Future London Leaders Candidates
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Future London Leaders Round 22
Future London Leaders Round 22 runs from April 2019 to September 2019. Profiles of the candidates are below.
Regeneration Project Manager, LB Redbridge
Asiyah is a regeneration officer with experience in housing and regeneration. She is currently working on several regeneration projects for Ilford Town Centre to deliver its place-making propositions. Asiyah is currently involved in delivering Phase 2 public realm works for Ilford and three meanwhile projects involving enterprise, art and business, named ‘Spark Ilford’. Asiyah has also managed the Registered Provider partnership for the Council and developed good working partnerships with developers and registered providers. Asiyah also undertook a year secondment at the GLA Housing & Land with a contract manager role on the Housing Zone Programme.
Development Manager, Lovell
Lawrence is a chartered surveyor (MRICS) having worked in property development for 7 years in both consultancy and ‘client-side’ roles. Lawrence has experience of advising clients on development viability, planning, affordable housing and land transactions whilst working as a development consultant at Colliers International. He also analysed the financial performance of central London commercial development projects at British Land. At Lovell Partnerships he works on land transactions and manages residential-led development projects through to planning; focussing mainly on the financial and legal facets as well as managing consultants and stakeholders.
Senior Development Manager, Peabody
Hannah is responsible for securing new business opportunities for Peabody. She has over 10 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector working in a range of roles including construction delivery, procurement, asset management as well as new business. Hannah has extensive experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of projects from inception to completion and is currently responsible for securing planning for large-scale mixed-use developments.
Principal Regeneration Officer, LB Brent
Máire joined LB Brent four years ago as assistant regeneration officer and in her current role leads on the Wembley and Alperton Housing Zones and provision of affordable workspace. The role involves managing design teams, developing mixed-use schemes in Wembley, leading on meanwhile projects, formulating delivery strategies, stakeholder engagement and securing affordable workspace in new developments. Máire is passionate about ensuring existing residents have the opportunity to participate in shaping proposals and experience the benefits of regeneration in their area through exemplar design, job creation, affordable housing and supporting infrastructure.
Assistant Development Manager, City of Westminster
Evie works as part of the small team responsible for the development management of the Church Street Regeneration scheme for Westminster City Council. This project is currently at RIBA stage 1 with proposals reaching RIBA Stage 2 in Autumn 2019. Before this, she worked as a chartered surveyor for 3 years before moving into development management.
Senior Consultant, Arup
Joanna works on a variety of projects, requiring economic strategic planning, business case analyses, feasibility studies and finance and funding modelling. She has recently been managing economic impact evaluation projects. With a background in economics and data analytics, Joanna is an enthusiast of taking advantage of data science for efficient and democratic urban planning and management and supports various projects with analytical rigour. She is also a keen supporter of multidisciplinary work between economists, planners and designers.
Deputy Team Leader Placemaking, LB Croydon
Anisha is an urban designer, researcher and curator with extensive experience in private practice and public institutions. Her multidisciplinary team provides expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, arts & culture, citizen-centric planning and community engagement, with the ambition of making planning and development accessible. Anisha has previously worked at the architecture think tank OMA*AMO in Rotterdam, consulted the Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism team at the V&A for a major public exhibition, and curated Tate Collective, a peer led youth initiative at the Tate Modern.
Senior Planner - Archaeology, LB Southwark
Gillian has over 20 years’ experience as a professional archaeologist. Since 2016, she has been LB Southwark's in-house archaeologist. Prior to this she was Historic England’s archaeological adviser, responsible for the City of Westminster and seven London boroughs. She has been involved in some of the most important archaeological projects in London, including Shakespeare’s Globe, Westminster Abbey and Kew Gardens. She is passionate about London’s historic environment and believes it contributes to social value, inclusivity and wellbeing.
Senior Planning Policy Officer, OPDC
Lauren has had extensive experience in public sector planning roles. She started work as a trainee planner, gaining practical experience and then completed a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Progressing through her career, Lauren has been involved in the preparation of planning policy documents, including drafting policies for Local Plans, as well as leading on a range of strategic evidence base documents. Lauren currently works for OPDC, a Mayoral Development Corporation set up to plan for Old Oak and Park Royal – London’s largest regeneration area.
Principal Development Management Officer, Be First
Nelupa is a principal development management officer with 16 years’ experience at LB Barking and Dagenham. She is the case officer for some of the major and strategic planning applications within the borough including the Beam Park development which has recently been granted planning permission and the redevelopment of the former Sanofi Aventis site in Dagenham, which will be the location for the Dagenham Film and TV Studios.
Principal Policy Planner, LB Waltham Forest
Charlotte joined Waltham Forest two years ago in the planning policy team, having previously worked in a private sector consultancy. In her team she is project managing the Draft Local Plan. Charlotte’s policy areas are housing and culture; two priority areas for the council. Her spatial policy area is the Lea Valley area (which includes Blackhorse, Leyton and Lea Bridge), the largest regeneration opportunity for the borough. Within the wider profession, Charlotte is National Co-Chair for Women in Planning and a Trustee for the Planning Officers Society.
Senior Project Officer (Rough Sleeping), Greater London Authority
David works at the GLA, developing and delivering a range of projects and services to support the Mayor’s ambition to ensure there is a sustainable route off the street for everyone sleeping rough in London. His experience in housing and homelessness began in the not-for-profit sector, working for charities in a number of different frontline services which supported homeless and vulnerable people. Following this, he worked in commissioning of health and social care services at a London borough. Alongside his role at the GLA, David is currently studying for a MSc in Public Policy and Management at Birkbeck.
Project Manager, LB Hackney
Isobel joined the regeneration team at LB Hackney three years ago and is currently a project manager at Woodberry Down. Prior to this, Isobel worked in the private sector. She trained as a planning and development surveyor at GVA (now Avison Young), where she was part of the regeneration team and worked on a wide range of strategic projects across London and the South East.
Senior Policy Officer, LB Hounslow
Jacob is an urban planner specialising in planning policy. He has 4 years' experience developing local plans for the London Boroughs of Hackney and, presently, Hounslow. His current role is focused on delivering parallel Local Plan Reviews for the Great West Corridor Opportunity Area and for the west of Hounslow, delivering a total of 19,000 homes, working closely with local communities, landowners and other departments to deliver sustainable growth. His passion lies in understanding how technology can cut through the complexity and improve reasoning behind decision making in organisations to deliver better outcomes.
Regeneration Officer, One Housing
Alison joined One Housing after graduating in Politics, Philosophy and Economics with the Open University. She has since gained experience working in customer insight, ASB and business transformation teams, before becoming a project coordinator in July 2017. She is currently based on the Isle of Dogs, where she engages with residents to develop options for the future of their area. Before working in housing, Alison volunteered for Citizens Advice Bureaux in Hillingdon and Harrow for 12 years and it was through this work that her passion for being part of the solution to the housing crisis began.
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Senior Architect, Pollard Thomas Edwards
Peter trained as an architect in Dublin and has worked in Dublin, New York and London for over ten years. Peter has worked across a wide range of sectors in architecture as well as for a design focussed development company and is passionate about the architecture of housing and the design of cities. At Pollard Thomas Edwards he has worked on a number of large build to rent and regeneration housing schemes as well as masterplans for new urban settlements.
Future London Leaders Round 21
Future London Leaders Round 21 runs from January 2019 to June 2019. Profiles of the candidates are below.
Urban Design and Development Lead, RB Kingston
Chloë has over 10 years’ experience managing and delivering architectural and urban design projects within the public and private sectors, overseas and in the UK. Her background and passion for architecture, planning, smart cities and citizen-centric design allows her to see spaces and places from different perspectives, helping her identify gaps and synergies in the needs of different stakeholders. Chloë is currently working on the co-creation of a public realm strategy.
Senior Development Manager, Countryside
Alex studied architecture at university with a particular interest in place making through good urban design. He has worked on residential-led schemes since graduating, starting with small scale design and build projects, working up to managing two large scale regeneration projects in London. He has worked on all stages of a project, with strong skills in stakeholder management, financial modelling, team building, design and planning. Alex is passionate about design and delivering quality homes for future residents, with the community always being the key part of any scheme.
Development Manager, Swan
Iona joined Swan Housing Association two years ago in the regeneration & development team and is now a development manager working on the delivery of several large-scale housing projects. Her role focuses on the on-site management of building affordable housing, working with external and in-house contractors, as well as developing community engagement strategies in East London and Essex. This diverse role ranges from achieving planning permissions to managing practical completion of several hundred properties, adapting to many different situations.
Project Officer, LB Hackney
Helene is currently working in the estate regeneration team at LB Hackney where she is managing her second new build housing development from design to delivery. As part of a team, Helene’s first project was an award-winning development, delivering high quality affordable homes for mix tenure. Prior to this, she worked as an operations manager for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games where she led a team that was involved in the planning and delivery of services to support the construction of the Athletes Village.
Team Leader – South Team, LB Croydon
Richard is a development management planner and team leader with approximately 13 years experience and has been a manager for five years. Richard started working in the Midlands (Leicester City Council) and joined LB Croydon’s strategic applications team approx. five years ago. He has delivered planning consents and implemented schemes in the Croydon Opportunity Area, as well as working closely with the council’s housing development company. Richard is now leading a team of development managers in the south of the borough which includes new challenges of how to sensitively deal with intensification in suburban settings.
Deputy Manager (Strategic Policy), LB Hackney
Katie has more than a decade of planning experience, starting her professional career in Australia working for local and state government in both planning policy and development management roles. Since 2009, Katie has been working at LB Hackney leading on range of complex planning documents and projects including borough-wide local plans, Opportunity Area Frameworks, area action plans, supplementary planning documents and evidence base studies. In her current role, Katie manages a variety of plan making, policy and monitoring workstreams within the Strategic Policy Team and leads on the Future Shoreditch Area Action Plan.
Principal Urban Designer, Greater London Authority
Having trained as an architect, James has over five years’ experience working as a planner and urban designer. He previously worked at LB Hackney, as a senior urban design officer inputting into a variety of schemes across the borough including the Kings Crescent Estate and Colville Estate masterplans. Since 2014 he has been working in the GLA’s Planning Team, first as a strategic planner dealing with a variety of large-scale planning applications. He is currently working as a principal urban designer, providing design advice to the Mayor and working closely with applicants to secure the best possible design outcomes for schemes of strategic importance across London.
Revenues Manager, Thames Valley
Rozina is currently the revenue manager for the newly formed Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing where she leads a collections team for service charges and rent for both home owners and general needs customers. Rozina has worked in social housing for 8 years specialising in rental income and collections. She has also worked on other projects across public sector housing including policy writing for housing management, rent, support services and safeguarding polices.
Private Housing Policy Officer, LB Tower Hamlets
In 2015 Marc completed a master’s in Policy and Politics and has worked as a housing policy officer at LB Tower Hamlets since September 2016. His role focuses on private renting, leasehold, empty homes, and short term letting. As well as working on strategy and policy, Marc runs the borough’s landlords’ forum and has brought together advice agencies, landlord groups and the council around the Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter. Before moving into policy Marc worked for five years as a housing adviser at Shelter after ten years in homelessness and supported housing services.
Senior Urban Designer, Arup
Carmen is an enthusiastic architect and urban designer with more than 8 years of international experience having worked in UK, The Netherlands and Spain. She is a self-motivated professional with excellent analytical, design and good organisational skills with a holistic approach. Carmen has gained experience working on broad range of projects both for the public and private sector including large-scale master plans, urban design frameworks, strategic design, urban regeneration as well as international competitions.
Principal Planning Development Manager, LLDC
Richard has worked in town planning for 10 years, including an 8-year period at LB Lambeth and two years in his current role at the LLDC where he is a principal planning development manager. Richard is passionate about securing tangible public benefit through planning applications including a strong sense of place, high quality architecture, job creation and affordable housing. He has worked on a wide range of schemes which have contributed to the regeneration of Vauxhall, Waterloo, Stratford and Bromley-by-Bow.
Head of Networks
Oli is FoL's Head of Networks and responsible for raising Future of London’s profile, ramping up our communications efforts and strengthening FoL’s offer to members and to our growing networks. He also works with the team to identify strong project matches and establish partner and grantor relationships. Oli is a teacher, trainer and facilitator with 14 years’ experience in educational environments from large UK institutions like the NHS and UCL to top private-sector language schools in Japan and China. At UCL, Oli led the entrepreneurship programme and engaged with thousands of students and start-ups, providing opportunities to learn about business and entrepreneurship and enhance innovation potential and employability.
Senior Planner, Tibbalds
Adam has worked in both the public and private sectors. He started work at a National Park Authority in Wales in a development management role. Following this, he worked at LB Wandsworth and TfL in planning roles. At Tibbalds Adam deals with a variety of development proposals, ranging from sensitive infill developments in Central London to complex redevelopment proposals in Outer London.
Accents Project Producer, Poplar HARCA
After graduating in Sociology and Politics, Danny worked as a business analyst for a small housing association in East London, followed by his current job working on social, economic and cultural regeneration projects in Poplar. He leads the public engagement and comms strategy for Poplar Works fashion hub and has worked on partnership projects including a community pub, and artist studios in the basement of a block of flats, and an urban sustainability education space. He’s particularly interested in how we can change public perceptions of regeneration.
Patrick Van Den Bos
Business Development Manager, Catalyst
Patrick works on a wide range of projects to grow the business and deliver innovative housing solutions to those in need. This currently includes the optimisation of a multi-phase estate regeneration scheme, research and development on new products and housing delivery models and operating a market intelligence and research function. Prior to Catalyst Patrick completed a master’s degree in Urban Regeneration with further academic background in socio-spatial and town planning in the Netherlands.
Senior Project Officer, Greater London Authority
Lydia is a senior project officer in the GLA’s Private Rented Sector team, leading on key Mayoral programmes including the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker and the London Boroughs Private Rented Sector Partnership. Prior to this, Lydia worked in communications roles at the GLA, in the Housing and Land Directorate, and for the London Assembly. Before this, she worked in the private sector for Mercer Consulting, in corporate communications, and business development roles.
Deputy Planning Manager, LB Sutton
Jody is a town planner who has worked for LB Sutton for 10 years. As a deputy planning manager, he currently leads a team of officers responsible for all types of planning applications, providing excellent customer service and achieving high quality development proposals. In his current role he is responsible for major regeneration projects which are delivering inward investment into the borough and a significant quantum of new commercial and residential floor space. Prior to his current role he held several positions at Sutton working his way up from graduate planner to senior planner level.