David Hall, (BA Hons, CPFA) has worked in the local government and housing sectors for around 30 years and is a leading specialist in social housing finance.
He is an economics graduate who, after working and qualifying as an accountant in local government, moved into consultancy in 1990 and worked for Chapman Hendy Associates, HACAS, Tribal and Sector - the latter two in a Director role - before becoming freelance in 2013.
has substantial experience working with local authorities and housing associations and has led on a variety of government and related research projects.
In particular, David
produced the original paper on debt redistribution in 2008 as part of the Government's Review of Council Housing Finance and his
team developed the original redistribution model for the Department for Communities & Local Government, which paved the way for the Council Housing reforms introduced in March 2012.
As a member of the Housing Advisory
and Strategy Panel
at the DCLG, David
also wrote the original paper advising on how to do Council new build in 2007 (and subsequent update) and an analysis of housing finance policy over the last 20 years.
also wrote a paper on delivering new housing for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
in 2010 with Ken Gibb of Glasgow University.
carried out the original case study research on ALMO Financial Freedoms for the Chartered Institute of Housing
in 2004/05 and assisted with the DCLG's Self-Funding Housing Revenue Account review in 2006/07.
Earlier work includes leading on an Evaluation of the Business Planning Framework, the guidance on the Decent Homes Options Appraisal process, and assisting with the two Rent Restructuring Reviews.
was also joint author of the HouseMark ALMO Business Planning Guide.
has led on a large number of option appraisals and extensively on the implementation of selected options for local authorities and associations, including a substantial number of stock transfers and various regeneration and new build projects, especially within London.
has worked with residents' groups on many of these projects and has worked on government tenant engagement projects.
He is a regular speaker on social housing issues at conferences and seminars, and has been a regular writer and commentator in the trade press.
David was a Board member at Wandle Housing Association in South London, where he was Chair of Finance and Development for 10 years until 2009, helping deliver around 3000 additional homes over that period.
Outside the housing sphere, he is Chair of Trustees at a local charity, Wimbledon Community Association, and Secretary of the Dons Trust (the society that owns AFC Wimbledon), amongst other voluntary roles.