IRPM members will receive FREE* entry to our Online Seminar, which will include break-out sessions, headline speakers, and a plethora of critical information delivered in the comfort of your own home.
We, unfortunately, could not hold our legendary Annual Seminar this year, but we are back on 21st October, with our very first Online Seminar! Making the best of a great job, we are pushing conference tech to the limits and challenging the yawn of traditional conferences. A variety of A-list speakers running short, punchy sessions will cut to the chase on the subjects you want and need to know.
We will be squeezing around nine hours of content into one Tardis-like day, across two simultaneous channels, for you to pick and mix as you choose, watching on desktops, laptops or mobile devices. Even better, every session will stream on-demand afterwards, for you to watch whenever it suits you.
All this for FREE, for IRPM members, because 2020 has been a tough old year for property professionals. IRPM Seminars are the best in the business, renowned for swift, punchy, forward-looking sessions on industry changes, latest trends, and essential need-to-knows. Even more than ever before, this one is for you.
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IRPM Online Seminar 2020 Programme. * N.B: Programme is subject to change up to and on the day of the event.Download programme
Dame Judith Hackitt is the author of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and chairs the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG), which is responsible for holding industry to account on the progress of industry culture change.
Having advised Ministers on the functions and form of the recently announced Building Safety Regulator, Dame Judith has been appointed to chair a board overseeing the transition to the new regime.
Dame Judith Hackitt is Chair of Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation formerly known as EEF. She is also Chair of SEMTA the UK skills body for Engineering and Manufacturing and senior non-executive director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, an organisation which exists to support and encourage innovation in Advanced Manufacturing. She is also a Board member of HS2 Ltd. An engineer by profession, Dame Judith holds a degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London.
Baroness Dianne Hayter is the Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, and Shadow Consumer Minister as well as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office.
She was previously an active representative of Consumers, as Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel, Vice Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, a member of the National Consumer Panel as well as on the Board of the National Patient Safety Agency, the Board for Actuarial Standards, and the Insolvency Practices Council. Earlier she had been the Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, the European Parliamentary Labour Party and the Pelican Cancer Trust, and Director of Corporate Affairs at the Wellcome Trust. A past Chair of the Labour Party, she is a historian and Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster.
Sarah has thirty years’ experience of strategic planning, leadership and change management, dealing with complex issues across the business, voluntary and governmental sectors.
She has considerable experience of building partnerships between diverse people and organisations to deliver shared aims. She has served on a wide range of boards and is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
Between 2010 and 2019 she was an MP and served for three years as a Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee before becoming a Minister in the Home Office and latterly at the Department of Work and Pensions, where she had the honour of working with the HSE and leading the Health and Work unit. Amongst other responsibilities while at the Home Office she led work on tackling modern slavery, human trafficking and human exploitation.
Before entering the House of Commons, she was Director of the International Longevity Centre - UK, Age Concern England and American Express Europe. She also served as a Councillor in the London Borough of Merton.
Sarah was educated at Falmouth Comprehensive School and Kings College London. Sarah won a Rotary International postgraduate scholarship in the USA.
Sarah is married with three children.
Professor Nick Hopkins is Law Commissioner for England and Wales for Property, Family and Trust Law. He is the lead Commissioner for the Commission’s work on residential leasehold and commonhold.
His previous Law Commission projects include Updating the Land Registration Act 2002. Prior to appointment at the Commission he spent over 20 years as an academic, and has published widely in the field of property law. He holds a Chair in Law at Reading University. He is an academic member of the Property Bar Association and Property Litigation Association, and an honorary bencher of Middle Temple.
John is Tangible Assets Valuation Director at RICS, with a remit covering valuation standards in UK and Europe across real estate asset classes.
John is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked within the property field since 1990. Before joining RICS John led the professional services sector at Ombudsman Services and was the lead Ombudsman for its property sector, Ombudsman Services : Property (OS:P). John has presented at many conferences talking about property related matters and has written journal articles dealing with issues across the built environment. He has also appeared on local and national radio talking about consumer related matters during his time as ombudsman.
Katrine Sporle CBE took up her current post as The Property Ombudsman on 1 November 2015.
Previously, Katrine was Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate for England and Wales (2003 – 2011), which involved being responsible for all aspects of the Government Executive Agency, 1000 members of staff and a £60m budget.
Katrine was Executive Director and Chapter Clerk at Salisbury Cathedral (2011 – 2015) where she reviewed the Cathedral Master Plan and led a successful HLF Bid for the re-display of the Magna Carta during the 800th Anniversary celebrations.
Prior to that, Katrine was Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for eight years. She provided inspirational leadership to develop the potential of the Borough as a whole, gaining a reputation for economic, cultural and social success.
Rebecca Marsh took up her current post as The Property Ombudsman on 5th 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 17 years. Her career has had a real focus on, and demonstrates her passion for, working with the industry and stakeholders to support improvement.
Dan is founder of ‘Alpha Property Insight’ and ‘LIQUID REI’ which help the property sector with digital transformation.
Previously, Dan worked across the built environment holding senior roles in some of the world's leading real estate data organisations. Whilst at RICS, Dan was also responsible for the PropTech transformation strategy.
Dan’s on the BPF Technology and Innovation Working Group, MIPIM PropTech steering committee, RICS data handling professional statement working group, founder of the not-for-profit ‘Real Estate Data Foundation’ and Trustee for the Property Sector Charity, LandAid.
Dan was author for the BPF-LIQUID report and the LIQUID Future of Valuations paper.
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.
Lawrence is an associate director in the Savills research team, where he provides market intelligence and strategy advice on the residential sector.
His work focuses on advising professional investment into housing, whether that’s build to rent, retirement housing, shared ownership or coliving. He features regularly in broadcast and print media and contributes to Savills house price and rental value forecasts.
Tony is the National Head of Infrastructure & Construction at law firm Geldards LLP.
He originally trained as a structural engineer at Bath University, working on site with Tarmac before converting to a career in law.
In a legal career lasting over 30 years, Tony has become one of the Country’s leading construction solicitors and his work encompasses both public and private sector infrastructure both on project work and on disputes (Adjudication, Litigation and Arbitration).
Most recently he has been advising on a number of high rise residential schemes involving defects and building control sign off, including ACM cladding as well as cold bridging in roofs as well as waste and highways infrastructure.
He is chair of one of the Constructing Excellence Clubs and has also been a panel adjudicator for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Tony lives in Monmouthshire with his wife Kate, a specialist early years teacher, and their 3 grown-up children and enjoys playing his Fender and outdoors based sports and activities.
Dani is the Senior Associate in the Residential Leasehold and Dispute Resolution team of Brethertons LLP.
Dani's experience spans across a variety of property-specific areas and includes experience assisting landlords, tenants, managing agents and management companies with their leasehold properties.
Tina Attenborough is a Solicitor and Managing Director of her own practice. She has over 30 years experience and undertakes both contentious and non-contentious employment law work & training for employers and is also a registered workplace and commercial mediator. Her clients come from a wide range of sectors, including education, leisure, manufacturing, construction and professional services.
Tina is experienced in a variety of areas, in particular running complex Tribunal cases, seeking injunctions and more generally in relation to Unfair Dismissal, all types of Discrimination, Whistle-blowing, TUPE related claims, Disciplinary, Redundancy, and Executive Severance.
The firm provide a wide range of retained and ad hoc services guiding and supporting her client's through general day to day workplace issues with a view to keeping them out of tribunal hearings!
Roger specialises in residential leasehold property law.
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-tier Tribunal (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.
Roger was recognised as a ‘Leader in the Field’ by the Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and has won both the Solicitor of the Year and Regional Professional of the year at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage awards in 2017 and 2018.
Julian Davies MRICS MFPWS is recognised as a thought leader for the property industry and is regularly invited to speak at industry events, represent trade associations and contribute to publications, bringing his invaluable experience to a wide audience.
Julian became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004 working for seven years largely in the residential sector. In 2010 he founded Earl Kendrick to build a team of talented surveyors serving a wide variety of clients, across the country.
Julian has always ensured the company’s core values are reflected in the approach taken by any member of his team. He has developed market-leading and tailored processes for clients, reflecting the real-life situation where tenants and residents’ needs are met too. Carefully thought out procedures for long term planned maintenance, programmes of major works, reinstatement cost assessments, licence to alter, party wall matters and more, mean Earl Kendrick can boast an industry-leading range of services. Julian himself acts as an expert witness which has helped countless clients with their property related disputes.
Mark joined FirstPort in May 2014 as Group Head of Health and Safety and also has responsibility for management of the office portfolio. His previous roles include Head of Health and Safety for Metropolitan Housing and Care and Support, UK Health, Safety and Environment Manager for E.ON and Health and Safety Director for Associated Training and Consultancy.
Mark is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Safety and Health, a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management with over 20 years’ experience in health and safety, and a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM).
Oliver has worked in the facilities management sector since 2005, and has held senior positions in some of the world’s largest service providers.
Since late 2018, Oliver has focussed on his vision that “everyone deserves a fantastic place to live” to develop HPS Services into the sector defining FM brand for the UK residential property sector – creating integrated cleaning, concierge and support service models that add real value to both the resident experience and investors’ long-term goals.
Further, for the last two years Oliver has worked in partnership with leading international biochemist to introduce cutting edge hygiene secure technologies into the UK private sector, and is playing an active role in the pandemic response currently taking place across the PRS, BTR and PBSA sectors.
Steve is Deputy Managing Director within the Cardinus property and insurance operation.
He was formerly a director of Property Risk Management until its merger with Cardinus in November 2009.
Steve has over 40 years of risk management and insurance experience including previous and varied roles at Royal & Sun Alliance and Business Safety Systems.
I am a Principal Specialist Inspector in Mechanical Engineering with the Portfolio for Lifts (technical lead in HSE) I have been a Specialist Inspector with HSE since 2004 following a period in industry undertaking a wide variety of roles from sales to design and project management of large turnkey projects.
A Chartered Surveyor and Partner at Knight Frank, Peter is also currently the Chair of the IRPM.
He has considerable experience of all aspects of property management for major institutional clients, in the last 7 years focused solely on Prime Central London. He joined the board of the IRPM in September 2015 and chaired the web and IT working group for several years before becoming chair at the AGM in September 2018. Peter is passionate about delivering practical health and safety and customer service to residents and is particularly keen to improve standards at this pivotal time in the history of our profession.
With over 45 years of experience, Peter is a multi-disciplined property professional who started work in 1973. After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, he worked predominantly in the residential and commercial property fields, which included survey, valuation, property management and other professional work.
In 2003 Peter was appointed Group Chief Executive of the National Association of Estate Agents in the UK, a post he held for nearly 10 years.
In 2012 he joined the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and became Global Property Standards Director and then the Global Director of Professionalism and Ethics helping to produce and train on a number of standards. As Chair, helped establish the International Ethics Standards Coalition (www.ies-coalition.org).
He is a ‘Senior Visiting Fellow” at Nottingham Trent University and has also worked with many other Universities
Peter has been involved with delivering training for many years and is a well-known, high profile presenter both in the UK and globally.
In September 2020, Peter left RICS to concentrate on Freelancing work which includes, training and consulting.
Matt is a legal director at Osborne Clarke.
He designs and delivers property management schemes across integrated types and tenures of development. Matt advises clients on how to structure their property management solutions by putting in place appropriate of service charges and management agreements on different types of development to enable the units on those developments to be sold. Matt sat on the Law Commission's leasehold reform working group in 2018. He has led training sessions for lawyers, surveyors and property managers for MBL seminars, IRPM and the RICS. He is a member and vice chair of IRPM.
Sarah Mallagh has worked for HSE for over 30 years in a diverse range of roles.
She began her career as an operational inspector working in the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors. She then led various business change projects to deliver improvements in HSE’s inspection and complaint handling processes. More recently she has had a number of policy roles, dealing with civil liability, asbestos and occupational lung disease, radiation and preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU in relation to the supply of chemicals. Since May of this year, Sarah has led HSE’s Building Safety Regulator’s the Policy and Legislation team.
Tim joined the HSE in 1991 as a trainee inspector.
After completing a 3-year training programme, Tim went dealt with a variety of industries, including broadcasting, printing and health services, eventually specialising in transportation. From there he moved into leading HSE’s work on stakeholder engagement and steering HSE’s operations in topics such as renewable energy, transport, domestic gas, fairgrounds and product safety. After a spell managing operational teams covering major accident hazard industries, he spent five and a half years leading HSE’s operational work in the southern third of Great Britain. He joined the HSE Building Safety Programme in February 2020.
Sue joined the Board of Rendall and Rittner in August 2019.
Having worked in the industry for over 20 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, currently focusing on working with a number of leading managing agents to highlight the industry’s concerns over the Government’s current approach to fire safety and façade remediation.
Alastair works as a health and safety Inspector and has more than twenty-five years’ experience working for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
For the first 13 years of his career Alastair worked in HSE’s Field Operations Division (FOD) where he undertook the full range of “front line” regulatory duties as an Inspector. This included the investigations of workplace accidents (including fatalities); inspections and audits; enforcement work (including the serving of notices); attending coroner’s inquests and the conduct of legal proceedings in the magistrates’ court. He has experience of regulating a wide range of industries including agriculture, engineering, general manufacturing, waste and recycling, and spent 7 years as a member of an operational team inspecting the construction industry.
Alastair also has more than 12 years’ experience working in operational policy within HSE’s Engagement and Policy Division (agriculture sector). With an agricultural background, Alastair had national lead responsibility for a range of topics including farm machinery and represented the UK on several EU standards committees. He also spent an 18-month secondment with DWP looking at issues arising from the use of gang-labour in agriculture prior to the establishment of the Gangmaster Licencing Authority. In September 2019 Alastair joined HSE’s Building Safety and Construction Division where he currently works in the Construction Sector’s Strategy, Planning and Policy team.
A speaker, author, emotional health innovator and entrepreneur Julian is a (generally) calm person who helps individuals and organisations stay calm
With more than 20 years experience working in challenging corporate environments and dealing with change programmes, having trained with the British Association of Anger Management and having dealt with some of the most stressed and angry individuals, Julian knows a thing or two about emotional resilience.
Julian is the founder of Calm People and co-founder of MyInternal World.
Julian is engaged as a columnist for Business Matters Magazine & UK News Group writing on the subject of emotional resilience in today’s workplace. He also finds himself in demand to supply articles to other HR related, leadership publications and The Law Society
Julian also regularly appears on BBC radio and is quoted in the national press.
Dorian Lawrence MCIOB C.Build E MCABE founded FR Consultants in 2018, with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
Following the Grenfell tragedy, he identified a need for guidance, accountability, and new services in the relatively new and constantly evolving façade fire safety landscape. Dorian’s vision to make Britain’s buildings safe, mortgageable, saleable and insurable is realised in FRC’s full suite of services and his mission to educate all those responsible for building safety.
Cynthia Brathwaite is a Senior Policy Advisor who has worked at MHCLG for 7 years across various housing policy areas.
Previous roles include programme delivery at the predecessor organisation to Homes England (Homes and Communities Agency) and auditing Local Authorities and Housing Associations.
Co-founder of UK Cladding Action Group and leaseholder in a building with cladding and other fire safety defects."
Daniel is an Executive Director responsible for Property & Casualty insurance at Howden Insurance Brokers.
Prior to joining Howden, Daniel worked as a professional indemnity underwriter. Daniel represents the insurance market on the Home Buyers and Seller Group and both the Residential and Commercial Cross Industry Valuation Forums.
Justin Bates is a barrister at Landmark Chambers where he practices in residential property law. He is the General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Housing Law, the co-author of Leasehold Disputes and is also the author/co-author/contributor to numerous other publications.