ICSH Housing Finance Conference supported by AIB - 9-10 October, Limerick Strand Hotel

The ICSH Housing Finance Conference has firmly established itself as the leading finance focused event for housing practitioners. In 2014, once again, the ICSH brought together a wide ranging panel of local and visiting speakers to share a wealth of experience with delegates. The full conference programme can be downloaded here and the conference presentations are available below.

New Regulation and Financial Landscape

  • Chair: Marianne Nicholson, Finance Director, Fold Ireland
  • Overview & introduction: Donal McManus, Executive Director, ICSH
  • Damian Allen, Principal Officer, Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
  • Ken Burke, Head of Business Banking, AIB


Embracing Financial Regulation to Enable Delivery

  • Chair: Paula Kenny, Housing Development Officer, ICSH
  • Rosalind Carroll, Head of Regulation, Housing Agency
  • Ray Fanning, Company Treasurer, Respond! Housing Association
  • Cathal Callan, Finance Director, Clúid Housing Association
  • Michael Rafferty, Finance Director, Oaklee Housing Trust


Panel Session 1: Securing Funding Options to Meet the Needs of Smaller AHBs - Delivery, Management and Supports

  • Chair: Marina Keane, Secretary & Board Member, Kilkee Voluntary Housing Association
  • Jim Baneham, Senior Executive, Housing Agency
  • Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Executive Officer, Donegal County Council
  • Brendan McCarthy, Development Manager, Cork Mental Health Housing Association
  • Brendan Whelan, CEO, Social Finance Foundation


Panel Session 2: Funding Considerations for the Larger AHB

  • Chair: Dick Brady, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council
  • Barry O'Leary, CEO, Housing Finance Agency
  • Seán Cremen, Head of Treasury, Housing Finance Agency
  • Henrietta Podd, Head of Debt Advice and Origination, Canaccord Genuity
  • Kieran Kearney, European Investment Bank


New Strategy, Building Capacity and New Approaches

  • Chair: Anne O'Meara, Finance Manager, Circle Voluntary Housing Association
  • Conn Murray, CEO, Limerick City & County Council
  • Rory O'Donnell, Director, National Economic and Social Council
  • Erik Terheggen, Managing Director, Policy & Legal Affairs, Waarborgfonds Sociale Woningbouw (WSW)
  • Sean O'Connor, CEO, Túath Housing Association


Launch of ICSH Report - Enabling the Delivery of Social Housing by Housing Associations in Ireland

  • Chair: John Hannigan, Chair, ICSH Finance Sub-Committee
  • Fiona Underwood, Partner, Altair Consultants
  • Hugh Coll, Head of Financial Modelling, Altair Consultants
  • Aidan O'Reilly, Principal Officer, Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
  • Felix McKenna, Senior Divisional Asset Manager, NAMA
  • Kathleen McKillion, Director of Operations, ICSH