MKDP appointments build on success so far and herald next phase of development

(l to r Bernadette Conroy, Huw Rhys Lewis and Stephen Mallen)

Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) has appointed new board members to build on its success to date and support its ambitious objectives and financial targets.

Existing MKDP board member Bob Green has been appointed Chair. He says “Milton Keynes is a wonderful place to live, work, visit, and run a business. MKDP is helping make MK even better, by developing key city centre sites and by generating a perpetual income stream to help deliver the key Council services that local people will depend on. These three new Independent Board Members bring a huge amount of talent and experience to help guide MKDP in this important work.”

The three new independent board members are Bernadette Conroy, Stephen Mallen and Huw Rhys Lewis.

Bernadette has worked in the public and private sectors across health, housing and estate management, property development and regeneration, financial services and education. Her current non-executive positions include Chair of housing association Network Homes, Director of Community Health Partnerships, Vice Chair of NHS Barnet CCG and Independent Chair of Cambridge University’s Buildings and Space Management.

Stephen has more than 30 years’ experience in property consulting throughout both the private and public sectors across the UK and in many international markets.  He has advised several national governments, Local Authorities, multinational corporations and major investors on all aspects of real estate, including development, corporate real estate, urban regeneration, asset management and corporate finance via multiple Board and advisory positions across the property industry.

Huw has been Managing Director of the Urban Growth Company since its formation in 2016 and is responsible for spearheading the delivery of infrastructure and development at the UK Central Hub in Solihull, the site of the HS2 high speed rail interchange station. He has also held Director positions in the private and public sector working on asset, facilities and estates management, design, construction and procurement.

MKDP’s recent board appointments follow the retirement of previous Chair John Duggan and members John Walker and Bob Hill and resignation of Will Cousins in 2017. MKDP’s board and executive team are grateful for the valuable contribution they made from the organisation’s inception.

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