Liz Williams

Liz Williams is an expert on land acquisition, planning and development having specialized in all forms of housing for over thirty years.

Currently the Midlands and Wales Area Director for Affordable Housing Provider Rentplus UK, Liz leads on business development and acquisition of Section 106 affordable housing elements delivering a unique form of Rent To Buy tenure across the Midlands. Liz is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Liz is a passionate advocate of the development of truly sustainable and diverse, new build and regenerated communities where every single person is afforded the best opportunities in life. Liz believes in safe, adequate and quality housing being a catalyst for socioeconomic growth.

In 1990 Liz joined Worcestershire Housing Association working in Development and has since then worked for Bromford, Orbit and Citizen Housing Associations in delivering hundreds of new homes across the Midlands. Liz has developed many social and affordable rented homes, fully accessible and supported housing, shared ownership and almshouse accommodation. A specialist in housing construction project management, rural housing, contaminated land, regeneration and historic buildings her technical knowledge is highly respected within the industry. Liz also has many years’ experience and skills dealing with complex legal acquisitions, planning and partnership working in housebuilding.

Community consultation matters to Liz and she prides herself on always trying to engage with those impacted by changes to their neighbourhoods and indeed homes as she believes empowerment through voice creates better outcomes all round.

Liz has also worked as a Land Manager and Director in the Private Residential Sector including major housebuilders. This has included bespoke private residential homes, large scale regeneration and retirement housing,

A strong advocate for Women’s Rights Liz supports local women’s groups including Women Acting in Today’s Society WAITS and has been involved in the design and development of purpose built women’s refuges for Women’s Aid.

Liz was also a noncommissioned officer in the British Army and is a strong supporter of Veterans and their housing needs. Having been a military wife and mother during the Gulf Wars as well as a veteran herself Liz has a deep understanding of the needs of families impacted by service.

An environmentalist at heart Liz believes all development should seek to achieve the best outcomes for the environment possible with sustainability being the key. Liz has an in depth knowledge of working with alternative technologies, biodiversity and protected species.

Liz is a member of Worcestershire Ambassadors and has close links to the business communities within Worcester and the wider West Midlands with her home being in rural Worcestershire.