Agenda: Day 2

A practical-first, Chatham House gathering, embracing the entire public & private housing ecosystem with a common goal to unearth forward thinking strategies and partnerships to shape a more diverse and resilient market.


Please note speakers, timings and themes may be subject to change

9.00: Opening panel - what is the new era of housing delivery?

This session brings together senior leaders from different parts of the housing world to discuss why councils are increasingly looking to take an active role in development, explore the different ways in which they are achieving this and set out the opportunities this presents to address housing need and shape communities.


Jo Negrini, chief executive, Croydon LBC
Elizabeth Froude, chief executive, Platform Housing
Jason Longhurst, director of regeneration and business, Central Bedfordshire Council

Andy Howell, SUR general manager, Morgan Sindall Investments

David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People


Moderated by Mark Llloyd, chief executive, LGA

9.45: The Inside Housing world café - small group discussions to help you connect and explore new opportunities

This is your opportunity to network with senior representatives from Homes England and other development professionals.

Table one: the land workshop

Barry Cummins, national development director, Homes England

Simon DeVere, director of acquisition initiatives, Homes England

Kelly Hillman, head of acquisitions, Homes England

Jane Custance, director of strategic planning and development, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Table two: the infrastructure workshop

Sophie White, director of infrastructure grant, Homes England

Gareth Blacker, general manager of infrastructure and complex projects, Homes England

Table three: new settlements

Leigh Johson, head of master development and design, Homes England

Paul Kitson, general manager - South East, Homes England

Ken Glendinning, project director - large sites, Homes England

Richard Bayley, managing director, North Essex Garden Communities

Table four: Supporting SMEs

Gary Middleton, assistant director, development finance, Homes England

Nigel Barclay, head of structured finance, Homes England

Brian Berry, Federation of Master Builders

Table five: joint ventures and partnerships

Jon Bull Diamond, director of joint ventures and partnerships, Homes England

Fay Mitchelson, head of joint ventures, Homes England

Jackie Rigby, head of affordable housing strategy, Homes England

Harry Swales, general manager, investment strategy

Wes Erlam, managing director, Morgan Sindall Investments

Table six: working across boundaries

Danielle Gillespie, director of cities and major conurbations, Homes England

Lucy Blasdale, head of disposals, Homes England

Kevin Bourner, assistant director – infrastructure grant transactions, Homes England

Table seven: attracting institutional investment

Jennifer Murray, senior manager institutional investment, Homes England

Ben Jenkinson, head of product implementation, Homes England

Sam Irving, head of housing delivery and development, Cornwall Council

Table eight: council housebuilding

Karl Tupling, director – emerging and developing markets, Homes England

Debbie Ward, director - capability, Homes England

Paul Gascoigne, head of urban regeneration, Homes England

11.00: Morning break

Networking, refreshments and an opportunity to visit the Inside Housing skills surgery to a pre-booked 10 minute 1-2-1 consultation with leading specialists.

11.30: Workshops

Choose a session which matches your biggest challenge and join a 45-minute session with our experts

Savvy business models to deliver housing

Barbara Richardson, managing director, RBWM Housing Group

Jackie Sadek, founder and chief operating officer, UK Regeneration

Richard Roddam, chief development officer, Chapter Homes County Durham

Creating sustainable, safe and affordable communities

Liz Watts, chief executive, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Craig Luttman, deputy group director for development and sales, L&Q

Michael Keaveney, director land and development, Grainger PLC

Sam Irving, head of housing delivery and development, Cornwall Council

Thinking big: delivering large-scale plans

Geoff Snelson, director of strategy and futures, Milton Keynes

Richard Bayley, managing director, North Essex Garden Communities

Sarah Greenwood, head of strategic growth, Homes England

12.30: Networking lunch break

Networking, refreshments and an opportunity to visit the Inside Housing skills surgery to a pre-booked 10 minute 1-2-1 consultation with leading specialists.

13.30: Inside Housing development auction

Hear the latest opportunities from local authority, housing association and developer colleagues. Can you support one of these ambitions? Is there an opportunity for you to collaborate?


Small scale < 500

Large scale > 500

14.30: Skills, productivity and modern methods of construction

MMC has huge potential to disrupt the housing market. Hear from an expert panel as they chart the progress to date of offsite construction in the UK, look to the future and explore how local authorities and MMC providers can work together.


Dave Sheridan, executive chairman, Ilke Homes

Michelle Hannah, director, Cast Consultancy

Nick Murphy, chief executive, Nottingham City Homes


Moderated by Brian Berry, Federation of Master Builders

15.30: Closing address



16.00: End of Inside Housing Development Summit 2020



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