Leeds Dock
Leeds Dock, The Blvd, Leeds LS10 1PZ, UK

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Event Date Tue May 17 BST - Thu May 19 BST (about 1 month ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon May 16 7:00pm - Wed May 18 7:00pm
Location Leeds Dock
The Blvd, Leeds LS10 1PZ, UK
Region EMEA

This event will enable the UK to Build Back Better, connecting investors, developers, the public sector, funders and end-users to inward investment, create new relationships and unlock inclusive economic growth.

The UK needs a platform for the public sector to showcase the scale of development progress and profile future investment opportunities to investors, developers and occupiers from around the globe that is based right here in the UK.

In addition we’re focused on several key themes: the UK’s Net Zero Target, Social Value and Inclusive Growth, The Future of Real Estate, Building Better Communities and a focus on inward investment via our Investor Centre.

To showcase the desire for this platform we’ve announced a number of supporters who’ve already backed this game-changing forum.


2022 Speakers

Marvin Rees
Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council

Jennie Daly
Chief Executive, Talyor Wimpey

George Freeman MP
Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Sandra Slihte
Technical Director, Vattenfall

Tracy Brabin
Mayor, West Yorkshire

Lord Gerry Grimstone
Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade

Andy Burnham
Mayor, GMCA

James Saunders
Chief Executive Officer, Quintain

Simon McWhirter
Director of Comms, Policy and Places, GBC UK

Yetunde Abdul
Head of Climate Action, GBC UK

Rt Hon Ruth Kelly
Chair, Thames

Ivan McKee MSP
Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Scottish Government

Andy Williams
Vice President (UK Strategy), AstraZeneca

Amira Hashemi
Head of Sustainability, Frasers Property

Georgia Gould
Chair, London Councils

Andy Street
Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority

Deborah Cadman
Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council

Sara Kelly
Digital Connectivity Lead, Greater London Authority

Peter Denton
Chief Executive, Homes England

Rajesh Shah
Executive Director of Commercial, Quintain

Cllr Ian Ward
Leader, Birmingham City Council

Mark Williams
Executive Director, RH

Sam McClary
Editor, EG

Lord Martin Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Lara Newman
Chief Executive, Locat ED

Joanne Anderson
Mayor, Liverpool City Council

Oliver Armitstead
Regional Director of Real Estate, Sonder

Bella Peacock
Managing Director – Investment Management & Operations, Greystar

Melanie Leech
Chief Executive, BPF

Garry Cornell
Group Head of Sustainability and Environment, yondr

Simon Bird
Director of Freeports, ABP

Mike Hood
Managing Director, UTI

Professor Patrick Bonnett
Chair, UKSPA

Ian Stuart

Geeta Nanda
Chair, G15

Rachel Reeves MP
Shadow Chancellor, Labour

Sir John Peace
Chairman, Midlands Engine

Justin Thomas
Director of Development, New River

Cllr Susan Aitken
Leader, Glasgow

Jon Hughes
Managing Director, Haribo

Jacqueline Esimaje-Heath
Growth Director, L&Q

Paddy Dowdall
Assistant Executive Director, GMPF

Lynda Shillaw
Chief Executive Officer, Harworth

Kersten England
Chief Executive, City of Bradford

Kellie Beirne
Chief Executive, Cardiff Capital Region

Ivan Ko
CEO, Victoria Harbor Group

John Flint
Chief Executive, Infrastructure Bank

Cllr Bev Craig
Leader, Machester City Council

Asli Kutlucan
Chief Development Officer, Cycas

Lord Bob Kerslake,
Advisory Group Chair, House of Lords

Anna Devlet,
Head of Social Sustainability, British Land

Liam Ronan-Chlond
Head of Engagement, Socius

Xavier Brice
Chief Executive, Sustrans

Louisa Shaw
Place Brand Manager, Staffordshire County Council

Pete Gladwell
Group Social Impact & Investment Director, Legal & Generale

Andrew Kerr OBE
Chief Executive, Edinbvrgh

John Walsh
Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

Olaide Oboh
Development Director, Socius

Rupert Robinson
Managing Director, RSBGI

Shaun Gibson
Group Chief Executive Officer, Telcom

Mark Robinson
Chair & Co-Founder, High Streets Task Force

Molly Strauss
Head of Infrastructure, Greater London Authority

Paul King
Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease

Professor Sadie Morgan
Commissioner, National Infrastructure

Jane Meek
Corporate Director of Economic Development, Carlisle City Council

Mel Barrett
Chief Executive, Nottingham city Council

Lucy Wilkins
Deputy Director, Regeneration and Urban Policy, Department for Levelling Up

Duncan Wilson OBE
Chief Executive, Historic England

Cllr Abi Brown
Leader, City of Stoke-on-Trent

Neil Murphy
Director, Town

Jamie Driscoll
Mayor, North of Tyne

Matthew Kirkman
Director of Infrastructure Solutions, openreach

Dr Kath Mackay
Director, Bruntwood SciTech

Amos Simbo
Founder, BPTC

Jason Longhurst
Chair, UK BCSD

Kate Willard OBE
Chair, Thames Estuary

Ben Houchen
Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Amy Harhoff
Corporate Director Regeneration Economy and Growth, Durham Country Council

Jennie Colville
Head of ESG and Sustainability, Landsec

Gerry Brough
Director of Place Development, Bolton Council

Nick Gerrard
Growth and Prosperity Programme Director, London Legacy Development Corporation

Nicolle Ndiweni
Business Expansion Specialist,

Barry Jessup
Managing Director, Socius

Julie Pears
Founding Partner, Urban Development Partnerships

Lyn Garner
Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation

Katie Kopec
Head of Strategic Development Consulting, JLL

David Lunts
Chief Executive Officer, OPDC

Emily Slupek
Project Director, Buro Four

Bill Kane
President, East Coast and UK Markets, BioMed Realty

Kiran Trehan
Pro Vice Chancellor Partnerships and Engagement, University Work

Paul Sargent
Chief Executive, Queensberry

Paul Kelly
Group Director Development, Scarborough Group

Dr Angela Brockbank
Director, Thirteen

Sara Bailey
Senior Partner, Trowers & Hamlins

Andrew Taylor
Group Planning Director, Country Side

Stephen Robinson
Head of Regeneration, Carlisle City Council

Felicia Odamtten
Founder, The Black Economists

Bridget Rosewell
Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Tom Riordan
Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Mike Jackson
Chief Executive, Bristol City Council

Annemarie O’Donnell
Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council

Pam Smith
Chief Executive, New Castle City Council

Chris Murray
Director, CoreCities

Carl Von Reibnitz
Sustainability Director, Ministry of Justice

Pat Ritchie
Chair, Government Property Agency

Gemma Bourne
Investment Director, Big Society Capital

Manoj Joshi
Chair, Bradford

Steve Eccles
Project Director, Socius

Dr Janet Young
Government Head of Property Profession, Cabinet Office

Emma Wilcox
Project Director, Creative Estuary

Andrew Lewer MP
Chair, The Devolution

Natalie Forrest
SRO New Hospital Programme, Department of Health & Social Care

Dianne Jeans
Group Director of Property and Corporate Strategy, Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Ann Bentley
Board Member, Construction Leadership Council

Paul Dennett
City Mayor, Salford City Council

Carl Arntzen
CEO, Bosch

Alice Lamb
Deputy CEO, LandAid

Jenny Hartley
Director, Invest NewCastle

Jamie Kerr
Founding Partner, Urban Development Partnerships

Rhian-Mari Thomas
OBE – Chief Executive Officer, Green Finance Institute

Martin Reeves
Chief Executive, Coventry City Council

Ruth Moorhouse
Director, Ellandi

Gareth Bradford
Director of Housing and Regeneration, West Midlands Combined Authority

Kirk Taylor
Head of Development, Kajima Partnerships

Jo Dally
Director, Western Gateway

Michelle Percy
Director of Place, New Castle City Council

James Farra
Chief Operating Officer, York & North Yorkshire

Mike Lewis
Chief Executive Officer, E On

Bek Seeley
Managing Director for Development (Europe), Lendlease

Michael Green
Head of Freeports, Department for International Trade

Steve Rotheram
Mayor, Liverpool City Region

Donna Williams
Group Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, Sanctuary

Lucille Watkins-Brazier
Head of Social Sustainability, Lendlease

Phil Butters
Director of Estates and Development Directorate, Keele University

Bob van Aartsen
Head of Regional Investment, Department for International Trade

Simon Chisholm,
Chief Investment Officer, Resonance

Jennifer Murray
Senior Manager – Product Development, Homes England

Andrew Hirst
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Chair: Vicky Hutchinson
Environment Practice Director, Atkins

Richard Pearce
Founder, TCN

Chair: Mark Richardson
Partner and Head of Sustainable Innovation, The bywaters + Anders

Lynn Mathieson
Senior Advisor, Department for International Trade

Jackie Wild
CEO, SmartParc

Katherine Fairclough
Chief Executive, Liverpool City Region

John Henderson
CEO, Staffordshire

Gus Wiseman
Deputy Director, Department for International Trade

Cllr Philip Broadhead
Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration, BCP

Jacqui Gedman
Chief Executive, Kirklees

Graham Dodd
Managing Director Development – UK&I, Hilton

Peter Ward
Director of Real Estate Development, NHS

Cathy Travers
Executive Board Director, Mott Macdonald

Richard O’Boyle
Executive Director, Trinity

Maggie Grogan
Development Director, Muse

Sarwjit Sambhi
CEO, St.Modwen

Lee Rowley
Construction Minister, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial

Dr Charlotte Carpenter
Executive Director of Growth and Development, Karbon Homes

Stuart McLaren
Director Net Zero Infrastructure, Atkins

Kim Mears OBE
Managing Director, Strategic Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Paul Steen
Head of Region Scotland and North of England, Vattenfall

Sajeeda Rose
Corporate Director for Growth and City Development, Nottingham City Council

Tom Sumpster
Head of Private Markets, Phoenix

Matt Bateman
Director, Infrastructure Development, Openreach

James Rayner
Retail Lead, King’s Cross, Argent

John Lucy
Director, Liverpool City Region

Sally-Ann Hart MP
Chair, APPG

Philip Slavin
Chief Financial Officer, Quintain

Prof Greg Clark CB
Chair, Catapult

Dara Jafari
Regional Director, Framework Manager, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Faithful Gould

Gretta Starks
Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall

Mike Horner
Development Director, Muse

Buta Atwal
Chief Executive Officer, Wright

Jayne Rafter
Owner and Publisher, RLI

Geoff Paul
Head of Housing and Development, Durham County Council

Diana Beech
Chief Executive Officer, London Higher

Richard Surma
Head of Real Estate Development and Capital Investment, AstraZeneca

Michelle Gorman
Managing Director, Visit County Durham

John Kavanagh
Director, JCB

Ann Pittard
Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Kelle University

Cllr Alan White
Leader, Staffordshire County Council

Joseph Daniels
Founder, Etopia

Liz Barber
Chief Executive, Yorkshire Water

Jerry Tate
Founder, Tate+Co

Claudine Blamey
Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent

Daljit Sandhu
Co-Founder and COO, Precis

Tony Reeves
Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council

Emma Porter
Managing Director, Story

Rajesh Agrawal
Deputy Mayor for Business, Greater Lonson Authority

Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office

Kate Dean
Executive Director, Development and Regeneration, Basingstoke and Deana

Harry Swales
Chief Investment Officer, Homes England

Angela Barnicle
Chief Officer for Asset Management and Regeneration, Leeds City Council

Alex Codd
Assistant Director Economic Development & Regeneration, Hull City Council

Maria Machancoses
CEO, Midlands Connect

Gordon Seabright
Chief Executive, Creative Land Trust

Kate Bowyer
Managing Director, Muse

Jules Pipe
Deputy Mayor, Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Greater London Authority

Jackie Rigby
Head of Affordable Housing Strategy, Homes England

Wesley Ankrah,
Director of Social Value and Community Investment, Dominvs

Max Farrell
Founder and CEO, LDN Collective

Eugene Walker
Acting Chief Executive, Sheffield City Council

Marie Kirbyshaw
Chief Executive, The Culture Trust

Aaron Mellor
Group CEO

Professor Charlie Jeffery
Vice Chancellor, University of York

Adam Simmons
Director of Future Road Investment Strategies, National Highways

Amanda Cherrington
Head of Economic Growth and Regeneration, Sutton

Anouk Kahn
Chief Operating Officer, Re Women

Ashley Dunseath
Head of Masterplanning, Advisory and Economics, WSP

Charlotte Bonner
National Head of Education for Sustainable Development, Education & Training Foundation

Chris Lovatt
Chief Operating Officer, Eon

Dr Nik Johnson
Mayor, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Dr Chris Low
Chief Executive, Sheffield Olympic

Dr Aileen Jones
Executive Director of Investment and Delivery, Liverpool City Region

Frank Horsley
Head of Business Innovation, D2N2

Nik Smith
Regional Director, UK and Europe, Lockheed Martin

Antonia Martin-Wright
Head of Investment, CEG

Mark Camley
Executive Director, London Legacy Development Corporation

Nick Smart
Vice President Development – North & West Europe, Hilton

Nicola Jones
National Chair, Women in Property

Nora Taylor
Places Client Development Director, Arcadis

Paul Kitson
Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity & Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

Pooja Agrawal
Chief Executive, Public Practice

Robin Presswood
Executive Director – City Development, Dundee

Rosslyn Colderley
North of England Director, Sustrans

Sally McGill
Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, Staffordshire University

Sandi Rhys Jones OBE
Vice President, CIOB

Tim Heatley
Co-Founder, Capital&Centric

Nik Smith
Regional Director, UK and Europe, Lockheed Martin

Tina Paillet
President Elect, RICS

Jane Castor
Chief Financial Officer, Thirteen

Dominic Gibbons
Managing Director

Sharon Thomas
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Thirteen

Sam Granger
Head of Environmental Sus, Thirteen

Alex Flach
UK Development Director, Whitbread

Jayne Lawson
Head of Innovation and Marketing, Thirteen

Mark Chivers
Director General, Office of Government Property

Elizabeth Rapoport
Head of Strategy, Homes England

Pete Massey
Director for Northern Economy and Partnerships, Arts Council England

Adriana Marques
Head of Cultural Strategy, Peabody

Mitchell Labiak
Investment Writer, Investors Chronicle

Selina Mason
Director of Masterplanning, Lendlease

Mark Davy
Founder & CEO, Future City

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group

Isabel James
Residential Director, Connected Kerb

Jane Findlay
President, Landscape Institute

Colin Chan
Director, Asset Repositioning (Capital Markets), JLL

Stephanie Hyde
Chief Executive, JLL

Martin LeGrice
Head of Long Income & Funding Solutions, JLL

Emma Hoskyn
Head of Sustainability, JLL

Simon Hodson
Head of UK Health, Later Living and Care, JLL

Peter Freeman
Chair, Homes England

Chris Griffiths
Head of Product Sustainability, Marshalls

Alex Irwin-Hunt
Global Markets Editor, FDi Intelligence

Ben O’Connor
Director, New London Architecture

Emily Wilson
Head of Partnerships, New London Architecture

Joseph Henry
Capital Development Manager, (Culture and Creative Industries), Greater London Authority

Rickardo Hyatt
Executive Director of Housing and Land, Greater London Authority

Indy Johar
Executive Director, Dm

Nicola Mathers
Head of Networks, Future of London

Ramsey Yassa
Architect and Founding Director, NoomaStudio

Morwenna Hall
Partner, Argent

James Byrne
Partner, Sustainable Workspacers

David Reay
Development Director, Stanhope

Sara Waller
Co-Strategic Director Sustainable Growth and Opportunity, Lamtech

Richard Yeboah
Head of Governance, Department for Levelling Up, housing & Communities

Teri Okoro
Mayors Design Associate, Toca

Fiona Fletcher-Smith

Rachel Miller
Investment Director, HGP

Robin James
Head of UK Transactions, LaSalle

Morgan Garfield
Partner, Ellandi

Sue Grindrod
Managing Director, Blackpool Bid

John Sullivan
Founder, MMC

Paul Chandler
Executive Managing Director, Wates

Emma Davies
Director, Faithful Gould

Bola Abisogun
Founder and Chairman, Diversity Surveyors

Mark Ryder
Director, Communities, Warwickshire County Council

Jane Healey Brown
Associate Director Manchester, Arup

Maja Nesdale
Director, IBI

Tony Burley
Regional Director for UK & Ireland, IBI

Ben Still
Managing Director, West Yorkshire

Julie Gilhespie
Chief Executive, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Dr Henry Kippin
Managing Director, North of Tyne

Neil Pinder
Founder, HG+

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Pagabo
• City of Bradford
• MX
• Atkins
• Faithful Gould
• Modulous
• Liverpool city Region
• Marketing Manchester
• Harworth
• Troup Bywaters + Anders
• Wates
• London Councils
• Queensberry
• Mott Macdonald
• Midlands Engine
• Vattenfall
• Eon
• Quintain
• Public Sector Plc
• Addleshaw Goddard
• Trowers & Hamlins
• Cundall
• Buro Four
• Openreach
• Hilton
• Marshalls
• Bidwells
• Womble Bond Dickinson