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Director of Planning, Housing and Regeneration, Barnet
Chartered Town Planner and corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
Profile: a strategic development and regeneration expert in London involved in some of the largest development and regeneration schemes in the Capital for 20 years including the Olympics/Thames Gateway, Kings Cross, Wembley, London Bridge, Brent Cross Cricklewood.
Lead on Tax Increment Finance and Barnet Finance Plan (Barnet Bond).
all planning services (strategic planning, policy, development plan, development control and significant regeneration). Responsible particularly for coordination of all major development projects in Barnet, with particular detailed involvement in the three strategically identified London Plan regeneration areas: Cricklewood/Brent Cross/West Hendon; Colindale and Mill Hill East.
Employment: worked in 5 London local authorities leading strategic development and renewal.
London Borough of Barnet: since 2003/11 fundamental changed approach to joined up regeneration, development, housing, planning and infrastructure delivery with commercial and strategic partners.
GLA 2000 – 2003: Strategic Planning Manager/Team Leader in Planning Decisions Unit, Greater London Authority. Reporting direct to the Mayor of London on the largest strategic development schemes in the Capital, including Thames Gateway, Olympics, Paddington Basin, Kings Cross, Stratford City, Wembley, Greenwich Dome & Peninsula and tall buildings in the City. Contributor to the Mayor's London Plan – housing policies and opportunity areas.
Promoting the “voice of the suburbs” in London and Barnet and leading Successful London Suburbs.
Developed and leading a radical suburban growth strategy for regeneration, enhancement and protection titled the Three Strands Approach (Protect, Enhance and Grow). Delivering 30,000 new homes and 22,000 new jobs over the next 20 years as an Opportunity Borough, whilst creating a new Metropolitan-scale town centre for North London, and £4.5 billion investment at Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration.