Public - Private Collaboration - a key route to solving London’s Housing Challenge
EVENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Head of Public Sector Partnerships
LGIM Real Assets
Pete Gladwell joined Legal & General in August 2007, with responsibility for the design and development of new funds and overseeing relationships with pension funds, investment consultants, and insurance clients. He led on the creation of a new generation of property funds particularly focussed on liability matching and Defined Contributions pension funds and L&G’s joint ventures with Dutch pension funds, which now total over £5 billion. In 2013, Pete was appointed Head of Public Sector Partnerships, to lead L&G's direct investments across property and infrastructure into partnerships with Local and Combined Authorities, Registered Providers, Universities, the NHS, and central government, including One Public Estate and the “RIO Regeneration Investment Collective” with the Department of International Trade. These investments total over £4.35bn.
Pete was formally a Senior Analyst in DTZ Research and enjoyed an erstwhile life as a youth worker for seven years in the Oxfordshire area.
Pete is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Member of Brasenose College, Oxford University; holding a post-graduate MA, as well as an initial degree in Computation. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Pete is also a Trustee for the Young Foundation, which works to create a more equal and just society through social innovation, and heavily involved in local community initiatives in Harlesden, London.
The Berkeley Group
Rob is Chief Executive of the Berkeley Group, one of Britain’s most successful, sustainable developers. He joined the company in 1994 having qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. He was appointed to the Main Board in 2001 and became Chief Executive in 2009.
In 2010, Rob launched a ten year plan for the Berkeley Group called Our Vision. This set out to make the company a modern world class business, blending homes, parks and community facilities to create fantastic places where people love to live. By 2016, under Rob's management, Berkeley was supporting 30,000 jobs across Britain and contributing £2.6 billion to the UK's Gross Domestic Product - £32 for every person in the UK.
Rob regularly contributes to public debates about the direction of housing policy and the property market and is a member of the Bank of England’s Residential Property Forum, as well as a council member of Aston University and a Governor of Wellington College.
Cllr Claire Kober OBE
London Borough of Haringey
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 London Enterprise Panel and plays a senior role at a national level as Chair of the Resources Board and portfolio holder at the Local Government Association.
Cllr Darren Rodwell
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Darren is a passionate community champion. Prior to becoming a councillor, he led a tenant & resident’s association and was at the forefront of the Labour Party campaign which led to the defeat of the British National Party in Barking in 2010. He has also worked in welfare rights and has set up a food bank as well as serving as a non-executive director in the NHS and a school governor. Darren was first elected to Barking & Dagenham Council in 2010 and became Leader in 2014. Since then he has set the vision and direction of the Council which includes Barking & Dagenham being London’s growth opportunity. He was also responsible for a series of successful festivals which marked the borough’s 50th anniversary in 2015 which included a visit by Her Majesty the Queen. Since 2014 he has led Barking & Dagenham Council through a transformation programme to secure £63m of savings over the next four years at the same time as delivering real time improvements in services.
Lord Bob Kerslake
and President of the Local Government Association
Lord Kerslake is Chair of Peabody, London’s King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London Collective Investment Vehicle (London CIV), and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS). In addition to this, he is and is president of the Local Government Association, became Chair of Sheffield Theatres in late 2015 and was appointed as chair of the Board of Governors for Sheffield Hallam University in October 2016. He was recently appointed as Chair of Be First, a regeneration company established by Barking and Dagenham Council.
A former Head of the Civil Service, Lord Kerslake led the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) from November 2010, stepping down in February 2015. Prior to this, he was the first Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency.
Before joining the Civil Service Lord Kerslake received a knighthood for his services to local government, spending eight years serving the London Borough of Hounslow and then a further 11 years leading Sheffield Council. In early 2015, he was made a life peer, taking the title Baron Kerslake, of Endcliffe in the City of Sheffield.
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Housing in London is of course at the very top of the agenda for Government, for the GLA and for the London Borough’s. The number of new homes required to meet the Capital’s growing population varies. London Councils estimate that there is a need for 800,000 new homes over the next decade. Currently completions are less than 25,000 per annum!
The Private Sector is not equipped to deliver the homes London needs, and conversely, in spite of the positive action taken by some of London’s Borough’s to develop their own homes, this is in itself not sufficient to get near to housing targets.
Public and Private sector collaboration is seen by many as the solution to increasing housing production and delivering the mix of homes required.
We have a great panel to discuss the realities and the challenges of Public-Private partnerships and how mutual goals and opportunities might be realized.
Cllr Claire Kober OBE - is Leader of Haringey and the Chair of London Councils. Haringey has a massive housing challenge and is actively harnessing its major regeneration programme to create new homes and pursuing partnerships to create more homes.
Cllr Darren Rodwell – is the Leader of Barking & Dagenham and is transforming housing supply in the ‘Borough’ - pioneering Build to Rent, shared ownership and with a newly formed Homes delivery company, they are leading the way in terms of housing delivery.
Pete Gladwell – heads up Public-Sector Partnerships at L&G Property and has completed a mix of major deals with local authorities and Government around the UK. Pete talks about “patient capital” and understands the complexities and challenges of creating investable partnerships.
Rob Perrins - is the Group MD of The Berkeley Group, who have undertaken massive regeneration and estates renewal projects in London; often in partnership with local authorities. Berkeley has the strength, depth and market authority to have a massive play in this arena.
Join us for what will be a very interesting and timely debate and listen to four leaders who will help to shape housing in the Capital. And in the process network with some of the Industry’s key players over a Dorchester Full English Breakfast!