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Paul Smith

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Paul Smith is widely respected within local government and the housing sector. A Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Paul has over 30 years’ experience in housing. He is currently Group Chief Executive at Elim Housing Group.

Paul was formerly the Cabinet Member for Housing at Bristol City Council, and Member for Central Ward. His other previous roles include Executive Director of Placeshapers, Regional Manager at the National Housing Federation, Chief Executive of Housing Potential UK, and senior positions at two housing associations. Paul also sits on the Housing Ombudsman Advisory Panel and is a member of the board of Connexus Housing Group.

In his role as Cabinet Member for Housing at Bristol City Council, Paul had responsibility for delivering the Mayor’s ambitious housing strategy to deliver 2,000 new homes per annum. Alongside radically increasing house building in the city, Paul also over-saw the Council’s stock of 27,500 homes, and spearheaded Bristol’s drive to prevent and reduce homelessness.

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Amy Kernick
Senior Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Bolu Sodipo
Account Executive (Planning)
Cathal Kavanagh
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Charlie Murphy
Account Manager (Planning)
Charlotte Platten
Account Director (Local Government Affairs)
Chris Tinker
Non-Executive Director
Dan Henderson
Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Dan Humphreys
Director (Public Affairs)
Duncan Flynn
Senior Director (Planning)
Georgina Walker
Account Director (Advisory)
Hanna Jarvi
Team Coordinator
Imogen Spencer-Dale
Senior Account Manager (Communities and Placemaking)
James Goldstone
Director (London Planning)
Jenny Riddell Carpenter
Managing Director (Corporate Affairs and Advocacy)
Jenny Cooper
Associate Director (Communities and Placemaking)
Julian Seymour
Managing Director (Planning and Communities)
Kim Heilbron
Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Louise Hingley
Account Director (Planning)
Luca Difato
Digital and Social Media Officer
Matt Spencer
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Nick Kilby
Chief Executive Officer
Osman Dervish
Associate Director (London Planning)
Peter Banks
Head of Marketing
Robert Delaney
Client Finance Controller
Sarah McKee
Director (Corporate Communications and Local Government Relations)
Sharon Sherfield
Finance Assistant & HR Administrator
Sukhpal Garcha
Senior Account Executive (Public Affairs)
Vanisha Solanki
Account Director (Planning)