Jennie Coombs has over 25 years’ experience in the housing and property sector, in a wide variety of roles including sales, housing management, development, and strategy. She joined Be First as Head of Affordable Housing in October 2017, having worked previously as the Major Projects Regeneration Manager for Barking and Dagenham Council and, prior to that, for Higgins Construction. She has a track record in delivering ambitious, borough-wide estate regeneration and award-winning new build housing developments including, most recently, the £00 million redevelopment of the Gascoigne estate in Barking, which will deliver over 1,500 new homes. Jennie is passionate about the need to provide top quality, affordable housing at volume, offering options for people on every level of income, in well-designed, mixed communities.