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House build election

Whenever I talk to chief executives or managing directors of businesses in any sector, they all say they desire the same thing, stability and certainty in order to allow them to plan and make investment decisions. Both of these...

Housebuilding – The BarrattRedrow Deal and what it means for the sector

Chris Jones, Principal, Industrial and Transportation, discusses how The BarrattRedrow merger aims to create the UK’s largest housebuilder, potentially impacting market dominance, housing supply, and geographic expansion.

Practical tips to improve the diversity of your workforce

The conversation in housing, and more broadly, has focussed for some time on increasing representation from diverse groups. Diversity is uniqueness, what makes us different. Increasingly, organisations are focusing ever more on...

How can social purpose attract potential hires in a talent shortage?

To attract high-calibre talent at any level to a sector driven by purpose, we have to be crystal clear about that purpose.

There is a term for businesses which are not exclusively focused on profit: social purpose natives. Think...

Relieving the pressure: important issues for Housing in 2023

From financial challenges to the difficulties of employee retention in the midst of a cost of living crisis, providers are under enormous pressure and need to ensure their people aren’t overwhelmed, says Suresh Lal, Partner,...

The Wonder Woman Effect: practical tips on navigating the career ladder, in conjunction with WISH

Annaliese Rogers, Principal in the Housing Practice and Sue Johnson, Managing Partner, Inclusion & Diversity Consulting, Odgers Berndtson recently ran an insightful session on career progression for over 100 senior women working...

Lessons Learned on Driving change in Housing: a conversation with Kate Still

Recent reputational challenges bring into question how much the housing sector has grasped the principles and skills needed for effective transformation. Annaliese Rogers, Odgers Interim Principal for Housing, talks to Kate Still,...

Lessons Learned from Stonewater: sustainable social housing investment

Annaliese Rogers speaks to Anne Costain, Executive Director, Finance at leading housing provider Stonewater, on the lessons learned from raising ESG finance. The discussion includes their recent adoption of The Sustainability...

Tackling Diversity & Inclusion in Social Housing: Why we still need to talk about it - with Sue Johnson

The latest episode in the popular podcast series "The Interim Leader" by Odgers Interim addresses the thematic of Diversity & Inclusion in Social Housing, and prompts us to reflect on why we are still talking the talk but seem to...

Meet the Team - Annaliese Rogers, Consultant in our Housing Practice

In this series, we invite you to take a look behind the scenes of Odgers Interim and get to know the people that make our business world-class. This month, we talked to Annaliese Rogers, Consultant in our Housing Practice about her role, her motivation to always go that extra mile for her clients, and her life outside of Odgers

Zero-Carbon Footprint in Social Housing: Towards a hopeful tomorrow

Suresh Lal, Partner of our Housing Practice, is hopeful that the future of Social Housing is predominantly green. This month, he looks at the current status of zero-carbon footprint in the Housing sector, and explains what trends we are seeing as teams increase their zero-carbon footprint moving forward

2020 review of social housing

Suresh Lal, Partner and Head of our Housing Practice, reflects on the past 12 months for the housing sector, considering interim talent trends, and looks ahead to 2021

Diversity in social housing: One year on

Suresh Lal, Partner and Head of the Odgers Interim Social Housing Practice, speaks to Kate Dodsworth, the Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Housing Association, about the lack of diversity in social housing leadership teams. This...

The digital on-boarding experience as told by interim managers in the social housing sector

​​​​​​​Suresh Lal, Partner and Head of our Social Housing Practice, and Annaliese Rogers, Social Housing Consultant, speak to a number of interim managers about their recent experience of being digitally on-boarded during the covid-19 pandemic and their advice for others in the same situation

Diversity in social housing: An interview with the CEO of Gateway Housing

Kate Dodsworth, the chief executive officer of Gateway Housing Association, talks about the lack of diversity in social housing leadership teams and explains why it is paramount that the sector and its recruitment partners solve...

2019 review of social housing

Suresh Lal, Partner and Head of our Social Housing Practice discusses some of 2019’s key developments in the social housing sector and explains what they mean for senior talent demands in 2020

Housing Interview Series: Part 1 - Finance & Funding

​​​​​​​Part 1: Finance & Funding

Annaliese Rogers, Consultant in our Housing Practice, launches an interview series with executive directors and chief executives from a selection of registered providers including smaller regional housing associations, larger national players, resident led and those at the very commercial end of the spectrum.

The evolving social housing landscape

Suresh Lal, Partner and Head of the Social Housing Practice discusses modular house building, regional trends, changing senior level talent demands and how the sector brands itself as the social housing landscape transforms.


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