Richard Lambert joined the National Landlords Association as Chief Executive Officer in October 2011. He began his career as a parliamentary civil servant in the House of Commons, where over 10 years he worked on Select Committees, various aspects of the legislative process and interparliamentary affairs. Following a brief spell in commercial lobbying, he moved into trade associations, spending five years as the Policy Director covering residential issues at the British Property Federation, then becoming Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation in 2002. Richard received Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Award for Outstanding Contribution in 2019. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former Chairman of the National Training Organisation, Housing Potential.