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8th Feb 2005

New Faces on LRC Board

Leicester Regeneration Company has recruited three new board members to drive forward the five key projects outlined in its masterplan for the future of the city.

They are Andrew Granger, Managing Director of Andrew Granger & Co, Joanna Griffin-Shaw, architectural partner at Pick Everard, and David Seviour, Group CEO of Leicester Housing Association. All three are non-executive directors.

Neil Morris, Chairman of LRC, said, “We were very encouraged by the number and quality of applications we had to join our board and by the great enthusiasm shown. Our choice of new members reflects their ability to fill the skills gaps we had.

“I am delighted to welcome them to the board and look forward to working with them and the other directors in the exciting delivery stage of the masterplan. I am very grateful to all those who applied, and we hope to find other ways to harness their interest and enthusiasm.”

Andrew Granger has 25 years’ experience as a qualified Chartered Surveyor and established Andrew Granger & Co in 1989. He is also Chairman of Leicester Cathedral Council, the Harborough Building Society Charitable Trust and the Rural Business Development Programme Team of the Leicestershire Rural Partnership.

Joanna Griffin-Shaw was made a partner at Pick Everard in 1996 and focuses on the commercial and retail sector of architecture. Joanna has actively developed partnering and strategic alliances with the construction industry, experience that will be invaluable to LRC.

David Seviour was LHA's first employee in 1977. As Group Chief Executive he spearheaded LHA's evolution into one of the UK's most innovative housing associations and the largest in the East Midlands. He is a national authority and commentator on community regeneration and housing issues, and has attended advisory meetings at the Treasury and 10 Downing Street. He is GOEM's nominee on the Board of Regeneration East Midlands, and a Board Member of Meden Valley Making Places Ltd, a special body launched by the Deputy Prime Minister in 2004.

Leicester Regeneration Company is currently consulting the public on its plans for the Waterside area of the city. Work is expected to start this year on the first phase of work on the New Business Quarter - the redevelopment of Charles Street Police Station. Another major site start anticipated for 2005 is at the Science and Technology Park at Abbey Meadows.

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