The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP, UK

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Event Date Thu Feb 3 UTC - Fri Feb 4 UTC (in about 2 months)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Feb 3 4:00am - Fri Feb 4 10:05am
Location The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel
Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP, UK
Region EMEA

Join over 400 board members to unpick the big challenges facing housing associations and learn from the crisis to embrace change as we emerge into a new and unpredictable environment.

The last few years have had a huge impact on our sector, – the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, coronavirus, Black Lives Matter and climate change have shifted our priorities and new behaviours may become the norm. Getting ahead of such trends by developing privileged insights can make the difference between leading or lagging behind for the subsequent decade. While the last 18 months have uncovered our sector’s vulnerabilities it has also opportunities for growth, improvement and collaboration. It may therefore require a reassessment of your organisation’s value proposition and business plans.

Our Board Excellence Conference will be an opportunity to learn from others, reassess the role of the board, develop the skills to be able to understand and challenge information presented. It will also support you to assess where decisions for one area of business may mean a trade-off elsewhere, or raise new risks.


2022 Speakers


Terrie Alafat
Chair, Riverside


Babar Ahmad
Board Member, Cube Great Places

Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE
Chair, Pennine Care NHS Foundation & Arawak Walton

Cath Bacon
Tenant and Board Member, Manningham Housing

Michelle Baker
Resident chair of the Customer Influence Committee, Eastlight Community Homes

Lord Gavin Barwell
Board Member, Clarion Housing Group

Jim Battle
Chair, Salix Homes

Rob Beiley
Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Brian Berry
Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders

Lord Richard Best
Chair, Affordable Housing Commission

Dame Carol Black
Chair, Centre for Ageing Better

Richard Blakeway
Housing Ombudsman

David Braziel
Technical Director, Decision Time

Jenny Brown
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, Longhurst

Bethan Buck
External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Jonathan Bunt
Board Member, Barnsbury HA board member

Sarah Catterall
Managing Consultant, RSM

Anne Chapman
Assistant Director – Governance and Compliance and Company Secretary, Golding Group

Viki Cooke
Founding Partner & Chair, BritainThinks

Stella Creasy
MP for Walthamstow

Sarah Davies
Head of Consultancy, Pennington

Peter Denton
Chief Executive, Homes England

Simon Devonshire OBE
Chair, Richmond Housing Partnership

Kate Dodsworth
Director of Consumer Regulation, Regulator of Social Housing

Trudi Elliott
Group Vice Chair & Chair of Group Housing Committee, Sanctuary

Sarah Finnegan
Head of Member Relations, National Housing Federation

Cedi Frederick 
Chair, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Alison Gill
CEO and Funder, Bvalco

Professor Sarah Harper
Founding and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford

Kathleen Harris-Leighton
Board Member, PA Housing

Kate Henderson
Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

Phil Hope
Board Member, Brunelcare

Lucy Hutton
Head of Social Housing Safety, Decency and Climate Change, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Alison Inman
Board Member, Saffron Housing Trust and Eastlight Community Homes

Claire Kearney
Board member, Stonewater

Lord Bob Kerslake
Chair, Peabody Trust and Peabody South East

Angela Lockwood
Group Chief Executive, North Star Housing Group

Fiona MacGregor
Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing

Polly Mackenzie
Chief Executive, Demos

Kamran Mallick
Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

Victoria Moffett
Head of Building and Fire Safety Programmes, National Housing Federation

Rhys Moore
Executive Director of Public Impact, National Housing Federation

Linda Nash
Chair, Live West

Simon Nunn
Executive Director Member Services, National Housing Federation

Teresa Ocansey
Board Member, Resident, Wandle, Non-Exec Director of Building a Safer Future Charter

Neil O'Connor
Director, Building Safety Programme, DLUHC

Rev James Olanipekun
Tenant Advisory Panel, Together With Tenants

Lara Oyedele
Vice President, Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

Mary Parsons
Group Director, Placemaking & Regeneration, Places for People

Jonathon Porritt
Environmentalist and Author

Sue Ramsden
Policy Leader, National Housing Federation

Abdul Ravat
Board Member, Manningham Housing Association and, Head of Development & Relationships, The Abbeyfield Society

Catherine Raynsford
Director of Stakeholder and Investment Management, Hyde Housing

Neil Revely
LGA Care and Health Improvement Adviser and Housing Lead for the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Catherine Ryder
Director of Policy and Research, National Housing Federation

Joe Shalam
Head of Financial Inclusion, Centre for Social Justice

Aman Sharma
Managing Director, Totus Digital

Jordane Shaw
External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Kate Shone
Managing Director, The Torus Foundation

Fayann Simpson
Board Member, L&Q

Becky Slack
External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Alison Thain
Chair, Sage Housing

Ciaran Tully
External Affair Manager, National Housing Federation

Helen Walker
Deputy Director Disadvantaged Groups, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Kate Warburton
External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Angela Ward
Senior Manager, RSM UK

Evelyn Williams
Policy Officer, National Housing Federation

Tony Wilson
Director, Institute for Employment Studies

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Decision Time