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CN Awards 2016 judges' profiles: Clients

Get your business shortlisted and your work could be in front of some of the biggest clients in the sector, from HS2, Tideway and Network Rail to GPE, Hammerson and Land Securities.

Roger Bailey asset management director Tideway

Roger Bailey
Asset management director

Roger Bailey joined the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in February 2012 as head of asset delivery in the Thames Water client team and transferred to Thames Tideway Tunnel Ltd, now Tideway, as asset management director in September 2014.

Mr Bailey’s asset management team at Tideway is responsible for technical oversight of project delivery, including design assurance, compliance with planning permission and the operational integration of the completed Thames Tideway Tunnel asset into the existing London sewer network.

The first 20 years of his career was in the geotechnical contracting sector before moving into transportation consultancy for organisations such as Crossrail, Network Rail and TfL.

Richard Baldwin head of development Derwent London

Richard Baldwin
Head of development
Derwent London

Richard Baldwin is a chartered quantity surveyor and head of development at Derwent London.

With over 30 years’ experience in the central London construction market, he has been responsible for the successful delivery of numerous high-profile projects.

In his current position, he is responsible for the delivery of an extensive pipeline of projects planned for the next five years.

Derwent London has an actively managed portfolio of 5.7m sq ft and major projects include the White Collar Factory commercial development on Old Street.

Ian Ballentine executive procurement director Heathrow Airport

Ian Ballentine
Executive procurement director
Heathrow Airport

Ian Ballentine sits on Heathrow Airport’s executive committee and is the director of all procurement activities across the airport including key areas such as construction, operations, IT and back office.

A government decision on the location of a new runway in the South-east is expected this year, with Heathrow recommended as the preferred location by the Davies Commission.

Prior to joining Heathrow as procurement director in November 2012, he held senior positions within procurement across a number of large infrastructure organisations.

Mr Ballentine was Network Rail’s transformation director, where he successfully developed and delivered a £3bn business change programme.

Munish Datta head of Plan A and facilities management Marks&Spencer

Munish Datta
Head of Plan A and facilities management
Marks & Spencer

Munish Datta heads the strategy and delivery of Plan A, Marks & Spencer’s sustainability programme for its properties across the world.

He also leads the team that delivers facilities management for the M&S global HQ in London.

Plan A has enabled M&S to become 34 per cent more energy efficient and has seen the construction of sustainable learning stores in Sheffield, Stratford, Cheshire Oaks and New Delhi. He also sits on the advisory council of the National Energy Foundation.

Chris Elliott development acquisition director Heathrow Airport

Chris Elliott
Property programmes director
Jaguar Land Rover

Chris Elliott is property programmes director at Jaguar Land Rover.

Until October this year, he was development delivery director at Heathrow Airport, responsible for the delivery of the £650m portfolio of airside and landside infrastructure projects

Mr Elliott previously held the roles of infrastructure programme director, programme sponsorship director and procurement director for the capital investment programme at Heathrow.

His 20 years’ experience in the transport sector has also seen him work with BOC Distribution Services, BAA and Turner & Townsend.

Louise Ellison head of sustainability Hammerson

Louise Ellison
Head of sustainability

Louise Ellison is head of sustainability at Hammerson where she leads a team responsible for delivering Hammerson’s corporate responsibility programme, Positive Places, across their portfolio both in the UK and France.

She is also chair of the Better Buildings Partnership and of the Green Construction Board Valuation and Demand Working Group.

Hammerson is developing a major mixed-use scheme in east London alongside Ballymore Properties, known as the Bishopsgate Goodsyard, and the £1bn redevelopment of Croydon town centre.

Nicky Ensert diversity manager Highways England

Nicky Ensert
Diversity manager
Highways England

Nicky Ensert has been diversity manager at Highways England since 2009, working closely with contractors and other stakeholders to shape a more inclusive working environment.

Ms Ensert is also a board member of Women in Transport, a Midlands-based network aiming to increase recognition for the contribution women make in the transport sector and support aspiration among women to further their careers.

Highways England’s Roads Invesment Strategy will see £15bn of spending on the road network in the next five years.

Helen Fisher programme director Nine Elms

Helen Fisher
Tottenham programme director
Haringey Borough Council

Helen Fisher is Tottenham programme director for Haringey Borough Council.

She will spearhead the council’s regeneration plans for Tottenham, including the delivery of 10,000 new homes, 5,000 new jobs and more than one million sq ft of employment space by 2025.

Ms Fisher’s 25-year career includes a four-year stint as programme director for Nine Elms, leading the unprecedented redevelopment of 195 ha of central London, including the revamped Battersea Power Station.

CN Awards 2013 judge Tony Giddings

Tony Giddings

After completing a degree in building, Tony Giddings worked for contractors and clients in the UK, Africa and Middle East.

He joined Argent in 1989 and has since delivered over £1.2bn of construction projects.

Argent’s major 27 ha regeneration of King’s Cross has seen supply chain collaboration and team work to the fore.

Mr Giddings was chairman of the Design and Build Foundation from 2001 to 2003 and in 2014 became a trustee of the construction industry charity CRASH.

He is also a non-executive director of T Clarke. 

Mike Grice construction director Battersea Power Station Development Corporation

Mike Grice
Construction director
Battersea Power Station Development Corporation

Mike Grice is construction director of Battersea Power Station Development Company and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all phases of the project.

His career highlights to date include acting as construction director with Capco at Earls Court, head of delivery for all Lendlease’s development and joint ventures in the EMEA region and as Lendlease’s project director with responsibility for delivering the Athletes’ Village for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station is being delivered over seven phases, worth around £8bn in total.

Phase three, worth £1bn, was the most recent contract to be awarded, and was won by Bouygues.

Kathrin Hersel development director Almacantar

Kathrin Hersel
Development director

A chartered surveyor by background, Kathrin Hersel has extensive experience of managing complex mixed-use developments in the heart of London.

As development director at Land Securities, she worked on a number of high-profile mixed-use developments including New Street Square, One New Change and Wellington House.

Current projects for Almacantar include Centre Point, a Grade II listed building being converted from offices to residential, and Marble Arch Tower, comprising the demolition of the existing office tower and Odeon cinema and replacement with two new buildings, including offices, residential, retail, and a new cinema.

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Tony Jacob head of construction John Lewis Partnership

Tony Jacob
Head of construction, environment and engineering
John Lewis Partnership

Tony Jacob has more than 25 years’ experience in retail construction and currently heads up construction at John Lewis.

He has worked in both food and non-food sectors in the UK and Europe, working on a wide range of new-build and refurbishment programmes for McDonald’s, Safeway, C&A, Topshop, Topman and Harvey Nichols.

He joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2004 and in that time has overseen an ambitious programme of store openings, with 14 new John Lewis department stores, major refurbishments at Oxford Street, Bluewater, Cheadle, Reading and Southampton, as well as more than 200 new Waitrose supermarkets.

Simon Kirby chief executive HS2 Ltd

Simon Kirby
Chief executive
HS2 Ltd

Simon Kirby joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive in May 2014 from Network Rail, where he was managing director of the infrastructure projects business.

Over the next two years, HS2 Ltd will be awarding and tendering civils, stations and rail systems contractors for phase one.

Mr Kirby has called on contractors to adopt a “more integrated approach” to project design and construction.

In his previous position with Network Rail he held responsibility for the delivery of all large enhancement and renewal infrastructure projects.

Colm Lacey director of development Croydon Council

Colm Lacey
Director of development
Croydon Council

Colm Lacey has held a variety of high-profile positions across London, delivering some of the capital’s largest and most complex projects.

He is currently director of development for Croydon Council and was previously director of regeneration and planning at the Newham Borough Council, where he led on a variety of major development projects.

The £1bn Hammerson and Westfield-led redevelopment of Croydon town centre is due to begin in 2016, creating 200,000 sq m of new retail, leisure and residential space.

Mr Lacey has also held senior roles at the Homes and Communities Agency, the Greater London Authority and the Lambeth Borough Council.

Tony LaCroix project director Westfield

Tony LaCroix
Project director

Tony LaCroix joined Westfield in 2007 as project director on the £1.5bn Stratford City development in east London.

He retained this role throughout the project and since 2011 his responsibilities have expanded to include fit-out of office space built by Westfield at Stratford, the construction of Kidzania at Westfield London and pre-development of the £1bn-plus scheme at Croydon, which is due to begin next year.

He is also project director on the expansion of Westfield London White City, which began in Q4 2014.

Flan McNamara construction director Sellar Property Group

Flan McNamara
Construction director
Sellar Property Group

With over 35 years’ experience in design and construction management, Flan McNamara has led the project delivery team on behalf of Sellar Property Group at London Bridge Quarter for the past six years.

This project incorporates both the Shard and the Place buildings, with an extensive public realm and rail and underground-related works.

Sellar Property Group has promised £1bn of investment in Paddington through its 31 London Street development, a redevelopment of the former Royal Mail sorting office that will create 200 homes, more than 150,000 sq ft of office space, and 50,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space.

Jorge Mendonca Network Rail

Jorge Mendonça
Operations director – London estate

Jorge Mendonça joined Grosvenor as operations director for the London estate in April 2013.

Upcoming Grosvenor projects in London include a 12 ha regeneration scheme in Bermondsey.

Prior to this he was Network Rail’s Crossrail programme director, responsible for delivering the £2.3bn surface infrastructure works programme. 

Before joining Network Rail in 2008, Mr Mendonça had a career in the British Army where he assumed a variety of leadership and managerial posts, serving in Britain, Cyprus, Germany, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Iraq. 

Terry Morgan chairman Crossrail

Terry Morgan

Terry Morgan took over the role as chairman of Crossrail in June 2009, overseeing the delivery of Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

The 26 miles of tunnelling on Crossrail has now been completed, with the focus shfiting to fitting out the new tunnelsand stations.

Prior to working on Crossrail, Mr Morgan was chief executive of Tube Lines, a PPP company that was contracted to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

Alexander Morris UK head of design and construction Tishman Speyer

Alexander Morris
UK head of design and construction
Tishman Speyer

Alexander Morris joined Tishman Speyer in 2011 and currently leads the UK design and construction team, where he has been responsible for managing large-scale projects and client relationships.

Prior to joining the company, he was a project director with Minerva, specialising in Class A office developments in the London area.

He has worked on a number of high-profile projects in the City of London, including 30 St Mary Axe, known as the Gherkin.

Jo Negrini executive director place Croydon Borough Council

Jo Negrini
Executive director, place
Croydon Borough Council

Jo Negrini has worked in regeneration for 28 years.

As executive director – place, Jo Negrini is responsible for the leading the delivery and management of growth in London’s largest borough.

She leads the department that delivers planning, regeneration, housing, development and environmental services, and has done since January 2014.

Before that, Ms Negrini was director of strategic regeneration, planning and Olympic legacy at Newham Borough Council, which included the redevelopment of a new town centre and large-scale housing delivery in Canning Town, and joint delivery with the London Legacy Development Corporation in Stratford.

Simon Newton head of engineering - projects - London Underground

Simon Newton
Head of engineering (projects)
London Underground

Simon Newton is head of engineering (projects) at London Underground, a post he has held since 2009.

LU recently outlined plans to extend the Metropolitan line north of London and build two new stations by 2020, as part of plans worth £280m.

Prior to that he was vice president and head of engineering at Metronet Rail, one of the two infrastructure companies (along with Tube Lines) that worked in a public-private partnership with London Underground.

Jim O'Sullivan chief executive Highways England

Jim O’Sullivan
Chief executive officer
Highways England

Jim O’Sullivan took over as chief executive of Highways England in June this year, leading the government-owned company through a period of major roads investment.

The client will invest £15.2bn through its Roads Investment Strategy, with Mr O’Sullivan calling for “greater collaborative partnerships” between contractors.

He was most recently managing director of the airports division at Heathrow Airport Holdings between October 2012 and December 2014, where he was responsible for all the group’s airports outside London.

Matt Perry project director Land Securities

Matt Perry
Project director
Land Securities

Matt Perry is a project director for Land Securities.

High-profile Land Securities projects include the redevelopment of the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford, Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow, and 21 Moorfield in central London.

Mr Perry has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years on many high-profile schemes, including work at Imperial College London, the British Museum, Heathrow Terminal 5 and New Ludgate.

Martin Quinn project manager Great Portland Estates

Martin Quinn
Project manager
Great Portland Estates

Martin Quinn is a project manager for Great Portland Estates and responsible for the delivery of some of the firm’s most significant developments.

GPE has lined up £500m of investment in new sites, with its 1.2m sq ft committed and near-term development programme the largest it has ever undertaken.

Mr Quinn has worked in construction for 25 years and has a varied background, previously working in both the contracting and consultancy spheres, and has been with GPE for eight years.

Darren Rodwell leader of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council

Darren Rodwell
Leader of the council
Barking and Dagenham Borough Council

Darren Rodwell was elected to Barking and Dagenham council in 2010, becoming council leader in May 2014.

This year, Transport for London issued a call for contractors interested in building a rail extension from Barking to the new Barking Riverside development, that could be worth up to £120m.

As well as Barking Riverside, the mayor of London has invited developers to submit proposals for a 2,000-home scheme in Rainham in the borough, ensuring Barking and Dagenham will be one of greater London’s housing hotspots.

Phil Sullivan development manager Argent

Phil Sullivan
Development manager

Having joined in 2008, Phil Sullivan is a development manager at Argent.

The client is overseeing the major regeneration of King’s Cross, creating new residential, commercial and retail space.

Since joining Argent he has delivered a number of schemes in the prime office, retail, infrastructure and public realm sectors.

He is now responsible for Argent’s supply chain management and procurement strategies, and said

Charlie Tasker site development director Horizon Nuclear Power

Charlie Tasker
Site development director
Horizon Nuclear Power

Charlie Tasker has over 25 years’ experience in the electricity industry, the majority of which have been in power plant construction and project management.

He is now Horizon Nuclear Power’s site development director, responsible for delivering a portfolio of enabling works to pave the way for the main construction of new nuclear power plants at Wylfa on Anglesey and then at Oldbury, South Gloucestershire.

Mr Tasker is responsible for implementing all site investigation and development activities to support the planning consenting process, developing and implementing site works to enable construction, and supporting the specification of the power plant contracts.

Malcolm Taylor head of technical information Crossrail

Malcolm Taylor
Head of technical information

Malcolm Taylor is Crossrail’s head of technical information, with his current responsibilities covering BIM strategy and implementation, asset information management, technical data management, document control, GIS and configuration management. 

Starting as a graduate with London Underground, prior to joining Crossrail he was rail director for Aecom UK working on many UK and international rail projects.

In total, Mr Taylor has more than 33 years’ experience in the design, construction and maintenance of large-scale transportation projects around the world.

Michelle Tilley director quality and compliance Associated British Ports

Michelle Tilley
Director, quality and compliance
Associated British Ports

Michelle Tilley joined the board of Associated British Ports as quality and compliance director in March of last year.

ABP is overseeing the £1.7bn redevelopment of Royal Albert Dock, with Chinese firm Citic Construction confirmed as main contractor on the scheme.

Ms Tilley is also a trustee on the board of the Construction Youth Trust and was previously a director responsible for health, safety and environment with Byrne Group.

ABP owns and operates 21 ports throughout the UK, and announced earlier this year that it would invest £150m in offshore wind turbine facilities in Hull.

Phil Wade operations director First Base

Phil Wade
Operations director
First Base

Phil Wade has over 25 years’ experience in property development and project management through career roles with Lendlease Europe, Bovis Lendlease, Mace, JJJ and Taylor Woodrow.

As the operations director at First Base, he oversees the development, design, project management and construction disciplines within the company on a number of successful schemes including the award-winning Adelaide Wharf project, Printworks and Highbury Gardens.

Mr Wade oversaw the successful planning application for the £3.5bn Silvertown Quays project in Newham, a 7m sq ft mixed-use development. The first phase is expected to be complete by 2018.

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