Rickardo Hyatt

Assistant Director of Housing and Interim Deputy Executive Director

Assistant Director Housing
Responsible for the comprehensive and accurate programme management and reporting on programmes and targets, including the Affordable Housing Programmes; the design and implementation of the directorate’s investment programmes; the planning, monitoring and management of the housing and land investment portfolio; business planning and reporting; the development of the Mayor’s statutory housing strategy and associated policy initiatives; the commissioning and implementation of the GLA’s rough-sleeping, mobility services and private rented sector initiatives; and the development of policy and management of building safety remediation programmes.


Rickardo is the Assistant Director responsible for the GLA’s work on housing. This includes housing investment of around £5 billion, policy and strategy in relation to the housing market as a whole.

Rickardo is also responsible for a range of housing-related services including pan-London services to prevent rough sleeping and support for boroughs’ enforcement action in the private rented sector.

He has over twelve years experience in housing, including at a senior level where he led the Housing and Land Directorate’s new business function and south London Area team. He has established housing investment programmes and specialises in the structuring of recoverable investment to prepare land for housing delivery. In addition, he has overseen delivery of housing on GLA owned land in east and south London. 

Rickardo joined the GLA in 2012, having previously worked in programme delivery and project management roles in the Housing Corporation and the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England).