The eight-strong IPF Executive is based close to Liverpool Street in the City of London. Headed by Sue Forster, we look after every aspect of the IPF; editing publications, managing events, responding to consultations, commissioning work and, most of all, supporting the membership. If you have a query, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Chief ExecutiveSue has overall responsibility for managing the affairs of the IPF. Her job ranges from kick-starting new IPF initiatives to collecting name badges after seminars, and everything else in between. She is a member of all of the IPF Committees and Groups, as well as editing Investment Property Focus. Sue is a chartered surveyor by background and has been a member of the IPF in her own right since 1990.
Research DirectorPam is responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the IPF Research Programme, as well as working with its Research Steering Group and the wider membership to develop the IPF's research agenda. Pam is a chartered surveyor and has been a member of the IPF in her own right since 1994.
Associate DirectorFrankie looks after our Education Programme from an IPF perspective and sub-edits Investment Property Focus. Frankie has also been project managing the overhaul of the IPF website and database - a project which was nearly two years in the pipeline. She continues to manage the website and marketing, as well as our nascent social media presence. In addition to this, she acts as secretary to a number of IPF Boards.
Educational Events Co-ordinatorGemma is responsible for educational events at the IPF. She co-ordinates seminars, workshops and site visits in London and in our regions. She's the friendly face you'll see at all of our seminars in London.
Membership Co-ordinatorCara is your first point of contact for all membership matters at the IPF. If you have a query about joining the IPF, changing your details or paying your subscription then she can help. Cara also looks after our Next Generation Group - acting as secretary and co-ordinating its events.
Events ManagerBarbara is in charge of our Annual Dinners, Lunches, Drinks and Conferences. She manages the process from liaising with venues (and menu tasting!), to dealing with bookings and the tricky business of table planning.
Accounts ManagerJenny oversees the day-to-day management of the IPF's accounts. Jenny works part time from home, but is in our offices once a week - generally on a Thursday.
Administrative AsssistantLis is the IPF's admin assistant. He attends many of our events, and helps out with membership issues. Lis provides general assistance to the Executive, as well as more specific support to the Research Programme, under Pam's guidance.