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. 

Build to Rent

Chair: Andrew Stanford
Secretariat: James Simondson Full details  

Commercial

Chair: Tim Cooper
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith Full details  

Communications Committee

Chair: Kurt Mueller
Secretariat: Drew McNeill Full details  

Construction

Chair: Alan Bunting
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Development

Chair: Matthew Sampson
Secretariat: Alex Green Full details  

Finance

Chair: Heather Day
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher Full details  

Healthcare

Chair: Jonathan Murphy
Secretariat: Alex Green Full details  

Industrial

Chair: Gwyn Stubbings
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Insolvency

Chair: Gareth Williams
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith Full details  

Insurance

Chair: Robert McNally
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith Full details  

Planning

Chair: Peter Mail
Secretariat: Sam Bensted Full details  

Policy

Chair: Guy Grainger
Secretariat: James Simondson Full details  

Regional Policy Committee

Chair: Owen Michaelson
Secretariat: Kirsty Wade-Potter Full details  

Regulatory

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher Full details  

Residential Board

Chair: Alex Greaves
Secretariat: James Simondson Full details  

Residential Management

Chair: Tracey Hartley
Secretariat: James Simondson Full details  

Student Accomodation

Chair: David Tymms
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith Full details  

Sustainability

Chair: Richard Quartermaine
Secretariat: Alex Green Full details  

Tax

Chair: Tracy Dossett
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher 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.

BIM Working Group

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Sam Bensted

Business Rates Review 2020

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Rachel Kelly

Flood Re Working Group

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith

High Street Working Group

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith

LVC Working Group

Chair: Charles Middleton
Secretariat: Sam Bensted

Residential Benchmarking Working Group

Chair: Alex Greaves
Secretariat: James Simondson

Residential ESG Working Group

Chair: Alex Notay
Secretariat: James Simondson

Residential Leasehold Reform Working Group

Chair: Tracey Hartley
Secretariat: James Simondson

Retirement Living

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Alex Green

Social Impact

Chair: Patricia Brown
Secretariat: Alex Green

Student Wellbeing

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Laurence Raeburn-Smith

Tech & Innovation

Chair: Andy Pyle
Secretariat: Patrick Brown

Technical Accounting

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: Ion Fletcher

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. 

Birmingham

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A

Bristol

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A

Leeds

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A

Liverpool

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A

Manchester

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A

Newcastle

Chair: N/A
Secretariat: N/A