Claire Bennie is Director of Municipal, a consultancy which helps visionary public landowners to deliver better quality new homes at the right pace and price. Clients include several London boroughs as well as the GLA, Homes England and Winchester Council. Claire is a Mayor’s Design Advocate and architect; she chaired the Design Advisory Group for LB Enfield’s Meridian Water scheme and also the Design Review Panels at Brighton & Hove and Kingston councils. Claire spent 11 years at London housing association Peabody, latterly as Development Director, leading an award-winning programme of 5,000 new build homes. She pioneered smarter procurement at Peabody, including the nurturing of SME architects, and recently launched the Architect Directory which furthers her aim of diversifying the architects used by housing developers.