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Shirley Heapy joined The Housing Forum in March 2020 as interim head of membership.

She has over 20 years’ experience in housing and development, most recently as associate director with Capita GL Hearn, and partnerships manager for Rentplus across London and Southeast. She is also a Board member and vice chair of WISH Southeast, a networking organization for women across the sector in a wide variety of professions and services, at all stages of their careers. We hold events across the southeast (Kent, Sussex, Surrey) for networking, career support, mentoring, best practice and thought leadership, within a social environment

Previously, she has held senior roles in affordable housing and development across public and private sectors, with a number of Housing Associations, Local Authority and building contractor.

Shirley holds a BA(hons) in Fine Art, and gained CIH certified practitioner qualification during BSC(hons) in Housing Studies

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