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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 Head of Compliance and Performance at Extracare.  Previously she has worked for Altair, the NHF, Birmingham City Council and Tribal. 

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.

Brendan Sarsfield

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


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.

Martin Wheatley

Senior Fellow, Institute for Government, Board Member, Wellingborough Homes.

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.
 

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. 

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.

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. 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.

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

Francesca Albanese

Francesca is the Head of Research and Evaluation at Crisis, and has worked in housing and homelessness policy and research for the past ten years at Shelter and Homeless Link. Research areas include health, Housing First and measuring the impact and effectiveness of homelessness services. She sits on the Revolving Doors Severe and Multiple Disadvantage research network advisory group and is part of the Housing First Europe Hub research cluster.

Jules Birch

Jules is a freelance writer and journalist (mostly about housing and social affairs) and editor of Welsh Housing Quarterly. 

Susan Emmett

Susan Emmett is Head of Engagement for Homes England, previously she was Head of Housing and Urban Regeneration at Policy Exchange, a Westminster think tank, where her work focused on opportunities for mixed use development on brownfield sites. Before that Susan was a director in the Savills Research team following a career as a national newspaper journalist at The Times, where she launched Bricks and Mortar, the property section, in 2002.

Mark Farmer

Mark has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors and has become a recognised commentator and thought leader on a variety of issues. He is also playing a leading role in modernising the construction industry through the adoption of greater levels of pre-manufacturing using more integrated and digitally enabled delivery models. Mark is a member of the RICS, Vice Chairman of the ULI UK Residential Council, a member of the BPF Build to Rent sub-committee and co-chairman of Constructing Excellence. Mark authored the October 2016 UK Government Review of the Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’.

Steve Moseley

Steve is Group Director of Governance, Strategy & Communications at L&Q and has 20 years experience in the housing sector across a wide range of business areas. He is responsible for leading L&Q’s strategic planning and direction and associated research programme as well as all aspects of L&Q’s corporate communications. He is also the organisational strategic lead for Diversity & Inclusion. 

Brian Robson

Brian Robson works at Homes England and was previously acting Head of Policy and Research at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation where he led JRF’s housing policy and research work. Prior to joining JRF, Brian worked in policy roles at the National Housing Federation and Northern Housing Consortium. He began his career in housing at a large London-based housing association, and has also worked as a parliamentary researcher and served as a local councillor.

Alan Strickland

Alan is Director of External Affairs at Optivo where he leads their public policy, research and partnerships work. Alan was previously head of policy for a national charity and spent seven years as the cabinet member responsible for housing, planning and regeneration in a London local authority. He is a board member of Sapphire Independent Housing, which provides supported housing in North London and Hertfordshire.

Previous members of the Ed Panel,

who continue to  support and advise on the broad direction of our work.

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.

Gavin Smart

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

Alison Inman

Alison is a previous CIH President and is a Board member of Colne Housing, Saffron Housing and TPAS.