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Our Board of Trustees support us to meet our charitable objectives.

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Stephen Ashworth

Stephen is a planning lawyer, focusing on retail proposals and redevelopment projects, such as major town centre schemes. He also works on Private Finance Initiative projects and Public/Private...

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Rosemary Feenan

A former urban planner and market strategist, Rosemary is currently an International Director at JLL where she runs their Global Research Programmes. In the last ten years she has concentrated...

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Nigel Hugill

Executive Chair, Urban & Civic; Chair, Centre for Cities and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Nigel has been in the top tier of the UK property industry for the past two decades, after becoming...

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Alex Plant

Alex Plant is Programme Director, Market Reform and Head of Policy & Regulatory Strategy at Anglian Water. Before that he was Director, Regulation and Competition Policy at Royal Mail taking up...

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Martin Reeves

Martin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He had previously been with Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief...

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Tom Riordan

Tom took up the position of Chief Executive of Leeds City Council in August 2010. He is the youngest Chief Executive in the history of the council. Since his arrival Leeds has set a new ambition...

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Nicola Yates

Nicola was previously City Director for Bristol City Council from 2013 to 2016.  Prior to that Nicola was Chief Executive of Hull City Council. Nicola’s professional background is within the...

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John Cummins

John joined Legal & General Capital as an MD to oversee the business growth for, Urban Regeneration and Clean Energy. These two strategic sectors provide solutions to social and economic issues as...

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Miranda Sharp

Miranda Sharp is Director of Innovation at Ordnance Survey and founder of the Smart Cities practice which collaborates with and supports enterprises from the public and private sectors,...

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Alan Harding

Alan Harding is Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Innovation Research at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He...

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Joe Burns

Joe Burns is Chief of Staff to Lord Sainsbury. Joe was Lord Sainsbury’s Private Secretary between 2003 and 2006 when he was Minister for Science and Innovation. Joe left the government with...

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