IRPM members will receive FREE* entry to our IRPM Annual Seminar (online), which will include break-out sessions, headline speakers, and a plethora of critical information delivered in the comfort of your own home.
IRPM Annual Seminars are renowned in the industry for being the best in the business, infamous for swift, punchy, forward-looking sessions on industry changes, latest trends and essential need-to-knows. Previously taking place at the QE11 Centre, London we are now moving our event for 2021, online.
We are taking advantage of the new format to deliver the very best content at speed and directly to you. The rapidly changing landscape means that our IRPM Annual Seminar taking place on the 11th May 2021 will delve into critical policy changes, convening principal figures and leading on the vital issues and debates in the sector.
With brilliant industry-relevant speakers, the legendary IRPM Legal Updates and breakout sessions covering all of the technical aspects of your roles, this is the one event you cannot afford to miss. We look forward to welcoming you on the 11th May 2021 to the IRPM Annual Seminar (Online).
Speaking for the first time at an IRPM event is Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Buildings for the HSE is the new building safety regulator (BSR). Peter will be detailing the current status of the BSR programme, its impact on the sector and future developments.
Rebecca Marsh from the The Property Ombudsman who will be giving us an update on all things TPO related, Ben Elder from RICS who will be updating us on the new EWS1 form and whether it will make life easier for Building Managers and Leaseholders, Nick Whitten giving us an economic update based on a post Brexit and Covid world and Dr Jonathan Evans, campaigner for safer buildings, sharing his take on how to get out of the cladding crisis.
Please click on the 'key speakers' tab, for more information.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD): IRPM members attending this event will have 5 hours CPD auto-logged against their profile post the event.
*Free tickets applicable to IRPM members only.
(1) Login into your IRPM account
(2) Select the number of attendees
(3) Expand the 'Attendee info' green box and input information - please make sure to use the email address linked to your IRPM account
(4) Click 'validate membership' which is below the email address field
(5) Once you click the validate membership text you will see a blue or red pop-up, you can proceed to the checkout
IRPM Annual Seminar (Online) 2021 Programme. * N.B: Programme is subject to change up to and on the day of the event.Download programme
Peter has over 30 years’ experience with HSE as an Inspector and in a number of senior operational roles dealing with a wide range of industry sectors, including construction, major hazard industries and local authorities. Peter led HSE’s reform and delivery of the regulatory regime for chemical and downstream oil industries and was appointed HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction in 2015.
From 2017, Peter led HSE’s involvement in the Government’s Building Safety Programme following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. As Chief Inspector of Buildings he is now at the forefront of establishing the new Building Safety Regulator in HSE and leading the delivery of the stronger, more robust building safety regime for higher risk buildings working with government, industry, partner regulators and residents.
Peter is a member of HSE’s Executive Committee and is also responsible for HSE’s workplace health and safety operations in the high-risk construction industry as Director of HSE’s Building Safety & Construction Division.
Stephen Greenhalgh was appointed an unpaid Minister of State jointly at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Home Office on 18 March 2020.
Stephen served both as Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in London from 2012 until 2016, and Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader from 2006 until 2012.
He was created Lord Greenhalgh on 16 April 2020.
Sandra is a career civil servant who joined the HSE in 1994. For many years Sandra was focused on human resource policy development and management which included an organisational design and culture change programme. In 2005 Sandra became the Head of Unit for on-shore major accident hazards policy which saw her leading work on the development of the Seveso Directive on the prevention of major hazard incidents and work with the UN on prevention of industrial accidents. This work culminated in Sandra overseeing the implementation of the Seveso III Directive into national health, safety and environment and planning legislation in 2015. She then used her experience to develop HSE’s international commercial offering, working with a number of administrations around the work on developing major hazards policies and implementation. Sandra moved onto building safety in 2018 to advice government on the policy development on the new building safety regime. Sandra is currently focused on the policy development of the competence workstream and how to put the new legislation into operational effect.
David is a respected, well-known and experienced individual within the property management industry. He began his career as a Management Consultant before moving in to the property management industry, where he has operated for the past 20 years in both small and large size firms, with the majority at senior and board level. In 2017 he founded POD with ambitions to shake up the traditional world of property management with a simple vision - to make the customer experience exceptional. The company is appointed to manage c10,000 units and have over 80 members of staff (and growing).
Professor Nick Hopkins is Law Commissioner for England and Wales for Property, Family and Trust Law. He is the lead Commissioner for the Commission’s work on residential leasehold and commonhold. His previous Law Commission projects include Updating the Land Registration Act 2002. Prior to appointment at the Commission he spent over 20 years as an academic, and has published widely in the field of property law. He holds a Chair in Law at Reading University. He is an academic member of the Property Bar Association and Property Litigation Association, and an honorary bencher of Middle Temple.
Siobhan McGrath is the President of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Prior to her appointment she was the Senior President of the Residential Property Tribunal Service for 13 years and before that had been a barrister specialising in Housing and Landlord and Tenant law. She has edited a number of publications including the Housing Encyclopaedia and the Housing Law Reports and was a part-time lecturer at the London School of Economics. She sits as a Recorder in Civil and Chancery jurisdictions and is a Deputy High Court Judge.
Ben is responsible for delivery of the RICS Global Valuation Strategy which has a key role in securing global financial stability through participation by the RICS in the development and application of International Valuation Standards. Ben is well qualified for this role as an Economist and a Chartered Surveyor with an interest in the interface of the economy and property markets.
Ben’s has been a practising valuer and respected academic holding senior positions at Nottingham Trent University and The College of Estate Management.
Ben Chairs IVSC Tangible Assets Board and is a member of the Standards Board. Ben also Chairs Commission 9 (Valuation) for the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Ben has recently been working with the RICS Team on developing guidance on the valuation of residential buildings with cladding.
Nick Whitten manages the day to day operations of the London-based JLL Living Research team with covers the residential, student accommodation and senior living sectors in the UK.
The team provides UK market briefing papers and thought leadership that supports the wider residential, affordable housing, multifamily, student accommodation and senior living advisory and agency businesses at JLL. It engages directly with Government to provide policy advice and with JLL’s clients to provide transactional support and strategic consultancy advice.
Nick’s experience spans advisory for both public and private sector clients on residential development and investment opportunities. He acts as a JLL spokesperson for a wide range of housing market-related issues and is regularly cited in national and international media. He is also a regular speaker at property industry conferences.
Nick spent 13 years working as a journalist, seven of which were in the property industry. He joined JLL in 2014 from property journal Estates Gazette where he developed a well-known industry profile as News Editor.
Prior to that he was Business Editor at Construction News.
Rebecca Marsh took up her current post as The Property Ombudsman on 5 October 2020
Rebecca Marsh is former Chief Ombudsman at the Legal Ombudsman and was previously the Deputy Ombudsman and Executive Director of Operations and Investigations at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Rebecca brings an extensive range of senior level experience and understanding of complaint handling and investigation spanning 18 years. Her career has had a real focus on, and demonstrates her passion for, working with the industry and stakeholders to support improvement.
Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace: Nick is a widely published and highly respected location-based systems and services expert with experience as a business leader and an advisor to local authorities, central government agencies and private sector companies. Prior to GeoPlace, Nick provided strategic consulting services to public and private sector organisations with a focus on business process improvement, spatial economic analysis and proposition development.
Mark Prisk FRICS, is a former Housing Minister and current Member of Parliament. He is an experienced director & strategic adviser in commercial and residential real estate. Amongst his roles, he is currently Chair of Saltaire Housing Ltd and Strategic Adviser to Benoy, a global architecture practice.
Gudrun Burnet is the CEO of Standing Together and has worked in the field of domestic abuse for 15 years. Guddy also co-founded the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) in 2014 which is a national initiative to improve the whole housing sector response to domestic abuse. Guddy is a representative on the National Violence Against Women’s and Girls (VAWG) stakeholder panel hosted by the Home Office and Chairs the National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group which has over 20 representatives from across the domestic abuse, housing and homelessness sector.
She has spoken at conferences all over the world on her work including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, Northern Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow, was shortlisted for Red Magazine's Pioneering Woman of the Year Award 2016 and was nominated as one of the Women of Year 2018.
Dan is founder of ‘Alpha Property Insight’ which helps the property sector with digital transformation.
Previously, Dan worked across the built environment holding senior roles in some of the world's leading real estate data organisations. Whilst at RICS, Dan was also responsible for the PropTech transformation strategy.
Dan’s on the BPF Technology and Innovation Working Group, MIPIM PropTech steering committee, RICS data handling professional statement working group, founder of the not-for-profit ‘Real Estate Data Foundation’ and Trustee for the Property Sector Charity, LandAid.
Dan was lead author on a number of reports including the BPF commissioned 'LIQUID report' and 'Commercial Property Valuations - A time of change'
Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, an inventor and entrepreneur with a background in the electronics and automotive industries. His company Ash and Lacy manufactures metal components and systems for the automotive, aerospace and construction industries as well as being the largest independent provider of building envelope solutions, specialising in non-combustible systems. Jonathan is a campaigner for improved building fire safety, has given written and oral evidence to the CLG Committee on Fire Safety, sits on the British Standards committee for construction product fire testing and in his spare time helps flat owners with combustible cladding.
Theresa Wallace joined Savills in 2002 to establish a Lettings Department within the Sevenoaks office having previously run her own Residential Lettings Company in Sevenoaks for 10 years. By 2004 Theresa was overseeing all of the Savills Southern Region Lettings departments. In 2006 she joined the Savills Lettings Board and in 2009 she was invited to join the Divisional Council Board for the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) having been a regional representative for ARLA in the South East for 6 years. She is a fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, a fellow of the Association of Residential Agents and holds the certificate in Residential Lettings and Management. In January 2012 she took over the role of Head of Compliance and Customer Relations for Savills Residential Lettings Division.
In 2014 she co-founded The Lettings industry Council (TLIC) whose aim is to see standards continue to rise across the lettings sector, to encourage collaboration across the industry providing one voice and to see the regulation of the industry.
Anthony Taylor is a professional GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) consultant. He has worked at senior level in various organisations including civil engineers, an insurance brokers, a global tour operator, a public sector local authority and latterly national and international real estate companies.
Anthony is an Honorary Member of RICS, a Chartered Member of IOSH, and a member of a number of other professional bodies, he is currently the proprietor of Resolve Risk Ltd offering specialist consultancy. He has, since June 2018, served as Chair for Working Group 8 (Building Safety Manager) in relation to industry’s (Competence Steering Group) response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Report into the failings at Grenfell. Anthony is currently the Interim Chair of the Building Safety Alliance.
Additionally, he Chairs several committees on a pro bono basis, including IRPM’s H&S Committee, RICS Health & Safety Advisory Group, APS H&S Committee, and Greenwich University’s Built Environment Industry Liaison Committee; always seeking to achieve co-operation and co-ordination across the sector.
Roger specialises in residential leasehold property law.
His work includes statutory lease extensions, collective enfranchisement and right to manage claims; freehold acquisitions; ground rent portfolio sales and purchases; residential service charge disputes; applications to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and appeals to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), including applications to determine service charge liabilities, applications to appoint a manager and applications to vary leases.
Roger was recognised as a ‘Leader in the Field’ by the Chambers & Partners Guide 2021 (also being ranked every year since 2015) for Real Estate Litigation. Being ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer Chambers commented; “Roger Hardwick remains prominent in the real estate litigation space and offers notable expertise in complex residential leasehold matters.”
Dani is a Senior Associate in the Residential Leasehold team of Brethertons LLP.
Dani's experience spans across a variety of residential leasehold areas where she assists a variety of clients including landlords, tenants, managing agents and management companies with their leasehold properties.
Her work includes lease extensions, collective enfranchisements, right to manage claims, licences to alter and breach of lease disputes but to name a few.
Dani understands the need to keep complex matters as straight forward as possible for her clients, to make it easy for them to understand their options and to be efficient in keeping them up to date throughout.
Verity is an Associate in the Residential Leasehold team of Brethertons LLP.
Verity has specialised in Property and Land Law, particularly Leasehold Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold Law for the whole of her legal career.
She has particular technical experience in claims made under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and 1987.
Verity regards herself as a highly organised, dedicated and approachable person, ensuring the extra mile is always taken to meet client’s requirements through a proactive approach.
A Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Andrew started his residential PRS and leasehold management practice in 1995, selling in 2011. Andrew was UK Residential Director at RICS from 2013-2016, before joining IRPM, the UK’s leading provider of professional qualifications and learning in the leasehold management and Build-to-Rent sectors. Andrew is passionate about raising standards across the residential property management sectors and encouraging property professionals to be a progressive and ethical force for good.
David is a residential asset management consultant who has more than 30 years experience in the leasehold property management sector. He is proud to have been a board member and chair of both IRPM and ARMA, serving for more than 15 years on their combined boards.
Prior to its recent merger with Firstport, he was chair and owner at national property manager, Mainstay Group. He is currently a board director of two social housing providers, Housing 21 and Platform Property Group, and chairs one of the UK's largest direct maintenance organisations, Platform Property Care. David also sits as an independent director for Queen Alexandra College Enterprises.
A Chartered Surveyor and Partner at Knight Frank, Peter is also currently the Acting Chair of the IRPM. He has considerable experience of all aspects of property management for major institutional clients, in the last 9 years focused solely on Prime Central London. He joined the board of the IRPM in September 2015 and chaired the web and IT working group for several years before becoming chair at the AGM in September 2018. Following the sad passing of new Chair Matt Ashley in December last year Peter in standing in as Acting Chair. Peter is passionate about delivering practical health and safety and customer service to residents and is particularly keen to improve standards at this pivotal time in the history of our profession.
Nigel has an extensive international career in downstream oil, financial software and investment banking. He founded a property management company in 2009 and joined the board of ARMA in 2015. In 2016 he was appointed as ARMA’s CEO.
Nigel represents ARMA in its interactions with Government Ministries, Parliament, relevant bodies, TV and press. He is a frequent contributor of articles and presentations on all aspects of leasehold.
Cassandra is widely recognised for her expertise in the industry. Amongst her industry related qualifications, she is a member of IRPM and an associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She is a member of the ARMA advisory panel and an honorary consultant to the Federation of Private Residents’ Associations.
Cassandra is a regular speaker at conferences, events and seminars, having worked with leading organisations including ARMA, IRPM, RICS, the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), the FPRA and many more.
She is a leading authority in First Tier Tribunal matters and is regularly called upon to advise and represent her national client base.
Marcus has been involved in the training and education sector for the last 20 years working and supporting organisations to develop business and work force development strategies in order to meet their objectives.
He was involved with the initial trailblazer within the housing and property management sector in 2016 and helped to roll out the new apprenticeship standards in housing and property management in 2017 through a successful industry partnership. A qualified business adviser and skills broker, he will be able to support you to find the right solution to your business and training and development needs.
A well-known subject matter expert, industry panellist, and trusted advisor in the real estate tech market, Brian is Industry Principal at MRI Software. Brian leverages his experiences as a former client, IT leader, and Technology Analyst to help shape product strategy and direction. Brian is responsible for product management and direction for MRI’s Residential solutions.
Dan helps all involved in the residential property management sector utilise an ecosystem of products to create tailored solutions for their particular requirements across the end-to-end life cycle – from back-office property management and accounting to resident engagement and community building.
Mark joined FirstPort in May 2014 as Group Head of Health and Safety. His previous roles include Head of Health and Safety for Metropolitan Housing and Care and Support, UK Health, Safety and Environment Manager for E.ON and Health and Safety Director for Associated Training and Consultancy.
Mark is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Safety and Health, a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management with over 25 years’ experience in health and safety. He is a Member (and board member) of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM).
Paul Shamplina has spent over 28 years in the legal field helping landlords with problem tenants, with previous experience working as a clerk, private investigator, debt collector and certified bailiff.
In 1999, he set up Landlord Action to put this expertise to good use, specialising in fixed-fee property recovery and tenant eviction in England and Wales. He has acquired a reputation as “The Landlord’s Friend” having co-written two books with fellow property expert, Kate Faulkner, to help landlords manage their properties.
Paul is a down to earth Londoner with a great sense of humour who has helped thousands of landlords. He travels the country speaking, giving advice and carrying out regular seminars to landlords and letting agents. In November 2019, Paul won ‘Best Seminar Speaker 2019’ at The National Landlord Investment Show Awards, after receiving nearly 40 percent of the overall votes.
Paul believes passionately in the rights of landlords (and tenants where necessary), and campaigns tirelessly to improve standards throughout the private rented sector. Paul was invited to give evidence to a cross-party Parliamentary Group on the private rented sector in relation to retaliation evictions as part of The Deregulation Act 2015.
As part of the ‘Fair Possessions Coalition, he has also been an active participant in government consultations on the topic of speeding up the eviction process, abolishing Section 21 evictions and housing court reforms and is also on the advisory council for the Property Investors Bureau to regulate the property education sector. Paul was particularly instrumental in the law which made squatting a criminal offence from September 2012.
Paul regularly appears in the national press, radio and television. He has appeared in numerous productions including: BBC’s Breakfast, War at the Door, Meet the Landlords, Inside Out and The One Show, ITV’s Tenants From Hell and Channel 4 News. Most recently, Paul and his team at Landlord Action have featured regularly in Channel Five’s hit series ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ (2015 - present) and he has just started filming for the sixth series due to air in Spring 2020. Paul has also co-hosted the ‘The Property Hour’ with Clive Bull on LBC Radio, and regularly contributes his expert guidance on BBC Radio London’s Drivetime with Eddie Nestor.
Paul has featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail, as well as numerous other national, regional and local newspapers, offering expert advice and highlighting the plights and success stories within his field. Reported success stories include Paul’s recovery of £90,000 rent arrears in a single case and seeing notorious serial subletting scammer, Rose Chimuka, brought to justice.
Zoë Walheim is the Director of Earl Kendrick Building Surveyors’ South Regional Office. As a Chartered Member of the RICS Zoë has particular expertise is in Building Surveying, with emphasis on the Heritage residential sector, specifically block management and converted property. Zoë has experience in writing specifications for refurbishment and development works and providing contract administration services in the residential market for both private and public sector landlords and Property Managers across London and the South East. Zoë shares her enthusiasm and encourages diversity in the sector through acting as a STEM Ambassador at schools and universities.
Arran Simmons is the host of The Block Safety Podcast, created by 4site Consulting.
When presenting the podcast, Arran looks at key topics in health and safety for managed blocks from a Property Manager’s perspective and quizzes experts and industry professionals on your behalf.
Today’s session is a segment from this podcast where Arran will be sitting down with three of 4site Consulting’s Trainee Building Safety Managers to talk about their training experiences, their professional backgrounds, and the biggest challenges faced in the role.
Jess Parmar is the COO at PBM Property Management and IRPM Board Director.
With over 15 years of global experience working within reputable resident management companies and FTSE 250 organisations, including Hilton Worldwide.
Jess has a clear focus on redefining customer experiences. Being a leader in creating exemplary customer service strategies and brand standards for high-profile divisions and organisations, directly impacting customer loyalty and company profitability. Her philosophy is: “Great customer service starts with valuing and caring for your colleagues first.”
Jess has a strong belief in diversity and inclusion which has carried with her through her career, championing the cause within her sector.
Adam is a psychotherapist with his own private practice, working with people throughout the UK. Prior to retraining as a mental health professional Adam worked in the private sector, leading an outsourced HR & Recruitment business. Adam therefore understands the pressures of business leadership, line management, customer service and what it means to be fallible human being in an ever-demanding world.
As well as his private practice work, Adam is a public speaker, trainer and consultant, working to ensure businesses understand the importance of employee wellbeing whilst helping individuals support themselves and their colleagues.
With over 45 years of experience, Peter is a multi-disciplined property professional who started work in 1973. After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, he worked predominantly in the residential and commercial property fields, which included survey, valuation, property management and other professional work.
In 2003 Peter was appointed Group Chief Executive of the National Association of Estate Agents in the UK, a post he held for nearly 10 years.
In 2012 he joined the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and became Global Property Standards Director and then the Global Director of Professionalism and Ethics helping to produce and train on a number of standards. As Chair, helped establishthe International Ethics Standards Coalition (www.ies-coalition.org).
He is a ‘Senior Visiting Fellow” at Nottingham Trent University and has also worked with many other Universities
Peter has been involved with delivering training for many years and is a well-known, high profile presenter both in the UK and globally.
In September 2020, Peter left RICS to concentrate on Freelancing work which includes, training and consulting.