Lawrence a friend and colleague to many in the housing world sadly died aged 55 years on 15 January 2013 following a stroke at his home at the week end. His family have asked for his friends and colleagues in the housing world to send them their memories of him so these can be included in their celebrations of his life and funeral. Please contact Yvonne Atkinson to find out how to pass these on.
Lawrence a life committed to housing – a celebration
Lawrence was a housing and finance practitioner and consultant with Board Development Agency. He has worked in social housing since 1997. Previously he was a financial analyst at the Housing Corporation and the Chief Executive of:Croydon Peoples Housing Association and Pathway Housing Association. He led Croydon’s People HA to its merger with Notting Hill Housing trust and was rightly proud of his achievements there. Whilst at the Housing Corporation he was awarded a certification of leadership. Highly qualified and intelligent with an MBA he was a wise counsellor. He understood the business of housing and good governance and the importance of keeping financial control. He was an excellent judge of character utterly diligent and committed to his work. He wanted to make a difference in his working life and through his voluntary charitable commitments. Lawrence served on many housing boards and was the Chair of a 6th Form College and Black Charities. He was a life long socialist and committed to promoting equal opportunity. He has made a difference to many with his advice and humour and his penetrating intellect. He will be sorely missed.
His funeral will take place at 11 am in Streatham London on 25 January. To find out more contact Yvonne Atkinson
The original article is published on the website of the Board Development Agency.