Roger Mendonca currently works at West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, as its Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive. In this combined role, he is responsible for the organisation’s corporate services, including its finance department as well as its marketing and governance functions. Between January and September 2005, Roger was WNDC’s Acting Chief Executive and led the establishment of the organisation.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Roger was a Senior Policy Adviser at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). He set up three Urban Development Corporations, managed the Department’s physical regeneration programme and sponsored the Regional Development Agencies. He also led on the Department’s contribution to the London 2012 Olympics candidature process.
Before working at the ODPM, Roger worked for the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). In this role, his diverse responsibilities included the implementation of a new radioactive waste policy and the establishment of the Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly.
Alongside his executive roles, Roger is currently Vice Chair of Care and Repair (Northampton) Ltd, a home improvement agency run as a charitable trust which aims to keep homes warm, safe and secure for the most vulnerable people in the town and other parts of Northamptonshire.