Steve Douglas CBE is Group CEO Aquila, the parent of Altair Housing and Regeneration Consultancy. He is the former Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation. He is also chair of Commonweal, Social Injustice Action Learning charity.
A well-known figure in the housing sector, Steve brings years of experience including a range of senior regeneration and development positions and leading two other housing associations as Chief Executive (Spitalfields CHA and Asra Greater London). In his current role at Aquila, he leads a publicly listed consultancy group operating in the housing, regeneration, sport and education sectors, in the UK and Internationally. As Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation he was responsible for an £8.4bn three-year budget to deliver 155,000 affordable homes and for regulating England’s 1,500 housing associations.
His commitment to housing and communities is well known within the housing sector and he has been a passionate advocate for creating a more diverse and accountable leadership within housing throughout his career.