The team

Debbie Wildridge MBA

Debbie is Head of CLT. She has spent 5 years providing specialist support and providing in-depth technical advice to communities, local authorities and housing associations. She is a regular presenter on CLTs at regional and national events.

Her work has included setting up 14 CLTs in the East of England, guiding parishes and communities in the CLT pre-set up stage, advising on legal structures and set-up procedures, assisting in calls for land, researching sites, community engagement, land negotiations, pre-planning, planning applications and s106 negotiations, developer/housing association selection, contract negotiation and allocations policies.

Debbie is a Governor at West Suffolk College in Bury St. Edmunds and is Vice Chair on the finance committee and a member of the appointments and governance committee.


Emily Mulvaney BA Hons

Emily is a Community Land Trust Adviser at CLT East. She completed a degree in Law and Economics in 2014 where she had a particular interest in Land Law, and is currently studying for her CIH Level 4 Diploma in Housing. She spent a year volunteering as a Student Adviser in the University’s pro-bono law clinic giving advice on housing matters to the local community. In her spare time Emily also volunteers at Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge which offers emergency accommodation and support to people who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough.

Emily’s work will include assisting in legal formats and documentation; community engagement and finding funding opportunities for emerging and existing CLTs

Olivia Christian BA

Olivia is the Coordinator for CLT East. She holds a degree in BA International Studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands during which she took a keen interest in community development, specifically bottom-up engagement. Olivia has prior experience of not-for-profit work, having volunteered for the British Red Cross and the Humanitarian Centre in marketing and events.

Her primary responsibilities include managing the digital marketing and communications strategies of CLT East, helping to organise events, and undertaking various processes to help streamline CLT services.


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