November 06th 2020
Estate Renewal: Delivering Better Outcomes – Community | Social Value | Sustainability
Olivia Harris was appointed as Chief Executive of Dolphin Living in April 2017. Previously, Olivia was Finance Director at Dolphin, providing financial and commercial oversight on a wide range of property and related projects, including debt and fund raising. Olivia is a Chartered Accountant and has worked for more than 15 years in the property industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Future of London
Nicola is CEO of Future of London, an independent network supporting housing, planning and regeneration professionals through leadership, research and networks. She leads on strategy, business development and partnerships.
Nicola is passionate about the role of the built environment to improve lives and address inequality. At Design Council and CABE she led national programmes to support the public and private sectors to plan and deliver well designed buildings and spaces.
Nicola is a member of the Mayor’s London Green Spaces Commission and the TCPA Inclusive Planning Sounding Board.
November 10th 2020
#ParkPower – the Future of London’s Green Spaces
Senior Vice President Strategy & Communications
Kulveer Ranger is Global Head, Strategy & Communications for Financial Service & Insurance, and SVP Strategy & Communications for UK&I at Atos, a global leader in digital transformation with 110000 employees in 73 countries.
He has been a leading figure in the development and communication of innovate, technology led services and has a unique track record of working in politics, the public and private sectors over the last twenty years. This includes having worked on the delivery of the London Oystercard, and four years working for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, leading the transport and environment briefs and establishing the Digital London Office. His time at City Hall included preparing London for the 2012 Olympics, making the case for Crossrail, leading on ground breaking initiatives such as the cycle hire scheme and Tech City. He has sat on various boards including Transport for London, Bristol 2015 European Green Capital City and is currently on the board of techUK.
Kulveer is an international public speaker, a regular broadcaster for TV and radio and a passionate Tottenham Hotspur FC fan.
Mayors Green Spaces and Groundwork London
Fiona has worked at the intersection of public, private and community place-based delivery for 15 years. She is currently Strategic Development Manager for charity Groundwork London. Within this role, she partners with London boroughs and green space providers to develop practical programmes and improvements. Fiona sat on the recently concluded London Green Space Commission set up by the Mayor to look at funding and sustainability of the sector, with a particular focus on skills and the future workforce. In a previous role, she led the community and economic development strategies for the planning stages of NW Bicester, the UK’s first Eco Town. Fiona holds an MBA from The Judge Business School, Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Mike is a digital entrepreneur who has developed businesses in media, government and commercial sectors. He founded Commonplace to deliver a vision of deep and comprehensive public engagement about places, using digital tools as they have done with #ParkPower.
Commonplace customers include cities London, Newcastle and Bristol; and developers Grosvenor, Grainger and U+I.
Director of Real Estate
Ailish is Director of Real Estate for Get Living. Best known for East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes’ Village in Stratford, Get Living is changing the way the UK lives and rents within its vibrant big city neighbourhoods.
Ailish is responsible for managing Get Living’s existing £2 billion build-to-rent portfolio of 3,000 homes, alongside retail, public realm and expansive green spaces.
Ailish also oversees Get Living’s 5,000 home UK-wide development pipeline and leads Get Living’s commitment to sustainability and social value creation.
Ailish has more than 20 years’ experience in UK real estate. Prior to Get Living, Ailish was Head of Property at Landsec, following 10 years in fund management including roles at La Salle Investment Management and Invista.
Ailish is the current President of Revo, a placemaking and retail property organisation, which represents all stakeholders in the £360 billion retail property sector, including property owners, retailers and local authorities.
Founder & CEO
Max is the Founder and CEO of the London Collective, a virtual network of built environment experts and creatives fighting hard to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Their members are experts in social impact, zero carbon and modern methods of construction as well as architecture, engineering, graphic design and film making. As a diverse and eclectic group, they are bound by a set of values and a cost-effective business model. Whether it’s a thought leadership campaign or the design and construction of a piece of city, they are a ‘one stop shop’ for projects anywhere in the world. As self-employed entrepreneurs they can tailor-make teams without the overheads, convening and disbanding for place-based projects like a film’s cast and crew.
Chairperson: Max Farrell, Founder & CEO, LDN Collective
November 12th 2020
The Changing Development Agenda - South West
Design | People | Technology
Residential Development Director, South
Duncan joined Muse Developments in June 2009 as Residential Development Director. He brings a wealth of residential experience to the company and is advising on new and existing schemes across the Muse portfolio as well as running the day to day development management of the English Cities Fund schemes at Canning Town and Plymouth and is a Director of the Joint Venture vehicles that are developing out Wapping Wharf in Bristol. To date, Duncan has overseen delivery of over 1,200 homes alongside all the commercial and community uses on these important schemes.
Previously development director at Crest Nicholson, Duncan led a development team ultimately responsible for the identification and acquisition of opportunities through the submission of planning applications to delivery of planning consents and handover to the construction team.
The team increased acquisition targets from 230 units in 2003 to 520 units in 2007. The portfolio was a mix of brown and green field land and ranged from the CABE gold standard award winning 1,300 unit Ingress Park scheme near Dartford, Kent to four large detached houses in Coulsden, South London.
Other projects include successfully leading a Crest Nicholson project team in a design competition set up by English Partnerships on their Sixty K House project. This resulted in one of the country’s first applications of off-site manufactured SIPs panels in an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ scheme. He also helped set up, and held a directorship of, a joint venture company between Crest Nicholson and Bioregional Quintain to develop a trailblazing scheme in central Brighton to promote sustainable good practice and with ambitions to be one of the UK’s first truly Carbon Neutral schemes. Duncan led large consultant teams from project inception and throughout the development process.
November 19th 2020
The Changing Development Agenda - North West
Design | People | Technology
Regional Director, North West
Phil joined Muse Developments in 2006 to assist with the delivery of the company’s mixed use regeneration portfolio and was promoted to the role of Development Director in 2011. He assumed the role of Regional Director in 2018 and is now responsible for a wide range of projects throughout the North West. Phil heads up the team of development directors and surveyors in the Manchester office.
Since joining Muse he has delivered, or currently has on site, over 700,000 sq ft of offices, 550 residential homes, a 143 bedroom hotel and 2 large space multi storey car parks. He has also successfully led two CPOs and gained consent for the largest ever planning application submitted to Salford City Council. Phil also secured the forward funding of 3 PRS residential developments at New Bailey in Salford. The Slate Yard, is one of the first institutionally funded PRS developments in the city. The first 2 phases are now complete, the third phase which consists of 199 new homes over 21 storeys commenced early Sept 2018.
Phil is a member of the Investment Property Forum and the British Council for Offices, where he was formerly Chair of the Northern Region Next Gen committee. He is also a member of the Chester Growth Partnership Board and is chair of the project board overseeing improvements to Islington Mill, Salford.
December 08th 2020
Modern Methods of Construction - Accelerating Change
Homes for Everyone: 2020 & Beyond
L&G Modular Homes
Rosie is leading the modular business in developing the product portfolio, creating engineering and production capability and establishing our market position.
Rosie joined L&G in June from Rolls-Royce where she held senior roles across customer-facing business areas, new product introduction and in setting up global supply chains to deliver complex engineering products.
Founding Director & CEO
Mark has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate sectors and has become a recognised commentator and thought leader on a variety of issues. He has been at the forefront of emerging UK residential market segments such as Build to Rent and Later Living. He is also playing a leading role in the progressive modernisation of the construction industry. Mark is a member of the RICS, Vice Chairman of the ULI UK Residential Council, a member of the BPF Build to Rent sub-committee and co-chairman of Constructing Excellence. Mark authored the October 2016 UK Government Review of the Construction Labour Market Model entitled ‘Modernise or Die’.
Senior Business Development Manager
Graham has many years’ experience in infrastructure and housing sectors, leading stakeholder engagement for commercial organisations and industry bodies. He leads NHBC’s engagement with the affordable housing and private rental sectors, establishing a partnership approach to managing the risks of new home development, working with investors, developers, landlords and contractors. Graham also leads NHBC’s engagement with partners in the funding and mortgage lending, working to build confidence in homes built using offsite manufacturing.
December 10th 2020
The Changing Investment Agenda - West Midlands
Balancing Commerciality with Social Responsibility & Sustainability
Team Leader, Ecology, Historic Environment and Landscape
Warwickshire County Council
David manages a team 13 Ecological officers, plus 6 hosted Wildlife Trust officers; 4 Historic Environment advisory officers; and 3 Landscape Officers. The Ecology Unit provides Development Management and Strategic Planning advice to both internally and external partner Local Authorities. The Ecology Team won the CIEEM Local Planning Authority of the Year 2019 award for its implementation and advocacy of Biodiversity Net Gain. As such David is considered to be a Biodiversity Net Gain Guru.
So far, the Council has secured over £2.2 million and begun to create/restore over 34.5ha with over 40ha more to be secured by the end of this financial year. The team is also piloting an approach that integrates Great Crested Newt District Licencing into the Defra Metric to grant licences on permission. The County continues to pioneer ‘Connectivity Mapping’ with CEH, Natural England and the Universities of Oxford, York and Liverpool to place Landscape Ecology. Biodiversity Net Gain and Species Conservation at the heart of sub-regional and national Green Infrastructure Strategies.
Our aim is to provide ‘certainty’ at the heart of planning.
Jo joined Stoford in 2018 after more than ten years in planning consultancy, most recently as a Director at Turley, Birmingham.
Jo specialised as a planning consultant in securing planning permission for complex strategic sites for a number of developers and landowners. Jo also has significant experience of land promotion through the Development Plan process.
Having advised Stoford as a client since 2014, Jo joined the Board as Stoford’s in-house Planning Director. Jo continues to manage the planning process for Worcester Six and key projects for the business including Redditch Gateway, whilst managing external project teams towards securing planning permission; and working with Development Directors to identify new opportunities.
Away from the office Jo enjoys skiing, travel, socialising with friends and gin-king!
UK Director of Development and Construction
Having trained as a Civil Engineer and then Chartered Surveyor, Robin leads the development team and is responsible for bringing forward future regeneration schemes together with retail/asset extensions. Completed projects include The Oracle, Reading; Bullring, Birmingham; Highcross, Leicester; Cabot Circus, Bristol; Union Square, Aberdeen; Victoria Gate, Leeds and Watermark, Southampton.
He also worked with Hammerson France to deliver Terrasses du Port, a €450m retail led redevelopment of the Marseille docks which opened in 2014.
Robin also has responsibility for bringing forward pipeline Joint Venture development projects in Croydon and Brent Cross in London.
Robin sits on the CR Board and Investment Committee at Hammerson and is a member of the BPF and FRICS.