Future London Leaders Candidates
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.
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.
Peter van der Zwan
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.