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Exciting line-up for #NIFHAFC19 – have you booked yet?

Published on: 26 November, 2019

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Some of the top names in Housing Finance are coming to Belfast for NIFHA’s 2019 Finance Conference which takes place on Thursday, 12th December at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast.

This essential event for housing finance teams and consultants features 22 expert speakers on the hot topics in housing association finance.


We are delighted to welcome Jamie Delargy back as Conference Chair.


  • The Economic Outlook: with or without Brexit – Conor Lambe, Danske Bank

  • Election Day Analysis – Bill White, LucidTalk

  • Presentation of Sector Global Accounts – Martin Cowie, PwC

  • Where will our rent come from? A UK example of tackling arrears – Tim Savill, Birmingham City Council

  • How effective are HA business models: traditional v new – Jonathan Jarvis, Devonshires

  • Auditing and auditing regulatory update – Brian Clerkin, ASM

  • Goodbye Libor, Hello Sonia – Andrew Playle, City Financial Markets, Scotland

  • Tackling illegal money lending to tenants – Scott Kennerley, The Consumer Council

  • A zero tolerance approach to loan sharks – Supt. Darrin Jones, PSNI

  • Demonstrating Value for Money: what we’ve learnt – Steve Smedley, Acuity

  • Achieving more from the resources available – Peter Fieldsend, Torus Housing

  • The increasing role of treasurers in reshaping the way HAs are financed – Dara Kavanagh, Centrus Advisors

  • DfC Regulator’s feedback on annual returns – Anthony Carleton

  • Where has regulation been and where is it going in Scotland? – Ian Brennan, Director of Finance & Risk

  • Balancing growth ambitions with maintaining credit ratings – Karin Erlander, S&P Global Ratings

  • Credit Rating – the Radius experience – Alan Thomson, Radius

  • Charity governance, finance and resilience – Myles McKeown, Charity Commission NI

  • Test your governance – Tony Haren, How Good is Your Governance?

  • The 10 commandments for raising private finance – Allan Briggs, JLL

  • Transition from LIBOR and impact on hedging – JP Coleman, Danske Bank

  • Innovative mechanisms for increased financial viability – Naomi Gaston, Mills Selig

  • How good is your business plan? – David Williams, Campbell Tickell

  • Reserves: what can you do? –  Chris O’Neill, Cunningham Coates


Member £150 / Associate  · DfC  · NIHE  £165  / Non Member £190


NIFHA is grateful for the support of our Conference Sponsors. 


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NIFHA Media Partner

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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

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Conference Lunch Sponsor



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