Future London Leaders Candidates

Future London Leaders Round 23

Future London Leaders Round 23 runs from September 2019 to March 2020. Profiles of the candidates are below.

Hannah Adler
Senior Housing Strategy Officer, LB Haringey

Since 2016 Hannah has been working on LB Haringey's housing strategy, with a particular focus on delivering a new generation of council homes. She previously worked at Haringey in the Leader’s office, and in planning policy and community engagement for another council. Hannah grew up in London and cares about the city continuing to be a place where people from many backgrounds choose, and are able, to live.

Luke Bonnici
Senior Consultant - Urban Solutions, Hatch Regeneris

Luke is an economic development and regeneration consultant with over eight years’ experience in economic impact assessment, evaluation, appraisal and strategy development. Luke works across a wide range of sectors and focusses primarily on land and property, labour market needs, business sectors, and energy and low carbon projects. At Hatch Regeneris, Luke has supported several EIA studies and produced an economic benefits statement for key developments and urban extensions. He is currently working on exploring the benefits to people, places and the economy as a result of the Bakerloo Line Extension.

Lee Christie
Engagement & Consultation Manager, RB Greenwich

Lee is responsible for managing consultation and communications on RB Greenwich’s programme to build 750 new council homes over the next four years. Resident involvement and housing have been Lee's area of expertise for over 18 years, starting as an apprentice in customer service, moving into housing management/maintenance and then resident engagement. Lee has delivered sensitive, high-priority council projects as well as developing and managing a range of resident-led projects at a local and strategic level. Lee has also managed a dual-borough project which addressed some of the potentially negative impacts of transitional migration, focusing on housing, welfare, education, the environment and strategic development.

John Deady
Senior Area Programme Manager, LB Newham

John is passionate about mixed use property development in its complete life cycle. He is a dual accredited surveyor (MRICS & MRTPI) coupled with Prince2. John cares deeply about the people and the environment he works within and enjoys motivating others whilst learning from those around him. He is currently responsible for the Canning Town and Custom House area, one of the largest regeneration programmes in London. His current key task is a new 4,500-home delivery programme on council owned land.

Rebecca Harral
Development Project Manager, Lovell

After working as a qualified architect for many years in the residential sector, 18 months ago Rebecca joined Lovell and moved into development and construction. Not only is Rebecca's role new, but it sits within a relatively new development division within the company, necessitating fast learning and adaption.

Rheanne Holm
Area Regeneration Manager – Waterloo / Streatham, LB Lambeth

Rheanne has worked within Lambeth’s regeneration team for 10 years, successfully leading projects in urban regeneration, urban design, economic development and property feasibility. Rheanne is currently producing a Public Realm Framework for Waterloo – to be published as evidence for Lambeth’s revised Local Plan; embarking on a high-profile public realm commission to reimagine the South Bank’s ‘Spine Route’. Rheanne has extensive experience of partnership working, commissioning, project management and community engagement; working with key stakeholders across both inner and outer London town centres.

Esther Kilner
Senior Landscape Architect, Arup

Esther is a chartered landscape architect with eight years’ experience working on projects at a range of scales including masterplannning, major infrastructure and public realm design from concept to completion. Esther has a passion for leading design teams on integrated projects that have far-reaching social, environmental and economic benefits, with an aim to tackle global challenges at a range of levels both in the UK and overseas.

Angela Latty
Regeneration Manager, LB Barnet

Angela works in the Brent Cross Cricklewood Team as a regeneration manager dealing primarily with CPO/land assembly and resident relocation. Her previous experience includes working on West Hendon, Stonegrove/Spur Road and Dollis Valley regeneration schemes on land assembly and resident consultation matters. Angela is passionate about creating opportunities for existing residents and local communities as well as building sustainable/successful places for people to live.

Violet Pugh
Digital Marketing Manager, Metropolitan Thames Valley

Violet is passionate about running great campaigns, customer experience and developing insight-driven strategies. In her current role she is responsible for overseeing the continued delivery of a best-in-class online experience for SO Resi's customers. Violet also manages SO Resi’s social media platforms and leads on delivering multi-channel after sales marketing campaigns; resales, loan redemptions and staircasing. Before joining the housing sector, Violet worked in the private sector for over 8 years; during which time her knowledge of technology, content, brand awareness, advocacy and delivering results grew.

Nicola Rankin
Principal Planning Officer, LB Harrow

Nicola has over 10 years’ experience in development management. In her current role, she is the lead officer for numerous major and strategic planning applications across LB Harrow, including projects related to the delivery of the council’s regeneration strategy. In this capacity, Nicola works to support and supervise junior colleagues in their own career development, with a focus on overseeing and reviewing delegated reports and helping to ensure that performance targets are met. Nicola enjoys working as part of a team to develop major projects, seeing them through to the delivery of positive outcomes for the borough and its communities.

Mark Ratke
Architect, Pollard Thomas Edwards

Mark is a qualified architect, having trained at the Welsh School of Architecture prior to moving to London. He has been working in the housing sector for 8 years at a variety of scales ranging from one-off homes to estate regeneration projects and major urban extensions. Mark is passionate about housing and the potential for design to affect long-term positive change in our environment. In his current role Mark is working with LB Wandsworth on a number of estate infill projects and an estate regeneration scheme in Ealing.

Emilie Rivest-Khan
Senior Delivery Manager, Home Group

Having trained as an architect, Emilie has worked in real estate development for over ten years in both Montreal and London. She has worked across a wide range of development projects and has experience in both the private and public sectors. She is passionate about being able to influence the social fabric and design of cities. At Home Group, Emilie leads a team and is accountable for delivering a varied portfolio of projects which includes joint venture, regenerations, JCT Design & Build contracts and S106.

Ben Stephen
Development Manager, Places for People

Ben is a chartered surveyor (MRICS) and has worked in the property industry for over 12 years in consultancy and development. At Avison Young, he was predominantly in the land and development team, working on a wide range of agency, development partner procurement, market land appraisal and development consultancy instructions. He has also worked for Berkeley Homes as a land manager, sourcing new opportunities, appraising sites, inputting to design and preparing board packs. At Places for People Ben is working on a 15-year joint venture with Surrey County Council, appraising sites, managing consultant teams and taking sites through planning.

Jonathan Sutherland
Development Manager - Land & Planning, A2Dominion

Jonathan has worked in both the private and public sectors; he has over 12 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector working in a range of roles that have included construction project management and identifying, negotiating and securing new business opportunities, land acquisition and S106 agreements. Jonathan has extensive experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of projects from inception to completion and is currently responsible for securing, planning and delivering on large-scale mixed-use developments.

Emily Webster
Head of Design & Planning, L&Q

Prior to working at L&Q, Emily worked at GVA and Canary Wharf Group. In her current role she leads a team delivering exciting projects with social purpose throughout East London. She has experience in projects from feasibility stage through to completion; including Wood Wharf, a residential-led mixed-use development comprising 3,600 new homes in Tower Hamlets and Barking Riverside, and a JV partnership between L&Q and the GLA comprising 10,800 new homes.

Ed Williams
Account Director, London Communications Agency

Edward has worked as an account director at London Communications Agency since 2015, delivering PR and communications campaigns for a number of high-profile development and regeneration projects across the capital, covering stakeholder engagement, public affairs and media relations. Prior to this he spent seven years managing communication campaigns at NHS organisations in London and Manchester. Edward worked with LB Enfield to develop their corporate plan setting out the council’s vision for the following four years, with the NHS in south London on two estate regeneration projects, and with the Metropolitan Police Property Service on their estate transformation programme.