Stephen Howlett CBE, DL, Hon FRIBA (Chair)
Stephen has been Chief Executive of Peabody since 2004. Founded in 1862, Peabody is one of London’s oldest and largest social housing charities. The Peabody Group now owns and manages 29,000 homes across the capital, and runs a range of employment and community projects. It has a development pipeline of over 8,000 homes, and has ambitious plans to regenerate Thamesmead in south-east London. Stephen was previously Chief Executive of Amicus, a group of housing associations in London and the South East, and a Director at Notting Hill Housing Trust. Before this he worked for the National Housing Federation and the Housing Corporation. Stephen was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architecture. He was Chair of g15, the group of London’s major housing associations from 2009 to 2011 and served as an adviser to the Mayor's Infrastructure Delivery Board. He has a particular interest in education and skills and has recently completed his term of office as Chair of the Court and Pro Chancellor of the University of Greenwich from which he graduated. He is also a Trustee of Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation and organiser of Open House London.
Angela has recently retired as a Director at the National Audit Office where she was responsible for value for money reports to Parliament on local government and housing, and earlier on education, skills, children’s services and the NHS. During her career she worked as a director and chief executive in the NHS. She was also seconded for three years to New Zealand’s Office of the Auditor-General to run their performance audit programme across government.
Caroline worked in retail management and HR, before joining BEC/BTEC/Edexcel, now Pearson, for 31 years in roles including: recruitment allocation, training and management of all moderators; leading on developing BTEC Common Skills competences (precursor to Key Skills); leading on vocational qualification development across all sectors at all levels; managing the organisation’s NVQ portfolio, negotiating with Sector Skills Councils and funding agencies. During that time she also led, managed and developed individuals and teams of all sizes. She undertook process design and monitoring essential to ensure the quality and rigor of the curriculum and any work undertaken with regulators or government bodies.
David was formerly Chairman of Skills for Growth and, along with Ashley McCaul, led the negotiations for Skills for Growth to join the College. He is an experienced senior executive and finance professional having previously been Chief Executive and Finance Director at The Hyde Group, a large South East London-based housing association, and Chief Operating Officer at Leonard Cheshire Disability, a major provider of services to disabled people. He is currently a Director in the Housing Consultancy at Savills specialising in strategic business development and corporate financial management. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.