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.

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