Members of the Finance Policy Advisory Group provide the latest updates, insights and thoughts on key finance topics.
The Finance Policy Advisory Group (FPAG) is a panel of expert advisors from our housing association membership. The group helps to inform and drive the NHF's work on finance policy on behalf of the housing sector.
Nathan Mallows is Director of Finance & ICT at Coastline Housing and Chair of FPAG:
"I have been fortunate to be involved since 2017 when the NHF needed a representative from the South West and was nominated as Chair for the group in 2018. The group’s membership, in addition to providing an expert panel for the policy leads at the NHF, provides a platform for both the Regulator of Social Housing and the Bank of England to discuss social housing in a wider sense. We take feedback from those present, and via the links to the regional forums a wider cross-section of opinion and operational issues.
For me, the work of the group not only supports the great work that the chairs of the regional forums do (entirely voluntarily) but reflects on the importance of working together to achieve the best outcomes for our sector and ultimately our residents, communities and colleagues. I am grateful for the involvement of current and past members of the group who willingly give their time and expertise to help shape the sector's national policy agenda and work across other significant groups such as the SORP working party and ESG Early Adopters Group."
Finance Policy Advisory Group members discussed rent changes for April 2022. Find out more about some of the agreed considerations for housing associations that came out of the meeting.
The Financial Policy Advisory Group (FPAG) are aiming to improve connectivity within the sector. Nathan Mallows and Phil Elvy of FPAG explain why regional forums are the perfect opportunity to network, problem-solve and share learning around the issues collectively facing Housing Associations.
Phil Day, Group Finance Director, Guinness Partnership
Matt Cooper, Tax and Treasury Director, Places for People
David Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer, Flagship Group and Phil Elvy, Executive Director of Finance, Great Places Housing Group Limited
Paul Weston, Chief Financial Officer, Housing and Care 21
James Walder, Executive Director of Finance & Business Support, North Star Housing Group
Michelle Allott, Group Director of Finance, Together Housing Group
David Armstrong, Chief Financial Officer, Flagship Group and Steven Brook, Chief Executive, Harrogate Housing Association
Nasreen Hussain, Director of Finance and Resources, Soha Housing
If you're interested in making contact or getting involved with your regional forum, please email the NHF.