As Executive Director, I have overall responsibility for the Architecture and Built Environment team and the complex design advice services we provide to local authorities, government departments and other strategic national infrastructure organisations. I am a landscape architect and FE lecturer by training and have over 25 years’ experience of public realm and green infrastructure consultancy, strategic management and project delivery. I was the founder and Director of Around the Block Ltd, a consultancy that is passionate about Place and helps clients reimagine public space. Until joining Design Council, I was the part time CEO of the Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust.