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Roy Hind
Roy has worked for housing associations at a senior management level for over twenty 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 web sites and consistently achieved success by creating and implementation 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 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 and lender relationships.

Robin Caven
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.

Clive Chipman
Clive is a leading trainer for the house building and development sector. By focusing exclusively on this industry, Clive has developed unique insights into the opportunities and challenges of the sales environment for housebuilders. Clive has 25 years experience serving this industry and its associated providers. Over this time Clive has worked for more than 50 of the UK’s most prominent housebuilding organisations. In particular, Clive’s established national reputation as a thought leader and deliverer of training with respect to the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, has already successfully transferred to a similar standing with respect to the introduction of nationally recognised training with regard to CPRs/BPRs Regulations.
Glenn Murphy
Associate - Land Director

Glenn comes from a strong property background spanning almost two decades during which time has managed some UK and London’s most established and well respected corporate and independent companies namely- Haart, Blackhorse Agencies, Bradford & Bingley and Sequence UK Ltd to name a few. After gaining valuable knowledge of the residential sales markets earlier in his career, he decided to take on the challenge of more land and residential development type opportunities and has a wealth of experience in land suitable for development. Glenn brings to the team a solid knowledge of property and has a strong and comprehensive business network throughout the UK and has represented a range of clients including, developers, principal investors, private individuals, professional intermediaries, local businesses, property companies, banks, retailers and public sector bodies.

Brian Eaton

Brian has worked in Social Housing for over 30 years, for a good number of those years he was responsible for the leasehold service as well as rents and service charges. Brian became Head of the Leasehold Service at Broomleigh Housing Association in 2003 where he was responsible for all aspects of the leasehold and shared ownership service. He was also responsible for producing the annual rent review and setting the service charges for tenants and leaseholders. Following Broomleigh’s merge when they became part of Affinity Sutton, Brian became Head of Service for Leasehold for over 6,000 homeowners including shared owners. He also managed the rents and service charges team that was responsible for producing the rents and service charges for 50,000 tenants and leaseholders. Since leaving Affinity Sutton in 2013, Brian has set up his own consultancy where he carries out leasehold / service charge reviews for social landlords and has written policies and procedures for social landlords on home ownership and service charges. Brian runs a leasehold and shared ownership discussion group for housing associations in South East London and Kent.