Committees

We have committees covering a range of issues and industry sectors. Each committee is comprised of representatives from BPF members and usually meets four times a year. We also run a number of working groups covering specific topics. 

Scroll down for the list of committees and groups, the BPF team member who looks after each one and a brief overview of the issues they are covering. Many of our committees are very popular and may have a waiting list to join. The number of committee members on each committee is restricted. However, most committees also welcome associate members who can sign up through MyBPF to receive papers, minutes and invitations to get involved in some of the committee’s work without attending the meetings.  

We have a goal to achieve a minimum 30% female representation on all committees, in line with our D&I policy. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email the relevant member of the BPF team.

Affordable Housing

Chair: Robert Beiley
Secretariat: Ian Fletcher Full details  

BPF Logistics Property Board

Chair: David Sleath
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Build to Rent

Chair: Rebecca Taylor
Secretariat: Kate Butler Full details  

Commercial

Chair: Simon Webb
Secretariat: Adam Cohen Full details  

Construction

Chair: Alan Bunting
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Development

Secretariat: Rob Wall Full details  

Finance

Chair: Philip Slavin
Secretariat: Rachel Kelly Full details  

Healthcare

Chair: Jonathan Murphy
Secretariat: Kate Butler Full details  

Industrial

Chair: Benjamin Taylor
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Insolvency

Chair: Gareth Williams
Secretariat: Adam Cohen Full details  

Insurance

Chair: Robert McNally
Secretariat: Adam Cohen Full details  

Planning

Chair: Claire Dutch
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Policy Steering Group

Secretariat: Theo Plowman Full details  

Privacy & Data Protection Group

Secretariat: Rachel Kelly Full details  

Regional Policy Committee

Chair: Lynda Shillaw
Secretariat: Kirsty Wade-Potter Full details  

Regulatory

Secretariat: Rachel Kelly Full details  

Residential Board

Chair: Alex Greaves
Secretariat: Theo Plowman Full details  

Residential Management

Chair: Tracey Hartley
Secretariat: Theo Plowman Full details  

Retail Board

Chair: Allan Lockhart
Secretariat: Adam Cohen Full details  

Student Accommodation

Chair: Alexandra Moon
Secretariat: Kate Butler Full details  

Sustainability

Chair: Katherine Sherwin
Secretariat: Rob Wall Full details  

Tax

Chair: Tracy Dossett
Secretariat: Rachel Kelly Full details  

Technical Accounting

Secretariat: Rachel Kelly Full details  

UKPA Steering Committee

Chair: Kingma Ma
Secretariat: Sammy Pahal Full details  

VAT

Chair: Colin Smith
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher Full details  

Working groups

The BPF also runs a series of member working groups on particular themes. If you are interested in finding out more about one of our working groups please contact the relevant secretary.

Build to Rent London Engagement Group

Chair: Erica Dsouza
Secretariat: Kate Butler

Build to Rent Regional Engagement Group

Chair: Polly Simpson
Secretariat: Theo Plowman

Building Safety Sounding Board

Chair: Marcus Phillips
Secretariat: Sam Bensted

Business Rates Working Group

Secretariat: Rachel Kelly

Co-Living

Chair: Marnix Elsenaar
Secretariat: Kate Butler

Cyber Risk Working Group

Chair: Emma Vigus
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher

Green Lease Working Group

Chair: Siobhan Cross
Secretariat: Rob Wall

Innovation Leaders' Forum

Chair: Andy Pyle
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher

REIT Forum

Secretariat: Rachel Kelly

Residential ESG Working Group

Chair: Alexandra Notay
Secretariat: Theo Plowman

Residential Tenure Working Group

Chair: Einar Roberts
Secretariat: Theo Plowman

Regional forums

Our regional forums meet in core cities around the country – Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol – putting regional policy-making at the heart of our work, engaging with Combined Authorities, LEPs, local authorities and other stakeholders.

The forums usually meet four times a year, and forum members are often invited to take part in topic-specific working groups.

If you are interested in finding out more about one of our working groups please contact Kirsty Wade-Potter. 

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