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2018 Advisory Panel

2018 Advisory Panel

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The sectors biggest stage - Housing 2018
The sectors biggest stage - Housing 2018

 

A programme that meets the needs of the whole sector

Transformative, engaging and innovative - this was our aim when curating the content for Housing 2018.

At a time when the UK’s housing market needs vision, leadership and strategy to push through policy that fixes the sectors ’broken’ housing market, we sought the expert advice of a panel of 50 influential industry leaders to ensure Housing 2018 provides a programme for the entire sector, delivered by the very best speakers in the sector.

 

That is why at the beginning of October we held one central and three additional regional advisory panels. This helped us broaden out our reach and engage with the sector at a local level to ensure that we are creating the most relevant content on the most pressing issues.

 

2018 attendees included:

 

Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive, CIH
Matthew Bailes, chief executive, Paradigm
Andy Barnard, partner, Trowers and Hamlins
Alan Benson, head of housing strategy and commissionin, London Borough of Haringey
David Blower, executive director corporate services, Stonewater
Tracey Davenport, board member, EMH Group
Steve Douglas, consultant, Leadership 2025
John East, strategic development director, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
David Edwards, executive director, regeneration and housing, Oxford City Council
Aileen Evans, chief executive, Grand Union
Jane Gallifent, Development and sales director, Aster
Jonathan Goring, managing director, Lovell
Bob Green, chief executive, Stonewall
Robert Grundy, head of housing, Savills
Diana MacLean, assistant director of housing, Radian
Jenny Osbourne, chief executive, TPAS
Adrienne Reid, assistant chief executive, Incommunities
Jim Ripley, chief executive, Phoenix Community Housing
Jamie Sanders, social investment communications manager, Nationwide
Gail Teasdale, executive director, finance and corporate services, Accent Group
Andrew Van Doorn, chief executive, HACT
Phil Elvy, executive director of finance, Great Places

Hot topics and key themes that emerged included:

1. Housing post-Brexit
2. Meeting the housing supply challenge
3. How do we fund these new homes? There isn’t enough innovation or diversity in funding
4. Choosing what services we deliver as landlords – shifting the business model
5. Changing the perception of the sector and the labels that are attached
6. Why do have or need house types? We just need to build more homes
7. What happens at the end of the current fiscal cycle? Lack of certainty in the stock markets and in asset prices.
8. How do we attract talent from the private sector into housing?
9. What is the role of social housing – it is now becoming less distinctive
10. What is the sector’s purpose?
11. Homelessness models and what we can learn from others – international perspectives
12. The role of JV’s in delivering services – how can local authorities and housing associations work together?
13. Need more holistic collaboration between health, care and housing – how can we make this happen?
14. What delivery vehicles/models are there?
15. We need to look at the future of compliance
16. Listening to tenants – who are we accountable to?
17. Technical management issues
18. Review of emergency planning
19. How do we re-brand the sector – difficult, as each organisation has a different mission
20. What does housing do right and what does it do wrong?

Regional advisory panels

We broadened our reach even further for 2018 to listen and understand needs across the UK.

Midlands advisory panel

Midlands advisory panel

Attendees:

Allan Fisher, development director, Nottingham Community Housing Association

Glyn Jones, director of housing, North West Leicestershire Council

Christine Parker, development lead, Stoke City Council

Kate Stills, chief operating officer, WM Housing

Debbie Larner, head of practice, CIH

Leanne Wilkins, regional manager, CIH

 

Key themes

1. What next for housing post-Grenfell
2. Future of regulation – vfm standard, disposals regime
3. Homelessness reduction act
4. What does genuine affordability look like?
5. Development margins – need to take an open book approach, how to make viability work
6. Making regional and local housing markets work
7. Bringing in international perspectives – US’s lack of public subsidy in housing breeds innovation
8. Revenue solutions


North West advisory panel

North West advisory panel

Attendees:

Phil Elvy
, executive director of finance, Great Places

Steve Modric, strategic information manager, HCA

Andrea Turner, senior development manager, Warrington and Co

Mike Gaskell, partner – head of section – housing and regeneration, Trowers and Hamlins

Stephanie Kelley, regional manager, CIH

 

Key Themes

1. How do we get to 250,000 homes every year?
2. Need to address the lack on development skills in local authorities – but how?
3. How to deal with the restrictions of the HRA cap and Right to Buy receipts
4. Housing the elderly
5. Housing the under 35s: there aren’t enough tenures – we need more diversity
6. Regional housing models – the conference is too London focused
7. Who is social housing for?
8. Funding structures and new models of delivery
9. The size and quality of housing
10. MMC and offsite is good, but not the pinnacle – will it actually deliver the volume we need and what are the barriers preventing it from doing so?
11. Housing and infrastructure – infrastructure, or lack of it, is leading to sites not being built out
12. Land and planning decisions – need to look at the relationship with councils
13. Brexit and impact on housing


South West advisory panel

South West advisory panel

Attendees:

John Betty, strategic director economic growth and development, Cornwall Council
Alan Brunt, chief executive, Bron Afon
Caroline Moore, executive director, finance and corporate services, YHG
Vic O’Brien, partnership director, Heylo Housing
Richard Petty, lead director – residential advisory, JLL
Philip Warr, chief executive, PAS
Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer, CIH

 

Key themes

1. Housing post-Brexit
2. Meeting the housing supply challenge
3. How do we fund these new homes? There isn’t enough innovation or diversity in funding
4. Choosing what services we deliver as landlords – shifting the business model
5. Changing the perception of the sector and the labels that are attached
6. Why do have or need house types? We just need to build more homes
7. What happens at the end of the current fiscal cycle?
8. How do we attract talent from the private sector into housing?
9. What is the role of social housing – it is now becoming less distinctive
10. What is the sector’s purpose?
11. Homelessness models and what we can learn from others – international perspectives
12. The role of JV’s in delivering services.
13. Need more holistic collaboration between health, care and housing.
14. What delivery vehicles/models are there?
15. We need to look at the future of compliance
16. Listening to tenants – who are we accountable to?
17. Technical management issues
18. Review of emergency planning
19. How do we re-brand the sector – difficult, as each organisation has a different mission
20. What does housing do right and what does it do wrong?

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