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 one of the youngest ever chief executives of a FTSE 250 company when Chelsfield plc was listed in 1993. He went on to chair the European operations of Australian giant, Lend Lease Corporation, was a Special Advisor to Sir Bob Kerslake at the Homes and Communities Agency before founding the brownfield development company Urban&Civic in 2009, where he is Executive Chairman.

He is chair of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Council member of the London School of Economics, chair of the Committee for the Redevelopment of Tate Britain on Millbank.

Nigel is perhaps best known as instigator of the Stratford City project and for his early advocacy that the previously derelict rail lands in East London could prove a viable Olympic contender. Those development proposals formed the basis of the successful London 2012 bid and what has become the largest regeneration project in Europe.