Whilst we’re busy securing the most engaging and insightful speakers for this year’s agenda…have a look below at those already confirmed
Optivo own and manage 44,000 homes and will invest more than £3.5bn to build 15,000 new homes by 2028. They were established in 2017 from the merger of AmicusHorizon and Viridian, and are seen as an innovator in the field of resident engagement and co-creation.
Paul is an Honorary Professor at the UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management and a member of the School's Independent Advisory Board. He also sits on the RICS 'Housing Supply Group'.
Mark authored the Farmer Review, an influential 2016 independent government review of the UK's construction labour model entitled 'Modernise of Die'. He is a member of the Construction Innovation Hub Industry Board and chairs the MHCLG joing industry working group tasked with enabling greater use of Modern Methods of Construction in the residential sector.
He's also Non Executive Director and Chair of the Development Committee at L&Q.
Shane has over 25 years experience working with Registered Providers and Local Authorities throughout the UK in developing their long term investment plans, commissioning partnering frameworks and providing strategic management advice.
Career highlights include: Setting up and running the National Federation of ALMOs, leading the popular consultation on the regulatory standards for housing and developing an approach to VfM that won praise from the housing minister.
Rebecca specialises in providing practical and commercial advice on complex procurement issues and advises on tendering procedures, procurement structures and evaluation/qualification criteria and processes.
SEC2019 Key Themes
- Asset Management beyond 2019
- Building Safety Regulations
- Building better
- 100 years of council housing
- Technical competence
- The climate emergency
- Social Value
His expertise has led him to advise on restructuring Housing provision by Councils and other public bodies, including recent work on the Social Housing Reform Programme in Northern Ireland.
He is at the forefront of the development of public sector housing law and policy. He regularly engages with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Association of Retained Council Housing and the National Federation of ALMOs.
The vast majority of his work includes prosecuting or defending claims for time, quality and money. He also advises on contentious procurement matters and all aspects of asset management, including the drafting and operation of all forms of repair and maintenance/planned works contracts.