London member groups

Find out how you can get involved with member groups in London.

If you have any questions about our groups, email the Federation contact for the relevant group below. 

London Executive Forum

Federation contact: Dave Smith

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

  • Clare Miller, Clarion
  • John Schofield, Peabody
  • Heather Langridge, Genesis Housing Association
  • Carol Carter, Origin Housing
  • Tracy Cullen, Croydon Churches HA Ltd
  • David Morrow, Soho Housing Association Ltd
  • Babu Bhattacherjee, Poplar HARCA
  • Sheron Carter, Gateway Housing Association
  • David Done, Richmond Housing Partnership
  • Tracey Lees, Wandle Housing Association
  • Dominic Williamson, St Mungo's

Practitioner groups

London Communications Network

Federation contact: Ella Cheney 

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

London Development Group

Federation contact: Victoria Moffett

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: Kerry Heath, Hexagon

London Environment Group

Federation contact: Dave Smith

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 

London Finance Group

Federation contact: Victoria Moffett

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

London Home Ownership Group

Federation contact: Dave Smith

The London Home Ownership Group (LHOG) represents housing associations that develop, market, sell and manage low-cost home ownership in London. It provides a forum for discussion on issues associated with this part of the sector and aims to improve performance. The group undertakes a detailed annual benchmarking exercise that gathers data on the performance of the member associations and the intermediate housing market in London.

Chair: Simon Scott, Origin Housing Association

London and South East Housing Management Group

Federation contact: Dave Smith

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)

London Temporary Accommodation Group

Federation contact: Sarah-Jane Gay

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 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

London Supported Housing Forum

Federation contact: Sarah-Jane Gay

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

BME London 

Federation contact: Sarah-Jane Gay

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