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Property Week: Regenerate 2018 :: Speakers
20th February 2018
U+I, 7A Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

Welcome to the Property Week: Regenerate Conference 2018

Head of Regeneration North
Southwark Council
Jon has worked in regeneration for Southwark Council since the 1990’s and is currently Head of Regeneration North. His role includes responsibility for the Elephant & Castle regeneration including the management of the council’s partnership with Lend Lease. At Canada Water he leads the council’s negotiations with British Land to establish a long term partnership to regenerate a 50 acre strategic site which will establish a new mixed use town centre with over 3000...more
Partner & Manager, Social Property Funds
Cheyne Capital
Shamez Alibhai is a Partner at Cheyne Capital and Portfolio Manager of the Social Property Impact Fund. He joined Cheyne in 2006, founded and co-ran Cheyne’s real estate business since 2008 and successfully grew the division to $2.5 billion.  In 2014, Shamez launched the Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund – a socially responsible developer and investor working to deliver the extra homes to address outstanding social challenges.   The Fund has delivered housi...more
The Founder
The Trampery
Charles Armstrong is Founder and CEO of The Trampery, a London-based specialist in creative workspaces and innovation districts. In 2009 The Trampery opened the first co-working space in London's “Tech City” innovation cluster. Working with the UK Prime Minister’s office it went on to develop 8 further sites across East London including the UK’s first dedicated workspaces for fashion, for travel and for digital arts. The Trampery's latest proj...more
Planning Director
Southwark Council
Simon is a town planner who has worked for Southwark Council for 30 years. For the past nine years, he has led the planning service, guiding development in Southwark’s regeneration programmes in Elephant and Castle, Canada Water, the Aylesbury Estate, and Peckham town centre. His latest project is the Old Kent Road opportunity area.
Managing Director
Network Rail Property
With over 25 years’ experience operating as a senior executive for major companies, David is the Managing Director for Network Rail’s property division. He has established a new strategic direction for the business based on a strong customer centric philosophy applied across all commercial activities including Retail, the Commercial Estate and Development. David has also been instrumental in the adoption of a partnering approach with developers to drive commercial value from th...more
Former Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property
Richard Blakeway was Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property at the Greater London Authority for eight years and chair of the Homes for London board until 2016.  He oversaw the completion of 100,000 affordable homes and development of one of the UK's largest public sector land portfolios including major regeneration at London's Royal Docks, Greenwich Peninsula and Barking Riverside.  Richard was a special adviser in the Prime Minister's Office and trustee of the C...more
Chairman and Founder
Urban Splash
The least qualified board member. Tom sold fire extinguishers door to door, studied a degree in politics, sold records then posters and ran a market stall down Affleck's Arcade. He made more money sub-letting the space than selling his posters. That's how it started. Following setting up a pub business, nightclub and radio station, Tom, along with Jonathan Falkingham, founded Urban Splash in 1993. Urban Splash has developed over a billion pounds of regeneration projects across ...more
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Former Associate Editor
Property Week
Richard specialises in all aspects of real estate development. He acts for both public and private sector, land owners, investors, debt financiers, developers and contractors through structures including joint venture corporate vehicles, contractual joint ventures, project agreements, development management agreements and funding documents direct and indirect.
Head of Operations
British Land
Emma joined British Land in June 2014 and as Head of Operations she has responsibility for the development of the Group’s assets at Canada Water. The project, adjacent to the Canada Water & Surrey Quays stations, covering nearly 50 acres will deliver a new urban centre for London with up to 5m sq.ft of development comprising workspace, retail, leisure, culture and residential alongside higher educational and community uses. Previous experience Emma joined British Land fro...more
Co Founder
The Age of No Retirement
Jonathan is a passionate social entrepreneur. The greater the challenge, the greater the opportunity. Jonathan began his career as a doctor in the NHS before moving into health IT via an MBA at University of Edinburgh. In 2011, Jonathan entered and won a national design challenge - run by the Design Council, funded by the Department of Health. It was here that he was first introduced to design-led thinking and came to appreciate that every problem, no matter how large or complex, could...more
Head of Regeneration
Newham Council
Studied for a B.Sc in Geography and Economics at the London School of Economics Did an M.Sc in Planning at Birkbeck College London Diploma in Town Planning at Westminster University MBA at London Business School   Started work as an Economist at East Sussex County Council in Lewes   Took a year off to walk 7000 miles around the British coastline   Worked for the Government advising on Britain’s Long Distance Footpaths and based in th...more
Director, Regeneration Advisory
Zoe Davidson leads the KPMG Housing and Regeneration advisory practice in the UK. She has been with the firm for 14 years, specialising in major projects and infrastructure, following 5 years of funding debt and equity in infrastructure schemes. Zoe spent two years in Sydney with KPMG advising on the redevelopment of Darling Harbour and so then returned to the UK with a specific focus of advising on complex redevelopments and in particular those schemes with a significant regeneration, hou...more
Vice Chair of igloo regeneration and Chief Executive of Blueprint
Nick is Vice Chair of igloo and Chief Executive of Blueprint, an innovative property development partnership between Aviva Investor’s igloo Regeneration Fund and Nottingham City Council, managed by igloo. Leading on a number of igloo’s major design innovation partnerships, Nick uses his vast network of experts to bring major projects to the fore in the field of community energy and custom build. Nick has a strategic role on the igloo senior management team and charismat...more
Executive Director – Development, Environment & Enterprise
Fiona is responsible for overseeing the delivery and implementation of key strategies in areas such as the London Plan, the Economic Development Strategy, the London Enterprise Panel, transport, environment and climate change and in overseeing the operation of the Mayor’s powers in relation to significant planning applications in the capital. A graduate of the University of Northumbria and the London School of Economics, Fiona has worked in a variety of voluntary and public secto...more
Project Director
Having joined Argent in October 2012, Ian is a Project Director at King’s Cross. His main priority is heading up the Regeneration, Community and Sustainability team who deal with strategic planning for, consultation on and the delivery of, various programmes and projects at King’s Cross and other sites. These incorporate a range of S106 obligations and other partnership projects with the local community. The diverse list includes Construction Skills Training, an on-site job...more
Montagu Evans
Alan heads up many of the Development and Regeneration projects and coordinates the Montagu Evans team. His open and honest approach, as well as his experience of working closely with local authorities, means he’s in constant demand by both developer’s looking to progress complex development agreements and local authorities seeking to deliver their vision for their town or city centre.  In tough economic and property markets, it pays to know what’s required to cr...more
Chief Executive
Kate is Chief Executive of Britain's oldest charity concerned with planning, housing and the environment, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA). She is responsible for leading the Association’s efforts to shape and advocate planning policies that put social justice and the environment at the heart of the debate. Over the past decade Kate has raised the TCPA's profile through a range of campaigns and policy initiatives, most notably around Garden Cities, afforda...more
Development Director
Harworth Group
Peter Henry leads Harworth’s Major Projects Team and is responsible for the identification, delivery and management of all large scale development opportunities across the Harworth portfolio - covering large scale residential, commercial, leisure and mixed use developments. Peter, a Chartered Engineer, has a wide range of experience in the delivery of large, complex developments. Prior to joining the company he worked in consultancy providing technical and management advice to develo...more
Executive Committee Member
Simon Hesketh joined Development Securities, now U+I, in 1997. Originally focusing on the company’s major office-led development portfolio, Simon is now responsible for the delivery of all of U+I’s regeneration projects including its public private partnership projects.    To date, Simon has been responsible for some of U+I’s largest development projects including 10 and 12 Hammersmith Grove, Vertium in Dublin and PaddingtonCentral.    ...more
Chief Executive
Mount Anvil
Killian is the co-founder and majority shareholder of Mount Anvil. He is a multi-disciplined professional and has worked in the London property market since 1988. He has particular experience in the collaborative delivery of joint venture solutions to complex property transactions and of ensuring risks are identified and priced appropriately. Under Killian’s leadership, Mount Anvil has seen over ten-fold growth, from a turnover of £24m in 2004, to record profit of &poun...more
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Head of Strategy
Executive Director, Thamesmead
Peabody Trust
John is an Executive Director at Peabody leading one of London’s largest regeneration programmes which will position Thamesmead as London’s new town creating 20,000 new home of all tenure types to help meet the Capital’s housing needs. Previously he spent 6 years as CEO of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, a self-funded charitable organisation providing support services to maintain and enhance the world’s first garden city. John joined the Heritage Fou...more
Chief Executive
Milligan Ltd
John is founder and CEO of Milligan Ltd - a specialist retail development company that has gained an international reputation for innovative and successful retail and leisure projects. Founded in 2002 Milligan has developed and asset-managed projects with a total value in excess of £5bn and has partnered a wide variety of major global investors. Locations of completed projects include Lisbon, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and London. Most recently, Mill...more
Deputy Mayor, Housing and Residential Development
Greater London Authority
James Murray joined the Mayor's Office in 2016 as Deputy Mayor for Housing, coming from Islington Council, where he held the position of Executive Member for Housing & Development for six years. During James’s time in Islington, the borough was one of the top building local authorities in the country. He oversaw the introduction of planning policies to raise the proportion of affordable homes in new developments, including a new standard for viability assessments. In ...more
Managing Director
Warrington & Co.
Steve Park has held several Director \ senior management positions in local and national government agencies as well as the private sector.   Steve is currently Managing Director of Warrington & Co., a position he has held for the last 5 years. Warrington & Co. has ensured the creation of £800 million of investment and has helped create over 7000 jobs. Projects managed by Warrington & Co. includes the multi-million pounds Time Square town centre regenera...more
igloo, for People, Place and Planet
David is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the real-estate industry. Over the last 16 years David has specialised in sustainable urban regeneration, taking a lead role in the initiation of igloo’s partnership projects in London, Nottingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Sunderland and Newcastle. David has sat on the RICS Presidential Commission on Sustainability, National Sustainability Panel Member of the Government’s Sustainable Developme...more
Senior Development Manager
Legal & General Investment Management
Ben Rodgers is a Senior Development Manager in the Real Assets Transactions team with a role involving the structuring of major commercial and mixed-use development opportunities for LGIM. His key business focus is development of complex multi-phased regeneration schemes in partnership with both the public and private sectors. He is currently leading the Newcastle Science Central development joint venture with Newcastle Council and Newcastle University; one of the largest city centre regen...more
Chief Executive
Meeting Place Communications
Anna has been running major programmes of public engagement for over 10 years and is an industry leader in developing new and more effective ways for clients to carry out pre-application consultation.  Additionally she has helped clients with relationship-building with local authorities; branding and messaging exercises; long term strategic promotion of sites and innovative programmes of post-consent PR.  Anna is a regular speaker at industry events and keen user of social media....more
Deputy Chief Executive
Richard is a creative entrepreneur specialising in the field of property regeneration. An Honours Graduate of Reading University’s Land Management (Development and Planning Specialism), he has established, built and sold four property investment and professional companies in the past two decades.   He has initiated and developed more than 6million square feet of mixed use development in his career to date.   He pioneered one of London’s leading h...more
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Karen Whelan is Chief Executive of Surrey Heath Borough Council and together with a forward thinking management team and a strong political leadership, is instrumental in transforming the local authority into an organisation that delivers on its strategy to become a self-financing organisation, no longer reliant on government funding.  Whilst Surrey Heath is a small borough council, it has embarked on many ambitious projects, most recent being the regeneration of its major town centre...more
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