head of planning & property engagement
What brought you to JBP?
I joined JBP in 2018 as Head of Property and Planning, having previously worked in Public Affairs devising and delivering stakeholder and public engagement strategies for major housebuilders. Prior to this, I worked for two years in the House of Commons as Chief of Staff for a Member of Parliament and I felt I could bring together my public and stakeholder engagement skills with local government and parliamentary knowledge to work across a diverse range of accounts at JBP.
Tell us about your role:
As Head of Property and Planning, I take the lead on effective stakeholder and public engagement strategies for new housing and infrastructure projects across the South and East of England, including London. I also take the lead on Westminster engagement for a number of clients, utilising my knowledge of Parliament and HM Government. In all areas, deliver bespoke engagement strategies that meet clients’ needs.
What is your skillset?
My skills include stakeholder and public engagement, gocal government knowledge, planning policy and politics, Parliamentary affairs and blunt client advice as required.
And finally, what do you do in your spare time?
In addition to working for JBP, I am also a Borough Councillor in the South East of England, where I am Cabinet Member for Homes and Families. Outside of work, I race endurance motorcycles at regional and national level and have competed as part of a Team GB club team in Slovakia and Spain.