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Day 3 agenda: 3 December 2020

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08.30-09.15 Anthony Collins Solicitors breakfast briefing - Governance: lessons learnt from Covid-19

Bearing in mind how you have led with the Board during Covid-19, what have you learnt and what do you want to hang onto post-Covid-19 and to lead through the uncertainties of 2021?


Session chair: Victoria Jardine, partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors


Speakers: Katrina Laud, consultant director, Savills


Kevin Rodgers, chief executive, Citizen Housing Group


Sinead Butters, chief executive, Aspire Housing


09.30-10.20 Session 9 Your role as leaders

While the financial health of the sector has largely held up this year, 2020 has highlighted the importance of getting your risk map right and understanding what the gamechangers might be. As housing providers brace for further uncertainty ahead, we hear from the sector leaders on preparing for the unpredictable and adapting to worsening conditions. Also gain an insight into Number 10, how it works, and what the reshuffle may bring for the housing sector.


John Cridland CBE, chairman, Home Group

Toby Lloyd, independent housing consultant, former special adviser to the Prime Minister


Chair of Day 3 - Elspeth Mackenzie, chief executive, Thrive Homes

10.30-11.20 Session 10 The future of real estate in a turbulent world

How is the world of real estate and real estate investment evolving amid changing conditions? And what are the opportunities for housing providers as a result.


Ian Fletcher, Policy Director, British Property Federation


Stuart Heslop, managing director, real estate finance, UK housing finance, RBS


Matt Cooper, tax and treasury director, Places for People

11.30-12.20 Session 11 ‘Flight to quality’: lender and investor interest in a post-pandemic world

We look over lender, investor and debt capital markets activity over the year, including as markets shut down – current opportunities and what to expect amid further uncertainty.


Karin Erlander, director, lead analyst, International Public Finance Ratings, S&P Global Ratings


Pietro Crescini, director, Global Structured Finance, SMBC Bank International


Waqar Ahmed, group finance director, L&Q

12.20-12.50 Networking break via Zoom: leadership, governance, and emerging opportunities

Delegates will be invited to join a Zoom chat to network and meet each other. Please introduce yourself and share your thoughts on the previous sessions; you may want to talk about the role of leadership, what good governance means to you, and what opportunities you think the sector may find in current market conditions.

14.00-14.50 Session 12 Connecting capital to communities

From unlocking a ‘chest full of gold’ of UK pension money into ‘place-based impact’ as one government-backed initiative hopes to do, to strengthening joint ventures, how can housing associations make use of private capital to do more with less grant? And what are the right financial structures for balancing risk?


Mary Parsons, regeneration and partnerships director, Lovell


Jon Turner, chief executive, Link Group




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