Heather Juman

Head of Area - South

Responsible for the delivery of the Mayor’s housing led regeneration programmes and projects of all tenures across her portfolio, including the largest and most complex delivery projects in London and implementation of the Mayors flagship Affordable Housing Programme. The Head of Area and their respective teams act as both direct commissioner and client, delivering over 15,000 homes each year, working closely with Boroughs, registered providers and others to develop and deliver their housing and regeneration ambitions alongside the Mayor’s housing targets and corporate objectives. 
The Head of Area acts as expert technical, policy and delivery advisors within the GLA and across the Mayoral Family, leading and advising on complex projects, investments and funding programmes. Working across the GLA family, the Head of Area also advises and brokers affordable housing investment in the Mayor’s Development Corporations, across the commercial TfL portfolio and with other bodies in the Mayoral family.


I have been a Head of Area within the Housing and Land Team for 5 years, having been promoted from a Senior Manager position. I recently started working full time after a long and successful job share which enabled me to progress at work while also focussing on my three children. I still work flexibly to allow time with my teenage daughter and to help run a film club for older people who can no longer get to the cinema.

Prior to working at the GLA, I was employed by Homes England, leading on the Kent Thames Gateway in the South East Region. Whilst at the Housing Corporation, a predecessor organisation to Homes England, I worked across the South East, particularly focussed on cross borough initiatives and supported housing. I started my career in Housing Management at Thames Valley Housing, which gave me valuable front line experience working with those we serve here at the GLA.

My current role involves leading a team of 12 and managing the affordable housing programmes South of the river. We also have a number of land projects including Greenwich Square and Kidbrooke and a new loan and grant agreement at the former Holloway Prison site. As well as managing our relationships with the 11 boroughs, I also have a portfolio of Housing Providers including Peabody, Hyde and Clarion. I represent the Directorate on the Diversity and Inclusion Management Board, a role I particularly value.