Welcome to the fifth installment of The Housing Industry Podcast (The HIP). In this latest episode, our host James Leighton sits down to chat with Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development at Platform Housing Group.
Gerraint has had an interesting career spanning decades and multiple organisations, including Linc Cymru, Keepmoat Homes, and Curo Homes. He’s also currently an ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board.
He started his most recent position with Platform Housing Group in June 2020 and talks to James about the complexities of starting a new role during COVID-19 and the challenges he faced.
This fascinating discussion covers all the important aspects of the housing industry, from where it’s at now and hurdles the sector is facing, to what to do about the housing crisis and what hopes Gerraint has for the future of housing in the country.