North East Development Plans 2017
September 4 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
North East Development Plans 2017 | Event
We have a very varied panel from across the region to update on us their impressive development and investment plans.
Councillor Martin Gannon, the Leader and Sheena Ramsey, the Chief Executive of Gateshead Council will present to us what is happening in Gateshead in terms of regeneration, housing and development.
David Grant is the Commercial Director for Durham Airport which is owned by Peel Airports. There is a development plan in place at the airport and David will explain when this will happen and what affect that this will have on the airport’s connectivity.
We have two Universities who will update us on their estates plans and future projects.
University of Newcastle – Iain Garfield Head of Estate Planning and Development
Durham University – Ian Ramage, Assistant Director of Projects & Infrastructure
And finally with infrastructure being one of the hot topics for discussion . . . . . . . Cathy Massarella is the Head of Network Development at Nexus who are the Tyne & Wear passenger Transport Executive; there are lots of Infrastructure developments to discuss in this region which Cathy will talk to us about.
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- 1530 – 1600; Registration
- 1600 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
- 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1930 – 2200; After Event Speakers Dinner (VIP TICKET HOLDERS ONLY)
We have an exciting new opportunity for you – buy a VIP ticket to this event and come to dinner straight after the event with the speakers who have accepted an invitation, see below.
Great food, good wine and excellent conversation.
VIP Ticket Privileges
- FREE attendance at the after-event Speakers Dinner
- Reserved seating in the front two rows at the event
- Guaranteed tickets even at sold-out events
- Up to 20 x VIP tickets available at each event
- VIP Name Badges
Dinner Venue – Café 21
Come to dinner and join:
- Cllr Martin Gannon; Gateshead Council
- Philip Meikle; Nexus
- Iain Garfield; University of Newcastle
- Others to be confirmed
Cathy Massarella, Head of Network Development; Nexus
Cllr Martin Gannon, Leader; Gateshead Council
Ian Ramage, Assistant Director; Durham University
Iain Garfield, Head of Estate Planning & Development; University of Newcastle
Iain joined Newcastle University as Head of Estate Planning and Development in January 2016. In this role he is responsible for the management of the Capital Projects team and Estate Planning team who jointly are responsible for the major capital developments of the University estate.
Having undertaken a first degree and research in Mining Engineering at Newcastle University Iain embarked on a career with British Coal working as an engineer and Colliery Undermanager at various mines throughout the North East.
In 1994 Iain moved into the Higher Education sector taking up a role at the University of Sunderland, firstly in the School of the Environment and then the Business School before moving into the Estates department in 2004.
Iain had a key role in the strategic development of the estate and implementation of the estate capital investment programme. He held the role of Head of Estate Services from 2010 until leaving to join Newcastle.
He has been instrumental in introducing numerous estate innovations and adaptations of novel estate planning processes including the now widely accepted Soft Landings process. He has also presented nationally in several fora on a variety of collaborative projects.