Conference 2017 timetable

Monday 23 January

Tuesday 24 January

09.00
Registration
10.00
Plenary 1: Game Changer - leading an organisation through challenging times
Speakers:
Daniel Leatherdale , Business Psychologist and Leadership Consultant, Openspace Learning
Patrick Stapleton , General Manager, Hilton Birmingham Metropole
11.00
Refreshments in exhibition area
11.30
Speakers
Paul Wenham , Independent Board Director and Chairman (Joint Venture), Town & Country HA (Peabody)
Speakers
Andrew Burke , Adviser, NHMF
Claire Heyes , Chief Executive, Corgi
Alastair Thorpe , Southern Specification Director, Vaillant Group UK Ltd
Speakers
Darren Baggs , Assistant Director of Housing, Wolverhampton Homes
Speakers
Mathew Baxter , Managing Director, echelon Consultancy
Carol Burton , Senior Project Manager, Basildon District Council
Peter Long , Property Service Manager for Delivery, Basildon District Council
12.45
Lunch
M3NHF Schedule of Rates surgery
David Miller, Director (Rand Associates)
13.30
Plenary 2: Harnessing technology for asset management
Speakers:
Nick Atkin , Group Chief Executive, Halton HT
14.30
Speakers
Doug Mullen , Senior Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Kate Watkins , Associate, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Speakers
Steve Martin , Director of Technical, Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA)
Speakers
Mark Burnett , Head of Repairs & Maintenance, The Riverside Group
Speakers
Steve Partridge , Director of Housing Consultancy, Savills
Rebecca Gibson , Managing Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
Speakers
Andrew Tolley , Response & Voids Maintenance Manager, Solon South West
Richard James , Director of Development and Asset Management, Solon
Mark Pickance , Director, Upshot UK Ltd
15.30
Refreshments in exhibition area
15.45
Plenary 3: Building Communities
Speakers:
Jennifer Hawthorne , Head of Income & Communities, Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE)
19.00
Pre-dinner drinks
20.00
NHMF Conference and awards dinner

Wednesday 25 January

09.00
Registration
10.00
Plenary 4: Contract strategy for a post Brexit world
Speakers:
Andrew Millross , Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
Ross Hayes , Consultant & Project Manager, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
11.00
Refreshments in exhibition area
11.30
Speakers
Jordan Brown , Maintenance Improvement Manager, Your Housing Group
Richard Woolfall , Director of Repairs Improvement and Performance, Your Housing Group
Speakers
Lee Woods , Operations Director, Pennington Choices
Speakers
Allison Soroko , Head of Engagement and Ownership, Merthyr Valleys Homes
Speakers
Adam Fudakowski , Managing Director, Switchee
Peter Rickaby , Principal Research Associate, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL
Nic Wedlake , Group Sustainability Manager, Peabody Trust
Simon Jones , Commercial Director for the UK and Ireland., Aereco Ltd
Speakers
Jane Burns , Solicitor, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
12.45
Lunch
Meet the apprentices and talk to them about their experiences of training in social housing maintenance
13.30
Plenary 5: Affordable housing: Brexit and beyond
Speakers:
Lucy Pedrick , Policy Officer, National Housing Federation
14.00
Plenary 6: Beating the skills shortage
Speakers:
Jane Nelson , Executive Director, Mears Group
Chris Irons , Gas Production Team Leader, Hyde Property Services
14.30
Speakers
Tim Clark , Senior Associate, Kendall Kingscott
Tony Mitchell , HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety, Health & Safety Executive
Richard Parry , Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, Ian Williams Ltd
Speakers
Mark Astbury , Partner, Ridge and Partners LLP
Kimon Spyrou , Fire Risk Assessor, Ridge and Partners LLP
Speakers
Lara Cartledge , Supply Chain Manager, Derby Homes
Speakers
Cliff Stanley, Asset Management Director, Magenta Living
Peter Rickaby , Principal Research Associate, UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL
Karl Linder , NHMF Chair & Head of Asset Compliance, Anchor Hanover
Speakers
Rebecca Hart , Women in Construction Officer
15.30
Refreshments in exhibition area
15.45
Plenary 7: Transformation, leadership and skills - round up of the conference and prize draw
Speakers:
Alison Inman , President, Chartered Institute of Housing
Peter Hall Jones , Leadership, Behaviour and Culture Change Consultant & Trainer, The Spiral Partnership
Shaun Aldis , Chief Executive, Wolverhampton Homes
Lucy Pedrick , Policy Officer, National Housing Federation
16.15
Closing address and prize draw
17.00
Conference closes

COVID safe events:

We are working closely with the venue to ensure the conference runs as safely as possible. Please take a moment to read the following guidelines prior to attending.

Day before

Even if you are not showing any symptoms or have previously had COVID please take a lateral flow test as late as possible before attending the conference - ideally within 12 hours. We would recommend everyone attending on day 2 completes a second test if possible.

On arrival

Please show your NHS COVID Pass to the reception team to confirm you have been vaccinated, have completed a negative lateral flow test, or are exempt.

During the conference

Face coverings must be worn in all communal areas unless you are seated or eating. Please maintain social distancing as far as possible and make use of the hand sanitizers situated throughout the venue.

Our mission statement

The centre of excellence for improving property performance

The NHMF is the leading body representing housing providers, committed to championing innovation to deliver excellence in maintenance and asset management