Rebecca Towers worked, until recently, for 15 years at a senior level within Southwark Council and before that she was with the charity Groundwork (in Burgess Park). Rebecca has experience of  leading teams to deliver services and projects across a wide ranging portfolio including parks, leisure, culture, youth and housing. During her time at Southwark Rebecca was integral in establishing the council’s women’s network. Last year she took the lead for ‘We Walworth’ – a partnership between Pembroke House, local residents, organisations, central government and the council. We Walworth is challenging existing ways of working, particularly in relation to power, decision-making and public service delivery. Her background and knowledge will contribute greatly to our Community Investment activity.

Princess Bernard is a founder and director of ‘Step Now’, a dynamic local organization working with under-represented young people in Southwark and Lambeth.  In her day job, Princess is a technology consultant at a global professional services company. With a BSc in Accounting and Finance, as well as direct experience working with young people and setting up a charitable enterprise, Princess will bring invaluable skills and perspectives of young people growing up in Southwark.

Jill McGregor is an experienced planning professional who has recently joined the award winning architecture and planning practice, BPTW, as a Director.  She has worked with private, public, social housing and charitable sector clients in her many years as a planning consultant and lives in Southwark.  Jill has a breadth of skills including planning strategy,  feasibility, planning applications, project management and working with listed buildings, which we will definitely put to good use!

Stephen McDonald is currently Director of Growth at the London Borough of Barnet and worked as a Strategic Director for Major Projects in Southwark prior to that.  He has many years of experience in housing, regeneration and placemaking at an executive level, and particular expertise in designing and funding major development and infrastructure schemes.  He also helped to establish The Future of London – London’s public sector regeneration professional association. He is passionate about Southwark, his home for many years.

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