The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has appointed a new board to oversee the investment of his £3bn housing budget and to help maximise the potential of newly acquired land assets to deliver new homes and jobs across the capital.
Chaired by Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, the Homes for London Board will aim to bring together a mix of independent experts to help find creative solutions to London’s unique housing need.
Supporting and advising the Mayor on housing challenges in the capital, they will help oversee the delivery of housing programmes including the affordable homes programmes and the use of newly acquired GLA land.
The board members are:
- Nick Salisbury, former Head of Structured Finance for the Barclays Corporate Bank Property
- Mike Youkee, former head of housing at Quintain and former joint chief executive of the Greenwich Peninsula project∙
- Charmaine Young CBE, outgoing director of St George plc∙
- Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor, London borough of Lewisham
- Cllr Stephen Carr, Leader, London borough of Bromley
- Cllr Chris Roberts, Leader, Royal borough of Greenwich
The Mayor of London said: “We have one of the greatest opportunities this city has every seen to take a unique combination of land and investment and make it work to deliver the homes Londoners need, helping to generate thousands of jobs and boost economic growth along the way.”
The first ‘Homes for London’ board meeting will take place on the 18th June 2012.