NIFHA is pleased to announce that lobbyist and Director of Stratagem, Quintin Oliver, will be speaking at our upcoming Leadership Conference. Quintin will be speaking on “Engaging, Influencing and Partnering with Super Councils”.
Quntin Oliver has had a successful and varied career working as a lobbyist both in Northern Ireland and internationally. At Stratagem, Northern Ireland’s first lobbying company which he set up after leading the ‘YES’ Campaign for the Good Friday Agreement referendum, he has developed initiatives to serve clients and deliver their public policy objectives.
Stratagem is now Northern Ireland’s Premier government relations and public affairs body. In Stratagem’s tenth year, he was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Chamber of Commerce and Stratagem was recognised as ‘Best Place to Work’ by the Irish News.
Quintin was also heavily involved with the “NO” campaign for the Scottish referendum and played a role in peace keeping discussions for the Syrian conflict.
Quintin will be speaking at the Leadership Conference held at the Lough Erne Resort, the venue for the 2013 G8 Summit, in the heart of the magnificent Fermanagh Lakes.
NIFHA’s Board Member Conference offers existing and new board members an opportunity to come together and examine some of the key challenges facing housing associations and to equip yourself and your board with the necessary knowledge to meet them. It is a great opportunity to meet and learn from other sector leaders in a relaxed setting.
Alongside Quintin’s session on lobbying the new Super Councils there will be sessions on:
- The Essential Sector Overview – Jennie Donald
NIFHA Deputy Chief Executive will provide an overview of key developments in the sector including on the Social Housing Reform Programme, development, regulation and funding
- Funding the Future – Kevin Kingston
Kevin, a Director in leading sector funder Danske Bank, will reflect on the current economic climate and how housing associations can continue to grow and flourish
- The New Regulatory Settlement – Donald Heaney and Shane Clements
One of the first outcomes of the Social Housing Reform Programme will be a new regulatory framework, due to be implemented this year. This session will provide an overview of the new framework and how it will be regulated in practice
- Thriving in the New Landscape – Cameron Watt
Housing associations have made great strides in recent years. Our collective challenge is now to consolidate and build on that success. The NIFHA Chief Executive will set out how, individually and collectively, we can grasp the exciting opportunities ahead.
To have a look at the full conference agenda click here.
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