Stephen Howlett CBE, DL, Hon FRIBA (Chair)

Stephen was Chief Executive of Peabody from 2004 to 2017.  Founded in 1862, Peabody is one of London’s oldest and largest social housing charities. The Peabody Group now owns and manages 55,000 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 has a particular interest in education and skills and completed his term of office as Chair of the Court and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich in 2017 from which he graduated.  He is a Trustee of Open-City, London's leading architecture education organisation and organiser of Open House London. 

He is a member of the Commercial Development Advisory Group of Transport for London which advises on property and development matters.

Stephen was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2017 and awarded a CBE in the Queen's 2018 New Year's honours for services to housing.

Stephen lives in South East London.

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