Anna Kear, Tonic Housing
Anna Kear
Tonic Housing

Anna is the CEO of Tonic Housing, who opened the UK’s first LGBT+ affirming retirement community in central London in 2021. Anna joined Tonic in 2018 to take forward the founders vision.

She is a member of the London Housing Panel and one of the founders of the London LGBTIQA+ Community Housing Coalition. Anna was a member of the Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People on Shared Ownership for an Ageing Population and has recently completed a 2-year term as Co-Chair of HouseProud, the network group for LGBT+ people working in social housing.

Prior to joining Tonic, Anna was Executive Director of UK Cohousing and she helped to establish new community-led housing hubs across the country along with the government's Community Housing Fund enabling community groups to directly access development funding. Anna has been employed in the housing & property sector for over 30 years, working for housing associations, local authorities and developers.