Future London Leaders Candidates

Future London Leaders Round 31

Future London Leaders Round 31 runs from April to September 2022. Profiles of the candidates are below.

Hassan Ahmed
Principal Strategic Planner, GLA DEE
Hassan has over 15 years' experience of working as a town planner, both in local government and at a regional level. Hassan has a passion for planning and has worked across the profession with a focus on strategic planning but also in development management and as a planning consultant for several educational developments in London. He currently works as a Principal Strategic Planner in the Local Plans Team at the GLA, with responsibility for responding to borough Local Plan consultations and working collaboratively to bring them into general conformity with the London Plan.
Shehnaz Begum
Property Manager- Commercial Estates, LB Haringey
Shehnaz is a chartered surveyor in real estate with over 20 years professional experience in commercial property within the public sector. She specialises in property and estate management, valuations, strategic property review, and landlord and tenant work. Currently, she leads a team of professional surveyors who manage the commercial and community building portfolios including undertaking acquisition and disposal work of both commercial and residential property. Shehnaz also leads and manages a small capital works programme of commercial properties and estates. As Commercial Team Manager she has a key role in working collaboratively with client services on housing delivery and regeneration-led projects. Shehnaz is a firm supporter of self-development and is a mentor on the government's approved apprentice scheme.
Liam Caulfield
Senior Project Manager, London Legacy Development Corporation
Liam has seven years’ experience in the construction industry and holds an MSc in Construction Project Management from the University of Reading. He currently works as a Senior Project Manager in the Construction Directorate at London Legacy Development Corporation, who manage the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Liam has significant experience managing teams of consultants to deliver complex construction projects including the London Stadium Transformation, all three schools across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and most recently on East Bank.
Shinel Crichlow
Sales & Marketing Manager, Gateway Housing
Shinel has been in the housing sector for over 10 years, specialising in affordable homes. Her current role as Sales & Marketing Manager involves managing new build sites in East London. Shinel also manages staircasing, resale, Right to Buy, and Lease Extension, and she has also successfully created webinars aimed at informing and educating residents, helped to ensure over 530 homes have been built, and created 'outside of the box' marketing strategies by collaborating with influencers and other external organisations.
Susan Du Toit
Project Manager, Regeneration, LB Southwark
Susan has experience of delivering complex projects across housing regeneration, economic development and investment. She is currently managing the Tustin Estate rebuilding programme in LB Southwark, working  closely with residents to deliver 690 replacement and additional homes, as well as a replacement primary school, commercial space and a new park. Susan has previously managed economic development projects at LB Southwark including commissioning an £8 million employment support service, leading the borough's skills strategy and managing the distribution of Covid-19 business grants. Prior to joining LB Southwark, Susan worked in LB Newham's business growth team on range of projects to generate income and maximise assets.
Donna Guy
Development Officer, LB Wandsworth
Donna is a trained housing professional, with a background in housing and tenancy management. Donna transitioned to LB Wandsworth’s development team to support the delivery of the Housing for All programme to build 1000 homes, to assist with financial and budget monitoring, and development appraisals and GLA grant funding applications. Donna has experience of estate renewal and resident and stakeholder consultation engagement, decanting and rehousing. Donna is passionate about the development of genuinely affordable homes, that are accessible to all.
Frankie Lack
Development Manager, Swan
Frankie is an experienced development Manager, currently project managing a number of new build, residential-led mixed use schemes across London. Frankie has six years of Environmental and Sustainability experience and is the co-chair of London's Environment Group, made up of 20+ housing association environmental professionals from across London and the South East.
Lucy Large
Urban Designer, Tibbalds
Lucy is an experienced urban designer with project experience in large- and small-scale residential and mixed-use masterplans, town centre regeneration, public realm design and community and stakeholder engagement. She is committed to creating sustainable environments with people at the forefront of design. Driven by creating environments that respond to the people that use them, Lucy has volunteered on projects outside of work engaging with local communities to help develop an understanding of the relationship between people and places. She brings her knowledge from training as an architect and working as a planning consultant to her role, having developed an in-depth understanding of character- and people-led masterplanning. 
Ating Liu
Major Schemes Programme Manager, LB Sutton
Prior to working for Sutton council, Ating worked in the private sector, and for 13 years specialised in scheme business case development. The schemes she is contributing to include the London Cancer Hub, a world-leading cancer research and treatment hub on a constrained site with an innovation centre, community-use green space, as well as the desired transport infrastructures, creating 10,000 new jobs. Ating has also been working with the team on the Future High Streets Fund programme. The programme secured £11.3 million investment from DLUHC to acquire and redevelop vacant buildings and repurpose them for cultural, social and residential use.
Natalie Magri
Head of Contracts & Facilities, One Housing
Natalie's role at One Housing is within the Care and Support division and she has 10 years' of experience in delivering high-performing contract management. Natalie has extensive experience drafting and negotiating numerous types of contracts alongside management of project delivery start-ups, operations and managing multiple contractors and client relationships. Her responsibilities include managing a portfolio of managing agents, and contract and financial management of the company’s soft facilities joint venture, leading on complex property-related situations from inception to completion. Outside of the office, Natalie is a committed mother to a young girl who plays a daily role in keeping life in perspective and making Natalie the best person she can be.
Arslan Majid
Principal Engineer- Highways & Traffic Service, LB Islington
Arslan works within the Highways and Transportation sector and has gained extensive experience in the field by working across the public and private sectors. He is driven by projects that genuinely have a profound effect on the environment. To date, Arslan has delivered a range complex schemes designed to improve the air quality and promote active travel such as cycleways and low traffic neighbourhoods. In addition, he has also delivered numerous public realm enhancement schemes.
Paul Murphy
Safer Communities Operations Manager, LB Ealing
Paul has over ten years' experience of working in the field of crime prevention and anti-social behaviour management.  He currently leads a multi-disciplinary service that incorporates case workers, environmental health officers and a range of project officers, as well as responsibility for the borough's CCTV infrastructure and delivery. Paul's focus is on strong partnership working, targeted intervention and enforcement, and improvements to the built environment to design out crime. He led on the implementation of LB Ealing's Safe Zone, a UK first, tackling intimidation and harassment affecting an abortion clinic. Paul hopes to develop how creative partnership enforcement powers can be applied to solve problems important to the residents and businesses he serves.
Michelle Pearce
Project Officer, LB Hackney
Michelle is a built environment professional with over 20 years' experience within the housing sector, including housing management, asset management, project management of award winning mixed tenure housing developments and most recently carrying out assessment of council owned sites to establish financial viability and development potential as part of the Options Appraisal process. Michelle is passionate about providing well designed, affordable, sustainable homes and neighbourhoods where people want to live. 
Pratima Sood
Principal Development & Partnerships Manager, LB Hounslow
Pratima is responsible for securing affordable housing on private developer and council led schemes. With nearly 18 years of experience in local authorities, she oversees several projects at various stages in the development process, currently focusing on schemes that are pre-contract and require planning permission. Pratima has played a significant role in delivering the council's 5000 Affordable Housing Pledge as well as the commitment to build 1000 council homes by 2022. She is passionate about delivering good quality, affordable housing. Prior to progressing her career in development and enabling affordable housing, Pratima gained experience in planning policy and estate regeneration. She also holds an MSc in Town Planning from UCL.
Dan Taylor
Development Trainee, Poplar HARCA
Dan assists the development team at Poplar HARCA with the delivery of development and regeneration projects in East London. Since graduating from university, he has worked with a number of stakeholders across the affordable housing sector, with housing management experience tailored to specialist supported housing before making the switch to development. Dan is currently studying for an MSc in Construction Project Management at London South Bank University and looks forward to continuing his development within the sector and contribution to providing new, quality affordable housing and social value through each project.