Affinity Sutton is a PfH Member and one of the largest providers of affordable housing in England managing over 57,000 homes and properties in over 120 local authorities.
University of Liverpool
Dr Jo Meehan is a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool's Management School. She spent 11 years as a procurement professional for a blue-chip, multinational organisation before moving into academia, teaching a range of procurement, strategy and operations management subjects. Jo's work is published in leading academic journals and in the professional press where she is a recognised Thought Leader in the field, working with Procurement for Housing, CIPS, Procurement Leaders and the US-based Institute of Supply Management. Her current research interests centre on B2B relationships, power, value and sustainability, and much of her research is set in the social housing sector. A practitioner at heart, Jo has collaborated with numerous organisations, applying her research to impact commercial development for organisations across public, private and third sectors.
Dr David Bryde is a reader in project management in BEST (Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies) Research Centre, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. His current research is in the area of 2nd order project management methods, which covers sustainability, stakeholder engagement, lean and agile approaches, supply chain risk and uncertainty, and Earned Value Analysis. Dave’s industry background is in project management and continues to deliver consultancy into this field.