Meet the team

Simone Hawkes


General Manager

In the years of experience gained in this industry, I have learnt that success comes from belief in yourself, your capabilities and the ability to empower your team. I’m excited to be part of Apo and sharing this journey with such a talented and passionate group of people.

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Resident host team leader

My teenage years were spent in the borough, and I always knew I’d work in this diverse community. My experience is within hospitality, so I appreciate good service and practice what I preach. If my diary isn’t full, I’m either having a crack at a DIY project or spending time with my family.

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Resident Host

Born in South London I moved East in 2021. Before joining APO, I worked as a supervisor in hospitality. I hold a bachelor’s degree in art and design and enjoy drawing and painting. Growing up in a musical family I sing and write songs and refuse to limit myself in life wanting to learn as much as possible.

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Membership Manager

My background is working in multiple new-build and established developments in the London Built to Rent market, I am thrilled to join the Apo Team. I am committed to providing a seamless and enjoyable rental experience for residents, building a thriving Apo community in Barking. Outside of the office I enjoy travelling anywhere and everywhere with my friends.

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Facilities Manager

Forging a sturdy career in London’s construction sector, as a plumber for seven years. Transitioning into maintenance, bringing with me my skill set from the construction industry. Eventually, I gravitated to facilities management. I am excited to be a part of the team at APO.

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Contact the team

1 Barking Wharf Square
Barking IG11 7ZQ

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