Liz is a well-known figure in the property industry, having served as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation for thirteen years until her retirement at the end of 2014. During that time, she managed to change the Government’s perception of the commercial property industry, to establish it as a key voice in policy debate, to dissuade the Government from legislating on commercial leases, to win innumerable changes to planning and tax legislation and to persuade the Government to introduce real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Previously, she was a civil servant in the MOD, eventually becoming a key player in the team that created QinetiQ plc.
Liz has always been a strong supporter of LandAid and was instrumental in establishing the LandAid team within the BPF’s offices. She was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Year Honours list for services to the property industry.
Liz is now embarking on a range of non-executive, advisory and charity roles, principal amongst them being the Chairmanship of LandAid.