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Matthew Flood

Commercial Director, Landsec

Matt is Commercial Director for Landsec with responsibility for leading office leasing and residential sales across the London portfolio. Since joining Landsec in 2013, Matt has been focused on the transformation of Victoria through projects including 62 Buckingham Gate, The ZigZag Building and Nova, Victoria. Other roles include guiding Landsec’s strategy on the evolution of building design and customer experience.


Peter Kerr

Director, Atelier Ten

Peter has worked for almost twenty-five years leading a number of multi-disciplinary project teams on various projects from small scale fit-out to large multi-use international projects.

Peter enjoys getting heavily involved in the design concept and delivering on the promise of low energy, cost effective, aesthetic design with the need for delivering the design practically and on time. Peter has a particular interest in lighting, achieving flexible design both functionally and aesthetically, working closely with the client and architect to achieve the desired solution.

Peter’s experience has recently included introducing innovative circadian lighting into commercial office fit outs in Scotland in order to improve health and well-being.

Benjamin Lesser

Development Manager,  Derwent London Plc

An Architect by background, Benjamin moved into development in 2004, after completing his MBA.

Having delivered large-scale projects such as Chiswick Park whilst at Stanhope, he moved to Derwent London in 2010. Since joining Derwent, Benjamin has been responsible for delivering a number of major office schemes such as the Buckley Building, Stephen Street, 40 Chancery Lane and the forward-thinking White Collar Factory.

Benjamin has been a Board Member of the BCO since 2011, endeavouring to challenge some of the industry norms through innovation and collaborative thinking.

Andy McBain

Lead, Office Design and Strategy at RBS

Andy joined RBS in 2004 to mobilise staff into the new HQ building at Gogarburn. He has held a number of roles in the bank’s property team including Innovation Manager, Manager of UK Move Management and is currently leading the Workplace Design & Strategy team.

The Workplace Design team is tasked with the management and development of creative and innovative workplace design solutions aligned to the operational and cultural requirements of RBS. Previous to RBS Andy work in manufacturing for c20 years across central Scotland.

Andy is a member of the BCO Scotland Chapter and was instrumental in establishing and supporting BCO NextGen in Scotland.


Gillian Stewart

Director, Michael Laird Architects

Gillian has over 30 years experience working in interiors and specifically workplace across most business sectors. She is a firm believer that buildings and interiors should be designed around people, and as designers we should engage with a variety of people throughout the design process. This way we will achieve beautiful and meaningful buildings which delight, inspire and endure.

Gillian is a Director of MLA, after working for a number of other practices, most notably BDG architecture + design, haa design and DEGW. Gillian is also a BCO member and has been on the committee leading and pushing research within the industry.


John Shepherd & David Kilgour

Directors, Whiteburn

John and David have a wealth of experience between them across the sectors in the property industry.

John is a chartered civil engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in construction, development and asset management. He is also a former chair of the Scottish regional judging panel of the BCO, is currently on the BCO’s Scottish Committee, and is a member of the SPF. David has been a director of Whiteburn for over 5 years and is responsible for the identification and successful realisation of Whiteburn’s commercial projects. David sits on the SPF’s Planning & Development Committee, and is Chairman of the charity So Precious.

Peter Wynne Rees CBE

Professor of Places & City Planning, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment

As City Planning Officer for the City of London, Peter led the planning and regeneration of this world business and financial centre from 1985 to 2014.  He lectures internationally; advises developers and cities around the world on urban planning and design; and makes frequent media appearances on these topics. Peter was the subject of a BBC profile on “The Culture Show” and was included in the “Debrett’s 500” list of the most inspiring and influential people in Britain today. Numerous awards have recognised his achievements and, in 2015, he was appointed a CBE “for services to architecture and town planning”.