Our people

The staff



Paula Higgins, Founder and CEO

Paula founded the HomeOwners Alliance in 2012. She provides the leadership and strategic vision driving the organisation forward. Paula is also a respected commentator and advocate for homeowners and is regularly quoted in the media.



Angela Kerr, Director angela

Angela has 15 years experience in central government developing policies in the UK and Europe, and working closely with Cabinet Ministers. She left to help Paula launch the HomeOwners Alliance and now manages all aspects of marketing, PR and website content development, as well as working with the rest of the team on business strategy, partnerships and development.



Katherine Binns, Director 

Katherine has over twenty years’ consumer research experience.  She manages all HOA research activities including the monthly House Price Watch report, our annual Homeowner survey, special investigative reports, ongoing HOA website and business performance metrics, as well as working with the leadership team on business strategy, partnerships and development.


Naomi Rennard, Membership Manager

Naomi worked for many years on commercial real estate transactions in the City of London giving her a useful knowledge of the type of issues that can arise on any property deal big or small. She leads our membership team at HomeOwners Alliance as well as keeping an eye on our balance sheet.



Martin Shankleman, Director

Martin is an experienced business and finance journalist, covering the range of issues that affect homeowners. He was the BBC’s Employment Correspondent for 4 years, and before that was the Radio 2 Business Correspondent. He has reported for most BBC news programmes, including Newsnight and the Today programme on Radio 4.


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Annie Rew Shaw, Content, Membership, Social Media and Admin Assistant

Annie is responsible for creating and managing all social media for HOA and assists with marketing and website content. She also oversees all membership activity and runs general admin tasks for the team.