Jackie Bennett OBE appointed as new Residential Property Forum Chairperson

Jackie Bennett OBE has been appointed new Chair for the Residential Property Forum (RPF) – a Bank of England convened, industry-led group, which helps monitor the residential property sector in the UK.
Published on 14 April 2022

News release

Jackie Bennett OBE has been appointed new Chair for the Residential Property Forum (RPF) – a Bank of England convened, industry-led group, which helps monitor the residential property sector in the UK.

Jackie is currently a Senior Advisor for UK Finance specialising in Personal Finance. Prior to that she worked as a Director and lead executive for the UK Finance Mortgage Product and Service Board. She is also currently a non-executive director on the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) and OnLadder, the chair of NHQB RemCo and trustee of the FairLife Charity. She has over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry across residential and buy to let and was awarded an OBE in June 2010 for services to the financial services industry during the financial crisis.

Members of the forum, which meets quarterly, include representatives from house builders, investors, landlords, intermediaries, housing market experts and commentators, estate agents and financial institutions.

The forum was set up in in 2010, and works alongside the Commercial Property Forum. Both forums inform the work of the Financial Policy Committee to maintain financial stability in the UK. The RPF provides insight on developments in the housing and mortgage markets.

Sarah Breeden, Executive Director Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, said:

“The appointment of Jackie Bennett, with her in-depth knowledge of the latest developments in the housing and mortgage market, is an excellent addition to the forum. Her leadership and wide network of contacts to draw on will ensure that the group continues to provide excellent insight, analysis and debate on some of the key issues arising from the residential property sector. I also want to thank the outgoing Chair, Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, for his many years of commitment and for his skill in curating such valuable discussions.”

Jackie Bennett said:

"I'm thrilled to have been appointed as Chair of the Residential Property Forum and look forward to using my knowledge and experience to support the work of the Bank of England at what is an interesting time for the residential property market and its consumers.”

Jackie was appointed in an open process, will start with immediate effect and serve for three years. She replaces Andrew Baddeley-Chappell who recently finished his term.

Notes to editors

  1. See further information on the Residential Property Forum.

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