freedom that London has to offer. Paige is passionate about fashion, and in her free time likes to design and get out her creative energy!

Chris
Loosemore

Chris has 7 years experience working in the industry for both residential developers and consultancies since graduating from University. He is excited to be working for Lifestory, who have a refreshing approach to the market and a great team in place. Chris loves travelling, skiing, football and golf.

Ewa
Melanowicz

With an extensive background in luxury real estate in New York City, Ewa earned her reputation for excellent customer service, expertise and leadership skills. After 15 years in NYC, she is now proud to call London her new home and is excited to be part of the Lifestory family. Ewa is passionate about music, food, dance and travel and in her free time likes to write.

David
Newey

David has been with Lifestory for over 5 years now and has continued to expand his role, recently being promoted to the leadership team as Sales Director alongside his existing Development responsibilities. Being able to interact with our Customers has always been a priority and this change in role has allowed him to meet more residents across our portfolio. To relax away from work, David enjoys running, cycling and sailing but will give almost any sport a try!

Lena
Owusu

Lena joined Anthology in December 2016 on a part time basis after working in accounts in various industries. Born and raised in London and new to the construction industry, Lena is keen to transfer valuable skills gained to Anthology. In her spare time, she enjoys making balloon structures and creating homemade cards with her daughter.

Lucy
Polonska

Lucy has been with Anthology for a while and enjoys working as an Anthologist due to the vibrant and fast paced environment of the role. Originally from Lithuania, Lucy moved to London 15 years ago and has made a home here since. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys exploring London by bike and loves to travel where her fluency in Russian, Polish and Lithuanian often come in handy!

Chris
Powell

Chris has extensive experience in the design and delivery of challenging projects across London, having formerly led a team of surveyors in a top 10 national consultancy. Chris joined Anthology in 2017 and is enjoying working with a passionate and high-performing team, and now oversees the operational functions of the business. Chris lives in Berkshire with his young family and is a keen runner.

Annabel
Prentice

Annabel is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor with a degree in Architecture and a Masters in Real Estate. She is an enthusiastic member of Lifestory in the pursuit of helping to deliver the company’s goals through her expertise. Outside of work, Annabel enjoys travelling and cooking.

Natalie
Pustam

Over 12 years’ experience supporting executives in Business Development, Management and Marketing, Natalie is passionate about Anthology’s vision and keen on bringing her proactive attitude to the business. In her spare time, Natalie loves to travel and discover the unique foods and culture that each country has to offer.

Neil
Sams

Neil has 20 years' experience in dealing with land acquisition and complex residential projects across London and the South East. He enjoys identifying and delivering new neighbourhoods which enhance communities and create beautiful homes and places of work. In his spare time, Neil remains a keen footballer as well as regularly running whilst listening to his favourite podcasts. 

James
Sutherland

James has over 18 years experience in the construction industry and has a keen interest in building design, paying close attention to the developing trends in the industry and on upcoming projects. Glad that the UK still continues to challenge for some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects. James keeps active by cycling, snowboarding, and walking his Boston Terrier, Arnie.

Gavin
Talbot

Gavin is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 12 years experience in the residential construction industry, working for one of the leading consultancy practices before joining Anthology in June 2018. He has a passion for residential development and is excited to help the company grow further. Gavin lives near our Hale Works development and spends lots of his spare time on the golf course. He also plays football and loves travelling and skiing.   

Harry
Willmott

Harry studied Mechanical Engineering at Oxford Brookes University, but decided to embark on a career in the property industry. Harry's work is predominantly focused on Anthology’s Deptford Foundry project, assisting with the delivery of the company’s first homes. Outside of work, Harry enjoys restoring old cars and trying new restaurants in London.

Georgia
Canagon

Georgia joined Anthology in February 2016. Having previously worked for a marketing consultancy, she enjoys implementing creative solutions to support our customer service and operations functions. Outside of work, Georgia travels all over the country pursuing an amateur British Eventing career, with ambitions to compete internationally during 2021. 

Emily
Nesbitt

Emily joined Lifestory in 2019 and comes with over 20 years Sales and Marketing experience in the property arena. With a passion for all things design and a degree in Interior Design, she helps bring our homes to life. Emily spends much of her spare time with her 2 children, entertaining and squeezing in the odd run!

Danielle
Baynes

Danielle graduated from University of Leeds in July 2019 with an undergraduate degree in BA Management, and has recently joined the Lifestory team. Danielle discovered her passion for Marketing during her industrial placement year as part of her University degree, and is now passionate to gain marketing experience in the property industry specifically, and is excited by the opportunity to serve customers at every stage of their lives through the Lifestory brands. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys travelling, playing tennis and baking.

Andrew
Ordona

Andrew has 8 years experience working as an estate agent in central London. He wanted to add the new build sector to his repertoire, and joined Anthology as they share the same principles for community and customer well being. When taking a break from helping clients move into their new home, Andrew is planning his next city getaway or watching football.

Harriet
Evans

Harriet has sold new build property throughout London across zones 1 - 5 since 2017. She is passionate about putting customer care at the heart of everything she does, and joined Anthology at the start of 2020 to develop that principle and help purchasers to fulfil their ownership dream. Harriet lives in Surrey Quays and enjoys foreign travel and cookery. 

James
Taylor

James has always held roles that have had either sales or customer focus at their heart.  In 2015, James joined the Renaissance Retirement sales team and has subsequently spent 5 years working through the now Lifestory Sales Team.  It is important to him that he is able to believe in the product that he is endorsing, and it is for this reason that he has been wedded to his role for five years.  As a CITB Construction Ambassador, James has also spent time at schools and events in attempts to demonstrate the diverse choices available to employees of the construction industry.

Helen
Hogg

Helen began her career as a Buyer for Marks and Spencer before taking time out to have a family. During this time, Helen worked for Property Investor, buying and selling properties in the Midlands. Helen then entered the Hospitality sector, working her way up to General Manager of Hotels and Conferencing where she spent the next 15 years, before joining Lifestory as the General Manager of 23a Leyton Road in Harpenden. Helen’s current role at Lifestory is centered around exceptional customer service which is something that Helen is extremely passionate about.

Magdalena
Mrowczynska

Magdalena joined Lifestory in March 2020 as a Management Accountant after having worked in Finance for many years in various different industries. Magdalena is originally Polish but now lives in South East London where she can see herself staying for quite some time. In her free time, Magdalena enjoys going to the cinema and is passionate about both art and fashion.

Matt
Burman

Matt studied Civil Engineering at Brunel University and began his career in the construction industry. Having moved into property, he is passionate to work for a company like Anthology that develops and regenerates different areas in various parts of London. In his free time, Matt is a personal trainer and enjoys playing rugby also.

Rita
Cleaver

Rita joined Lifestory in November 2019 as Financial Controller for the London & South East region, after spending 13 years in the Property Construction industry; seven years at Robinson Low Francis LLP as Finance Director and six years at Currie & Brown as their UK Finance Manager. Rita is really excited to be working in London again and to apply her knowledge from the property industry to this role. Rita lives in Hertfordshire and enjoys socialising with family and friends, keeping fit, travelling and shopping - nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy! 

Alicia
Hayward

Alicia graduated from the University of the West of England with a Masters in Real Estate Finance and Investment. Being passionate about creating quality homes, Alicia decided to become a part of Lifestory to pursue a career in property. Outside of work, Alicia enjoys going to art exhibitions, exploring London's new restaurants and playing tennis.

Navraj
Aulakh

Navraj is a recent Construction Management Graduate from the University of Reading. He joined the team in September 2020 and is looking forward to starting his career, making the most of all the opportunities available at Lifestory. Outside of work, Navraj enjoys travelling and watching Formula 1

Edward
Rees-Williams

Edward has recently graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Politics and Geography. He has joined us at Lifestory to pursue his career within the property industry and is excited to be part of Lifestory's future growth and development. Outside of work, Edward swaps his laptop for a paintbrush, continuing his hobby as a painter. He also loves travelling, learning about different cultures, and meeting new people.

Kevin
Bailly

Kevin joined Lifestory in August 2020 as a Senior Finance Business Partner after spending 10 years as Financial Controller of Linkcity UK and Senior Management Accountant at Bouygues UK.

He is very keen to be part of this new journey and to contribute to Lifestory's success in the current challenging conjecture.

Kevin enjoys many activities such as volleyball competitions, travelling and cooking/eating.

Vimitaa
Meisuria

Vimitaa is an ACCA affiliate, who spent 6 years in different Construction and Architectural companies before joining Lifestory Group. She is a part of the Finance department who is keen to contribute her expertise and problem solving skills for our customers. Outside of work, Vimitaa enjoys spending quality time with family.

Katie
Clutterbuck

Katie joined Lifestory in November 2020 after spending over 6 years at one of London’s leading estate agents. Katie has an extensive knowledge of the new build market and enjoys the pace and challenge that comes with sales. Katie’s other passions include running, cooking and travelling.