Richard Hyde

Richard, chairs the editorial board and founded Thinkhouse to help him in his day job and non-executive director roles.  He is CEO of an SME that sells construction tools to the retail sector and has sat on the Boards of a number of organisations which focus on housing and regeneration.

Gemma Duggan

Gemma Duggan is a Senior Consultant at Altair after previous positions at the NHF, Birmingham City Council and Tribal. She has been in the housing sector 14 years and is passionate about housing.

Alison Inman

Alison is the CIH President, Board member of Colne Housing and TPAS.

Mick Laverty

Mick is CEO of ExtraCare Charitable Trust. Previously he was CEO of the Student Loans Company and Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency.

Tom Murtha

Tom is a campaigner and blogger for social housing. He is on the Board of Plus Dane and was previously Chair of HACT and CEO of Midland Heart.

Brendan Sarsfield

Brendan is CEO of Peabody. He has chaired the G15, the collective voice for London's largest housing associations.

Chris Walker

Chris is an economist who has worked at DCLG, headed Policy Exchange's housing and planning unit and has now founded his own housing and planning consultancy. He authored a number of research pieces on housing.

Martin Wheatley

Martin Wheatley is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, leading its work on the role and performance of the Treasury. His previous career has included senior housing roles there and at the Local Government Association, and as a researcher and adviser on housing, including on housing and older people. He retains a keen interest in housing and is a board member at Wellingborough Homes.

Gavin Smart

 Gavin is Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Policy and Practice at the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Burcu Borysik

Burcu Borysik is the Policy Manager at Revolving Doors Agency, overseeing the national policy and public affairs initiatives including housing, mental health and criminal justice. Over the past ten years, Burcu has carried out independent research, evaluated and supported the implementation of governments funded projects, and undertaken training and consultancy for local commissioners and service providers across private and public sectors. Prior to joining Revolving Doors Agency, she was Policy Manager at Homeless Link, overseeing a large portfolio of policy projects on supported housing and social care. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal Housing, Care and Support. She is also a trustee at the learning disability charity PLUS, and a fellow of RSA.

Kerri Farnsworth

Kerri is an urbanist, and now has her own consultancy, She has over 20 years' experience in placemaking and regeneration in both the private and public sector, including at Manchester City Council, Circle Housing and Strategic Investment Board NI. She is also a Board member of the International Urban Development Association and Lead Assessor for the 'European City of the Year' award. 

Boris Worrall

Boris is Group Chief Executive of Rooftop Housing, which provides 6,500 affordable homes in Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Boris has been involved in housing for 10 years and is a regular blogger on policy, politics and business transformation. He began his career as a journalist before working for the Home Office. Boris
enjoys surfing, yoga and keeping chickens. You can follow him on Twitter @BorisJWorrall.

Suzanne Benson

Suzanne is head of Real Estate for the Manchester office of Trowers. Specialising in large scale accommodation projects and helping people build and buy homes. Suzanne also advises the Homes and Communities Agency in relation to their range of grant funded homeownership products - including shared ownership and Help to Buy. Suzanne's work in this area has also led her to develop a specialism in FCA and Consumer Credit work.

Beth Watts

Beth is a Senior Research Fellow at I-SPHERE, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, with research interests in the areas of homelessness, youth homelessness and social housing policy. Much of her recent work has focused on the impact of welfare reform on homelessness, and on the ethics and effectiveness of conditional forms of welfare provision. Beth is Chair of the Housing Studies Association and on the editorial board of the journal Housing Studies

Ken Gibb

Ken Gibb is a professor in housing economics at the University of Glasgow where he is also director of the ESRC UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. A former managing editor of Urban Studies, he is associate editor of Housing, Theory and Society. Ken is the chair of Sanctuary Scotland housing association, he is finance director of the Urban Studies Foundation and is a member of the management board of the Centre for Homelessness Impact. His twitter address is @Gibb6781 a link to his blog is below.

Peter Williams

Peter is a researcher and Departmental Fellow, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He is the Chair of First Affordable, a for profit’ housing association and a NED of Vida Home Loans, a challenger mortgage lender. He is a contributor to the annual UK Housing Review and is treasurer of the Housing Studies Charitable Trust. He was previously Executive Director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Deputy Director General of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and Professor of Housing at the University of Wales, Cardiff