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

Michael was the chairman of the City of London Property Investment Board and has extensive experience in a range of roles across the business and industry sectors. Since he was first appointed as the chairman designate in 2014 he has been actively engaging with local partners and the major landowners to develop a shared understanding of the work required to drive forward development.

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 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 is the leader of Gravesham Borough Council.  Appointment awaiting Secretary of State confirmation.

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 is a Kent County Councillor. His appointment awaits the Secretary of State approval.

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.

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 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
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