Placemaking Through Emotional Intelligence


Andrea Baker

Group Director of Housing, Poplar HARCA

Andrea has worked in Housing for 30 years. Following stints at LB Southwark, LB Tower Hamlets, Swan and RHP, she arrived at Poplar HARCA in 2008 as Director of Housing.  In 2013 she also took-on Corporate Services. 

Andrea is most proud of HARCA’s steadfast devotion to regeneration in the round, ensuring community stays in charge of place.

Tilley Harris

Co-Founder and Head of Business Development, AKOU

Shama Sutar-Smith

Programme Director – Church Street and Harrow Road Regeneration, Westminster City Council

Shama is a Programme Director in Regeneration. She has worked in housing for many years in homelessness, housing strategy and health scrutiny.

She is passionate about how we use local voices to inform and improve public practice, and working towards our public sector practice reflecting the communities we serve.

Andrew Muir

Managing Consultant, 4OC

Andrew has worked at Housing Associations for the last 30 years, starting as a housing officer in Leicester and ending up as executive director of corporate services at Notting Hill Housing. In his career, he has been lucky enough to lead dynamic, forward-thinking teams and deliver major projects aimed at creating and sustaining great places to work, ultimately for the benefit of tenants and customers. Andrew love strategy, managing change in complex organisations and improving services.

He joined 4OC in early 2021 after enjoying working alongside them on a merger integration and transformation programme, and he is currently working with a number of Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

Date: 13th September 2022

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

Venue: Central London

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