RLB’s Global Board Director, Ann Bentley has been appointed to the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) Advisory Group that aims to bring together the public and private sectors to support the ambition for the UK to Build Back Better.
Acclaimed by business and political figures across the UK, a number of influential senior figures have already announced their involvement in the UKREiiF including Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of the UKREiiF Advisory Group, Chair of Peabody, Chair of Be First and Chair of the Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation; Kate Willard OBE – Thames Estuary Envoy and Chair of the Thames Estuary Growth Board; Gagan Mohindra MP – Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Regeneration and Development and MP for South West Hertfordshire; Joanne Roney OBE – Chief Executive of Manchester City Council; Pete Gladwell – Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Legal & General Investment Management and Ghislaine Halpenny – Director of Strategy and External Affairs, British Property Federation
The advisory group was announced in March to support the UK’s exit from the EU and economic recovery from the pandemic and will attract inward investment, generate economic growth, and drive a more sustainable and inclusive culture within the property and construction industries. It will include an annual networking event, exhibition and conference, the first one to be held in Leeds on 17-19th May 2022.
Ann Bentley said: “It’s fantastic to be involved in this ground-breaking event, to be able to contribute to its development and success. My career in the industry has spanned almost 40 years and one of my key focuses has been supporting cross industry initiatives and collaboration. This event will be a breeding ground for future collaboration and partnerships – something I’m keen to throw my weight behind in supporting UKREiiF as we look to Build Back Better in a post-pandemic world.”
Andrew Reynolds, Chief Executive of RLB UK, comments, “To move forward as an industry we need collaborations which support a holistic view of working together – from the supply chain and contractors, through to the consultants and end clients – to build back better and to build for the future. I am delighted that RLB is contributing to the UKREiiF advisory group and will play a part in supporting its work in rebuilding both our industry and the economy.”