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Catherine Ryder

Director of Policy and Research - National Housing Federation

Catherine is director of policy and research, overseeing the National Housing Federation’s work across a number of strategic areas – lobbying for change to allow housing associations to deliver their priorities for their residents and communities.

She was previously head of policy at the NHF, leading work on homelessness, supported housing and the Social Housing Green Paper. Catherine has also worked as Advisor to the Chief Executive at the NHF and recently spent some time working on economic development and housing at Coast to Capital – a Local Enterprise Partnership in Surrey and Sussex. Before joining the NHF Catherine worked at the Audit Commission as a Strategy Manager, leading the development of assessment frameworks for local government.