Dame Alison Nimmo DBE joins Cadogan board

Dame Alison Nimmo DBE joins as Non-Executive Director of the company.

Dame Alison has more than 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector. She was formerly Chief Executive of The Crown Estate and Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority helping to lead the delivery of the big build for London 2012. Alison is an experienced non-executive director, having served on the boards of Berkeley Group Holdings plc and St Modwen Properties plc, in addition to being a trustee of the UK Green Building Council and one of their COP26 built environment ambassadors.

Hugh Seaborn, Chief Executive, Cadogan, said: “We are delighted that Alison has joined the board. She brings an impressive track record in real estate and an understanding of our values as a truly purpose-driven business – our objective is to strengthen Chelsea’s character and community, ensuring it is more vital and thriving as each decade passes. Alison’s wealth of experience and insight will be valuable as we progress the Chelsea 2030 stewardship strategy and steer the neighbourhood’s resilience and enduring contribution towards a more sustainable future.”

Chelsea 2030 was launched in summer 2021 following extensive stakeholder and community consultation. The strategy sets out how Chelsea can significantly reduce its environmental impact, support a thriving community and improve climate resilience. Progress has already been made towards meeting the 12 targets, across impact areas including carbon emissions, air quality, greening, waste, wellbeing and culture – including a commitment to emit Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

Prior to the Olympic Delivery Authority, Alison led major city regeneration programmes in Sheffield and Manchester. She is Commissioner of The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, a member of Imperial College’s Property Committee, a NED of Thomas White Oxford and a NED in a major government department.


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