Piers has significant leadership experience in the financial services sector both at an executive and non-executive level. He is a specialist in risk and risk governance.
Piers has been the Chief Executive of The Housing Finance Corporation (“THFC” – a leading profit-for-purpose lender to UK Housing Associations) for the last fourteen years, working extensively with government and government agencies and viewed as a sector expert on all aspects of housing finance.
He has over 30 years of experience of the UK, US and European financial markets specialising in bank treasury risk management, securitisation and the interface between private sector financing and Government.
He holds professional qualifications in both treasury and banking and in addition to his duties at THFC served as a non-executive member of the Homes & Communities Agency’s Regulation Committee for Social Housing between 2012 and 2015. In 2015 he received a lifetime contribution award at the Housing Association National Accountancy Awards, and in 2016, THFC won the prestigious Inside Housing ‘Innovative Finance Development of the Year’ award for its £3Bn Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme.