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Key Contacts

LCR’s experienced Executive Team (see key contacts below) and its Independent Board have a wealth of private sector and commercial real estate experience blended with public sector expertise.

We aim to use the development and regeneration experience gained at King’s Cross, Stratford and Manchester May eld, and our in-house asset management capabilities, to deliver regeneration at HS2 station locations and to develop new areas of business activity, to provide ongoing value the Department for Transport and wider government.

Our Board

Nick Markham: Chair

Nick Markham has extensive experience in the private, public and charity sectors. He has particular expertise in housing and urban regeneration, gained during his time as the Lead Non-Executive Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and his role as Chair and Founder of the housing charity, Safe Haven.

Previously Nick was Deputy Leader, Chairman of Finance and Education Chair for Westmister Council. In business, Nick has a strong media, technology and retail background. His previous positions include Strategy Director of ITV, where he was responsible for the merger between Carlton and Granada to form ITV PLC. During this time he also developed the Freeview concept with the BBC which led to him launching and becoming CEO of Top Up TV, the first successful pay DTT company in the world.

More recently Nick has chaired Inview, where he has become a leading world expert on Digital Switch Over programmes and is exporting the Freeview model to countries such as Nigeria and Ghana. Nick is also a Non-Executive Director of Inchora, a leading Fintech business in the UK residential market.

Tim Garnham: Non-Executive Director

Tim Garnham has had over 30 years' experience in the property industry and is currently Group Development Director for Trust Estates having stepped down as joint Chief Executive of Minerva Limited which specialised in London offices, mixed use and high end London residential. He was responsible for developing in excess of 1.5 million sq ft of offices, luxury residential and mixed use schemes. Notable projects included The Walbrook Building, The St Botolph Building, 90 High Holborn and The Lancasters. He was previously Deputy Managing Director of Trafalgar House Property responsible for the UK development programme including a number of major London sites including what is now 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), Paddington Basin and Chiswick Park. As well as being a Non-Executive Director of LCR and Chairman of LCR’s Remuneration Committee, he is Trustee of The Garrard Family Foundation, a Governor of Queenswood School and Chair of The Facilities Committee. He is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Farriers.

Alex Reeves: Non-Executive Director

Alex is an Executive Director in UK Government Investments (UKGI), the Government Company owned wholly by HM Treasury which acts as HM Government’s centre of excellence for corporate finance and corporate governance. He has worked on a variety of corporate finance projects in government, including real estate and investment portfolio sales, and government investments in the aerospace and steel sectors. He currently leads on inward M&A, Royal Mail pension assets and other corporate finance projects. Prior to that, Alex spent over ten years in corporate advisory and investment banking roles focused on the financial services sector, most recently in the FIG M&A Team at Jefferies in London. During this time, he advised on and managed a large number of UK and cross-border M&A transactions for UK, European and US clients, with a particular focus on the asset management sector.

Executive team

Peter Hawthorne: Finance Director and Company Secretary

Peter Hawthorne is a Chartered Accountant and has responsibility for LCR’s financial and company secretarial matters. He was previously Finance Director for BRB (Residuary) Ltd and prior to this held a number of senior financial positions in the rail and other industries. Peter is also a director of Stratford City Business District Ltd, a joint venture between LCR and Lend Lease, and a director of King's Cross Central General Partnership Ltd, a joint venture between LCR, Argent King's Cross Ltd and DHL.

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Lucy Robinson

Lucy joined LCR in September 2015 as Programme Director, Government Policy and Funding, in the HS2 Growth Partnership team, and in January 2017 was appointed to the role of Asset Management Director responsible for LCR’s asset management activities. Prior to joining LCR Lucy was a Director at Suffolk County Council responsible for highways and public transport, economic development, waste disposal, planning, environmental policy and archaeology. As part of the Corporate Management Team, Lucy led a number of corporate change programmes, including the Suffolk Single Public Estate programme. In 2011 Lucy stepped in at a time of crisis to become interim Chief Executive at the County Council. Before joining Suffolk County Council, Lucy was a member of the Senior Civil Service, and held a variety of posts in the Departments of Environment and Transport. She is proud of having devised the first national CO2 emissions reduction plan to deliver the UK’s internationally agreed climate change targets.

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Adrian Lee

Adrian is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in urban regeneration for the last 25 years, in both the public and private sectors. With a background in the initiation of major projects such as Greenwich Peninsula and Stratford City, Adrian currently leads LCR’s development arm. The 9 strong team have responsibility for direct development activities such as the 100,000 sq ft Waterloo retail scheme and the niche Leake Street Arches project, as well as LCR’s various joint ventures and partnerships, with organisations such as U&I plc, Transport for London, London Borough of Camden, Manchester City Council and others. The team also provide development expertise across LCR’s existing portfolio, as well as handling land disposals and site acquisitions. In addition to his property experience, Adrian has also worked in international development and stabilisation in conflict-affected zones, having undertaken various roles for the UK Government and private organisations.

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Jamie Kerr

Jamie Kerr leads LCR’s Strategic Partnerships team, working with local authorities, rail projects, LEPs and government agencies to deliver homes, jobs and value from transport-linked land and property assets. A Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in property development and finance, Jamie was previously a Director at John Laing Investments, where he was responsible for rail, education, health, housing and property partnerships with the public sector. Amongst other PFI and PPPs, he bid for, won and ran the Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle, a £450m Asset Backed Vehicle. Prior to John Laing, Jamie worked for THI (leisure development and funding), Thornfield (retail-led urban regeneration) and Sun Alliance, where he worked on major urban regeneration projects as well as fund management.

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