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Session chair: Annie Field

Introduction and welcome

14:05

Annie Field

Annie Field

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Policy & practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing

Annie Field is a policy and practice officer for CIH focusing on critical areas of asset management, including building safety and net-zero carbon. Before joining CIH Annie managed the policy and research team at Campbell Tickell, a social housing-focused consultancy firm.

Within this section, Mathew Baxter will provide an overview of the fundamental changes within the Building Safety Act for landlords and what they should be doing to prepare for its implementation.

Key elements of the Building Safety Act

14:10

Mathew Baxter

Mathew Baxter

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group chief executive, Echelon Consultancy

Mathew, who founded Echelon in 2005 followed several years later by Pretium Frameworks and Echelon Improvement Partnerships, has over 25 years’ experience in the development and delivery of asset management projects within the affordable housing sector, as a client, contractor and consultant. He takes an active project management role within each of the group’s companies, blending his entrepreneurial flair for developing the businesses with maintaining an intimate knowledge of the issues facing the sector. Mathew has built a reputation for developing innovative delivery models and regularly goes out into the sector to share best practice.

Hannah Johnston and Stewart Kerr will talk about Salix Homes' approach to building safety and how they have been preparing for the implementation of the Act.

A landlord's perspective

14:35

Hannah Johnston

Hannah Johnston

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Building safety coordinator, Salix Homes

Hannah Johnston is the Building Safety Coordinator at Salix Homes. Hannah combines her previous experience of working in Neighbourhoods with her knowledge gained over the last 3 years working in Building Safety to ensure that the customer is always at the forefront of any decisions made in preparation for new legislation. Hannah’s role has required her to be the key contact between DLUCH and the HSE with Salix Homes when looking at policy design trails for the new regime. Her non-technical background has allowed her to see things from the customer viewpoint and ensure that processes implemented at Salix will work both for the organisation and its customers.

Stewart Kerr

Stewart Kerr

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Building safety manager, Salix Homes

Stewart Kerr is the Building Safety Manager at Salix Homes with over 15 years working in compliance. Stewart’s remit is to ensure the implementation of Building Safety and Fire Safety Act alongside any changes to the Building Regulation for the design, construction and occupation of its High-Rise Residential Buildings. As part of an Early Adopter organisation Stewart has been heavily involved with government, residential providers and construction companies in the review of documentation and pilot testing of future requirements for those buildings in scope and what that means for the organisation, its customers and key stakeholders.

Have your chance to ask questions to the panel.

Question and answer

15:00

Annie Field

Annie Field

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Policy & practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing

Annie Field is a policy and practice officer for CIH focusing on critical areas of asset management, including building safety and net-zero carbon. Before joining CIH Annie managed the policy and research team at Campbell Tickell, a social housing-focused consultancy firm.

Mathew Baxter

Mathew Baxter

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group chief executive, Echelon Consultancy

Mathew, who founded Echelon in 2005 followed several years later by Pretium Frameworks and Echelon Improvement Partnerships, has over 25 years’ experience in the development and delivery of asset management projects within the affordable housing sector, as a client, contractor and consultant. He takes an active project management role within each of the group’s companies, blending his entrepreneurial flair for developing the businesses with maintaining an intimate knowledge of the issues facing the sector. Mathew has built a reputation for developing innovative delivery models and regularly goes out into the sector to share best practice.

Hannah Johnston

Hannah Johnston

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Building safety coordinator, Salix Homes

Hannah Johnston is the Building Safety Coordinator at Salix Homes. Hannah combines her previous experience of working in Neighbourhoods with her knowledge gained over the last 3 years working in Building Safety to ensure that the customer is always at the forefront of any decisions made in preparation for new legislation. Hannah’s role has required her to be the key contact between DLUCH and the HSE with Salix Homes when looking at policy design trails for the new regime. Her non-technical background has allowed her to see things from the customer viewpoint and ensure that processes implemented at Salix will work both for the organisation and its customers.

Stewart Kerr

Stewart Kerr

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Building safety manager, Salix Homes

Stewart Kerr is the Building Safety Manager at Salix Homes with over 15 years working in compliance. Stewart’s remit is to ensure the implementation of Building Safety and Fire Safety Act alongside any changes to the Building Regulation for the design, construction and occupation of its High-Rise Residential Buildings. As part of an Early Adopter organisation Stewart has been heavily involved with government, residential providers and construction companies in the review of documentation and pilot testing of future requirements for those buildings in scope and what that means for the organisation, its customers and key stakeholders.