The Evolving Role of a Housing Leader
Chief Executive, Mount Green Housing Association
Bill is currently the Chief Executive of Mount Green Housing Association. He was previously Managing Director of Wokingham Borough Council’s local housing companies, which included Loddon Homes, a For-Profit Registered Provider (FPRP). Prior to this, Bill headed up Grainger plc’s FPRP, where he led Grainger’s first moves into affordable housing. His career has included senior roles in both housing associations and councils, as well as working for the Audit Commission’s Housing Inspectorate. Working for the Audit Commission shaped much of his thinking and belief about how social housing should operate. When combined with having started in housing as a Homelessness Officer back in 1991, these two periods of time in his career drive much of his approach to leading Mount Green and ensuring it provides the best homes and services possible for residents.
Founding Director, Deeper Leaders
Adrian set up the Deeper Leaders Collective (www.deeperleaders.com) out of a passion to help leaders explore deep questions about their organisations, their leadership and their lives – to encourage the kind of leadership needed for a ‘kinder, fairer, more sustainable world’. Whether working at individual, top team or organisational level, he loves to ask the questions leaders frequently neglect when caught up in the ‘tyranny of the urgent’ – questions that, when explored, unlock secrets to sustainable success.
Over the past 30 years, he has coached hundreds of senior leaders and worked with over 30 top teams to develop their effectiveness, focus their strategies and build resilience.
After a background in central and local government management, Adrian joined the Roffey Park Management Institute in 2004. He worked there for 15 years, where he became Programme Director for Strategic Leadership, designing and delivering leadership programmes for clients across the globe and across the sectors. These included: Lloyds of London, United Overseas Bank (Singapore), Ministry of Health (Singapore), Home Office, MoD, Hyde Housing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Macmillan Cancer Support, Christian Aid and Islamic Relief Worldwide. He was also the first Programme Director for the award-winning Leadership 2025 programme, a positive action programme aiming to develop a more diverse leadership in the Housing Sector. Stirred to action by the death of George Floyd, Adrian set up the White Allies Network (www.whiteallies.net) for people who aspired to be true allies with people of colour against racism. With his wife, Laura, he also co-director of a not-for-profit (www.enabledleaders.com) that supports and develops church leaders in their important community leadership roles.
Chief Executive, Octavia (TBC)
Director of Housing, London Borough of Brent (TBC)
Date: 10th November 2022
Time: 13:00 – 15:30
Venue: Central London
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