FBE Manchester breakfast

Organiser: FBE
Location: The Place Apartment Hotel, Ducie Street, Manchester, M1 2TP
Phone: 07918 725 799

Manchester Branch Networking Event – Affordable Housing

Guest Speakers:

Richard Parker, Partner (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Pete Bailey, Head of Strategy and Performance (Homes & Communities Agency)

Richard Parker is the Head of PwCs Housing Finance team.

Richard advises public and private sector clients on policy, strategy and transactions. He has advised on the largest Housing and Regeneration PPP's that have been completed in the UK – securing over £3bn of private finance. These have included residential and mixed use schemes, including Grove Village in Manchester, the 2012 Olympic Village and the redevelopment of Earls Court.

More recently Richard advised the CLG on HRA reform and has been advising the DSD and leading politicians in Northern Ireland on the future of the Housing Executives 90,000 units of stock. He was a member of the HCA's Housing Finance Group and the London Mayors Housing Investment Taskforce.

Richard also leads PwC's policy work in the Housing sector. He led the firms housing policy review – 'From Decent Homes to Great Places' and published a study of American approaches to Mixed Communities 'Investing in Hope'. He has also co authored the 'Hard Times' papers that PwC published with L&Q on the future funding of affordable housing.

Beyond the UK, he has worked with clients in the Middle East, North America, Africa and Japan.

Pete Bailey, Head of Strategy and Performance, North West

In his role as Head of Strategy and Performance, Pete has responsibility for shaping and delivering the Agency's Business Plan in the North West, for overseeing the development and resourcing of Local Investment Plans and for the progression of affordable housing and regeneration programmes.

Prior to joining HCA, Pete worked as a specialist consultant supporting Local Authorities and regional agencies to develop housing strategies. Prior to this he was Head of Housing at Government Office NW where he was responsible for developing the NW Regional Housing Strategy and has over 15 years experience of working in local government.

This event is sponsored by Taylor Young Architects and Seddon Construction