Members' Login +-
Forgot your password?
Back to home page
NIFHA | Events | Event Booking

Event Booking


Don't miss the truly exceptional line-up of speakers at the NIFHA 2019 Annual Conference on 3-4 October at the City Hotel, L/Derry.

Conference audience at round tables and standing

Wendy Austin returns as conference chair.

Guest speakers include:

 Four headshots of conference speakers

  • Jon Lord, OBE, Chair, Greater Manchester Housing Providers and Chief Executive of Bolton at Home, on GMHP's 'Our Ambition to Deliver' campaign
  • Peter Roberts, Chair, NI Housing Executive and John McPeake, Chair, NIFHA launching Benefits to Society NI
  • Tracy Meharg, Permanent Secretary, Dept. for Communities, on Maximising the impact of the Social Housing Development Programme
  • Laura Bradley, Resident Scrutiny and Involvement, Optivo on Putting residents at the heart of decision making
  • Andrew Johnson, Lead, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing's Together with Tenants and Members Project, on The benefits of giving tenants a voice at the top table
  • Katie Dalton, Director, Cymorth Cymru, on The SP business case illustrated in Wales
  • Tom Murtha, former Chief Executive, Midland Heart, on From social housing to homeless to social housing CEO - personal reflections
  • Kirsty Wells, Head of Devolved Nations, Housemark, on How NI housing associations are delivering value for money
  • Andree McNee, Principal Planning Officer, Derry City and Strabane Council, on Can councils and developers work better to deliver new housing?
  • Anthony Carleton, Director of Local Government and Housing Regulation, Dept. for Communities, on From the Regulator's perspective
  • Jaclyn Richardson, Regulatory Manager, Dept. for Communities, on Is your housing association led and controlled by your Board?
  • Cameron Watt, Chief Executive, Alpha Housing, on How benchmarking can deliver value for money and business improvement
  • Nick Murphy, Chief Executive, Nottingham City Homes on How effective relationship building broke down walls to build walls in Nottingham
  • Ceri Victory-Rowe, Senior Consultant - Governance team, Campbell Tickell on The role of the board
  • Kerry Logan, Welfare Reform Policy Officer, Housing Rights, on The reforms to welfare- the road travelled and road to go
  • Sheenagh McNally, Head of Corporate Services, Supporting Communities, on How positive action and engagement are building stronger communities
  • Aidan Campbell, Policy & Public Affairs Officer, Rural Community Network,on Are we delivering the right urban/rural mix?
  • Kieran Colgan, Regional Director, Ark Consultancy, on Is there something I should know?
  • Barry Nay, Interim Head of the Strategic Client, NI Water, on No Water, No Housing
  • Carl Whyte, Partner, MW Advocate, on Managing and minimising reputational risk
  • Deborah Donnelly, Chair, Ark Housing; John McLean, Chief Executive, Radius; and Anthony Kerr, Chief Executive, Newington Housing, on The changing roles of housing association boards and executive teams

This is the annual highlight of the NI Housing Association sector’s calendar.

LEARN from the experts in social and affordable housing across the UK.

Be INSPIRED, make new CONTACTS and build RELATIONSHIPS across the sector.


Who should attend?

If you are a senior professional working with the social housing sector across these islands or if you are a service provider working in partnership with housing associations in Northern Ireland, then NIFHA’s 2019 Annual Conference is for you. Join chief executives, chairs, board members, directors, decision makers, industry professionals and government department officials to analyse current issues, share best practice, and look ahead to the future.

Delegate Costs (for full conference)

Member  £370

Associate £400

Non Member £460



Don’t forget to take the opportunity to digest the day’s proceedings, mingle over a lovely meal and kick the evening’s networking off to a fantastic start at our Conference Dinner on Thursday night followed by a short entertainment show.


  • Please note that City Hotel is now full booked for Thursday night, 3rd October.
  • Accommodation is available at the Holiday Inn Express (next door to City Hotel) - enquiries to 028 7116 2400 or

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors,  Danske Bank and EDG.

Danske in white text on blue background, Bank in blue text on white background

EDG logo

and to our Media Partner, 24 Housing.

24 in white on red square, housing in black, More than bricks and mortar in black, all on white rectangular background

Thanks also to our other sponsors, Ulster Bank, Campbell Tickell, MW Advocate, Engage Executive Talent and  Mills Selig.

CAMPBELL TICKELL in dark blue text on white rectangular background

MW and square made of smaller squares in blue with ADVOCATE in black on white background

Mills Selig in Black text on white background with green and black ribbon graphic


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Website design by Legato, Belfast