Since February 2011, Alastair has been Director of Golden Lane Housing (GLH), a leading UK charity providing housing for people with an intellectual disability and part of the Royal Mencap Society. Under Alastair’s leadership, GLH has grown substantially to now provide over 1,600 tenancies across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has become a Registered Provider. Alastair has helped GLH to develop innovative new ways of enabling people with intellectual disabilities to live and thrive as part of the mainstream community. This has included innovative financing mechanisms which have raised £21m now invested in high quality housing in the community for people with an intellectual disability. Prior to this current role, Alastair led one of the largest regeneration programmes in the north of England.. Alastair has a degree, a Diploma in Management Studies, the Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification and is a fellow of the RSA.