Visakha Sri Chandrasekera
Council-Led Housing Forum Manager
Visakha is a senior housing professional, with experience in strategic housing policy, the affordable housing sector, residential led regeneration and business development in the private sector.
Her career started in local authorities, firstly at LB Newham and later at LB Islington, where she led HA partnership working, affordable housing investment and S106 negotiations. Visakha went on to work for the Housing Corporation where she became Deputy Director of Investment for London and led the regional team through the merger with English Partnerships to create the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England).
In 2010 she joined the private sector working in the Morgan Sindall Group on new business, public affairs and the creation of a regular public sector forum to debate emerging London housing policy. Most recently Visakha has joined Beacon Partnership, and is working with Future of London delivering the Council-Led Housing Forum.