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Natalie Elphicke OBE

Natalie Elphicke was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015 for her services to housing.

In 2014 Natalie was appointed by the UK government as an independent advisor to chair the UK Government’s independent review into the role of local authorities and housing supply with Keith House. The Elphicke-House Report was published in January 2015. A key recommendation of the Elphicke-House Report is a national Housing & Finance Institute. This has been set up by Natalie Elphicke and Keith House wth the support of national and local government, housing business and professionals. Natalie is the first Chief Executive of the HFi.

Natalie Elphicke is a qualified barrister and solicitor. She has 20 years’ experience working on cutting edge finance transactions with a value in excess of £4billion. For many years independently ranked as one of the UK’s top ranking legal experts in housing finance, Natalie was praised as “probably the best lawyer in the city” in her area.

Committed to mutuality and community engagement, she sits as a non-executive director of Principality Building Society. Natalie chairs the board’s group risk committee and also sits on the audit and nominations committees.

She chairs and co-founded Million Homes, Million Lives.

She is an experienced policy writer and campaigner. She launched the Conservative Party’s national policy discussion forum as its first national director.

Calum Mercer

Calum Mercer  is a qualified accountant and experienced
corporate treasurer.

He has 20 years’ experience working in national and international infrastructure and at senior levels of housing.

He is the former Group Finance Director for one of the largest social housing businesses in the country, where he delivered a funding programme of more than £2billion utilising a new approach to the capital markets and had a key role in more than doubling the size of the group to over 65,000 properties in 5 years.

Committed to housing and opportunity for everyone, Calum sits as a non-executive director on housing and care charity Dimensions and Grainger’s social housing organisation.

Tania Woodall

Tania Woodall is a successful community organiser and public administrator.

For over a decade, Tania worked in public administration and public policy for the state government, including the cabinet office, of South Australia.

She holds an LLB (Hons) and a BA in politics and history. Tania has experience in academia, having taught law at Surrey University,  and in business, as a director of a pensions consultancy company.

Committed to quality early years childcare and learning, Tania’s voluntary work has included the roles of co-chair and charity fundraiser for a community nursery in Surrey.