Howard had a career in the public sector, including spells in the Home Office and Cabinet Office and Arts Council, and as CEO of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and of Postwatch. He has degrees from Birmingham, Harvard and London Universities and has a number of non-executive roles alongside chairing LSHA.
Hilary has over 30 years’ experience of social housing working for housing associations, local authorities and central government regulatory bodies. She is currently Director of Corporate Services for Lewisham Homes, which manages 18,000 homes on behalf of LB Lewisham.
Danny Friedman is a housing and social policy researcher and practitioner, with a thirty year career working in housing advice agencies, housing associations, local authorities, representative bodies and social research firms. This included a period as Head of Research and Director of Policy at the National Housing Federation. He now runs his own research network. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and the Housing Studies Association, and is particularly interested in issues around resident satisfaction, housing needs, housing markets, homelessness, young people, people with disabilities and BAME communities.
Currently working as Head of Development at the London Legacy Development Corporation, with responsibility for major capital development projects on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Delia has over ten years’ experience in the property, regeneration and finance sectors. Prior to her current role, Delia was a Financial Analyst at the Royal Bank of Canada providing advice to major construction companies, government bodies and Housing Associations. Delia started her career at English Partnerships, where she completed the Graduate Development Programme after receiving an MA in Geography from the University of Edinburgh.
Sandra Ferguson, Community Regeneration Consultant and Trainer Sandra began her career in 1980 as a nurse. Over time this evolved into designing and running programs to address poor health and health inequality in some of the most disadvantaged areas of south London, and from this to major community regeneration and development programmes more generally. In 2011, she was Metropolitan’s Head of Communities and Regeneration and while in this role, among other achievements, raised nearly £2m to deliver a wide range of socio-economic programmes. This included delivering an innovative social enterprise programme and working with tenants and residents to improve involvement and access to employment, education, and financial inclusion services. Since 2014 she has been a highly productive consultant and trainer in community regeneration delivering a range of services to support charities and government funded agencies raising to the challenge of working alongside communities.
Alicia is a tenant of the Association since 1985 and has worked in commercial establishments, as in hotels and the airline industry. She left the airline industry and joined The Rural Housing Trust, a high profile registered charity for affordable homes, and was later seconded to English Rural Housing Association as Finance Manager. She has worked with local authorities as a qualified interpreter for social services. She is currently doing voluntary work for her local parish, The Westminster Cathedral.
Nicholas has been an operations & strategic leader for nearly 23 years working across various areas in housing including regeneration, housings and asset management, community investment & community safety.
Veronica’s career in Accountancy commenced in 1991 after completing a degree in International Relations at Keele University. She has experience in the private sector including companies such as Top Shop, Sanofi Aventis and Tate & Lyle Sugars as well as charity sector. Her career in Social Housing spans over 20 years, working with larger registered providers including: East Thames Housing Group, Clarion and Wandle; as well as smaller RPs holding the post of Finance Director at Ekaya Housing Association and is currently Head of Finance & IT at Hornsey Housing Trust, a small housing association in north London and is also a Finance Co-optee for Spark Inside. Veronica decided to seek a Non-Exec role in social housing to offer her expertise in Finance, Treasury, Risk Management and Financial Planning to support the ambitions of other housing providers deliver their business plans.
Rachel is a Development Consultant who has worked in housing for over six years. Rachel started her career in housing on a graduate scheme at Lewisham Homes, following the completion of a BSc Psychology degree at University College London. Since then Rachel has held a variety of roles in the sector within development, asset management and major works for both Local Authorities and ALMOs.