More homes for London – Mayor announces board to drive housing investment

Published on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:59
Written by Scott Buckler

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has appointed a new board to oversee the investment of his £3bn housing budget and to help maximise the potential of newly acquired land assets to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs across the capital

Chaired by Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, the Homes for London Board will bring together a mix of highly professional independent experts to help find creative solutions to London’s unique housing need.  Supporting and advising the Mayor on housing challenges in the capital, they will help oversee the delivery of housing programmes including the affordable homes programmes and the use of newly acquired GLA land.

The board members are:

    Nick Salisbury, former Head of Structured Finance for the Barclays Corporate Bank Property
    Mike Youkee, former head of housing at Quintain and former joint chief executive of the Greenwich Peninsula project∙
    Charmaine Young CBE, outgoing director of St George plc∙
    Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor, London borough of Lewisham
    Cllr Stephen Carr, Leader, London borough of Bromley
    Cllr Chris Roberts, Leader, Royal borough of Greenwich

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:  “We have one of the greatest opportunities this city has every seen to take a unique combination of land and investment and make it work to deliver the homes Londoners need, helping to generate thousands of jobs and boost economic growth along the  way.  Securing such a high calibre of independent experts to direct this work shows just how important this process is and I’m proud to welcome each and every member on board.”

 

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