The Team

Chief Executive

Shelagh Grant


Shelagh Grant has been Chief Executive of The Housing Forum since 2006 and has built a reputation for advancing practical  and collaborative solutions in housing construction and regeneration through a high quality member centred programme. Shelagh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and served on the CIH Council as a National Representative for 6 years.


Shelagh's earlier career included housing development and management work for Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council and Director of Housing and Community Services for Peterborough City Council. She holds BA. (Hons) from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and MBA from Northumbria University.



Tel: 020 7648 4070  



Membership & Development Manager 


Laura Waind

Laura joined The Housing Forum in July 2012.  Laura’s previous role was at ARMA, a trade association for leasehold property managers based in London, where she developed her knowledge of delivering a bespoke service to the membership.


Laura’s role is to develop and deliver The Housing Forum’s membership offer through a topical national programme of activities which includes Working Groups, Regional Cross-Sector Market Workshops and Innovation Workshops. Membership retention and recruitment is pivotal to Laura’s role as is promoting both The Housing Forum and the profile of its membership. Laura is responsible for identifying and developing new opportunities for the benefit of the members, regularly analysing membership engagement and ensuring that The Housing Forum provides a commercially and relevant product and service to the whole membership.


She is a Geography graduate from the University of Birmingham.



Tel: 020 7648 4067  




Project Executive


Mateja Pirc joined The Housing Forum in September 2016.  2016-11-10 Mateja Pirc


She has over a decade of international experience in the environmental and sustainability field, including working on a knowledge transfer project on energy efficient building and renovation in the Alps.


Prior to joining The Housing Forum Mateja worked in the environment team of the Thames Tideway Tunnel construction project in London.


She holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.



Tel: 020 7648 4069  






Member Events Executive 



Sandra Jordan joined the Housing Forum team in February 2017. She is an experienced personal assistant and events manager and held roles predominately in Architecture for PRP. It was in her previous role where she developed her wealth of knowledge about the Housing Sector, and experience in event and conference planning.


Sandra’s role is to provide a high quality member events programme, ensuring our events are topical and relevant to our members, covering both a local and national platform. Sandra will be liaising with our members, arranging events and conferences and developing new opportunities for members to network, share best practice and collaborate.  She will also provide secretariat support for The Housing Forum Board meetings.


Sandra has a range of qualifications and experience relevant to her role, She is also passionate about gardening and horticulture and currently writes for a gardening magazine.




Tel: 020 7648 4065