Introducing our Next Generation Leaders.
SEC have partnered with Solace to provide an ILM Certificated course for Next Generation Leaders within the Housing Sector. As part of our commitment to the sector and our £250,000 investment in people through our Prospects initiative, we have designed this course for colleagues within our Membership.
Over the next three days we’ll be introducing you to our first Cohort of Next Generation Leaders. The 13 delegates are all passionate about developing their career in Housing. They’ve been nominated by their organisation as they recognise their ambition and dedication to the sector.
The profiles below introduce our first four delegates – Gemma, Adele, Jeremy and Harry.
My current role as (Acting) Head of Housing has responsibility for the Council's housing services - this includes managing the Council's housing stock, repairs and maintenance, decarbonisation, affordable housing development, homelessness, allocations and housing policy.
As a working parent, life is a constant juggle! I have three children aged 13, 11 and 8. I also run a holiday let on our farm and am refurbishing a Grade II listed house. I enjoy being busy and spend weekends working on the house or garden.
I have worked across numerous local authority departments including housing, planning, children social care, adults social care and customer services. Prior to joining Hammersmith and Fulham, I worked with Haringey Council's Corporate Delivery Unit, an innovative team modelled on the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit.
My current role as Head of Delivery is an enabling role, I work closely with the Assistant Director of Operations to deliver significant change initiatives across the Economy directorate - including but not limited to implementing policy change, design and delivery of new business initiatives, major service and system change projects. I am currently leading two transformation programmes, the first focused on the council's property portfolio and the second focussed on transforming the councils housing service.
I am a keen traveller, have a healthy yoga practice and enjoy running through the local woods.
I am currently Head of Governance and Assurance for Inquilab Housing Association in London. I lead on company secretarial duties, data protection, risk management, business assurance and internal audit.
I am married with a 2 year-old son. I have a long-standing interest in philosophy and political theory and love spending time with my wife's family in Italy - enjoying swimming/snorkelling in the sea, eating great food and reading science fiction books on the beach.
I lead a team of 44 in the delivery of housing services, including Housing Options, Allocations, Temporary Accommodation, Neighbourhood Management and Private Housing.
I enjoy cycling, reading, and running. I'm also a newly qualified diver.
Reminder – The nomination window for Cohort 2 opens next Tuesday 1st June! Registration will be open here – Next Generation Leaders.