2019 Speakers include:
A former lawyer, David is the Labour MP for Tottenham. He served as Minister of State at the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills during the last Labour Government. During this time, he established the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service. He is a passionate campaigner for social justice and promotes the power of education to change lives.
Bobbi directs GSA’s pioneering student wellbeing strategy across its global portfolio. Through research, pilot projects and partnerships, she continues to demonstrate that student wellbeing can and must be a factor for consideration for both university and privately operated accommodation.
Residential property fund and student accommodation director
specialising in affordable provision. Managing Director of the Kexgill Group in
the UK and Germany. Kexgill own and operate the University Quarter® an
innovative partnership venture providing a secure 8 acre environment adjoining
a campus dedicated to student living including retail.
Andrew has increased UUP’s portfolio by more than 5,000 rooms since joining the company in 2016. He is also a lecturer at University College London and Chairman of Stevenage First, a partnership focused on achieving the long term regeneration of Stevenage town centre.
Eri has been at the forefront of management, design and development of student residences for nearly 20 years. He has worked on some of Europe’s largest and most innovative schemes. Eri founded Collegiate nine years ago to focus on state-of-the-art residences and establishing a global platform.
Einita Suman oversees the University’s Student accommodation portfolio, early year provision consisting of three nurseries and multiple visitor gateways including a heritage museum. Originally from retail she moved into the Student Accommodation sector 8 yearS ago holding various roles from front line services to national university partnerships. She has worked for the University of Birmingham for 2 years.
With over twenty-five years’ experience in the higher education sector, Jon is responsible for business development, communications, public affairs and corporate social responsibility for UPP, a leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. He has been on the Group Board for almost a decade.
With over ten years’ experience in Higher Education and student accommodation, Tom is responsible for the strategic positioning, messaging and communications for Glide across the UK and Europe.
A solicitor for over twelve years working in London and Australia, Erin works with clients to source lending opportunities in the residential property sector for sale and rent, particularly student accommodation. She joined Investec in 2012.