The Rt Hon Nick Raynsford


The Rt Hon Nick Raynsford became Chair of CICAIR in 2009.

Nick first entered Parliament in 1986 and was Member of Parliament for Greenwich from 1992 to 1997 and for Greenwich and Woolwich from 1997 to 2015. He held various ministerial appointments including Minister for London where he oversaw the creation of the Greater London Authority, Minister of State for Housing and Planning and Minister of State for Local and Regional Government. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2001. Nick is currently the Deputy Chair of Crossrail, the President of the Town and Country Planning Association and chair of NHBC Foundation, Tideway Reporting Group, and Heylo Housing RP. He is a Non-Executive Director of Pocket Living and Constructionarium.

Register of Interests

Paid employment

Deputy Chair – Crossrail

Non-executive Director – Pocket Living

Chairman – NHBC Foundation

Chairman – Tideway Reporting Group

Chairman – Heylo Housing RP Ltd

Member – Meridian Water Stakeholder Board

Unpaid work

President – Town and Country Planning Association

Honorary Vice Chairman – Construction Industry Council

Non-executive Director – Constructionarium


Honorary Fellow – Society for the Environment

Honorary Fellow – Institution of Civil Engineers

Honorary Fellow – Institute of Structural Engineers

Honorary Fellow – Royal Town Planning Institute

Honorary Fellow – Royal Institute of British Architects

Honorary Fellow – Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Honorary Fellow – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Honorary Fellow – Chartered Institute of Housing

Business connections


Personal connections

Former Chairman – Construction Industry Council

Political or campaign activity

Former Member of Parliament and Minister with extensive involvement in housing, construction and fire safety