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Natalie Elphicke, Chief Executive

Natalie Elphicke is Chief Executive of the Housing & Finance Institute. The Housing & Finance Institute (the HFi) is a not-for-profit independent organisation which supports capacity and knowledge building across the public and private sectors to support the delivery of homes across all tenures. 

Natalie’s professional background is as a national specialist in complex housing and structured finance law. A qualified barrister and solicitor, her legal career spanned two decades and more than £4billion of finance transactions across debt, equity, residential regulated and investment markets, major infrastructure, new residential tenures, large regeneration and development projects. This experience led her to be appointed by the UK government to jointly chair the Government’s independent review into the role of local authorities in housing supply with Keith House. The Elphicke-House Report was published in January 2015. A key recommendation of the Elphicke-House Report was the creation of a national Housing & Finance Institute, and its creation was confirmed by the UK Chancellor in the March 2015 budget.

Natalie has extensive governance, corporate culture and risk management experience. She is an approved senior manager with the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority and chairs the board’s group risk committee for a major building society, as well as the audit & risk committee for the government’s Student Loans Company.

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