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
Sir Mark Boleat has been an elected member of the City of London since 2002 and was Chairman of its Policy and Resources Committee from May 2012 to 2017.
As Chairman of the Policy Committee Mark was Deputy Chairman of TheCityUK, the promotional body for the UK financial services industry, and the International Regulatory Strategy Group, a Vice Chairman of London Councils, a Member of the Board and past Chairman of Central London Forward, a grouping of eight inner London authorities, and a member of the board of London and Partners, the promotional body for London. He is also a board member of the Centre for London, a think tank.
Outside the City, Mark holds a portfolio of non-executive positions. He is Chairman of the Housing and Finance Institute and Yatterbox Ltd and a member of PwC's Advisory Board. Among the previous positions he has held are Director General of the Building Societies Association (1986-93), the Council of Mortgage Lenders (1989-93) and the Association of British Insurers (1993-99). He has also been a non-executive director of a number of commercial companies including Countryside Properties, Comino, Travelers Insurance Company, Scottish Mutual, Scottish Provident and Abbey National Life and a board member of the Housing Corporation, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, the National Consumer Council and the Regulatory Policy Committee. From 1999 to 2012 he ran his own consulting business, Boleat Consulting, specialising in regulation, public policy and housing finance. His clients included international agencies, governments and corporations. He has published a number of books on housing finance, regulation and trade associations.
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.
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 Cambridge University Land Economy Advisory Board and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
His former roles include: 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.
Sir Steve Bullock was elected as Lewisham’s first directly-elected mayor in 2002. He was elected for a fourth term in May 2014. He serves as Deputy Leader of the Labour Group at the Local Government Association (LGA) and is Chair of the Commercial Board. He was elected to the London Councils’ executive in June 2010 and leads on Housing.
Mayor Sir Steve’s local government career started in policy in the then Greater London Council (GLC). In 1982 he was elected on to Lewisham Council, where he served as Leader for five years between 1988 and 1993. He also ran a local Community Health Council and later became non-executive director and then Chair of Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust.
Sir Steve's services to local government were recognised with a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2007.
Ravi Govindia was first elected to Wandsworth Council in 1982 and has led the authority since May 2011. Throughout his local government career he has specialised in the fields of regeneration, finance, housing and planning.
He is co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and played a key role in securing the Northern Line extension to Nine Elms in north Battersea, unlocking central London’s biggest economic development and home building programme.
Cllr Govindia is also a member of the Government’s national panel of experts on estate regeneration; and in 2012 he launched London’s most ambitious housing estate regeneration programme which is on course to deliver around 3,000 new homes.
Under his leadership Wandsworth has delivered record levels of new housing, the UK’s second lowest council tax rate and pioneered a range of innovate homeownership schemes targeting ordinary working households.
In 2017 he was awarded a CBE for services to local government and the community.
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
Claire Kober was elected as a Haringey Councillor in May 2006 and became Leader of the Council in December 2008. She first became involved in politics as a student, believing it was the means to achieve change for a better, fairer and more just society. Her professional career has been rooted in the voluntary sector, working in policy roles for a number of national charities.
In her time as Leader, Claire has prioritised improving education outcomes for all children in the borough, wide-scale regeneration and delivering better housing. Claire’s focus will continue to be on securing £1 billion of extra investment in Haringey, building new homes, securing new jobs and providing residents and businesses with new opportunities to succeed.
Claire is the Chair of London Councils – the regional body that brings together the capital’s 32 boroughs to lobby for fairer funding and a better quality of life for Londoners. Claire also represents the region on the Board of the London Economic Action Partnership and plays a senior role at a national level as Chair of the Resources Board and portfolio holder at the Local Government Association.
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.
The Deputy Mayor’s Housing Investment and Policy Panel
The Housing Investment and Policy Panel will meet as required to monitor housing performance across the GLA Group and inform the work of Homes for Londoners. The Panel can make recommendations to the Board on the delivery of the GLA’s housing investment and other relevant programmes.
- James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development (Chair)
- David Lunts, Executive Director – Housing and Land, GLA
- Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director – Development, Enterprise and Environment, GLA
- Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director – Programme, Policy and Services, GLA
- Simon Powell, Assistant Director – Strategic Projects and Property, GLA
- Nick Taylor, Head of Area – North West London, GLA
- Fiona Duncan, Head of Area – North East London, GLA
- Lucy Owen & Heather Juman, Head of Area – South London, GLA
- Tom Middleton, Head of Finance and Governance, GLA
- Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development, TfL
- Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, Executive Member for Housing, London Councils