The Board

Our board is responsible for ensuring that the Corporation:

  • Performs its functions effectively and efficiently
  • Fulfils the overall aims, objectives and priorities set out in its corporate plan
  • Complies with all statutory or administrative requirements relating to the use of public funds.

Our Chief Executive is also a board member.

Meet the Board

Simon Dudley EDC Chairman

simon dudley

Following university, Simon went into finance having a 30 year career working for HSBC, Svenska Handelsbanken, being a partner of his own structured finance advisory business, a Managing Director in Fixed Income at Citigroup Global Markets and then spent some years in private equity. Simon has an expertise in infrastructure finance, having worked extensively on the £16 billion take-private of the airport operator BAA (Heathrow airport) in 2006 and leading the refinancing of it in 2008; which concluded just before the Global Financial Crisis. Simon went into local government in 2007, becoming elected Lead Member for Finance and then Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) between 2007 and his stepping down in 2019 (following four successful election campaigns). During his time as Leader of RBWM, Simon was instrumental in advancing their Borough Local Plan and establishing two joint ventures with Countryside Properties and Cala Homes as part of the regeneration of Maidenhead town centre. Simon became a non-executive director of Homes England in 2017, becoming Senior Independent Director and then Interim Chair between the Summer 2019 and the Autumn of 2020. Simon has founded two free schools; one a state boarding school called Holyport College which he founded with Eton College and another called Forest Bridge School which is a special free school for children on the autistic spectrum. Simon continues to be Senior Independent Director at Homes England sitting on their Investment Committee, SHE Committee and chairing their Nominations & Remunerations Committee. Simon enjoys to relax by keeping fit, cycling, golf, skiing, walking and fishing.

David Holt Deputy Chairman

David Holt

David is a chartered management accountant with 20 years’ experience as a board-level finance director in the private sector. He left Land Securities in 2014 after 11 years in senior finance roles, including finance director for the retail division and group director of finance. Before that, he held senior finance roles with Coats Plc (including group chief auditor) and Unilever. He is a board member and senior independent director at both the Tavistock and Portman NHS FT and Whittington Health, where he also chairs both audit committees.

Jeremy Kite MBE

Jeremy Kite

Jeremy Kite has been Leader of Dartford Borough Council since 2006 and a member of Kent County Council since June 2009, where he is a deputy cabinet member. Jeremy is a director of Dartford Football Club and the Leigh Academies Trust. He has a particular interest in community-friendly architecture and has worked with designer Wayne Hemingway on a housing development at The Bridge, architect Ken Shuttleworth on the creation of the Dartford Dojo and his council was responsible for commissioning the ecological award winning football stadium at Princes Park. He was awarded an MBE in 2013.

John Burden

Councillor John Burden

John Burden is the leader of Gravesham Borough Council.

Louise Hardy

Louise Hardy

Louise is a civil engineer. She is a former director of Laing O’Rourke, where her role focused on the delivery of infrastructure for the Olympic Park. As a senior project manager at Bechtel Ltd, her projects included a £150 million portfolio of station refurbishments for Tube Lines, delivering a section of the Transylvanian Motorway, and delivering significant elements of HS1 at Ebbsfleet. Louise is currently a non executive director with the Ministry of Defence as well as with Sirius Minerals.

Mike Whiting

Mike Whiting

Mike Whiting is a Kent County Councillor.

Bob Lane

Bob Lane

Bob is currently a board member of Dover Harbour Board and the Homes and Communities Agency. He is also a trustee of Brooke Weston Partnership (managing 10 academy schools). He was previously chairman of London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, and chief executive of Catalyst Corby, North Northants Development Company and Speke Garston Development Company in Liverpool.

Neil Cameron QC

Neil Cameron QC

Neil is a barrister with extensive experience of compulsory purchase, parliamentary and environmental work. He was joint head of Landmark Chambers from 2015-2018.

He has appeared in the courts at all levels, including in the Supreme Court.

He appears at planning and infrastructure inquiries. His recent experience includes The Tulip (305 m tall visitor attraction in the City of London), Cribbs Causeway (retail), Burgess Business Park (residential and commercial mixed use) and extensions to the Birmingham and West Midlands tram network.

He acted in Parliament on petitions in relation to Crossrail and HS2.

Lord Moylan

Lord Daniel Moylan

Lord Moylan joined the House of Lords as a Conservative peer in 2020. He has been involved in London and national politics since the early 1990s, as a local councillor in Kensington and Chelsea, as co-Chairman of Urban Design London and as Deputy Chairman of Transport for London under Boris Johnson.  He was also Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Nick Shattock

Nick Shattock

Nick is the CEO of Impact Developments Limited, part of the Impact Capital Group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the MOD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Previously, he was a 16 year Main Board Director of Quintain Estates and Development PLC and Deputy Chief Executive 2006-11. He led the Quintain team in the 5 acquisitions of its 85 acres at Wembley, and subsequent 8.5 million ft² planning consent, as well as in the obtaining of the 14m sq.ft Greenwich Peninsula consent. Prior to Quintain, Nick was a partner for five years in City law firm, S J Berwin &Co, where he specialised in real estate investment, development, hotels and town extensions. He acted for Marks and Spencer, Mount Charlotte Thistle Hotels, Blue Circle Strategic Projects, Disney and Bellsouth.

Board Register of Interests