In March 2017, The Mayor of London appointed Liz Peace CBE to be the Chair of OPDC – tasking her with spearheading the delivery of tens of thousands of new homes and jobs at the west London site.
Liz was Chief Executive of the British Property Federation for thirteen years until her retirement in 2014. She was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to the property industry.
Liz now has a portfolio career with a range of non-executive, advisory and charity roles, at Howard de Walden Estates, RPS Group, RDI REIT, Holtby Turner, and the Churches Conservation Trust. She is Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Fund and Centre for London and President of the Property Litigation Association. She is a member of the Mayor of London’s Homes for Londoners Board and chairs the Government Property Agency.
In 2017 Liz was appointed Chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation and in 2018 she was appointed Chairman of the shadow Sponsor Board for the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme.
Liz Peace said:
I am thrilled to have been offered the position of Chair of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation and I am greatly looking forward to working with the Mayor, the OPDC team, GLA, local authority partners and the private sector to turn this massive regeneration opportunity into a thriving new quarter for London.
The project is not without its challenges - but large-scale regeneration is never easy. The prize however will be a series of high quality places in which Londoners will be able to live and work - and all within reach of world class new transport infrastructure.