Daniel Lovatt

Daniel Lovatt

Director of Asset Management

Daniel is the Director of Asset Management at Places for London. He is responsible for unlocking the long-term value of our diverse real estate portfolio, which includes retail, arches and commercial offices

Daniel Lovatt

Daniel Lovatt

Director of Asset Management
Mark Farrow

Mark Farrow

Director of Strategy and Planning

Mark is Director of Strategy and Planning at Places for London. He is responsible for setting direction and strategy for London’s newest real estate company. 

Mark Farrow

Mark Farrow

Director of Strategy and Planning
Digby Nicklin

Digby Nicklin

Chief Finance Officer

Digby is the Chief Finance Officer at Places for London. He has over 20 years’ experience in both public and private sector property asset management and development, with a track record in successfully transforming under-performing property portfolios.

Digby Nicklin

Digby Nicklin

Chief Finance Officer
Lisa-Jane Risk

Lisa-Jane Risk

Head of Operations

Lisa is Head of Operations at Places for London. She is a real estate professional with broad experience gained at senior level working with owners, occupiers and investors of substantial and complex property portfolios.

Lisa-Jane Risk

Lisa-Jane Risk

Head of Operations
Lester Hampson

Lester Hampson

Property Development Director

Lester is the Property Development Director at Places for London, responsible for the emerging TfL development programme. He leads a growing and talented team to make the best use of our land ownerships. 

Lester Hampson

Lester Hampson

Property Development Director
Graeme Craig

Graeme Craig

Chief Executive

Graeme is the Chief Executive of Places for London, overseeing the management and development of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) commercial property estate across the capital. 

Graeme Craig

Graeme Craig

Chief Executive

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE  (Vice-Chair)

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE is currently Chief Executive of the REA: The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean technology Board member of Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) and Supervisory board member of Royal BAM NV She is Chair of the Industry advisory board for the Energy Institute, University of Nottingham and sits on...

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE  (Vice-Chair)

Dr Nina Skorupska CBE is currently Chief Executive of the REA: The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean technology Board member of Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) and Supervisory board member of Royal BAM NV. She is Chair of the Industry advisory board for the Energy Institute, University of Nottingham and sits on a number of Advisory Groups including Carbon Trust, Energy Research Accelerator, National grid ESO and is a member of the Independent Advisory Panel for the National Grid Electricity Distribution and its work to become a Distributed System Operator.  She is a POWERful Women Ambassador, the UK's energy Sector Initiative for Diversity.

Nina has over 35 years' experience in the Energy Industry working in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. She was the first female power station manager for RWE npower. Her career in the RWE Group culminated as Chief Technical Officer and executive Board Member of RWE's Dutch business, Essent, delivering electricity and heat generation as well as leading new energy and sustainability developments.

Nina has a BSc. in Chemistry from Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Ph.D in Coal Combustion. She received an Honorary Doctorate, Aston University in 2021. She is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Marie Pye

Marie Pye has a significant background in equality and inclusion with a particular interest in transport. She is currently a member of the Consumer Expert Panel for the Office of Rail and Road and member of the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Decisions Committee. She is also a member of the Expert Group for the Bar Standards Board focusing specifically on equality and diversity...

Marie Pye

Marie Pye has a significant background in equality and inclusion with a particular interest in transport. She is currently a member of the Consumer Expert Panel for the Office of Rail and Road and member of the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Decisions Committee. She is also a member of the Expert Group for the Bar Standards Board focusing specifically on equality and diversity and an Independent Panel Member of the General Optical Council. Marie was previously a member of the Independent Disability Advisory Group at TfL and chaired this group. She was also chair of the Disability Equality Advisory Group at Defra and Lead Member for equalities for London Councils.

As well as working in a senior role for seven years at the Disability Rights Commission, Marie has advised a range of organisations on equality, diversity and inclusion. This includes Premier League football clubs, transport bodies, regulatory organisations and private sector companies. Marie is also a local councillor in Waltham Forest and currently chairs the Growth Scrutiny Committee.

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and currently holds non-executive roles on the Board of the Houses, Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority.
Anne has held executive posts at the former Greater London Council, Inner London Education Authority and the London Borough of Enfield before becoming the Director of Finance at the...

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and currently holds non-executive roles on the Board of the Houses, Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority.

Anne has held executive posts at the former Greater London Council, Inner London Education Authority and the London Borough of Enfield before becoming the Director of Finance at the London Borough of Sutton. In 2001 she joined the newly created Greater London Authority as its first Director of Finance and Performance before moving to the Metropolitan Police Service in 2007 as its Director of Resources until 2012.

Since 2013 she has been pursuing her interests in cultural activities and travelling and has used her skills in new environments, including as adviser to KBR and in non-executive positions on the Keech Hospice Care Board, at the Ministry of Defence and on the Board of the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority as well as an independent member of the Arts Council England Performance and Audit Committee.

Anurag Gupta

Anurag Gupta is Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Sequoia Investment Management Company, with primary responsibility for the risk management and compliance of its infrastructure debt funds - he also oversees all day-to-day operations. He has 25 years' experience in project finance, project management, infrastructure investment and appraisal, risk management, M&A and financial advisory...

Anurag Gupta

Anurag Gupta is Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Sequoia Investment Management Company, with primary responsibility for the risk management and compliance of its infrastructure debt funds - he also oversees all day-to-day operations. He has 25 years' experience in project finance, project management, infrastructure investment and appraisal, risk management, M&A and financial advisory. He is also a member of the Board at The Staff College.

In January 2024, Anurag joined the Steering Committee of the UK India Infrastructure Financing Bridge (UKIIB) - a joint initiative of the City of London Corporation and the Government of India's NITI Aayog.

Anurag previously worked at a Big-4 professional services firm as an Infrastructure Advisory Partner and the Global Sector Head of Power. Over his career he has accrued extensive transactional experience across infrastructure sectors such as transport, power and utilities, renewables, TMT and social infrastructure among others. Early in his career he gained experience in passenger and freight railway operations and management.

Anurag holds an MBA from Tulane University, USA, a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Engineering Council, UK and a BSc from Calcutta University, India.

Seb Dance

Before joining the Mayor's team, Seb served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 2014 to 2020, during which time he was Vice Chair of the Environment Committee, Co-ordinator for the S&D Group on vehicle emissions, and spokesperson for the S&D Group on air quality. He was also Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party. Earlier, Seb worked for the charity ActionAid UK...

Seb Dance

Before joining the Mayor's team, Seb served as a Member of the European Parliament for London from 2014 to 2020, during which time he was Vice Chair of the Environment Committee, Co-ordinator for the S&D Group on vehicle emissions, and spokesperson for the S&D Group on air quality. He was also Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party.

Earlier, Seb worked for the charity ActionAid UK and was Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

As Deputy Mayor for Transport, Seb will focus on delivering the Mayor's Transport Strategy, ensuring 80% of all journeys in London are on foot, by cycle or public transport by 2041.

Prof Greg Clark CBE  (Chair)

Prof Greg Clark CBE FAcSS is: Senior Advisor, Global Cities & Urban Innovation, New London Architecture, Chair of The Connected Places Catapult; Chair of 3Ci, the Cities Commission for Climate Investment, an Hon Prof, Strathclyde University and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Greg is also the Chair of the UK Government External Advisory Board on Secure Connected Places...

Prof Greg Clark CBE  (Chair)

Prof Greg Clark CBE FAcSS is: Senior Advisor, Global Cities & Urban Innovation, New London Architecture, Chair of The Connected Places Catapult; Chair of 3Ci, the Cities Commission for Climate Investment, an Hon Prof, Strathclyde University and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Greg is also the Chair of the UK Government External Advisory Board on Secure Connected Places.

Greg's former roles include: ten years as a Board Member of the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), Group Advisor and Global Head, Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Group, Chair of the OECD Forum of Cities and Regions, Senior Advisor to the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, Global Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Global Fellow at the Urban Land Institute, a member of the UK Urban Centres Recovery Task Force, Chairman of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, Chairman of the JLL Cities Research Centre, Commissioner on the West End Commission, member of the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission, and member of the West Anglia Task Force. Greg is co-founder of The Business of Cities Ltd. He is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster and author of 10 books as well as numerous reports on cities, mobility, sustainability, investment and innovation.

Peter Strachan

Peter Strachan has over 40 years' experience in transport in the UK and Australia. He currently serves on the Boards of Merseyrail and Caledonian Sleeper for Serco plc, the Board of the Rail Delivery Group and is a non-executive Board member for Transport for Wales Rail. He is also the Chair of the National Transport Authority, Ireland.
He is Chair of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust...

Peter Strachan

Peter Strachan has over 40 years' experience in transport in the UK and Australia. He currently serves on the Boards of Merseyrail and Caledonian Sleeper for Serco plc, the Board of the Rail Delivery Group and is a non-executive Board member for Transport for Wales Rail. He is also the Chair of the National Transport Authority, Ireland.

He is Chair of the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and a non-executive Director on the Board of UKROEd, the National Driver Offender Retraining scheme.

Peter is a BA Honours graduate in geography from Durham University and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Railway Operators.

Dr Lynn Sloman MBE

Dr Lynn Sloman MBE is Vice Chair of the Burns Delivery Board, which oversees implementation of the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission. She was the Founding Director of Transport for Quality of Life, a specialist environmental and sustainable transport business, from 2002 to 2023. Her work at Transport for Quality of Life focused on designing and evaluating sustainable...

Dr Lynn Sloman MBE

Dr Lynn Sloman MBE is Vice Chair of the Burns Delivery Board, which oversees implementation of the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission.

She was the Founding Director of Transport for Quality of Life, a specialist environmental and sustainable transport business, from 2002 to 2023. Her work at Transport for Quality of Life focused on designing and evaluating sustainable transport investment programmes.

Lynn was a Special Adviser to the Board of TfL between 2000 and 2008. She was also previously Chair of the Welsh Government's Roads Review Panel, a trustee of the Foundation for Integrated Transport, Vice Chair of the Commission for Integrated Transport, a Board Member of Cycling England, and Chair of the Campaign for Better Transport. She was awarded an MBE in 2021 for her work on making the case for investment in active travel.

Lynn has a DPhil in Earth Sciences from Oxford University, and has worked as an exploration geologist and as a researcher on science and environmental issues at the House of Commons Library. 

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips has worked in the rail industry for over 30 years. He is currently chief executive of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), a Director of CIRAS Limited and Railway Documentation Drawing Services Limited (both subsidiary companies of RSSB) and a member of Transport Research Innovation Board. Mark's former roles include Regional Director for Network Rail Anglia, deputy managing director...

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips has worked in the rail industry for over 30 years. He is currently chief executive of the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), a Director of CIRAS Limited and Railway Documentation Drawing Services Limited (both subsidiary companies of RSSB) and a member of Transport Research Innovation Board.

Mark's former roles include Regional Director for Network Rail Anglia, deputy managing director London Eastern Railway (Anglia) and up to 6 November 2020 deputy chair of the British Transport Police Authority.

Mark has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from York University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Transport and Logistics and a Fellow of the Institute of Railway Operators.

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE is the CEO of International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and Vice Chair of Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Advisory Board. He was the President and CEO of the ACE Group for 14 years. He co-chaired the National Infrastructure Plan Strategic Engagement Forum (NIPEF) and was appointed by the GLA as a member of the London Infrastructure Delivery Board...

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE

Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE is a Fellow Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Companion of Chartered Institute of Management, CEDR Accredited Mediator and Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrations. He chairs the Investment Committee of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Funds (PE) and has over 35 years' senior executive experience in planning, finance, delivery and management of major property and infrastructure investment projects. He was appointed as a non-executive director of High Speed 2 Limited, from October 2023.

Nelson is the immediate past CEO of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) for six years, and served as the President and CEO of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Group for 14 years. He co-chaired the National Infrastructure Plan Strategic Engagement Forum (NIPEF) and was a member of the London Infrastructure Delivery Board. He also previously served as a non-executive director of the Board of Crossrail Limited from 2018 until 2020 and the Connected Places Catapult from May 2021 until September 2023.

Nelson has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Aston, MSc in Construction and Programme Management from Birmingham and an MBA in Strategic Management & Corporate Finance from Aston, where he is also Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor on Infrastructure Investment.

Dr Mee Ling Ng OBE

Dr Mee Ling Ng OBE is an independent governor on the Board of Lambeth College and an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmith's College and the 48 Group Club, which promotes business links between the UK and China. Mee Ling spent three months in South Africa in 1994, leading up to the first free democratic general election, as an International Election and Peace monitor. She was a co-founder of...

Dr Mee Ling Ng OBE

Dr Mee Ling Ng OBE is an independent governor on the Board of Lambeth College and an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmith's College and the 48 Group Club, which promotes business links between the UK and China.

Mee Ling spent three months in South Africa in 1994, leading up to the first free democratic general election, as an International Election and Peace monitor. She was a co-founder of a number of national charities serving the Chinese community in Britain.

Mee Ling was a councillor in Lewisham from 1986 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2010 was Chair of Southwark PCT NHS board. She has also been a non-executive director of Lewisham and Guy's Mental Health Trust and South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust. Mee Ling was also a non-executive Director on the Ministry of Justice's Her Majesty's Courts Service Board and a board member of a Housing Association providing accessible housing to people with disabilities. Mee Ling was also a board member of London South Bank University for eight years, up to March 2021.

Bronwen Handyside

Bronwen Handyside has been active in London's trade union movement for over 30 years. She is Vice-Chair of Unite the union's London & Eastern region (representing 300,000 members from 20 different sectors and including 75,000 workers in and around London within all modes of transport). She is also Chair of Unite's London Area Activist Committee (which covers members from all industrial sectors across London...

Bronwen Handyside

Bronwen Handyside has been active in London's trade union movement for over 30 years. She is Vice-Chair of Unite the union's London & Eastern region (representing 300,000 members from 20 different sectors and including 75,000 workers in and around London within all modes of transport). She is also Chair of Unite's London Area Activist Committee (which covers members from all industrial sectors across London as well as its retired and Community members).

Bronwen has been active on Unite's Regional Women's Committee for nine years. She was Chair and then Secretary of Unite's Central London Voluntary Sector branch for 15 years. She worked in the voluntary sector for 25 years and is currently employed by the Islington Pensioners' Forum. She has been active in the campaign to defend the NHS with Keep Our NHS Public since 2005. Bronwen has used public transport to travel in and around London throughout that time. 

Councillor Ross Garrod

Councillor Ross Garrod has been the Leader of Merton Council since May 2022 and is nominated to the TfL Board by London Councils. He has served as a Councillor since 2014 and served as Cabinet Member for Street Cleanliness and Parking from 2016 to 2018. Prior to becoming Leader, Councillor Garrod worked on the Crossrail Elizabeth Line project and at London City Airport. Councillor Garrod has lived in...

Councillor Ross Garrod

Councillor Ross Garrod has been the Leader of Merton Council since May 2022 and is nominated to the TfL Board by London Councils. He has served as a Councillor since 2014 and served as Cabinet Member for Street Cleanliness and Parking from 2016 to 2018. Prior to becoming Leader, Councillor Garrod worked on the Crossrail Elizabeth Line project and at London City Airport.

Councillor Garrod has lived in Mitcham all his life and studied at Queen Mary University of London. Sport plays an import role in his life and it is the access to sport, and the positive impact it can have on people's health and the community that has led to his ambition for Merton to become London's Borough of Sport.

Kay Carberry CBE

Kay Carberry CBE has held various posts in the Trades Union Congress and was the Assistant General Secretary 2003-2016. She is a past member of several government advisory bodies and commissions on equality and employment, for example the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was previously a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, a member of Ministry of Justice Civil Justice Council...

Kay Carberry CBE

Kay Carberry CBE has held various posts in the Trades Union Congress and was the Assistant General Secretary 2003-2016. She is a past member of several government advisory bodies and commissions on equality and employment, for example the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was previously a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, a member of Ministry of Justice Civil Justice Council and was a commissioner of the Low Pay Commission for ten years, up to December 2022.

Kay is currently a Trustee of People's History Museum, Director of TU Fund Managers, a Director of Progressive Britain, an Honorary Fellow St Hugh's College Oxford and an Alternate Member to Lord Monks on the Takeover Panel.

She was awarded a CBE in 2007 for services to employment relations.

Sadiq Khan, Chair

Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London and has appointed himself as Chair of TfL.
Sadiq was born in London and has lived here all his life. His parents moved to London from Pakistan in the 1960s. He was state-school educated in Tooting before studying Law at the University of North London. Sadiq and his wife have two daughters.
Sadiq became a solicitor specialising in human rights and was a councillor...

Sadiq Khan, Chair

Sadiq Khan is the Mayor of London and has appointed himself as Chair of TfL.

Sadiq was born in London and has lived here all his life. His parents moved to London from Pakistan in the 1960s. He was state-school educated in Tooting before studying Law at the University of North London. Sadiq and his wife have two daughters.

Sadiq became a solicitor specialising in human rights and was a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006.

In 2005 Sadiq was elected MP for Tooting. He was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008 and later became Minister of State for Transport, becoming the first Muslim and first Asian to attend Cabinet. He was also Crossrail Minister.

In 2013 Sadiq was appointed Shadow Minister for London, and in 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the General Election.

Sadiq is a big sports fan, especially football, boxing and cricket. He ran the 2014 London Marathon, raising money for the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund.