Acuity and DTP masterclass in Governance

Masterclasses in London and Manchester on achieving good governance in times of major sector change.

Dates Wednesday 8th June (London) 

Housing association boards have had much to contend with in recent years. And there’s little sign of things getting quieter for them in the years ahead.

A major overhaul of the regulatory system governing housing associations is having a big impact on boards, and in ways which were perhaps not predicted.

DTP work with lots of associations (including many smaller ones) to improve the way their boards operate and perform – and to enhance the contribution they can make to organisational performance.

Get it right and your board really can make a difference – providing independent and objective oversight on your strategy. They can be the critical friend you need when times get tough. Get it wrong and your board can act as drag on performance and effectiveness.


To provide delegates with the tools, tips and information to achieve good governance in times of major sector change:

  • overview of the governance framework
  • challenges for smaller HAs
  • top ten tips for improving your Board – where to focus, what questions to ask yourself
  • challenge personal thinking through debate and hearing from others
  • opportunity to network with people in a similar position


This is an informal half-day masterclass with lunch. Registration and refreshments at 9:30 am for a 10 am start. Lunch at 1 pm.

Note that the Collaboration, Partnerships and Mergers masterclass follows this session after the lunch break.

This masterclass will be led by DTP Director Angela Lomax (more information below).

Who should attend

Board members, Chief Executives, Company Secretaries, other senior staff.


  • SPBM members £130 plus VAT (before 30 April)
  • SPBM members £140 plus VAT (after 30 April)
  • non-Acuity/DTP customers £175 plus VAT
  • additional places – £15 discount
  • attend both morning and afternoon sessions – additional £30 discount overall
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angela 1About Angela and DTP

Angela has more than 22 years’ experience in housing within the public and private sector, including three years in a regulatory role.

Angela’s work has addressed wide ranging issues affecting strategy and performance, including stock rationalisation and transfer, merger, governance and asset management.

Angela was a director in Savills Housing Consultancy and previously she was a Director with Tribal Group’s housing consultancy team.

Angela worked with the CIH to develop the resident-led self-regulation methodology and to publish research into low cost home ownership products. Angela also wrote the board members’ guide to asset management and maintenance with the NHF and contributed to HouseMark’s publication, “Social Hearts, Business Heads”.

David Tolson Partnership


Established in 2006, DTP is an independent consultancy providing high quality advice and support to more than 100 affordable housing providers, charities and commercial organisations across the UK.  Our mission is to help businesses improve and deliver better services to their customers – by offering a different perspective.  More information about DTP can be found at


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