Ian Harries

Ian has over thirty years experience in the social housing sector from housing trainee to director of a comprehensive housing and social services department. He specialises in service imrpovement, performance management, customer care, asset management, equality and diversity and strategy and policy development.
Ian Harries

Ian's biography

Ian has a degree in Housing from Sheffied Halam University and bagan his career with Nottingham City Council as a management trainee.

During his early career Ian became a Priority Estates Project Manager working on severly deprived estates to provide efficient and effective local housing services by working in close partnership with local communities.

He later became a Neigbourhood Manager, District Manager, Principal Management Officer and then Director of Housing.

Since becoming a consultant, he has undertaken a wide variety of assignments including Audit Commission inspection; Housing Corporation training; consultancy and assessments for Government departments, Regional Housing Bodies and pre-inspection audits and mock inspections for local authorities and housing associations and consultancy and validation work for Housemark. 

Recent clients have achieved a 2 star and excellent prospects and a 3 star and excellent prospects rating from the Audit Commission

Relevant experience includes:

  • Inspection and Inpsection Support since 2002
  • Training and development of staff and tenants
  • Service improvement and performance management of orgaisations to 3^
  • Policy and Strategy Development for housing organisations, regional bodies and government departments