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Retirement Living Conference 2017 :: Speakers
9th November 2017
etc Venues, County Hall

Welcome to the Retirement Living Conference 2017

Chief Executive
Anchor Trust
Jane joined Anchor in 1999 from BUPA, which had acquired Care First plc where she was Personnel Director.  She was appointed Chief Executive of Anchor on 9 March 2010.  Prior to joining Care First she held HR and governance roles with Bromford Housing Group and Midlands Electricity plc.  Jane is a Trustee of The Silverline, a helpline for older people and a Non-Executive Director of Dignity plc.  She is Vice Chair of Associated Retirement Community Operators, representi...more
Head of Senior Living
Legal & General Capital
Phil is responsible for investments into the retirement housing sector on behalf of Legal & General Capital.   Prior to this Phil was the Head of Transactions for L&G Capital, securing over £1bn of housing and infrastructure-backed assets.  Recent notable deals include the acquisition of a major stake in CALA Homes in 2013, one of the UK’s top 10 biggest house builders – of which Phil went on to serve on the Board as a Non-Executive Director until 20...more
group director of housing care & support
One Housing Group
Kevin is a Group Director and Board member of One Housing Group and leads the Health Care & Support division comprising the One Support, Season Senior Living and Baycroft premium care and senior living businesses. One Housing Group is a leading developer and operator of senior living, care homes and aspirational supported housing for both the private and affordable markets. OHG is the first Housing Association to have a formal alliance with an NHS provider for operating joint ventu...more
retirement solutions director
Keepmoat Regeneration
Paula Broadbent, Retirement and Care Solutions Director for Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group, has worked passionately for years – both in local authorities and with Keepmoat Regeneration – to drive forward her ambition to launch an inspiring offer for the older person’s housing market. Paula joined Keepmoat in 2009 after previously working for North Yorkshire County Council, where she led their extra care housing development programme. She has also worke...more
Cast Consultancy
Keith has 30 years experience in the UK Construction and real estate market with specific emphasis on residential development across numerous tenures. Prior to setting up Cast Keith was a Partner of EC Harris / Arcadis for 16 years with Board responsibility for client development and care. Keith has always had a focus on clients and the delivery of innovative, outcome focussed advice. Keith has worked with many of London’s leading clients including Grosvenor, Native Land, Qatari ...more
Group Land & Planning Director
Churchill Retirement Living
Andrew Burgess BA Hons MRTPI FRSA is Group Land and Planning Director of Churchill Retirement Living Ltd (CRL) and Managing Director of Planning Issues Ltd. He has a BA Hons degree in Town and Country Planning from the University Of Newcastle upon Tyne, is a Chartered Town Planner and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Andrew was Head of Planning at Humberts from 1995 - 2005 and a Director of Planning and Urban Design Consultants, Turley between January 2006 and O...more
Three Dragons
Kathleen Dunmore is an economist with over 30 years’ experience in housing and construction.  Kathleen is a founder member of Three Dragons with whom she has worked since 1996.   She worked for many years as Social Housing Consultant for the House Builders Federation and before that for Milton Keynes Development Corporation.  Kathleen’s specialisms include older persons housing, whole plan viability appraisal and site specific negotiation.
Irwin Mitchell LLP
Carl is the National Head of Planning at Irwin Mitchell. He has nearly thirty-five years' experience in planning and development, with a particular focus on retirement, retail and mixed use regeneration projects.  Carl also promotes housing, crematoria, and significant commercial developments - including the biggest print works in the world for News Group UK. Carl has assisted care home operators such as Audley Retirement, Sunrise Senior Living, and Guildcare to achieve planning p...more
Managing Director
Silk Road
London-based James Fenner set up Silk Road four years ago to shake up the property marketing landscape. Previously James’s only property experience was running the marketing for the highly successful Fitzroy Place scheme. In the fifteen years prior to this he’d worked with brands such as: Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Citibank, Schweppes, Southern Comfort, Habitat, Audi, Volkswagen, Rio Tinto and Unilever. He brings knowledge of how other sectors work to property, endeavouring t...more
Chief Executive Officer
McCarthy & Stone
Clive Fenton joined McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, as Chief Executive Officer in February 2014. He has a wealth of both housebuilding and business experience, having spent almost 30 years with Barratt Developments. He joined Barratt in 1983 and worked in a number of finance and operational roles before being appointed to the Group Board in 2003 with overall responsibility for all operations in the south of England. He was also responsible for group st...more
Housing Services Manager
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Richard has over 25 years of experience in the housing sector. He has been ExtraCare’s Housing Services Manager since 2014 with responsibility for housing management and resident involvement within retirement communities. He is passionate about delivering quality housing services for older people. Previously he was Head of Housing Operations for Sanctuary in the South West. He has also lead housing and support services for older people for DCH, West Kent and Sovereign.
The Age of No Retirement
George Lee is co-founder of The Age of No Retirement, a design-led movement for intergenerational social change. She brings communities, companies and governments together to build a world where age no longer defines who we are, how others see us or what we can do.After starting her career in organisational psychology, George soon realised that radical change could be achieved more effectively using the power of design and radical creative thinking. In 2002 she founded This is Real Art, on...more
Marchese & Partners
Eugene is Chairman of Marchese Partners International overseeing the strategic direction of the group in Australia, New Zealand, China, UK and USA. Under Eugene’s leadership, Marchese Partners is now rated one of Australia’s leading design practices, offering a unique mix of formidable experience, innovative design skills and commercial sensitivity. Eugene has recently led the development of the innovative Senior Living and Aged Care Design model; “Esprit De Vie&rdquo...more
David Meagher, Partner at Auriens, shares why Auriens is committed to challenging stereotypes associated with later life and why bespoke design, innovative technology and a refreshingly different approach to aging are all core principles of the new Auriens development, Chelsea.
David Meagher, Partner at Auriens, shares why Auriens is committed to challenging stereotypes associated with later life and why bespoke design, innovative technology and a refreshingly different approach to aging are all core principles of the new Auriens development, Chelsea.
director - healthcare
Anthony is a director in the UK Alternatives team, leading on the retirement living sector with a focus on valuation and consultancy work for investment portfolios and new developments. Anthony has over ten years’ experience across the healthcare sector and is a specialist in retirement housing and adult social care related assets, working with banks, operators and developers looking to lend, build or move into the sector to grow their exposure in this rapidly evolving alternativ...more
deputy principal professor and professor of gerontology
University of Stirling
Judith Phillips is Deputy Principal (Research) at the University of Stirling and Professor of Gerontology. Her research interests are in the social, behavioural and environmental aspects of ageing.  Before joining the University Judith Phillips was Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University which sought to strengthen social sciences across the University and embed a social science perspective in Engineering and Medi...more
Pegasus Life
Howard Phillips has dedicated his executive career to delivering strategic leadership and innovation in the UK real estate and property management sector. He produced a consistently strong track record having spent 25 years working for McCarthy & Stone, serving as CEO for 7 years, where he transformed the company from a UK housebuilder into an award winning retirement lifestyle brand by building strategic alliances with key providers within the market. His two most noteworthy achie...more
Founder & Director
Housing LIN
Jeremy was formerly the CSIP National Programme Lead for Housing at the Department of Health (DH) and responsible for its £227million Extra Care Housing capital investment fund. He is author of several All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People’s inquiry HAPPI reports, including: ·        ‘Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation, and ·      &nb...more
Chief Planner
Steve Quartermain is Chief Planner in the Department for Communities and Local Government having originally taken up this role in August 2008 following a career in Local Government.  He was seconded as Chief Executive to the Planning Inspectorate in October 2015 for 6 months and was responsible for establishing a clear timeline for recovery in PINS performance and the introduction of more efficient working practices.  His first job was at Epping Forest District Council where he c...more
ProMatura International
Peter Robinson is one of two Partners leading ProMatura International expansion into the UK & Europe. For 33 years in the USA and now in the UK, ProMatura provides consultancy (backed by unique consumer research) to land owners, developers, operators & financiers in age-qualified housing communities such as Independent Living, Assisted Living & Dementia care. Peter is a British national with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of international commercial roles, the fir...more
sector specialist
Charterpoint Senior Living
John is a career banker by profession, having spent 36 years at NatWest and RBS. As Regional Director Healthcare, his team were instrumental in developing the bank’s leading position as lender into that market, which involved providing support to retirement living and care home operators. He left banking in 2009 and established his own consultancy. He works with clients across different professional sectors, all of whom are involved in the Housing and Care market. One of those is...more
Co Founder
Auriens Co-Founder Johnny Sandelson has a property development background, having worked on a number of major projects including the Carlyon Bay redevelopment project, Cornwall; the acquisition of large parts of the Queensway district, London; the redevelopment of Somerset Place in Bath; and the £250m Project Soya portfolio of sites in Tolworth, Woolwich and Kensington, which was recognised as Deal of the Year in the 2016 RESI awards. Johnny’s development of the Auriens con...more
Chief Executive Officer
Audley Retirement
Nick Sanderson is CEO of Audley Retirement the UK’s largest developer and operator of luxury retirement villages. In the 1980’s with Dr Andrew MacDonald he founded, operated and then sold Beaumont Healthcare, one of the first corporate providers of private pay nursing care homes. In 1986, that company created close care housing which offered independent living to older people in their own homes adjacent to a Beaumont care home. After 5 years of public/private partnershi...more
Director - Healthcare Investment, Alternatives
Phil is a director in the UK Alternatives team, leading on the generation and execution of investment transactions in healthcare related property and businesses. He works alongside colleagues delivering corporate finance advice to provide clients unrivalled execution capability.  Phil has over ten years’ experience across the healthcare sector and is a specialist in retirement housing and adult social care related assets, working with operators and investors looking to move ...more
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a resident at Audley St Elphin's Park retirement village
Born in America, Steven Schmidt spent most of his working life in various capacities within the IT industry, working both in Europe and the UK.  Steven and his wife moved to St Elphins Park, Derbyshire more than three years ago where they carry on very active lives pursuing family, personal and village community interests.  Steven is a keen proponent of the beneficial uses of technology within retirement villages like St Elphins.
Planning Policy Officer
Durham County Council
Debbie Shanks has worked for many years as a professional planning officer for local authorities across North East England. She has also worked as a surveyor in private practise and published a number of articles on planning for older peoples housing. Debbie is progressing a draft planning policy on older peoples housing for Durham County Council’s emerging Local Plan. This was previously recognised as a model policy by the Homes and Communities Agency, and is one of very few req...more
Executive Chairman
Retirement Villages
Nigel Sibley joined international retirement operator LifeCare Residences as CEO in 2016. He has a unique career path combining experience of elderly care, housebuilding and hospitality management which are the cornerstones for retirement village success.  He held senior management roles with McCarthy & Stone plc, Rank Group plc, Wolseley plc as well as owning and growing his own domiciliary care business which he successfully sold out to a national operator. LifeCare Resi...more
Tetlow King Planning
Robin Tetlow is a leading specialist in planning, housing and care, with more than 35 years’ professional experience across the UK.  He is Chairman of Tetlow King Planning Ltd.  Operating throughout the UK, from its Bristol base, Tetlow King Planning provides professional consultancy to a diversity of clients across the public and private sectors - see   Robin holds a Master of Science Degree in Town Planning from Heriot-Watt University ...more
chief executive officer
Esperium Capital
Lorraine Ufland is the CEO of Esperium Capital Limited. She is by background a commercial real estate lawyer having worked for 24 years in the city and was a partner at Lawrence Graham LLP and White & Case LLP. Amongst her clients were those in the retirement and extra care sector in which she had always been very interested and saw tremendous opportunities. In 2013 Lorraine set up Esperium Capital and is now working with a number of property developers, companies, operators and interm...more
Executive Director
Associated Retirement Community Operator (ARCO)
Michael Voges is the Executive Director of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the representative body for housing-with-care providers for older people in the UK. Michael has worked with ARCO since its formation in 2012 and was appointed as ARCO’s first Executive Director in August 2013. ARCO’s work is focused on tackling issues around regulation and policy, public awareness and supply of high quality retirement communities. Michael was a public sector co...more
Planning Director
Home Builders Federation
ANDREW WHITAKER is the Planning Director of the Home Builders Federation (HBF). Andrew, who joined the Federation as a regional officer in 1994, has over 30 years experience as a town planner in both the public and private sector, specialising in the formulation and implementation of both planning and housing policy. Having worked in both local government and private practice Andrew uses this cross sector experience to advise the housebuilding industry and liaise with central and ...more
Founder & CEO
ProMatura Group
Margaret Wylde, Ph.D., founded the ProMatura Group, LLC in 1984. ProMatura is a multi-faceted research and advisory company that provides consulting services based on facts and experience, statistically valid, relevant research; and advice to builders, developers, land planners, owners and operators, civic entities (towns, counties, states, and countries), and industry associations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The 80+ talented and passionate employees of ProMatura are dedicated t...more
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