Advisory board.

 
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Geeta Nanda, OBE

Geeta is Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley. Across a career of nearly 30 years, she has held a variety of leadership roles in the housing sector. Geeta was Chief Executive of Thames Valley Housing for nine years, and then Chief Executive of Metropolitan from October 2017, before the two organisations merged. She established the highly successful market rent subsidiary, Fizzy Living, in 2012.  

Geeta has served on the boards of a number of other housing organisations and is Chair of the G15 of London’s largest housing associations, which collectively provides homes to one in ten Londoners, and builds a quarter of the capital’s new homes.

 

Geeta is a Board member of the National Housing Federation, Non-Executive Director on PRS REIT plc, and an Ambassador for the charity World Child Cancer.

 

In 2013, Geeta was awarded an OBE for achievements in social housing. 

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Jon Milward

Former equity partner and Real Estate Development lead at Drivers Jonas and Deloitte, Jon Milward is the Managing Director of Milward Associates, where he advises a diverse range of senior management teams on real estate development issues across public and private sectors. Jon is a dual-qualified surveyor and town planner. He specialises in complex real estate development and regeneration projects in the UK and abroad, advising at the interface between developers, landowners and public authorities. 

Amongst the highlights of a 30+ year career, Jon advised Defence Estates on the sale of Chelsea Barracks to Qatari Diar; the University of the Arts on the strategy, funding and implementation of Central St Martins’ move to King Cross Central; the LLDC on its first  major development partner procurements at the Olympic Park, post the 2012 Games; and HS2/Network Rail and DfT on the business case, strategy and implementation of their comprehensive development proposals for Euston Station with Lendlease. 

In addition to his professional work, Jon is a Member of the Dept for International Trade’s Capital Advisory Board and is a Business Ambassador for Centrepoint charity.

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Lisa Scenna

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience working at executive director level in large multinational corporations both private and publicly listed with a strong background in real estate development and asset management. 


Her most recent executive role was with Morgan Sindall Group as Managing Director of MS Investments. Prior to this, she held executive roles with Laing O’Rourke, having led their infrastructure investment activities globally, and Stockland Group and Westfield Group in Australia. Lisa has also been a director of various public private partnerships, most recently as the Deputy Chair of Private Infrastructure Development Group.

Lisa is a Non-Executive Director of Polypipe Group plc, Cromwell Property Group (an Australian listed company) and Harworth Group plc. 

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Tony Giddings

Tony joined Argent in 1988, then a very small property development company, and became responsible for the delivery of all their construction projects. He became a Director and then Partner of Argent in 1996 and delivered Brindleyplace in Birmingham, Piccadilly Place in Manchester and the early phases of King’s Cross in London. After nearly 30 years of seeing the company expand from 8 employees to 130, Tony retired from Argent.

Before Argent, Tony delivered Minster Court in London for Bovis, delivered multiple projects in Oman, Bahrain and Ghana for over a decade and saw Voluntary Service Overseas in the Soloman Islands. 

 

Since retiring from Argent, Tony has taken on a number of non-executive roles, is a trustee of CRASH, director and trustee of South Bank University Academies, and is a supporter/trustee of a number of other charities and voluntary organisations.