Building safety national group

We set up the building safety national group to reflect the importance of the ongoing work and challenges that we face as a sector. The safety of residents will always be a priority to the sector. 

The group has helped shape the sector’s response to the new system of building regulations proposed by the government, and continues to support housing associations towards a smooth transition into a new regulatory environment. This group provides overall feedback on their experiences of identifying and remediating buildings with safety concerns, so that the NHF’s work reflects the challenges for residents and housing associations. 

Group members

  • Neil Yeomans, Orbit (chair) 
  • Emma Richman, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust (vice-chair) 
  • David Gould, Clarion Housing Group
  • Michael Bennett, Coastline Housing 
  • Brent O'Halloran, Clarion Housing Group
  • Elizabeth Oliver, Hyde Housing Association 
  • Matt Bright, LiveWest 
  • Steve Pettitt, London & Quadrant Housing Trust 
  • Mark Warner, Moat Homes 
  • Peter Brierley, Sanctuary Housing 
  • Heather Langridge, Southern Housing 
  • Sarah Stevenson-Jones, Stonewater Ltd 
  • Gavin Pierson, The Guinness Partnership 
  • David Hall, The Wrekin Housing Group 
  • Stephanie Kelley, Thirteen Group 
  • Emma Murphy, Thrive Homes 
  • Elaine Armitage, Together Housing Group 
  • Rob Gilham, whg 

Who to speak to

Kevin Garvey, Head of Member Relations