Conference Speakers

Russell Thompson

Managing Director of Places Management, Places for People

Russell is the Managing Director of Places Management at Places for People and has responsibility for delivering repairs, maintenance and capital investment programmes for the Group’s Affordable Housing portfolio for England and Scotland. Russell has a wealth of experience in assets, DLOs & property management having spent most of his career within the social housing sector. Russell is Chair of Direct Works, a membership group of 130 housing providers, and sits on the National Housing Federation’s national group "Quality of Existing Homes". He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and is Vice Chair of the York Hub Committee. He also has a non-executive role with Prosper a Northeast Procurement consultancy.

Russell is passionate about making a difference and helping others to be successful and is committed to changing the way we do things for the benefit of future generations.

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