A brief biography for each member of the LLDC Planning Decisions Committee can be found below.
Philip Lewis (Chairman) - Legacy Corporation Board member
Philip is a chartered surveyor and Chief Executive of the property division of the Kirsh Group. Previously he was Chief Executive of Lambert Smith Hampton and Milner Estates plc and Executive Chairman of Safestore plc and Hines UK. He is a former Chairman of Sport England, London and past President of the British Council of Shopping Centres. He has held non-executive roles in a number of companies and is involved in various charitable organisations.
Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs - Legacy Corporation Board member
Sukhvinder has a track record of building high performing teams, responsive to the needs of local communities and other key stakeholders. She brings substantial experience of public sector regeneration from the midlands and south east. She is committed to investment in the physical and social infrastructure, using her knowledge of education, health and employment policies to secure 'balanced' growth for residents, visitors and the broader London economy. She is skilled in appraising major developments and in leading house building programmes from her membership of Swan Housing Association and the Home Group. Sukhvinder has proven expertise in good governance and served on the Board of Severn Trent Water and numerous Ministerial Committees including the Cabinet Office Better Regulation Executive and the Prime Ministers Taskforce on Deprived Communities. She Chaired Volunteering England during the Olympics.
Pam Alexander OBE - - Legacy Corporation Board Member
Pam is an economic geographer passionate about housing and regeneration. Chair of Covent Garden Market Authority, she is rebuilding the famous fruit and vegetable and flower market at the heart of the Nine Elms regeneration. Pam chairs the Cultural Steering Group for Nine Elms, sits on the Nine Elms Strategy Board and is an Ambassador on the London Mayor's Cultural Leadership Board, working particularly on Creative Enterprise Zones. She is also a Trustee of the Design Council, chairing Design Council Cabe, and a non-executive Director of Crossrail Ltd and of the Future Cities Catapult.
Pam was until recently a non-executive Director of Crest Nicholson plc. Previously she was Chief Executive of the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and of English Heritage and Deputy CE of the Housing Corporation, following many years as a civil servant in the then Department of the Environment. She was chair of Peabody, a director of the Academy of Urbanism and a member of the previous Mayor of London’s Design Advisory Group. Pam was made OBE in 2012 for services to regeneration in the South East.
Piers Gough CBE RIBA RA - Independent member
Piers established CZWG Llp Architects with his partners in 1975. He is widely recognised as an innovative architect, writer and leader in the profession and has designed many acclaimed buildings and master plans. He was involved with English Heritage for 12 years, first as a member of the London Advisory Committee and the Urban Panel then latterly as a Commissioner; he was then a Commissioner of CABE and a chairman of its Design Review Panels. In 2013 he became an independent member of the Planning Decisions Committee of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Emma Davies BSc (Hons) MRICS - Independent member
Emma is experienced at delivering complex regeneration-led projects across the UK including projects such as St Andrews, Bromley by Bow. Emma has worked with corporate clients, RSL’s, developers and housebuilders, understanding the requirements and development drivers for each different type of organisation. Emma is an APC Assessor for the RICS (Planning and Development Division) and an External Examiner for the University Glasgow, Urban Studies Faculty.
Louise Wyman MRICS MLA - Independent member
Louise is Head of Strategic Land at the Homes and Communities Agency, responsible for increasing the supply of housing in well-designed environments across England. Louise was previously an Executive Director of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Louise is a Chartered Surveyor and Landscape Architect. She is also an Ambassador for Harvard University, supporting the exchange of design and development innovation between academia and industry.
James Fennell BA (Hons) MRTPI MRICS FRSA - Independent member
James has been the Chief Executive of planning and development consultancy Lichfields for 10 years. He has over 25 years’ experience of planning in London and across the UK. James is a chartered surveyor and chartered town planner and he chairs the Revo Planning working Group.
Councillor Nick Sharman - LB Hackney (substitute - Councillor Jessica Webb)
Nick Sharman is Councillor for the Hackney Wick Ward of the London Borough of Hackney, where he chairs the Council’s Audit Committee. He has had a variety of Board level positions in both private and public sectors, including Operations Director at the London Development Agency, Managing Director of Amey's local government division and Deputy Chief Executive of the London Borough of Islington. Previously he was Chief Executive of Greater London Supplies, the Inner London Education Authority £100m purchasing and supplies business, Corporate Director of Greater London Enterprise and Assistant Chief Economic Adviser at the Greater London Council.
From 1998 to 2016, Nick was a Trustee of the New Local Government Network, the award winning local government think tank. From 2007-12 he was Chair of the CBI’s Local Government Panel and advised Government on service procurement issues. Nick has an honours degree in economics, an MPhil in town planning from UCL, an MBA from Henley and an MA in history from Royal Holloway University of London. He has written widely on strategic and regeneration issues in local and regional Government.
Counciller Marie Pye - LB Waltham Forest (substitute Councillor Terry Wheeler)
Cllr Marie Pye has represented Leytonstone ward in the London Borough of Waltham Forest since 2005. She was the Cabinet member for Housing for 8 years and Chair of East London Housing Partnership. She is currently a member of the Planning Committee and Chair of Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee.
Aside from being a councillor Marie has a professional background in equality. She was previously Chair of the TFL Disability Advisory Group, is an LGA Equality Peer and advises major organisations on inclusion.
Councillor Dan Tomlinson - LB Tower Hamlets (substitute Councillor Rachel Blake)
Dan Tomlinson is a Councillor for the Bromley North ward in Tower Hamlets, one of the wards falling within the LLDC boundary. He is also a researcher at a leading UK think-tank, where his work focuses on the impact that housing has on the living standards of low-to-middle income families in the UK.
Councillor James Beckles - LB Newham (substitute Councillor Rachel Tripp)
James was elected in 2014 as a Councillor for the London Borough of Newham. He served on the Newham council's Local Development Committee for four years, two of which he as deputy chair (2014-2016). James is the former Chair of the Strategic Development Committee and the current Cabinet Member for Crime and Community Safety.
Councillor Daniel Blaney - LB Newham (substitute Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE)
Daniel was first elected to the London Borough of Newham in 2018 and became the chair of its Chair of Strategic Development Committee in February 2019. Outside his council responsibilities, Daniel is a solicitor and secretary of his trade union branch.