The Housing Forum holds monthly leadership forums to build influence at senior level across all organisations involved in the building and maintenance of homes.


During 2017, we undertook a series of high level examinations and reactions to measures to stimulate the housing supply and examine the industry’s approach. 


Invitations are at CEO level and discussions follow Chatham House rules.

If you are interested in hosting a CEO Forum in London or one of the regional cities please contact Sandra Jordan


CEO Forum outputs:  



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22 November 2017: Budget Day CEO Forum, “Plans for Housing and Regeneration”, with calfordseaden, Birmingham




Paul Miller, Managing Partner, calfordseaden

Simon Marks, Partner, Arcadis

Clive Skidmore, Head of Housing Development, Birmingham City Council

Steve Partridge, Director, Savills








Trowes & Hamlins LLP logo25 October 2017: Housing delivery partnerships – what they can bring to the North West, Manchester





Suzanne Benson, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins 

Martin Oldfield, Head of Housing, Manchester City Council

Gareth Swarbrick, Chief Executive, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing







13 September 2017: Taking the Housing White Paper Forward, London




Ian Davis, Operations Director, NHBC 

Chris Tinker, Chairman, Regeneration Division, Crest Nicholson 

Rob Beiley, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins 

Andrew Beharrell, Senior Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards








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25 July 2017: The West of England Agenda for Housing, Bristol



Stephen Teagle, Partnerships & Regeneration and Deputy Chair of The Housing Forum

Nick Hooper, Service Director: Housing Programmes, Bristol City Council

Kevin Bourner, General Manager – South West Region, HCA

Oona Goldsworthy, Chief Executive, United Communities

Mike De’Ath, Partner, HTA Design LLP







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19 July:  An independent future in retirement living




Andy von Bradsky, Chairman, The Housing Forum

Mike Turner, Development Director, Ian Williams Ltd

Richard Blyth, Richard Blyth, Head of Policy, RTPI

Lorraine Collis, Lorraine Collis, Chief Executive, Elm Group

Anne-Marie Nicholson, Senior Partner, PRP

Jeremy Porteus, Director, Housing LIN






21 June 2017: The post-election housing issues for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 



Speakers: Keith Exford, Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group Co-Host

Nigel Turner, Executive Director, Kier Group

Alan Lewin, Chief Executive, Axiom Housing Association

Anita Goddard, Interim Joint Head of Housing, City and South Cambs, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Andy Hill, Chief Executive, Hill Group

David McQuade, Chief Executive, Flagship Housing Group







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16 June 2017: Potential direction and priorities for the new government on housing supply and standards post-election. 




Speakers: John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living

Nigel Turner, Executive Director, Kier Group

Alan Benson, Head of Housing Strategy & Commissioning, London Borough of Haringey

David Gannicott, Group Business Director, The Hyde Group

Alan Wright, Partner – Architecture, BPTW









3 May 2017: Housing and the 2017 General Election: Not all about Brexit



Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director - Housing, GLA

Tony Stacey, Chief Executive, South Yorkshire HACaroline Compton-James, Head of Strategy, Osborne

John East, Strategic Director, Growth & Homes, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham






22 February 2017: Fixing our broken housing market - Housing White Paper 2017




Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive, Galliford Try

Lise-Anne Boissiere, Deputy Director | Housing Strategy, DCLG

Chris Tinker, Chairman Regeneration Division, Crest Nicholson

Alan Benson, Head of Housing Strategy & Commissioning, 
London Borough of Haringey

Simon Chatfield, Senior Director, Be:here Ltd





7 December 2016: "Housing and the Autumn Statement"

London. Hosted by NHBC 





Ian Davis, Operations Director, NHBC
Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive, Galliford Try
Andy von Bradsky, Design and Delivery Adviser DCLG and Chairman, The Housing Forum
Elaine Bailey, Chief Executive, The Hyde Group
Richard Jones, Partner, Arcadis




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5 December 2016: "Energy Innovation for Smarter Cities"

London. Hosted by Bouygues UK 



Fabienne Viala, Chairman, Bouygues UK 

Maxime Hugonnet, Manager at Bouygues Group 

Brendan Kilpatrick, Senior Partner, PRP



16 November 2016: Joint Ventures and More Housing Delivery" 

Leicester. Hosted by Keepmoat 




Martin Smithurst, Keepmoat;

Simon Hatchman, asra Housing Group

Allan Fisher, Nottingham Community HA

Nick Murphy, Nottingham City Homes   

Mike Kay, Northampton Partnership Homes





26 October 2016:"More Homes for Greater Manchester", Manchester, hosted by Affinity Sutton


Speakers:  Keith Exford, Group Chief Executive –2016-12-07 Affinity Sutton logo  Affinity Sutton; Paul Beardmore, Director – Manchester City Council; Andy von Bradsky, Chairman – The Housing Forum; Joanne Jamieson, Managing Director – Wates; Paul Finch, Construction and Technical Director – Sanctuary Housing






19 October 2016: "New Homes with the New Communities Partnership", Leeds, hosted by Kier


Speakers:  Paul Moore, Managing Director – Kier2016-12-07 Kier logo Living Northern; Chris Harris, National Strategic Lead – Kier; Adam Brannen, Head of Regeneration – Leeds City Council; Naz Parkar, Executive Director – Homes and Communities Agency; Vicky Carroll, Director of Development – Yorkshire Housing 





21 September 2016: "Shaping the future – The Midlands Housing Offer", Birmingham, hosted by Wates Residential


Speakers:  Lee Sale, Business Director – Wates 2016-12-07 Wates logo Residential; Steve Dallaway, Development Manager – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust; Darren Clarke, Partner- Arcadis; Gary Fulford, Group Chief Executive – WHG; Amanda Tomlinson, Chief Executive – Black Country Housing Group; Tim Bush, Equity Partner – Baily Garner





7 September 2016: "The Housing Impacts of Brexit", London, hosted by Kier


Speakers:  John Anderson, Executive Director – Kier2016-12-07 Kier logo Living; Nigel Turner, Executive Director – Kier Group; Geeta Nanda, Chief Executive – TVHA; Tony Stacey, Chief Executive – South Yorkshire Housing Association; Shamez Alibhai, Partner – Cheyne Social Impact Fund; David Mawson, MD of Housing Maintenance – Kier







July 2016: "Housing delivery post EU referendum context", London, hosted by NHBC



Speakers:  Andy von Bradsky, Chairman - The Housing Forum; Chris Tinker, Chairman, Regeneration Division, Crest Nicholson; Neil Hadden, Chief Executive, Genesis Housing Group; Carl Arntzen, Chief Executive, Bosch Thermotechnology; Nick Jopling, Executive Director - Property, Grainger plc  





June 2016: "Bristol – Devolved Housing Responsibilities", Bristol, hosted by The Housing Forum and Galliford Try

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Speakers:  Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive, Partnerships & Regeneration, Galliford Try; Cllr. Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities, Bristol City Council; David Warburton, Head of Area, Homes & Communities Agency; Nick Horne, Chief Executive, Knightstone






May 2016: "Housing for London and the Housing and Planning Act", London, hosted by NHBC



Speakers:  Andy von Bradsky, Chairman - The Housing Forum; David Lunts, Executive Director Housing and Land, GLA; Iain Taylor, London Regional Director, Circle Housing; Andrew Osborne, Chairman, Osborne 





April 2016: "New partnerships for the Sheffield City Region", Sheffield, hosted by Affinity Sutton

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Speakers: Keith Exford, Group Chief Executive, Affinity Sutton; Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council; Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction Limited; Ian Cole, Professor of Housing Studies, Sheffield Hallam University; Eugien Jaruga, Director of Partnerships, Keepmoat; Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing, Sheffield City Council





March 2016: "New housing supply and estate regeneration initiatives", Leeds, hosted by PolypipePolypipe


Speakers: Glen Sabin, UK Managing Director, Polypipe; Jez Lester, Assistant Chief Executive (Asset Management), Incommunities Group; Stephen McCoy, Managing Director Partnerships North, Galliford Try; Leeds City Council; Rob Hall, Head of Business Development, L&G Homes





January 2016: "New solutions to housing supply", London.
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Speakers:  Stephen Teagle, Galliford Try; John Knevett, a2dominion; Tina Barnard, Watford Community Housing Trust 





January 2016: "Housing and West Midlands devolution", Walsall. Hosted by Wates Living Space


Speakers:  Cllr Roger Lawrence, Leader, Wolverhampton City Council; Gary Fulford, Group Chief Executive, whg; Lee Sale, Regional Director, Wates Living Space; Sara Woodall, Chief Executive, Heantun Housing Association, Accord Group





December 2015: "Working with the Housing and Planning Bill 2015", London.  Hosted by NHBCNHBC


Speakers:  Ben Derbyshire, HTA Design LLP and Chair, The Housing Forum; Ian Davis, NHBC and Board Member, The Housing Forum; Elaine Bailey, The Hyde Group; Andy Steele, Osborne and Andrew Beharrell, Pollard Thomas Edwards





December 2015:  "Housing and the Government Spending Review", London, hosted by KierKier


Speakers: John Anderson, Kier Living; Andy von Bradsky, PRP; John East, London Borough of Newham; Laura Johnson, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea





November 2015: "Collaborating for value: Reassessing Development Plans with 1% rent reductions", Birmingham, hosted by Baily Garner LLPBaily Garner LLP


Speakers:  Tim Bush, Baily Garner; Andy Tookey, Baily Garner; Clive Skidmore, Birmingham City Council; Kerry Bolister, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Steve Partridge, Octopus QSH.





October 2015: "The Housing and Planning Bill and Local Housing Markets", Leeds, hosted by Wates Living Space


Speakers: Andy Doylend, Wates Living Space; Liz Cook, Leeds City Council; John Hocking, Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust; Frances Chaplin, PRP; Geoff Egginton, NHBC





October 2015: "Growth of Housing in Cambridge", Cambridge, hosted by calfordseaden LLP


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Speakers:  Ben Furr, calfordseaden LLP; Alan Carter, Cambridge City Council; Andy Hill, Hill Group; Mike Kay, Northampton Partnership Homes and John Flower, calfordseaden LLP





September 2015: "Bristol Development and Partnerships", Bristol, hosted by Galliford Try



Speakers:  Stephen Teagle, Galliford Try; Alistair Reid, Bristol City Council; Gareth Crawford, Home Group; James Gibson, Sovereign and Kat Hart, National Housing Federation








September 2015: "Investing in our housing estates with focus on East Midlands", Leicester, hosted by Keepmoat



Speakers:  Martin Smithurst, Keepmoat; Janet Callan, Leicester City Council; Matt Cooney, asra Housing Group; Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton; Mark Lowe, Nottingham City Council and Allan Fisher, Nottingham Commnity Housing Association.





July 2015: "New Politics of Housing", London, hosted by NHBC



Speakers: Stephen Teagle, Deputy Chair, The Housing Forum; Paul Tennant, Orbit Group; Andy von Bradsky, PRP; Bob Heapy, Town & Country Housing Group and Ian Davis, NHBC





June 2015: "A Housing Dividend from Devolution", Leeds, hosted by Affinity Sutton.

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Speakers:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton; Liz Cook, Leeds City Council; Tony Stacy, South Yorkshire Housing Association and Mark Patchitt, Riverside





May 2015: "Funds for South West Housing Regeneration", Exeter, hosted by Affinity Sutton

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Speakers: Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton; Nick Jackson, Plymouth Community Homes; Barbara Richardson, Yarlington Housing Group; Stephen Teagle, Galliford Try and Tom Vaughan, Affinity Sutton





April 2015: "Housing & The General Election", London, hosted by NHBC



Speakers: Andy von Bradsky, PRP; Mark Mitchener, Rydon Construction; Yvonne Arrowsmith, East Thames Housing Group and Mark Oliver, H+H UK Ltd





March 2015: "Smarter Housing Strategies", Birmingham, hosted by Wates Living Space



Speakers: Paul O'Driscoll, Wates Living Space; Clive Skidmore, Birmingham City Council; Tim Bush, Baily Garner; Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton; Jim Martin, Martin Arnold and Tom Langley, Wates Living Space







February 2015:  "Focus on North East Housing and Regeneration", Newcastle, hosted by Wates Living Space



Speakers:  Andy Hobart,Wates Living Space; Jo Boaden, Northern Housing Consortium; John Lee, Your Homes Newcastle; Cath Purdy, Thirteen Group








January 2015:  "Lyons Housing Review CEO Forum", London, hoNHBCsted by NHBC


Principal Speaker:  Sir Michael Lyons

Contributions from:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton and Bill Hughes, Legal & General Property 





November 2014:  "Offsite Manufacture - Meeting Housing Demand", London, hosted by NHBCNHBC


Speaker:  Richard Saxon CBE, Consultancy for The Built Environment

Contributions from:  Christine Hynes, Climate Energy Homes; James Lidgate, Legal & General Property and Jim Martin, Martin Arnold Associates and chair of the Working Group "Smarter Supply: Smarter Resources"





October 2014:  "Focus on Estate Regeneration", Leeds, hosted by Wates Living Space


Speakers:  Beverley Grey, Wates Living Space; Simon Costigan, Chief Officer - Strategic Housing, Leeds City Council; Susan Jordan, St Leger Homes Doncaster; Nigel Ingram, Aurora Estates and Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton and chair of The Housing Forum Working Group - "Investing in our Housing Assets"





October 2014:  "Leading Through Technology", London, hosted by WaterstonsWaterstons



Speakers:  Dr Mike Waterston, Managing Director, Waterstons Ltd; Elspeth Mackenzie, Thrive Homes; Karen Heaney, Home Group and Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton and chair of The Housing Forum Working Group - "Investing in our Housing Assets"





Sept 2014:  "Funding for Housing", London, hosted by NHBCNHBC


Speakers:  Geeta Nanda, Thames Valley Housing; Chris Tinker, Crest Nicholson; Shamez Alibhai, Cheyne Capital Management and Philip Pamment, PRP and chair of The Housing Forum Working Group - "Building Homes for the Future"  




July 2014:  "Skills for Housing Construction", Birmingham, hosted by Wates Living SpaceWates Living Space. 


Speakers:  Clive Skidmore, Head of Development, Birmingham CC; Tim Bush, Baily Garner and Chris Rutter, Fusion21 and The Housing Forum Working Group - "Smarter Supply: Smarter Resources"





June 2014:  "Private Rented Sector Initiatives", London, hosted by NHBCNHBC. 


Speakers:  Geeta Nanda, Thames Valley Housing; John Knevett, A2Dominion and Philip Pamment, PRP and chair of The Housing Forum Working Group - "Building Homes for the Future"





March 2014:  "Housing Growth in the South West", Exeter, hosted by Galliford TryGalliford Try.


Speakers:  Stephen Teagle, Galliford Try; Paul Barnard, Plymouth CC; Graham Colls, Magna Housing; Barbara Richardson, Yarlington





February 2014:  "The Future of Housing in the North Trowers & HamlinsWest", Manchester, hosted by Trowers & Hamlins LLP.


Speakers:  Mike Gaskell, Trowers & Hamlin; Jon Sawyer, Igloo; Jeremy Kape, Affinity Sutton and chair of The Housing Forum Working Group "Investing in our Housing Assets"





January 2014:  "London's Housing Supply : Bubble or NHBCBalance?", London, hosted by NHBC.

Speaker:  Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor, Land and Property, GLA





October 2013:  "Understanding the Private Rented Sector", London, NHBChosted by NHBC.

Speaker:  Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman





July 2013:  "City Regeneration", London, hosted by NHBC.NHBC

Speaker:  John Anderson, Berkeley Homes (Urban Renaissance)