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London Universities Investment Plans

Tuesday, 20th May 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs

Central Hall Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH United Kingdom

London Universities Investment Plans | Event


FOUR of London’s Leading University figures will be presenting their development/investment plans for the next couple of years.






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Event Format

  • 1330 – 1500; Sponsors Lunch (Invite ONLY)
  • 1530 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
  • 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
  • 1900 – Late; After Event Drinks



Martin Summersgill; Director of Estates Masterplanning & Development, Imperial College LondonMartin Summersgill

Martin has worked for high-profile client organisations, leading teams in strategic planning and development at an urban scale in transport infrastructure and property. He brings together teams to address the broad range of design, commercial, planning, and political issues on complex development schemes and programmes. This has included the generation and review of development options, their selection and development. Success is assured through building up a strong case, communicating a compelling vision for a development, and building productive relationships with third parties. This capability comes from a strong background in design, development & construction in the built environment, managing a wide range of project work from concept through to site delivery as architect, project manager and development manager. Martin is also a firm believer in the contribution that good, well-managed, design can bring to the success of development schemes both in commercial terms and in building a positive enduring legacy in the public realm.

David Bannister; Director of Estates, Brunel UniversityDavid Bannister

David is Director of Estates at Brunel University, responsible for the Estates Strategy; the delivery of all Capital development; energy management; space and building and engineering maintenance. Projects delivered include a new £28m gateway building. A chartered architect with a keen interest in design and environmental matters, most of his working life has been spent as a client side development manager.

Professor Peter John; Vice Chancellor, University of West LondonPeter John



Neil Latham; Pro Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Affairs), Kingston UniversityNeil Latham

Neil Latham has a broad portfolio of responsibilities which currently spans human resources, information technology services, estates (including the campus development plan), facilities management, governance arrangements and legal services. He is closely involved in the University’s change agenda and strategy development and also chairs the Board of the University’s service company, KUSCO.

As University Secretary, Neil is responsible to the Chair of the Board of Governors for providing support and advice to the Board and its committees. Additionally he supports the Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, and is sponsor for several multi-disciplinary projects.

A chartered engineer and former naval officer, Neil joined Kingston University in 2008, initially as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Employer Engagement. Prior to that he led the Defence College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, developing the College to become the primary source of knowledge and expertise for all those involved in defence business. His academic interests include defence economics and the industrial base, which he pursued whilst a visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was awarded the CBE in 2008.







London Universities Investment Plans | Details



Tuesday, 20th May 2014
1530hrs - 1900hrs


Central Hall Westminster
London, SW1H 9NH United Kingdom + Google Map


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