Joanna Averley

Joanna is Chief Executive of property industry charity LandAid.

Joanna is a long standing supporter of the Centre for Cities and as well as previously being a trustee, Joanna was the interim Chief Executive from June 2011 to January 2012, covering for Alexandra Jones while she was on maternity leave.

Joanna was a founding Director of CABE where she set up and delivered the programme which provided technical support to local authorities and clients at the early stages of capital projects: schools, hospitals, housing, city centre master plans, strategic planning and public space. While at CABE she undertook two secondments; as Interim Director of Design of the Olympic Delivery Authority in 2005/6 and as part of the set up team for the Homes and Communities Agency in 2008.

Prior to CABE she was the project manager for the masterplanning of Manchester city centre during the rebuilding programme following the 1996 IRA bombing, as well as other policy, research and development projects while working as a consultant.