#ParkPower – the Future of London’s Green Spaces..
November 10th 2020
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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
The London Collective
Max is Founder & CEO of the London Collective, a network of built environment experts and creatives fighting to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Their members are experts in social impact, zero carbon and modern methods of construction (MMC) as well as architecture, engineering, graphic design and film-making. They are a radical and agile ‘one stop shop’ for projects anywhere in the world.
Max’s expertise lies in placemaking and communications. He was a Partner at Farrells for 10 years, the internationally renowned architects with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai, before leaving to set up the London Collective in 2019. He is currently leading on the vision and masterplan for a new town in Oxfordshire with 6,500 homes and a national centre of excellence for MMC. He is developing feasibility studies for globally significant wellbeing resorts in urban centres and leading on #ParkPower: A collaborative Vision for the Future of London’s Green Spaces.
Max was Project Leader and Author of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, commissioned by the UK Government, which made 60 recommendations spanning education, outreach & skills; design quality; cultural heritage; economic benefits & architecture policy, many of which have now been implemented. In 2020 he co-authored Collectively Speaking: The Future of Town Centres Post-Coronavirus published by the Developer Magazine. In January 2021, Max was appointed Chair of the Cultural Co-Location Advisory Group for Creative Estuary. He is an adviser to London National Park City, Urban Design London, the Place Alliance, the Urban Room Network and the National Arts and Place Consortium.
Executive Director of Park and Venues
London Legacy Development Corporation
Mark is passionate about parks and open spaces, having played a leading role in some of the UK’s best loved parks. He joined LLDC in January 2012, and led the delivery of the successful summer events series on the Park, and the opening of the North Park and Copper Box Arena in July 2013. Mark led the design of The South Park to stage D and directed the opening of The South Park, including the Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and new landscape in April 2014. Prior to joining LLDC, he was CEO of The Royal Parks for over six years, where he led the parks to achieving Green Flag, and introduced new events like Winter Wonderland. Other projects include leading procurement of re-design of Gorky Park (Moscow) and Peer Review of Centennial Parkland (Sydney). He is a Director of World Urban Parks, London Stadium 185 and Stratford Waterfront Management Company.