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Caridon Group

Board members

Nash Jaffer - Caridon Foundation Board Member

Nash Jaffer – Chairman of Caridon Foundation

Non-Executive Board Member

Nash Jaffer is an experienced Chartered Accountant who specialises in structuring real estate transactions and funds having previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young where he accumulated considerable experience including closing real estate funds, tax planning and transaction advisory. He founded Leadenhall Partners and advises several real estate funds undertaking significant projects in central London, particularly on corporate governance, investor reporting and the financial aspects of the developments.

Nash is passionate about social mobility and as Chairman has guided Caridon Foundation in its transition from start-up to a local market leader in the supported housing segment of the social housing sector. Nash also serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of CareTech Foundation. The Foundation delivers meaningful impact to communities in the UK and overseas by supporting and championing the social care sector, care workers and those living in care.

He has served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Muslim Council of Britain, a diverse national umbrella body for over 500 Muslim organisations nationwide, empowering Muslim communities towards achieving a just, cohesive, and successful British society. Previously, Nash has served as a Non-Executive Director at Merton & Sutton NHS Trust and a School Governor at several local Schools.

Nash graduated from the University of Manchester in Mathematics. He is married with four children and lives in South Croydon.

Richard Pacitti - Caridon Foundation Board Member

Richard Pacitti

Non-Executive Board Member

Richard Pacitti spent 30 years working in mental health services and retired as Chief Executive of Mind in Croydon in March 2020. He has a Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in the Management of Community Care.

As well as having a key role in local mental health services, he has worked with a number of national bodies including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Care Quality Commission and NICE, where he was involved in drawing up the Clinical Guidelines for working with people who self-harm.

Richard spent a number years as a Mental Health Act Manager at the Maudsley. He has been involved in research, often around the issue of poverty and mental health. His most recent publications look at the impact of welfare changes on people with mental health problems.

Ann Lloyd Keen - Caridon Foundation Board Member

Ann Lloyd-Keen

Non-Executive Board Member

Former MP and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State NHS, Chair Prime Minister Rt Hon Gordon Brown Minister Commission of Future of Nursing and Midwifery.

Ann Lloyd-Keen brings The Caridon Foundation Board a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing multiple innovative ideas and strategic plans to achieve our goals.

Ann is also a proud member of the RN NDN Fellow Queens Nursing Institute Senior Scholar Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing New York University. Non Exec Director Foundation. Trustee Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Ann has ran various consultancies, been an advisor to various Health Innovation Companies and is a remarkable Motivational Speaker.

Mario Carrozzo - Caridon Foundation Board Member

Mario Carrozzo

Executive Board Member

Aged 14, Mario showed a natural aptitude for enterprise while still at school, working alongside his father in the family property and catering business. It was here that he gained invaluable life skills and experience, which played an instrumental part in his later success. Mario acquired and developed his first property aged 18, from his own savings. He used the experience to expand his skills in planning, construction and housing, and over the years developed a strong contact book in the property and banking sectors. Over the past 25 years Mario has continued to run several successful property businesses and he has generated a substantial self-made portfolio. Mario has fine tuned the ability to source an opportunity and to see it’s as yet unapparent value, making him a true entrepreneur.

In 2009, following the recession, Mario founded Caridon Property, having identified a gap in the market to assist individuals hit by the economic downturn. Using his acquired knowledge and experience as a landlord, he pioneered one of the first rent guarantee schemes in London, assuring a reliable income for landlords and acting as a guarantor for vulnerable tenants who were struggling to find accommodation. Caridon Property has grown rapidly and is now part of the award-winning Caridon Group, a multi-million pound property development and lettings company, dedicated to serving the local communities it operates in.

A highly respected property entrepreneur, industry campaigner and dedicated family man, Mario continues to apply the same hands-on approach and determination to every project he undertakes. His passion towards social responsibility guides the vision of the Caridon Group, which aims to create new opportunities and fairer housing for all.

“Always lead by example, believe in what you do and why you do it!”

Abbas Alidina - Caridon Foundation Board Member

Abbas Alidina

Executive Board Member

Abbas grew up in an entrepreneurial family and graduated with a BA Hons in Accountancy and Finance in 2001. Within two years of graduation he had sold his first successful business for a profit.  After his short career in accounting, Abbas sought a broader challenge that could fulfil his appetite for growth and success. He moved into property management and grew his business, eventually managing  150 properties and employing seven portfolio managers.

Abbas joined Mario at Caridon in 2009 where he took a fundamental role in re-structuring the business and developing the pioneering concept of guaranteed rent.

Abbas’s expertise includes management, negotiation, financial structuring and due diligence. He oversees the financial growth and operations of all the Group’s companies.