Toby is Policy Director at Shelter and led the organisation’s runner up entry to this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize, which focused on how to deliver a new Garden City that is visionary, economically viable and popular.
Toby has over a decade of experience in housing policy gained across the voluntary, public and private sectors. After graduating from Leeds University and the London School of Economics, he became deputy chief executive of campaigning and research charity the Henry George Foundation, following which he spent two years at the London Rebuilding Society developing non-profit equity release products for vulnerable homeowners in London’s East End.
Between 2005 and 2007 he was senior policy manager at the Greater London Authority, where he focused on housing supply and affordability and wrote much of the Mayor’s Housing Strategy. Prior to joining Shelter, Toby was Policy and Strategy lead for Navigant Consulting’s public services division, where he provided expert advice on housing and regeneration issues to local, regional and national government, public agencies, developers and housing associations.
In past lives, Toby has taught financial history at the LSE and organised Reclaim the Beach parties on the Thames. In his spare time, Toby is also part of the Hackney Co-housing Project.