10:00 – 10:45

Panel Discussion: Social Housing

nima Virtual Conference 2023 / Speakers / Matthew Gardiner

Matthew Gardiner

Director, Smart Home Advice Ltd

After a 40+ year career in social housing Matthew is expert in the business of social landlords. He has direct experience of building new homes, managing and maintaining large property portfolios and securing institutional investment into the sector for organisations based in London, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. As CEO at Trafford Housing Trust for 14 years, he grew the organisation from its roots within a single Borough to one operating at scale across much of the NW of England.

In parallel with his executive roles within housing associations he has developed non-executive career in education, housing, and entrepreneurial tech companies.

He now works as an advisor at the interface between properties and technology, with experience of how communications infrastructure, devices and data can be integrated to transform the experience of residents and the efficiency of landlords.