Empty Homes Network Executive Committee Membership


  • Chair: Nick Pritchard-Gordon (Reading Borough Council)
  • Past Chair: Matthew Smith (Birmingham City Council)
  • Previous Past Chair: Darryl Lawrence (Rochdale Housing Initiative)
  • Vice-Chair: Sue Li, Derby City Council
  • Treasurer:  Andrew Lavender(Consultant - Housing Training and Lawl)
  • Secretary: David Gibbens (peer2peer services)

Other Elected or Co-opted Executive Members:

  • [none]

Ex Officio Members

  • Jon Fitzmaurice (Self-help-housing.org)

Regional Representatives

There may be other forums who have not nominated a representative as yet. You are welcome to do so.

Note that regional reps are not elected by the full membership at an AGM but are nominated by their forum or

  • Berkshire Empty Property Group: (See Nick Pritchard-Gordon, above)
  • Cumbria Empty Homes Forum: Lynne Campbell, South Lakeland District Council; David Sanderson, Carlisle City Council as alternate
  • East of England Empty Homes Forum: Adam Cliff, Peterborough Council
  • East London Housing Partnership: vacant
  • East Midlands Empty Property Forum: Sue Li, Amber Valley Borough Council
  • Greater Manchester Empty Homes Forum: Jim Davies, Tameside MBC
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Keith Gunner, Southampton City Council
  • Herts, Beds and Bucks Empty Homes Forum: Janice Edmond, Central Bedfordshire
  • Kent No Use Empty Initiative, Andrew Lavender (consultant/Kent County Council)
  • Lancashire Empty Homes Partnership: vacant
  • Merseyside / Cheshire Empty Homes Partnership: Tony Mousdale, Liverpool City Council and Ian Gordon, Wirral Borough Council
  • North East Empty Homes Forum: Susan Cousins Durham County Council and Colin White, Newcastle City Council; Fances Shieber, Newcastle City Council, as alternate
  • North London Housing Partnership: Clive Dinsey, LB of Barnet
  • Northern Ireland: Carson Millican, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • South East London Housing Partnership: Steve Habgood, LB of Bromley
  • South West Empty Homes Forum: (see David Gibbens above)
  • South West London Housing Partnership: Francis Burton, LB of Croydon
  • Surrey and Hampshire Improvement Partnership (Empty Property Group): Ted Wainhouse, Guildford Borough Council
  • Sussex Empty Homes Forum: No fixed rep - Emma Kumar, Brighton and Hove City Council (contact only)
  • Wales: Andrew Lavender, Consultant (see also above under Kent)
  • West London Housing Partnership: Jacqui Connerky, LB Brent and Liz Laporte, LB Hounslow (both subject to confirmation by forum)
  • West Midlands Empty Property Officer Group: tbc and Stuart Rollason, Dudley MBC
  • Yorkshire and Humberside Empty Homes Forum: Neil Dunk, Sheffield City Council and Lorna Frost, Bradford MBC

Executive Sub-committee Membership

For the Officer Group see list of officers.  No other current sub-committees.

Last updated, March 15th 2017