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.
Burcu is the Head of Influencing and Systems Change at Mayday Trust. She is an experienced policy and public affairs professional with multiple published policy articles and tools on housing, care and health. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Housing, Care and Support Journal, a Board Member of PLUS, and a fellow of RSA
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 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 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 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