13:30 – 14:15

Panel Discussion: Building Safety

nima Virtual Conference 2023 / Speakers / Chris Lees

Chris Lees

CEO, Data Clan
Technical Director, OSCRE

Chris is a polymath, workplace strategist and mathematician. He is a specialist in data, data standards, and workplace analytics, and has led organizational change and strategy development, provided operational management consultancy during global mergers and acquisitions, and provided technical consultancy to support functional consolidations.

Chris’s focus within the housing sector is data. This includes the ‘golden thread’ and building safety, asset information, energy and sustainability, and customer behaviours. Chris provides advice and services to several UK registered providers of social housing on their overall data strategy, or elements within it.

He contributes to the work of the Building Advisory Committee, advising the government on the Golden Thread aspect of the Building Safety Act, chairs the Real Estate Data Foundation’s Data Standards Steering Group, is co-author of the Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics, and published in the Corporate Real Estate Journal.

Outside work, Chris is chair of the board of trustees and director of North Yorkshire’s Dementia support charity, Dementia Forward, a trustee of Bedale Athletic & Sports Association, a UK Athletics Endurance Running and Athletics Coach and head coach at Hambleton Athletics & Running Club, and an award-winning public speaker, and recipient of the Queen’s Award for voluntary service, and a Queen’s Special Recognition Award for work during the Covid pandemic.