The L&Q Group Board oversees all aspects of work carried out by the L&Q Group. The board is made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
L&Q board members
Aubrey Adams OBE, FCA, FRICS
Chairman of the Group Board
Aubrey Adams was appointed as Chair of the L&Q Board on 3 September 2015. Aubrey is the former Chief Executive of Savills and has spent the majority of his career in the property sector. He previously served as the Head of Property in the restructuring division at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from November 2011 to April 2015. Aubrey is also a Non-Executive Director at British Land Co. PLC. Alongside his portfolio he has an established interest in the not-for-profit sector, and is a longstanding Trustee, and now Chairman, of Wigmore Hall, London's leading chamber music venue.
Aubrey is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Aubrey has recently been awarded an OBE for Services to the Arts
David Montague CBE, FCCA
Group Chief Executive
David Montague is the Group Chief Executive of L&Q. Previously he was the Group Finance Director and has been at L&Q since 1988 in a variety of roles.
Simon is the Chief Economist for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In this role, he is responsible for leading the economics and research team at the RICS in providing timely analysis of developments in both the commercial and residential property markets as well as in the construction industry. He is also responsible for delivering the RICS suite of high profile surveys measuring sentiment in different segments of the property market, helping to develop RICS policy positions alongside the External Affairs team and is a regular media commentator. Prior to taking up this position, Simon was Senior Strategist for Barclays Wealth where he played a key role in setting and managing the asset allocation for client portfolios focusing on a broad range of asset classes. Simon initially came into the financial services industry in 1985 when he joined ANZ Merchant Bank as a UK economist. Prior to this, he spent four years lecturing in economics.
Simon joined the Group Board in November 2011 and chairs the Development Committee.
Trevor is a Chartered Surveyor who has been involved in the residential property industry since 1975. He is Joint Managing Director of London based Dorrington PLC, a privately owned residential and commercial property investor and developer. He is a Governor of 'The Dolphin Square Foundation', a housing charity with a focus on the City of Westminster and a Trustee of Salusbury World a charity based in The London Borough of Brent, which supports refugee children.
Trevor was appointed to the Group Board in September 2014 and chairs the Governance & Remuneration Committee.
Samantha has worked for and advised some of the highest profile brands in the UK, such as Channel 4, the Ministry of Sound and TalkTalk on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility, talent management or special projects relating to wider business plan delivery.
Samantha has held exciting roles such as that at Save the Children where she was Director of the UK Programme and CEO of the Camelot Foundation where she was responsible for the delivery of high impact grants to some of the most marginalised communities in the UK. Samantha recently returned full time to her role as Director of a management consultancy based in the UK, Square the Circle.
Samantha was appointed to the Group Board in September 2014 and is a member of the Development Committee.
Betsy joined the civil service in September 2014 as Director General and COO of DEFRA. In this role she is responsible for Corporate Services and DEFRA's executive agencies.
Previously, she spent 12 years at Centrica/British Gas in a number of different roles, including General Manager of Centrica Storage, Special Assistant to the Chief Executive, Programme Director for Offshoring, Director of Metering and Managing Director of Community Energy.
Her most recent role was as Strategy Director for British Gas. Betsy holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA at Wharton.
Betsy was appointed to the Group Board on 3 September 2015 and chairs the Customer Experience Committee.
Mike began his career in finance roles at Cambridgeshire County Council before joining Suffolk County Council in 1999, initially as Director of Resources and then becoming Chief Executive in 2002.
In 2008 Mike was appointed Chief Executive of Westminster City Council - arguably the highest profile local authority in England, with a turnover of £1.4 billion. He drove through major strategic and operational changes, including a pioneering service delivery partnership between three London boroughs. He retired from this role in winter 2013.
Mike is Chair of the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust and was appointed to the Group Board in September 2016. He chairs L&Q's Audit and Risk Committee.
Tracey's career started with blue chip manufacturer ICI, where she became Commercial Director for one of their business units. From there, she joined Barclays Bank in 2001 and sat on the Group Purchasing Board, accountable for strategic sourcing across the Bank and subsequently became Commercial Director for Home Finance, setting strategy and bringing commercial leadership and service improvement to the Barclays mortgage business.
In 2006 Tracey joined Bupa as Managing Director for the Care Home business in the North of England and Scotland, which involved contracting with and providing a service on behalf of local authorities and the NHS. Her remit also involved leading on customer service and she later took on the accountability for driving and delivering customer service on an international scale across all of Bupa's Care Homes.
Her last role was as Managing Director of Bupa Health Clinics, operating as a member of the Bupa UK Board with turnover of £2.8 billion. She led on significant growth, both organically and through M&A activity, and spearheaded a transformation and modernisation agenda to ensure the business was fit for purpose.
Since leaving the organisation in 2014, Tracey has been working as a consultant for a major healthcare provider.
Tracey was appointed to the Group Board in September 2015 and is a member of the Audit & Risk committee.
Tina Tietjen OBE
Tina was appointed to the L&Q Board in December 2016 following East Thames Ltd's merger with L&Q.
Tina has a wealth of experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and also provides consultancy services on leadership and change management. In 2010 she was awarded an OBE for her services to the transport industry. Tina is the Independent Chair of the Billing Code of Practice for Energy UK and of the Switch Guarantee programme and is also a consultant with Business in the Community. Tina was previously Chair of the Air Transport Users Council and Royal Women's Voluntary Service (now RVS).
Larissa was appointed to the L&Q Board in December 2016 following East Thames Ltd's merger with L&Q.
Larissa is a qualified laywer, and is also Independent Non-Executive Director of Saxton Bampfylde and Chairman of The Foundling Museum. She is a former Partner and Global Chief Operating Officer of Actis LLP, a private equity firm. She was formerly Vice Chairman at WPPs Ogilvy and Mather, and European Chief Operating Officer of Weber Shandwick. She was a founding Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of V Inspired (formerly Russell Commission) and Chairman of the House of Illustration.
She is a member of L&Q's Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Waqar has been L&Q's Group Finance Director since February 2008. He has worked for L&Q since 1998 and has been in social housing since 1994. He was appointed to the Group Board in December 2016.
Register of interests
We publish a register of personal interests of Group Board members, Executive Group directors and directors of Group subsidiaries in accordance with the National Housing Federation's Standards of Conduct: Code of Members. The register is updated when required and reviewed annually by the Company Secretary.
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