Paul Rickard

Paul Rickard

Group Director Finance & Resources, One Housing

Paul started his career at the Big 4, working in real estate and banking capital markets before joining a corporate finance advisory firm, specialising in the housing association sector with a focus on finance, funding, capital markets, treasury, and business planning. Paul then joined Circle, moving to become the Group Finance Director (Corporate) and is now Group Director of Finance & Resources at One Housing. Throughout his career Paul has directly raised several billion in funding from a variety of sources including capital markets, development finance, and non-traditional direct debt finance. Paul has led a number of large teams across a range of disciplines including business transformation, governance, finance, and ICT. Paul is also actively involved in promoting affordable housing across the sector as well as sitting on the National Housing Federation's Finance Policy Advisory Group and previously chairing the Finance Group for the European Federation for Living.