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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
Jennifer leads the marketing and internal and external communications at Aquila Services Group, which includes Altair Consultancy and Advisory Services, and Aquila Treasury and Finance Solutions. Her role involves creating and implementing the marketing strategies and plans across a range of products throughout the housing sector, as well as Leadership 2025 (a leading sector-wide diversity programme). She has four years’ experience in B2B marketing management and has acquired expertise in product development, PR and social media.
Philip is Professor of Housing and Communities at the University of Huddersfield. He has broad experience and interests working in fields as diverse as social inclusion, migration, homelessness, fuel poverty, energy efficiency and regeneration. He is currently Chair of the UKs Housing Studies Association (HSA).
Anya is senior researcher at the National Housing Federation. She has published on a range of topics related to social housing including welfare reform, low pay employment, housing supply, and health. Anya also helps to run PricedOut, the campaign for affordable house prices, and volunteers for Generation Rent, the campaign for private renters. Anya is a previous winner of the Thinkhouse Early Career Researcher's Prize