Richard Bayley was appointed Interim Chair on 31 July 2017. He also chairs our Finance and Investment Committee. Richard is a specialist in developing regulated businesses in the public/private sector including improving the performance of property assets and customer satisfaction, together with stakeholder involvement. He spent 12 years with BAA plc in senior planning and management and more recently as research and strategy director for two large housing associations. He is currently leading the development of a large new residential settlement in the south east.