Shelagh has been Chief Executive of The Housing Forum since 2006 and has built a reputation for advancing practical and collaborative solutions in housing construction and regeneration through a high-quality member centred programme.
Shelagh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), served on the CIH Council as a National Representative for 6 years, and is an examiner for the CIH Experienced Professional Route.
Shelagh is also a member of the Editorial Panel for House Builder and Construction Manager magazine. In 2019 she was appointed chair of the CLC’s Centre of Excellence Working Group and a board member of the Hertfordshire Housing Conference.
Shelagh’s earlier career included housing development, regeneration and management work for Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, and Director of Housing and Community Services for Peterborough City Council. She holds a BA. (Hons) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and MBA from Northumbria University.