Homes England Q & A - MIPIM 2019

Homes England Q & A - MIPIM 2019

Tom Stannard, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth will be chairing the Q&A Session: Homes England on Tuesday 12th March 16:50- 16:50, Leeds City Region Stand R7 A18

The MIPIM conference is the world's premier real estate event, held each year in Cannes. It gathers the most influential international property players from the office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial sectors.

Tom Stannard is a regeneration, economic development and skills specialist.  He joined Wakefield Council as Corporate Director, Regeneration and Economic Growth in 2018. 

Tom was previously Director of Economy and Skills at Oldham Council in Greater Manchester, one of the ten GM local authorities.  Tom led a wide range of the Council’s economic regeneration programmes and services, working across Greater Manchester, and was heavily involved in the devolution/city deal agenda.

Prior to Oldham, Tom was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute (formerly NIACE), a UK charity running large scale R&D programmes and public affairs campaigns in the skills, lifelong learning and employment support sectors.  His previous 15 years in local government included high performing Councils across the UK - Blackburn with Darwen (Lancashire), the London Borough of Hounslow, and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The Q & A session is an opportunity to facilitate a conversation with Homes England surrounding their mission to improve housing affordability, helping more people access better homes in areas where they are needed most. Their 5-year plan spans financial year 2018 to 2019 to financial year 2022 to 2023 and outlines the steps to take, in partnership with all parts of the housing industry sector, to respond to the long-term housing challenges facing the country.

The aim of the event is to discuss these ambitions and how we are matching these through work across the Leeds City Region.

Chair- Tom Stannard, Corporate Director Regeneration & Economic Growth, Wakefield Council

Speakers include

-              Danielle Gillespie, General Manager, Homes England North

-              Sophie White, Head of Infrastructure and Complex Projects, Homes England

If you are already attending MIPIM then please feel free to come along on Tuesday 12th March 16:30- 16:50, Leeds City Region Stand R7 A18