David Orr

Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation

David Orr is Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation and recently former President of CECODHAS-Housing Europe, the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing. He has chaired the mobility taskforce which recently reported on how to increase social housing mobility. He also sits on the board of The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC). He was a member of the Social Investment Task Force which supports the development of social investment in the UK and is one of the founding directors of My Home Finance, a social enterprise set up by the federation to provide a new high street service offering affordable loans, money advice, bank accounts and linked savings accounts. Previously, David has been Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and of Newlon Housing Trust, having also worked with Centrepoint. David was awarded in 2010 an honorary membership of the CIH.