The session will provide an overview of financial conditions in the housing sector, ongoing challenges and upcoming requirements. Speakers will discuss the financial implications of building safety works, transition from Libor to Sonia, approaches to ESG, and recent market activity.
Session chair: Louise Forrest, partner, head of banking and finance, Winckworth Sherwood
Speakers: Paul Stanley, relationship director, Lloyds Bank
Gareth Francis, director of treasury and corporate finance, Clarion Housing Group
Richard Conway, director, social housing, Chatham Financial
Brexit, the pandemic, and an economy under pressure: in this keynote session we hear about the political, social and financial outlook for the UK, and what housing should expect.
Miatta Fahnbulleh, chief executive, New Economics Foundation
Lord Gavin Barwell, former Downing Street Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Theresa May, former Minister of State for Housing and Planning
Chair of Day 2 - Denise Fowler, chief executive, Women’s Pioneer Housing
How are housing associations stress-testing and shoring up finances for continued uncertainty, and a potential double hit to the economy as the continued impact of COVID-19 and Brexit beds in? And what steps should providers take to ‘future proof’ their financial profiles more broadly, including through ESG reporting?
Caroline Moore, chief financial officer, Abri
Tom Paul, director of treasury and commercial, Optivo
Rosemary Farrar, chief financial officer, Platform Housing Group
A recent survey found that one in five local authority CEOs are predicting that by the end of the next financial year they will need to declare that they do not have sufficient resources to meet their funding needs. What does this looming instability mean for localities, and how should social landlords reshape their businesses to respond?
Nigel Wilson, chair, Homes for the North, chief executive, Gentoo
Barbara Brownlee, managing director for Westminster builds, Westminster Council
John Verge, chief executive, Golden Lane Housing
Rebecca Sycamore, executive director for development and growth, St Mungo’s
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 share how your organisation is stress testing, mitigating risks and preparing for tough economic climate.
How are housing associations mapping out the route to decarbonisation and the advent of a ‘decent homes two’. We hear from organisations on the carbon implications of stock disposal, retrofit versus rebuild, lessons learned from decent homes one, and the importance of community engagement.
Emily Braham, head of sustainable energy, Nottingham City Homes
Elly Hoult, group director, assets, Notting Hill Genesis
Nigel Sedman, group director of homes, ForViva
Alexandra Willey, director of strategic asset management, Clarion Housing Group
Delegates will be invited to join a Zoom chat to network and meet each other. Please introduce yourself and share your reflections on topics discussed during the day.
"Met some great people and made some great contacts. Took away some great tips that are easy to introduce. Saw some marvellous, inspirational speakers that really made me think"
"Great innovative ideas around customer experince and improving the overall customer journey."
"Great insight into how others have successfully integrated innovation and disruption into their businesses."
"Not just another housing conference; challenging examples of thinking from outside the housing bubble"