Roy has worked for housing associations at a senior management level for nearly thirty years and has extensive product knowledge, marketing and sales experience. Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of developing new housing options, near market rent (1997), shared equity (MyChoiceHomebuy), HomeBuy Agency, self-serve home ownership websites and consistently achieved success by creating and implementing a commercial and sustainable approach. During his time at bpha he led the team through significant growth and change helping over 5,000 families into home ownership. He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and a former CIH consultant and member of, The Intermediate Market Advisory Group – helping shape and inform the strategic direction of the National Housing Federations lobbying and policy work on intermediate housing, alongside wider investment and funding issues. Roy frequently speaks at national conferences on marketing, emerging products, governance and lender relationships.
Robin has over 30 years experience in the finance, property and infrastructure markets, both as principal and adviser. His early career was in banking, primarily as a Director in the Real Estate Group at NatWest Markets, initially in project finance, and subsequently investment banking. In 1998 Robin joined Lend Lease Europe initially as Corporate Finance Director focussing on Private Equity investment, but subsequently as Chief Commercial Officer. His role included the structuring and funding of property developments and pfi transactions, as well as risk management for the wider European businesses, including Bovis Lend Lease. He was a director of the main European holding companies, the regulated fund manager and chair of the Pension Fund. Bovis’s PFI projects included hospitals , Treasury building, military and student accommodation, schools and waste. Having become increasingly interested in the residential sector, through Greenwich Peninsula and Athletes Village, Robin joined the Homes and Communities Agency in 2009 as Head of Private Finance. He was involved in the various policy discussions around market and affordable housing, liaison with private sector funders, as well as leading the team responsible for, inter alia, Social Housing pfi projects. In his role he looked to promote social housing as an institutionally investible asset class. He left the HCA in 2011 following its restructuring primarily as a programme delivery agency, having gained useful experience of the public sector. Since leaving the HCA Robin has worked as a consultant either project managing fund launches or funding of projects in both the market and social infrastructure sectors, continuing some of the themes he had been developing at the HCA. His transactional role has included advice on project structuring and financing for developer or operator clients and investor side advice on investment opportunities.