Who We Are

HTHAS was set up by the following people. Some are also the directors of the HTHCIC.

HTHAS has a growing team of local architects, planners, lawyers, and PR specialists who have been invaluable in helping to develop our vision, our business case and our mandate.

Chris Currer traded in financial markets in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, and London for 15 years. He is a local resident and a Director of Crouch End Festival. Please contact for any further inquiries on 07584 516 057.

Mark Afford has worked across Higher, Further and Adult Education at the University of London, Birkbeck College, the WEA and Middlesex University for many years, delivering educational programmes to all 33 London local authorities. Resident in Crouch End for 25 years, he is an active member of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.

Amanda Carrara has worked  as a manager in arts, education and international business for many years.  Her training is in communications and languages.  She currently works as a freelance project manager based in Crouch End.  She is a director of the Crouch End Festival with particular responsibility for outdoor events in the Town Hall Square.  She has lived in Crouch End for 25 years and is chair of her local residents’ association.

Miriam Levin has worked for 17 years in urban regeneration, heritage and the built environment. She currently works for the Department of Communities and Local Government as the mobilisation manager for neighbourhood planning and community rights. Prior to this she worked as a consultant running community consultations around major regeneration schemes, and was Head of Outreach at English Heritage for 8 years. She has lived in Crouch End for 9 years and is an active member of the Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum.

David Winskill worked in local government before a fifteen year career with BSI where he became Marketing Manager (Standards). He left to set up his own PR company specialising in pharmaceuticals and health care. In 2002 he pursued his interest in local issues when he was elected a councillor for Crouch End. He was a founder of the HTH Community Partnership Board and has been active in finding a community based solution for the building. David is an Associate of the Men’s Health Forum and a member of London Patient Watch and chair of the CE Neighbourhood Forum. He has lived in the area all his life.

Bob West is an urban planner and designer with a lifetime in local authority planning and regeneration in London, including as Camden’s lead on the St Pancras and King’s Cross station restorations and the current new development, and on other major schemes. He has much experience of heritage buildings and community involvement, and currently advises the Woodland Trust on High Speed 2. He has lived in the Crouch End area for over 30 years.

Karen Partridge has lived in and around Crouch End for 10 years. She works in urban regeneration with a focus on community-led place making.  Her current work focuses on new and innovative models of civic spaces, particularly libraries, and she’s also a founding Director of a social enterprise which networks people and businesses using an online trading platform and collaborative currency.

Dr Graeme Evans has been a Crouch End resident for over 20 years. He is Professor of Urban Cultures & Design at Middlesex University and prior to an academic career was a director of a community arts centre in north London, project/finance manager in the energy and property industries, and musician. He has undertaken numerous research studies for the Culture Ministry (DCMS), Arts Councils and local authorities on cultural and facility development and financing, including national guidance on culture and regeneration, measuring the impact of cultural investment, and cultural planning. He is currently completing a study for DCMS, Arts Council and Historic England on Culture and Place-making.

Ivan Henshell Since qualifying as an RIBA registered architect in 2003, establishing practice in 2006, Ivan has continuously steered projects encompassing the entire range of building types, from residential designs to creative arts projects to larger scale commercial plans. A local resident, with his architectural studio in the town hall itself, he has a keen interest in the future of the building.