Our first in-person event since 2019, will be a day of knowledge and celebrations.
Our first in-person event since 2019, will be a day full of knowledge and celebrations. The IRPM Winter Conference will offer some of the biggest insights for property management professionals and facilitate a much-needed industry networking opportunity.
Programme for the day:
The IRPM Winter Conference will be full of critical content and information for our members, we will also be holding our incredible exhibition that allows attendees the opportunity to speak to industry specialist suppliers, face-to-face.
To ensure we have a day full of celebrations we will finally be holding our IRPM Awards - celebrating the successes of members in the industry - a much-needed occasion for our profession.
With brilliant speakers, the biggest networking and exhibition and a celebration to beat, this is the one event you cannot afford to miss. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Please note that the QEII Centre will require you to have proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow test at least 48 hours in advance of your attendance on the NHS App, to enter the venue - please click here to view QEII centre's covid attendee guidance.QEII Centre Holding Covid 19 Secure Events Client Guide
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** Please note that this event is subject to Covid-19 restrictions and numbers. Should the event be restricted on capacity we will work on a first come first served basis on capacity requirements. Should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19 we will transfer tickets to our May 2022 Annual Seminar.
By popular demand, we have dragged Jeff Platt back out of semi-retirement to once again act as our host for the day. As former CEO of IRPM, Jeff requires little introduction. His diplomatic skills are legendary and no doubt he will complement the valued contributions of our speakers with a sprinkling of wit.
Stephen Greenhalgh was appointed an unpaid Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire jointly at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Home Office on 19 September 2021.
Stephen was previously an unpaid Minister of State jointly at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Home Office from 18 March 2020 to 19 September 2021.
Stephen served both as Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in London from 2012 until 2016, and Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader from 2006 until 2012.
He was created Lord Greenhalgh on 16 April 2020.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience with HSE as an Inspector and in a number of senior operational roles dealing with a wide range of industry sectors, including construction, major hazard industries and local authorities. Peter led HSE’s reform and delivery of the regulatory regime for chemical and downstream oil industries and was appointed HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction in 2015.
From 2017, Peter led HSE’s involvement in the Government’s Building Safety Programme following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As Chief Inspector of Buildings he is now at the forefront of establishing the new Building Safety Regulator in HSE and leading the delivery of the stronger, more robust building safety regime for higher risk buildings working with government, industry, partner regulators and residents.
Peter is a member of HSE’s Executive Committee and is also responsible for HSE’s workplace health and safety operations in the high-risk construction industry as Director of HSE’s Building Safety & Construction Division.
Christopher Hodges OBE PhD FSALS FRSA is Emeritus Professor of Justice Systems at Oxford University and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.
His expertise is regulatory and dispute resolution systems He is a founding member of the International Network for Delivery of Regulation (INDR), and he advises many governments and businesses across the world. He is Chair of the Housing and Property Redress Group, which aims to modernise the dispute resolution system in England and Wales, and he is a member of the Commonhold Council and was a member of the Regulation of Property Agents Committee.
His many books include Ethical Business Practice and Regulation (with Ruth Steinholtz); Law and Corporate Behaviour (2015); Delivering Dispute Resolution (2019); Regulatory Delivery (with Graham Russell, 2019).
He has held a Professorship at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and Honorary/Visiting Chairs at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, Leuven University and ANU Canberra, and he has been a Fellow of the European Law Institute.
Siobhan McGrath is the President of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Prior to her appointment, she was the Senior President of the Residential Property Tribunal Service for 13 years and before that had been a barrister specialising in Housing and Landlord and Tenant law. She has edited a number of publications including the Housing Encyclopaedia and the Housing Law Reports and was a part-time lecturer at the London School of Economics. She sits as a Recorder in Civil and Chancery jurisdictions and is a Deputy High Court Judge.
Roger is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts in residential leasehold property law and has over 14 years’ experience. He has played a key role in the development of leasehold case law and legislation. His work includes statutory lease extensions, collective enfranchisement and right to manage claims; freehold acquisitions; ground rent portfolio sales and purchases; residential service charge disputes; applications to the First-tierTribunal (Property Chamber) and appeals to the Upper Tribunal (lands Chamber), including applications to determine service charge liabilities, applications to appoint a manager and applications to vary leases.
Rebecca Marsh took up her current post as The Property Ombudsman on 5 October 2020 Rebecca Marsh is former Chief Ombudsman at the Legal Ombudsman and was previously the Deputy Ombudsman and Executive Director of Operations and Investigations at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Rebecca brings an extensive range of senior level experience and understanding of complaint handling and investigation spanning 18 years. Her career has had a real focus on, and demonstrates her passion for, working with the industry and stakeholders to support improvement.
Adam is a psychotherapist working in private practice with clients across the world. Before retraining in 2016, Adam ran a successful outsourced recruitment organisation with a number of property management organisations on his client list. Having worked in both a demanding industry and senior leadership positions, Adam speaks about mental health in a relatable and relevant way. Speaking publicly about such important topics is Adam’s passion and his engaging and informative style certainly reflects this.
Simon Rubinsohn is Chief Economist at RICS and is responsible for overseeing macro-economic analysis, providing strategic market intelligence and delivering the high-profile suite of sentiment surveys that capture trends across the built environment. He focuses most specifically on issues within the commercial, construction and residential property sectors providing insight on developments both in the UK and elsewhere around the world.
Simon has a well-established national and international profile as an Economist. Simon regularly collaborates with key stakeholders and decision makers including the Bank of England, government departments, the IMF and other multilateral organisations. Simon is a highly regarded media commentator on matters relating to the real estate sector and is often called upon to provide insight to lenders looking to manage their exposure to the property market.
Simon was a member of the Group Board of the L&Q housing association from 2011 until 2020 when his term expired. As part of his responsibilities, Simon chaired the Development Committee where he has successfully provided governance around a sharp increase in the build programme within the risk tolerance of the organisation meeting both its social and commercial objectives. He is now a trustee of the homelessness charity, Together in Barnet.
Prior to joining RICS, Simon worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Most latterly, he was employed by Barclays Wealth where, as a strategist, he was involved in setting the asset allocation for client portfolios. Before that he worked for a number of medium sized wealth management businesses and for ANZ, both as an economist and in bond sales. He started his career as a lecturer in Economics at Anglia Ruskin University.
Mark is an experienced strategic adviser, company director & senior executive coach in both the public and private sectors. A former Housing Minister, he served in Parliament for eighteen years.
He is the Independent Chair of Saltaire Housing Ltd, overseeing the delivery of the UK Government's £3bn Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme. Mark is also Strategic Advisor to the Board of Benoy (November 2019-), supporting directors in driving the business forward.
A Chartered Surveyor Mark works across housing, property and infrastructure markets here and abroad. He writes regularly for Estates Gazette and is regular commentator and podcaster on matters political and property.
Dan is a Sustainable Design Director at Savills, with a wealth of experience in delivering net-zero carbon buildings and masterplans. He is a chartered engineer with over seventeen years’ experience in low carbon, sustainable design, climate science and related national and local environmental policy. His approach to design encompasses not only environmental sustainability, but also social and economic elements, reflecting the need to engage communities and businesses in truly effective sustainable design.
Gudrun Burnet is the CEO of Standing Together and has worked in the field of domestic abuse for 15 years. Guddy also co-founded the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) in 2014 which is a national initiative to improve the whole housing sector response to domestic abuse. Guddy is a representative on the National Violence Against Women’s and Girls (VAWG) stakeholder panel hosted by the Home Office and Chairs the National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group which has over 20 representatives from across the domestic abuse, housing and homelessness sector. She has spoken at conferences all over the world on her work including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow, was shortlisted for Red Magazine's Pioneering Woman of the Year Award 2016 and was nominated as one of the Women of Year 2018.
Sue joined the Board of Rendall and Rittner in August 2019. Having worked in the industry for over 22 years, Sue has served at Board level with three of the leading property management companies, as well having been a member of Council for ARMA; chairing ARMA’s Technical and Conference Committees. Sue is a Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management and continues to play an active role within the industry. She is currently focusing on engaging with Government and other key stakeholders to address current challenges in fire safety and the Building Safety Fund, working closely with ARMA and IRPM, together with a small number of leading managing agents.
Matt has over 15 years Recruitment experience, the vast majority of which has been dedicated to supporting clients within the residential property sectors. Matt has played a key role in devising recruitment solutions for clients to fully mobilse their buildings with exceptional operational talent, including operating brands within the BTR and Leasehold management sectors. More recently under the Red Penny & Partner’s brand Matt has been working directly with Owner/Operators on a consultancy basis to review and improve their recruitment processes as the challenges to attract and retain operational talent intensifies.
Deidre Cartwright is the Senior Housing Manager at Standing Together. Deidre brings 10 years’ experience in the domestic abuse sector, both as a front-line practitioner and an advisor to national and local policy makers and practitioners in developing coordinated community responses to domestic abuse, with a particular focus on the role of housing providers.