In Conversation with the Chief of Regulatory Engagement, Regulator of Social Housing
Chief of Regulatory Engagement, Regulator of Social Housing
Kate started her career in housing thirty years ago working firstly with rough sleepers in Birmingham and then managing a large hostel for single homeless in Brighton for five years. She gained a Masters degree in Housing in 2003 and moved to the Housing Federation where she performed a variety of roles; latterly Assistant Director. Kate moved to AmicusHorizon in 2013 (Optivo from 2017) becoming Executive Director of People and Communications. She left to take up the Chief Executive role at Gateway Housing in 2018. Kate was an external examiner for Westminster University until 2020 and a founder member of Leadership2025.
Head of Social Housing, Birketts LLP
Jonathan joined Birketts in April 2020 as a Partner in the Social Housing Team, focusing on expanding the practice in various regions of the UK, including London, the Midlands, and the South East. His expertise lies in landlord and tenant issues, housing management dispute resolution, disrepair claims, Building and Fire Safety regulations, and service charge disputes. Jonathan collaborates with fellow Partners Pete Goddard and John Scannell to provide top-notch service to social housing clients. Recognized as an expert in housing and leasehold management law, Jonathan advises on best practices, policies, and procedures, ensuring compliance with social housing regulator standards. He is highly regarded by clients, having represented them in notable cases, including those in the Supreme Court. Jonathan is also known for delivering client training events on topics such as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and the Building and Fire Safety Bills.
Date: 12 March 2024
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Venue: Central London
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