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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 is Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Policy and Practice at the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Alison is a previous CIH President and is a Board member of Colne Housing, Saffron Housing and TPAS.