National Board Member Network - July 2023

12 July 2023

Our board member network provides an opportunity for board members to come together from across the country and discuss sector-wide strategic issues. This includes updates on the NHF’s political engagement work and insight from our Leadership Team.

At Julys board members network, we heard from Lucy Grove, Head of External Affairs, about the NHF's recently launched report Why we need a long-term plan for housing which marks the beginning of our general election engagement. Housing plays a critical role in a strong economy. Having good housing that people can afford close to work, education and local services acts as a springboard for communities. We will use this report over the next 18 months to influence political parties as we approach the next general election. 

We were also joined by Kate Henderson, the CEO of the NHF, who gave an update on sector news and political engagement.                           

Homes England provided an update on their new Strategic plan for 2023 - 28 'to drive regeneration and housing delivery to create high-quality homes and thriving places. This will support greater social justice, the levelling up of communities across England and the creation of places people are proud to call home.'


  • Lucy Grove, Head of External Affairs, National Housing Federation
  • Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
  • Dilys Jones, Assistant Director, Affordable Housing Growth, Homes England
  • Sharon Kenny, Assistant Director, Affordable Housing Grant Provider Management, Homes England
  • Ciarán Tully External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

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NHF national networks

Our national networks take place online and are open to all members. Our networks share relevant information and updates, seek our members views, and facilitate discussion and debate. There is a network for every priority issue in our sector, as well as networks tailored to specific groups of our membership.

See all our networks and details on how to join them.

Who to speak to

Ciarán Tully, External Affairs Manager (North West)