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Professor Peter Roberts

Non-Executive Director

Appointment:  September 2011 to September 2017

Peter is Professor Emeritus of Sustainable Spatial Development at the University Of Leeds, Interim Chair of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Group Chair of the First Ark Group, which includes a housing association and social enterprises. He lives in Kirkheaton and is married to Jo, a former nurse who worked at Kirkwood Hospice. Nationally and internationally he is involved in a range of regional and urban planning, regeneration, housing and health, economic development and environmental management activities. Peter has advised House of Commons Select Committees and to the Local Government Association. He has been involved in community regeneration projects in Tyneside, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and elsewhere.  He was awarded the OBE in 2004 for services to regeneration and planning. Peter is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of the Sustainable Development Group and a member of the Research, Huddersfield Pharmacy Specials and Pennine Property Partnership Committee.  He is also Joint Chair of the NHS Confederation Sustainable Development Committee.

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