London member groups

If you have any questions about our groups, please get in touch.

London Executive Forum

The London Executive Forum is the member group that helps set our direction in the capital. The forum acts as a sounding board on emerging issues, shapes the implementation of our influencing plans, and supports us in reaching out to London members with our work.

Forum members are listed below – you can make contact with them directly, or get in touch with us for more information:

Members of the London Executive Forum

  • Babu Bhattacherjee, Poplar HARCA
  • Carol Carter, Origin Housing
  • Sheron Carter, Gateway Housing Association
  • Helen Coleman, Peabody
  • Tracy Cullen, Croydon Churches HA Ltd
  • David Done, Richmond Housing Partnership
  • Catrin Jones, Clarion
  • Joye Kuponiyi, Notting Hill Genesis
  • Heather Langridge, Genesis Housing Association
  • Tracey Lees, Wandle Housing Association
  • Dominic Williamson, St Mungo's

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

London Communications Network

The London Communications Network provides a forum for PR and communications professionals from the Federation's member organisations.

The network aims to:

  • Increase awareness of affordable housing, and help member organisations raise their profile through participation in Federation media and campaign activities.
  • Share expertise and good practice with fellow communication professionals within the sector.
  • Assist communication professionals to meet their training and support needs.

Chair: Lisa Morris, Amicus Horizon

NHF contact: Ella Cheney 

London Development Group

The London Development Group brings together development directors from housing associations across London. The group has regular engagement with GLA and hears from policy experts on issues around London development, as well as helping to shape the Federation’s lobbying and influencing work with Government and the Mayor.

Chair: Caroline Miller, Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

London Environment Group

The London Environment Group is for housing associations across London and is aimed at enabling members throughout London to work together to tackle key issues such as organisational sustainability, retrofitting, new development, behavioural change and facilitation of funding. The group shares good practice and considers future strategic environmental issues for London.

Chairs: Frankie Bowen, Swan Housing Group and Lauren Taylor, Metropolitan 

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

London and South East Asset Management Group

This group is a network for asset management professionals across both regions, with regular meetings to share ideas and experience, hear from external speakers and to shape Federation policy.

The topics covered by the group are led by the interests of members and items of topical interest, but include quality of existing homes, building safety, carbon management and sustainability, fuel poverty, procurement and contract management, data management and future tech.

The group meets in the Federation’s offices in Lion Court, London, and is free to attend.

Chair, Jo Hills, Raven Housing Trust

London and South East Finance Group

Strategic forum for finance practitioners to discuss key sector issues. Recent agenda items have included TSA value for money standard and alternative sources of finance.

Chair: Penny Foulds, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

NHF contact: John Butler

London and South East Housing Management Group

Information sharing and practical forum for housing management issues in London - with a focus on mixed tenure management. Recent agenda items have included mixed tenure management and implications of welfare reform.

Chair: Howard Dawson, Thames Valley Housing (London) and Deborah Pike, Rosebery Housing Association (SE)

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

London Temporary Accommodation Group

Bringing together all the housing associations working in temporary housing in London, this practitioner group is highly valued by its members as an important opportunity for networking, information sharing and informal training.

The group is working to influence the DWP’s approach to funding for Temporary Accommodation, in view of the recent welfare reforms. It conducts its own inter-group performance benchmarking, has a number of projects underway, has invited speakers, seeks to share good practice and uses meetings as an opportunity to seek positive solutions to issues affecting members.

Chair: Lucy Glynn, Notting Hill Housing

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

London Supported Housing Forum

This is a forum for senior directors from key supported housing providers in the capital. Group membership also includes a number of co-opted stakeholders.

The group makes an important contribution to the Federation's supported housing policy work and directly engages in lobbying and influencing on the supported housing agenda for London and nationally.

The group provides a unified voice and focus for its members in London, typically covering a range of issues such as investment, commissioning and contracting, funding and the regional housing strategy.

Chair: Jeremy Gray, Evolve Housing + Support

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

BME London

BME London is a group of 14 BME-led housing organisations that manage over 6,300 homes between them. The group will work in partnership to deliver ambitious, innovative and influential projects that provide positive outcomes and enhance value for money for their residents, communities and organisations.

Chair: Gina Amoh, Inquilab Housing Association

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

The London Technical Group

The Technical Group is a sub group to the London Development Group.  The group explores a wide range of development issues including:

  • Use of BIM in RPs.
  • Electric vehicle charging.
  • Solutions for recycling and waste disposal.
  • Presentation and discussion with Secured by Design staff.
  • Off site manufacturing presentation.
  • IT solutions for development.

Chair: Sanjiv Sangha, Head of Technical, Optivo and Jack Ostrofsky, Head of Design & Technical, Peabody

NHF contact: Jess Mullins

Who to speak to

Member and Business Support team