Speakers

Speakers

  • Rachel Challinor

    Rachel Challinor

    Director of Governance, Performance and Compliance, Longhurst Group

    Rachel Challinor has been the Director of Governance, Performance and Compliance at Longhurst Group since July 2016. Prior to her current role, Rachel worked for 5 years at Aspire Housing in Staffordshire. She spent 4 years working with Cooperative Group and Cooperative Bank following the merger of the Cooperative with Britannia Building Society. In the 10 years spent with Britannia, Rachel worked with the Corporate Banking Team / Commercial Lending Teams working with Registered Providers country wide. Rachel grew up in Stoke on Trent and is motivated to improve communities and create opportunities for residents in areas of deprivation.

  • Holly Dagnall

    Holly Dagnall

    Director of Homes and Wellbeing, Nottingham Community Housing Association

    Holly joined Nottingham Community Housing Association in April 2002. She became Director of Homes and Wellbeing in April 2016.  In her 16 years in social care and housing, Holly has worked across a broad portfolio of services in specialist housing and care and support in a range of operational and latterly senior roles. Holly is passionate about social housing and about supporting healthy communities. Providing high quality, well led and person centred services for vulnerable adults has been the cornerstone of Holly’s career and has supported Nottingham Community Housing Association to continue to develop and grow its Care and Support offers across the East Midlands becoming one of the largest Housing Association providers in the region.

  • Stacey Egerton

    Stacey Egerton

    Senior Policy Officer, ICO

  • Lucy Grove

    Lucy Grove

    Grenfell Programme Lead, National Housing Federation

    Lucy Grove has worked in influencing and communications roles across health, children’s issues and housing for the last 12 years. Lucy joined the National Housing Federation in 2014. She has worked on the Federation’s General Election 2015 campaign, supported members to influence the Greater Manchester devolution deal, and now leads the organisation’s response to the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.

  • Penny Huggard

    Head of Governance & Compliance, Futures Housing Group

  • Donna Kelly

    Regional Director – Merseyside, Onward Homes

    Donna is an experienced and innovative housing professional. She has worked in the health and housing sector at a senior level for over 15 years and is considered an expert in the field of health and wellbeing. She has experience of working with a vast range of client groups including directly managing a men’s homeless hostel and working in partnership to provide services to other client groups including learning disabilities, mental health, older people and people with complex needs.

    Donna has successfully negotiated contracts with a number of NHS Trusts to provide community services and housing for a variety of client groups despite the increased pressures on funding. Donna is chair of the Liverpool Older Peoples Forum and also chairs the National Housing Federation North West Health Care and Support Forum and is also Chair of the National Housing Federation Group for Health and Housing.

  • Katrina Laud

    Management Consultant - Strategic Solutions Housing Division, Savills

    Specialising in governance, mergers/ group structures, and the management of major change, Katrina has supported a wide range of housing associations in successful business growth. She regularly facilitates Board awaydays, strategic planning events and undertakes governance reviews. Katrina assists organisations facing Regulatory issues, and  supports the formation of new For Profit Registered Providers

  • Angela Lockwood

    Group Chief Executive, North Star

    Angela is Chief Executive of North Star Housing Group based in the North East. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and holds an MBA from Newcastle Business School. Angela is currently vice chair of PlaceShapers, and a board member at Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

    North Star provides housing for a range of people including those with support needs. They were the first housing association to hold Investors in People Platinum accreditation and achieved 3* in the Sunday Times Best Companies list, which describes them as extraordinary.

  • Claire Luxton

    Head of Corporate Governance and Assurance, Look Ahead Care and Support

  • Fiona MacGregor

    Fiona MacGregor

    Executive Director of Regulation, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)

    Fiona was appointed director of the HCA in 2015 and is responsible for the regulation of social housing providers. Prior to this, as director of programmes, she was responsible for the HCA's affordable housing and help to buy programmes. Fiona has over 20 years' housing experience, covering development investment, programme delivery and policy development. She has worked at the HCA since it launched in 2008, before which she was deputy director of investment at the Housing Corporation, and prior to that, head of development at London & Quadrant.

  • Elspeth Mackenzie

    Chief Executive, Thrive Homes

  • John Maton

    Head of Charitable Status, The Charity Commission

  • Radojka Miljevic

    Radojka Miljevic

    Partner, Campbell Tickell

    Radojka is a Partner at Campbell Tickell. She has over 20 years of management and research experience across a number of sectors. Radojka has developed a loyal following in her governance work and has been successful in helping a range of organisations to improve their governance arrangements. She works in an inclusive way with Boards and senior teams whether conducting governance reviews, appraisal exercises, facilitating strategic planning, delivering training/briefings or assisting with capacity building of residents in relation to governance. She also has in-depth experience of working with residents to develop approaches to scrutiny. As a skilled facilitator, Radojka has worked with a wide range of clients, from NatCen Social Research (authors of the British Social Attitudes Survey) to the Homes and Communities Agency.

  • Clare Miller

    Clare Miller

    Executive Director Governance and Compliance, Clarion Housing Group

    Clare is Clarion Housing Group’s Director of Governance and Compliance, having been Affinity Sutton’s Group Director of Governance and Compliance since June 2010. Before this she was an executive director of the TSA where she was responsible for the regulation of housing associations in England. Prior to that she worked for the Housing Corporation, where she led the financial regulatory work dealing with associations in special measures. Clare is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Coopers and Lybrand.

  • Aasia Nisar

    Community Engagement and Scrutiny Manager, Sovereign

  • David Orr

    David Orr

    Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

    David Orr is Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation and a former President of Housing Europe, the European network for Social Housing. He is the Chair of the board of Reall (previously known as Homeless International). He has recently retired from the board of the Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) and as Chair of Building Lives.

    Previously, David has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and of Newlon Housing Trust, having also worked with Centrepoint.

    David was awarded in 2010 an honorary membership of the CIH.

  • Raj Patel

    Chief Executive, Housing Diversity Network

  • Gordon Perry

    Board Member, Trafford Housing Trust, Broadacres Housing Association and ARK Consultancy

  • Jo Robinson

    Executive Director of Governance and Compliance, Optivo

  • Lee Sugden

    Lee Sugden

    Chief Executive, Salix Homes

    Lee joined Salix Homes in December 2014. He was formerly the executive director of resources at Wakefield and District Housing. Lee has steered Salix Homes from an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO) to a not-for-profit registered provider (RP). Lee, who is professionally qualified in both Housing and Accountancy, has worked in the housing sector for more than 20 years in a variety of senior roles. He is an expert in the ‘mutual model’ and is a voluntary board member on the UK’s largest mutual housing provider - Rochdale Boroughwide Housing. With a passion for tackling all forms of inequality, Lee is determined to provide opportunities through Housing for those who are best placed to benefit the most.

  • Peter Swabey

    Peter Swabey

    Policy and Research Director, ICSA: The Governance Institute

    Peter is responsible for developing the profile of the Institute to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to ICSA strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations. He has 30 years' experience of the share registration industry, gained at Lloyds TSB Registrars and subsequently Equiniti and Equiniti David Venus amongst others. He is a member of the CBI Companies Committee, the QCA Corporate Governance Expert Group and the Shareholder Voting Working Group, as well as being an Alternate Member of the Takeover Panel and a past chairman of the ICSA Registrars Group.

  • Stephanie Vasey

    Data Governance Manager, Hanover Housing Association

  • Alison Wignall

    Director of Governance, Optivo