Dr Sylvia Baron, Programme Manager, RE:FIT London Programme
Sylvia manages the RE:FIT programme, London’s award-winning and internationally-recognised programme to help make London’s public buildings and assets more energy efficient. Sylvia has over 15 years experience working in the energy sector, in particular sustainable and renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to working for the Greater London Authority, Sylvia worked for Which?, the Energy Saving Trust and various clean energy start-ups and trade associations.
Paul Clark, Director of Development, GL Hearn, Part of Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
Paul Clark MRTPI MRICS is a Director at GL Hearn, part of Capita Real Estate, and leads the Development Consultancy and Agency team. His team advises a wide range of land owners and institutions on the release and delivery of land for development. Current clients include local authorities, NHS Trusts, pension funds and charities. Paul also provides support to private investors and developers with site assembly strategies and regeneration.
In many instances Paul’s advice centres on how land owners may create the investment conditions that also help to meet broader social and corporate objectives. Examples include the creation of long-term income streams, placemaking and reducing operational liabilities. Some key clients include the London Borough of Barnet, Royal London, St Mungo’s and Associated British Ports.
Anne Crofts, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Anne has nearly 30 years’ experience advising on commercial issues relevant to the health sector. She has been involved in all the major NHS reorganisations since 1990 and has advised on some of the most innovative joint venture and collaborative arrangements and partnerships between NHS and independent providers and across public sector boundaries including health and social care. Anne leads the DAC Beachcroft LLP health commercial team and provides strategic advice to clients on structuring collaborations, legal powers, procurement, contracting and governance.
Anna Dunne, NPM Services Procurement, Government Property Unit
Angela Harrowing, Programme Director. Asset Efficiency and One Public Estate, Government Property Unit
Angela joined the civil service in 2004. Angela has worked in a number of policy areas at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly DCLG), including housing, local growth, local government, planning and community rights. She has also spent time on secondment to KPMG, one of the ‘big 4’ auditors, as a management consultant.
Angela has worked in the Government Property Unit for 3 years. She directs the One Public Estate programme, a joint initiative with the Local Government Association, which supports collaboration across central and local government on asset and property management to improve services, deliver growth and achieve efficiencies. Angela also leads the GPU’s Asset Efficiency team, which is at the heart of work to embed better asset management across government, providing support and challenge to departments to help them to release surplus land.
Alexandra Houghton, Partner, Carter Jonas
Alexandra is a Partner at Carter Jonas with a long history of public sector property consultancy. She leads the Consultancy & Strategy team, based in London and Oxford, where she provides strategic advice to both public and private sector clients, focusing on the delivery of solutions to business needs through estate change.
Alexandra undertakes option appraisals, financial modelling, estate strategies, property asset management plans and the preparation and delivery of HM Treasury Green Book compliance Business Cases for a range of clients. The majority of her clients are within the public sector including local authorities, central government bodies, charities and others such as health and blue light through One Public Estate initiatives. Alexandra spent two years at the MoD, assisting on its UK-wide property rationalisation and transformation projects and has recently been assisting Hertfordshire County Council with the procurement of a Joint Venture development partner. Alexandra is a member of Carter Jonas’ Commercial Board and an APC assessor. She was recently nominated for the RICS Mentor of the Year award.
T: 020 7518 3225
Gary Howes, Partner, Montagu Evans
Denizer Ibrahim, Director, Special Projects and Placemaking, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Denizer joined the BNP Paribas Real Estate team in January 2017 as Director of Special Projects and Placemaking.
A graduate from the London School of Economics with a creative background in urban design, retail and start-up business, Denizer began his career as part of the Special Projects team at London based tech start up Appear Here, the leading global online marketplace for pop up shops. At BNP Paribas Real Estate, Denizer is part of a newly formed Consultancy arm within the retail team. Denizer will drive a first of its kind division focused on advising landlords on their Placemaking strategy, Commercial masterplanning delivery and how this can drive the longer term development goals.
Previous clients include: Transport For London, AEW, Aberdeen Standard, Arcadia, Network Rail, Calderdale Council
Denizer Ibrahim, BA (Hons), MSc (LSE)
Special Projects and Placemaking
BNP Paribas Real Estate
5 Aldermanbury Square,
London, EC2V 7BP
Tel: +44 (0)207 338 4357
Mob: +44 (0) 07469 403 333
Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Capita
Richard brings insight and leadership to our engagement with Central and Local Government and drives integrated solutions to real estate, property and infrastructure opportunities.
As a former Director General at DCLG, he was responsible for housing, planning, commercial property and local economic growth and former housing association Chief Executive (including Peabody Trust). He leads our work and engagement with Central Government and provides executive leadership to support and integrate our services to local government and the wider public sector. At Capita he led the successful bid to be the Strategic Business Partner to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and then became the DIO Chief Executive for the initial period of the contract. He also sits on the Capita Group Real Estate Board and he received a CBE in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to housing and planning.
Richard McWilliams, Director, RE:FIT Programme Delivery Unit
Richard, a senior Director of our London based specialist technology team, will lead our Innovation team. As noted above, Richard will leverage his experience of RE:NEW and Innovate UK with his panel of specialist advisers to identify challenges and opportunities in the public sector retrofit market, generating, developing and testing ideas/solutions and integrating those practical solutions into our core service to drive enhanced volumes of retrofit.
Stewart Murray, Head of Development Group, GL Hearn, Part of Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
Andy Pack, Director, 31ten Consulting
Andy is a specialist advisor to the public and private sector with more than 20 years knowledge and practice of strategic and financial advisory services before he co-founded 31ten Consulting.
He is a leading advisor in the Local Government sector with a wide range of specialist experience including the development of innovative models for the funding and delivery of housing and mixed use development, utilising his strong understanding of the way local authorities can better use their assets and powers to drive forward development and regeneration. He also has developed and implemented a variety of housing and infrastructure funding and delivery models with clients in the public and private sectors including the use of Wholly Owned Companies, Enterprise Zone mechanisms, Revolving Investment Funds and utilised Business Rates Retention approaches to fund major infrastructure programmes.
Andy also has extensive experience of developing joint ventures and other structured solutions with the public and private sectors with particular expertise in advising risk and reward transfer and developing and implementing strategies to plug funding gaps in local authority development programmes.
T: 07808 482750
Michael Peeters, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Brian Reynolds, Programme Director, One Public Estate, Local Government Association
Brian Reynolds has been responsible for running the One Public Estate programme on behalf of the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association since 2013. This is a pan-public sector asset rationalisation programme, expanded nationally in the Chancellor’s 2015 Autumn Statement, aimed at freeing up public sector land to help deliver more integrated public services, and land for housing and jobs.
OPE now covers 90% of English Local Authorities, and the sixth phase launched in April 2017 for the first time include a capital allocation from DCLG’s Land Release Fund.
Previously, Brian was Deputy Chief Executive at LB Barnet for 10 years, where he set up and ran that Authority’s regeneration programme. Together with the huge £4.2bn mixed use redevelopment at Brent Cross/Cricklewood, it remains one of the largest local authority led regeneration programmes anywhere in the country. He was also responsible for Environment, Planning, and Housing, and with some 30 years local authority experience, remains an expert in the housing and regeneration fields.
Tom Roberts, Head of Infrastructure Advisory, BDO
Cathal Rock, Programme Manager, Land Release Fund, MHCLG
Sameer Shrestha, Associate Director, Property & Workplace Consulting, Capita
Sameer is a senior executive with a track record of delivering high value property strategic advice and workplace management services to British Airways, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), States of Jersey, Barnet Council, BBC, Network Rail, Oxfordshire County Council and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
As part of Capita’s 10-year contract that started in 2013 with London Borough of Barnet to deliver range of services for the Council including corporate programmes, customer services, estates, finance, human resources and payroll, information systems, procurement, revenues and benefits, Sameer ran ‘Agile Working Programme’ for the Council’s c2000 employees to understand staff activity to develop space budget for fit for purpose office buildings in Barnet.
Sameer was part of the successful bid team in Capita for being selected Strategic Business Partner (SBP) by Ministry of Defence (MOD) to run DIO from Sep 2014. He is currently running a series of rationalisation programme for DIO to optimise their estates and deliver significant savings on their on-going property operating costs. His recent work led to the optimisation of MOD’s Strategic Headquarter (Main Building) in Whitehall to release two of the eight floors of this building by December 2016 for rent paying two Central Government Departments. This has led to efficient and sustainable utilisation of the Main Building, which will also be helping MOD to meet the Government’s building utilisation and workspace density targets whilst protecting defence outputs, notably the department of state and strategic military HQ functions.
Jon Spring, Commercial & Technical Delivery Director, RE:FIT Programme Delivery Unit
Jon is a facilities management consultant and whole life specialist with over 25 years of experience in Business Case production, product optioneering and value engineering, partnering and service contracts, Project Management delivery, Facilities Management and technical adviser roles, whole life economics and whole life costing. Jon has led the current RE:FIT benchmarking team from 2011 and has direct experience of over 100 energy portfolio analyses.
Robert Stone, Head of Estates, Asset Strategy and Portfolio, Defence Infrastructure Organisation
John Tatham, Senior Director, GVA
John Tatham joined GVA in 2017 to lead on investment management for the public sector, creating partnerships between public and private sector and finding solutions for funding large scale development and regeneration projects across the UK. John was previously with igloo Regeneration, the East Midlands Development Agency, Deloitte, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bass PLC and Thorntons PLC.
Alasdair Vaux, GPA Alliance Director, CBRE
Mark Williams FCA CPFA, PA Director, RE:FIT Programme
Mark leads for PA on Property & Infrastructure drawing on over 20 years of finance, commercial and business case experience. Mark is a Chartered Accountant specialising in the financial and commercial implications of complex projects. Mark was previously an Audit/Advisory Partner with one of the Big4 firms where he set up this firm’s Government Finance and Accounting team. During 2012 Mark provided expert advice to Infrastructure UK, part of HM Treasury, on the reform of PFI and wider PPP models.
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