I joined Rockpools as the non-executive Chair because the team's ethos,
ambitions and expertise are a natural fit with my own professional background and
My career of over 30 years has been committed to the evolution and delivery of the economic development and inward investment agenda, particularly in terms of urban renaissance. I have worked at a senior level in both the public and private sectors, as the founding Chief Executive of English Partnerships, founding Managing Director of Amec Developments, Managing Director of Lancashire Enterprises Ltd and was the Group Chief Executive of Enterprise Plc.
chaired Hull Citybuild (one of the UK Government’s most successful urban
regeneration companies)and Elevate, the East
Lancashire Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder. Currently, I am the Chair
of Canada Quays Ltd, a joint venture with
British Land Plc. to deliver 3,000 homes, leisure and retail facilities in
London. I am also a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority and the
Deputy Chair of the Olympic Planning Committee. I am also proud to be the
Deputy Chair of Preston North End, Football Club.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Diploma in Architecture (Architectural Association)
Post Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (Architectural Association)
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