Aubrey Adams OBE
Chair of L&Q Group
Aubrey is the former Chief Executive of Savills plc, a leading global real estate service provider employing 35,000 people across a network of over 700 offices.
Aubrey’s previous external experience include Senior Independent Director of Associated British Ports plc, Chair of Air Partner plc, Chair of Max Property Group plc and Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company plc.
Aubrey’s current external appointments include Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wigmore Hall and Senior Independent NED of Tritax Big Box REIT plc.
Group Director, Finance
Waqar has worked for L&Q for more than 20 years and was appointed Group Finance Director in 2008.
His priority has been to develop a management culture across L&Q that pursues our social objectives alongside a commercial approach.
Waqar has supported L&Q in taking on commercial activities, strategic joint ventures and vertical integration in both operational and development functions to generate significant financial strength to maximise our social impact. He has further supported the L&Q Foundation in creating long term sustainable partnerships with other like-minded charities investing in the social fabric of the areas we work in.
Waqar also sits on the boards of the National Housing Federation and Trafford Housing Trust.
Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE
Chair of Development Committee
Louise is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner with experience drawn, over 30 years, from the UK and overseas.
She provides strategic development advice for national and international clients from the public and private sectors. Formerly a Partner of Arcadis LLP, Global Consultancy for the Built Environment, she was UK Head of Development & Strategic Planning, Head of Social Value, and continues to advise as a Strategic Consultant.
Louise was the first female Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She championed diversity and inclusion and led initiatives including the RICS Inclusive Employers Quality Mark and the Property Strategy for Sub Saharan Africa.
Her accolades include Outstanding Woman in Construction and National Achiever in Construction. Louise was awarded an OBE in 2019 for ‘services to the built environment, diversity and inclusion’.
Louise is an experienced non-executive director holding positions on many boards including Chair of All We Can - an International Aid Agency, Board Member and Employee Engagement Lead for Polypipe plc, Board Trustee of The Land Trust and Board Member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP.
Group Chief Executive
Prior to joining L&Q, Fiona was the Executive Director for Development, Enterprise and Environment at the Greater London Authority (GLA).
As part of the senior management team for the GLA, she was responsible for overseeing the delivery and implementation of key strategies such as the London Plan, the Economic Development Strategy, transport, environment and climate change and in overseeing the operation of the Mayor’s powers in relation to significant planning applications in the capital.
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
Mike began his career at the National Audit Office in 1981. He was senior auditor at Cambridgeshire County Council in 1986 moving on to a number of increasingly high-level positions at the council including Head of Finance.
Mike was appointed as the Director of Resource Management of Suffolk County Council in 1999, and progressed to the position of Chief Executive in 2002 joining Westminster City Council as Chief Executive in April 2008.
Mike is Chair of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and chairs L&Q’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Fayann Simpson OBE
Chair of Resident Services Board
Fayann has been an L&Q resident for over 20 years and an involved resident for over 15 years.
Fayann has many years experience working on IT and Resource management projects for global law firms and investment banks. She is also member of the Independent Safety Steering Group.
She is currently the Chair for L&Q’s Resident Services Board, Chair of the South Neighbourhood Committee, and a member of L&Q’s Audit and Risk Committee.