Homes for Londoners Board

Homes for Londoners Board

The Mayor is personally overseeing efforts to raise homebuilding in London. To do this he has established a board, which he chairs, that brings together expertise from the Greater London Authority (GLA), London Councils, Transport for London, London’s largest housing associations and representatives of London's property sector.

The board meets quarterly and has oversight of:

  • overall housing delivery across London
  • the statutory London Housing Strategy
  • housing, planning and infrastructure coordination
  • delivering housing investment programmes
  • land held by the Mayor and other public bodies
  • a task-and-finish work programme for policy development and innovation

Terms of Reference

Meeting Papers


Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London (Chair)

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, chairs the Homes for Londoners Board. Read more about the Mayor.

James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development (Deputy Chair)

James Murray is Sadiq Khan's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development and is the Deputy Chair of the Homes for Londoners Board. Read more about James.

Gina Amoh, Chair, BME London and Chief Executive, Inquilab

Gina Amoh
Gina is Chair of BME London Landlords, which is made up of small housing associations in London, who as well as building new homes, provides support to its communities. Gina is Chief Executive of Inquilab Housing Association. During her time the Association has grown significantly by building new homes and actively supporting its communities.

Gina has worked in the housing association sector since 1987. Before joining Iniquilab Gina was Director of Housing of a medium sized Association. Gina is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds an MBA.

Gina Amoh - Register of Interests

Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner, Transport for London


Mike was appointed Transport Commissioner in September 2015 overseeing the largest integrated Transport Authority in the world.

He joined London Underground (LU) in 1989 and became chief operating officer in 2003. He left London Underground to run Heathrow Airport during a massive transformation and passenger improvement programme.

Mike returned to London Underground as managing director and was responsible for operating services with more than one billion journeys every year and for leading the largest line upgrade and investment programme the Underground has ever seen.

He improved the reliability of the Tube network across all lines and led the successful delivery of the services to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.  He was also responsible for the operation of Docklands Light Railway, the Trams and London Overground as well as the Emirates Airline Cable Car.

Now, as London's Transport Commissioner, Mike is ultimately responsible for a multi-million pound investment programme and the delivery of transport services across London, with some 13 million passenger journeys every day.

Mike Brown MVO - Register of Interests

Hugh Bullock, Chairman, Gerald Eve

Hugh Bullock is currently Chairman of Gerald Eve LLP, an international firm of property consultants based in the UK.

He has over 30 years' experience working on regeneration and development in London and elsewhere.

Hugh is a BSc, holding an honours degree in Urban Estate Management, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the IWM, Adviser to the Westminster Property Association and a Member of the Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board.

His former roles include: Member of the Board of Trustees of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA); member of the Property Adviser Group of The Passage;.Commissioner on the Mayor of London’s West End Commission; Chairman of London First’s Planning and Development Advisory Forum; Member of the Mayor of London's London Electricity High-Level Working Group; Member of the London Regional Council of the CBI; and Visiting Lecturer to the University of Reading.

Hugh Bullock - Register of Interests

Cllr Clare Coghill, London Councils Executive Portfolio Holder for Business, Europe and Good Growth and Leader of the London Borough of Waltham Forest

Cllr Clare Coghill
Clare Coghill was elected to the London Borough of Waltham Forest in May 2010 to represent the High Street ward in Walthamstow with junior cabinet roles in Health and Town Centres.

Clare was appointed as Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in May 2012, and in 2014 Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets leading a fresh approach to regeneration, planning and development.

Waltham Forest has excellent infrastructure, green space and transport links, therefore priorities are developing new, good quality affordable housing and vibrant town centres. Clare's policy innovations in this role focussed on pubs, the night time economy and economic growth.

In January 2017 Clare was elected Leader of the Labour Group of Waltham Forest Council, and elected leader of the Council at the AGM of Full Council in May 2017. Clare was re-elected as Leader of the Council for a four-year term in May 2018.

Cllr Clare Coghill  - Register of Interests

Cllr Richard Cornelius, Shadow London Councils Executive Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning and Leader of the London Borough of Barnet

Richard Cornelius has been Leader of the London Borough of Barnet since 2011.

He is a Conservative councillor for Totteridge ward and has sat as an elected member of Barnet Council since 2006. During that time he has held various Cabinet posts including Planning, Regeneration, Adult Social Services, Housing and Policy and Performance.

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Cllr Ruth Dombey, Vice Chair of London Councils and Leader of the London Borough of Sutton

Cllr Ruth Dombey
Ruth Dombey has been Leader of Sutton Council since 2012.

Ruth is ambitious for Sutton and for the people living and working in the borough. She wants everyone living in Sutton to have the best possible opportunities with good housing, a safe and healthy environment and the possibility to live a  fulfilling and happy life with secure employment.

Ruth is one of the Vice-Chairs on the London Councils' Executive and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group. She is also a Vice Chair on the national Local Government Association.

Ruth leads on Health and Skills for the South London Partnership, a formal partnership of the five South-West London boroughs and chairs the joint working group between the boroughs and their Clinical Commissioning Groups. She also chairs the South London Skills and Employment Board.

Cllr Ruth Dombey  - Register of Interests

Paul Hackett, Chair, g15

Paul Hackett

Paul is Chair of g15. The g15 is made up of the largest housing associations in London, who between them house one in ten Londoners and build a quarter of all new homes in London each year.  g15 organisations own and manage 550,000 homes, build 10,000 homes each year and have a 93,000 home development pipeline.

Paul is Chief Executive of Optivo. Prior to the launch of Optivo, Paul led AmicusHorizon as CEO from 2012. Before that he spent four years as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the transformation of service delivery.

Paul has worked in the housing association sector since 1989.  Before joining AmicusHorizon, Paul was Executive Director of Development and New Business with Moat.

Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Institute of Housing


Paul Hackett - Register of Interests

Raji Hunjan, Chief Executive, Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Raji Hunjan Homes for Londoners

Raji Hunjan is the Chief Executive of Z2K (Zacchaeus 2000) Trust, an anti-poverty charity focusing on welfare benefits and housing.  She is also the Chair of the Independent London Housing Panel.  Raji was formerly the Director of North Kensington Law Centre. She is passionate about empowering people and improving community engagement, which formed a large part of her work previously as Director of Democracy at the Carnegie UK Trust and at the Hansard Society before that

Raji Hunjan - Register of Interests

David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land, GLA

David Lunts leads the GLA's Housing and Land Directorate. Read more about David.

Clare Norton, Chair, G320 and Chief Executive, Peter Bedford

Clare Norton
For the last 6 years Clare has been the CEO of Peter Bedford Housing Association striving to maintain an independent association in line with the wishes of its tenants. PBHA is a small association in North East London housing adults with vulnerabilities specialising in social enterprise and adult learning. Elected in 2016 as the chair of 320, representing London's small housing associations, Clare strives to enhance and value the impact small associations make in their communities. Clare has worked to end homelessness for 25 years, striving to help rough sleepers and those with vulnerabilities to find homes with support to develop skills to live independently.

Clare Norton - Register of Interests

Liz Peace CBE

Liz is a well known figure in the property industry, having served as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation for thirteen years until her retirement at the end of 2014.  During that time, she managed to change the Government’s perception of the commercial property industry and establish it as a key voice in policy debate. She was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to the property industry.

Previously, she was a civil servant in the Ministry of Defence, eventually becoming a key player in the team that created QinetiQ plc.

Liz is now pursuing a portfolio career with a range of non-executive, advisory and charity roles, including at Morgan Sindall, plc, Redrow plc, Howarde, de Walden Estates, Holtby Turner, Peabody and the Churches Conservation Trust. She is the Chairman of Land Aid, the property industry’s principal charity, of the Architectural Heritage Fund and of the Centre for London.  She is also chairing the shadow board for the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company in Birmingham and the shadow Government Property Agency that is being set up to asset-manage departmental property portfolios.

Liz Peace CBE -  Register of Interests

Cllr Darren Rodwell, London Councils Executive Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning and Leader of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Cllr Darren Rodwell
Darren became the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council in 2014. Since then he has established the borough as one of the most important growth opportunities in London and the Council has won numerous awards, including LGC Council of the Year for 2018. Since 2016, Darren has served on the London Councils Executive - first as the Executive Member for City Development, and now as the Executive Member for Housing and Planning. In his current role he has prioritised the delivery of truly affordable housing in the capital, fire safety, reducing homelessness and reducing the use of temporary accommodation.

Darren is also a member of the Skills for Londoners Board, the LGA City Regions Board, Arts Council England, the Arts Council for London and the Create London Board.

Cllr Darren Rodwell - Register of Interests

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