Committees and Groups



 The IPF's Operational Board is supported by three Regional Committees and other committees, special interest groups and working groups. For more information on the activities of these various groups, please click on the appropriate links.

Research Steering Group

Responsible for the strategic direction of all IPF's research activities.

Simon Marx – LaSalle Investment Management (Chair)
Mark Andrew – City, University of London
Andrew Angeli – CBRE Global Investors
Asli Ball – GIC Real Estate International Pte Ltd
Jonathan Bayfield - Aviva Investors
Pam Craddock – Investment Property Forum
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Daniel Francis – Carter Jonas
Richard Gwilliam – M&G Real Estate
David Hedalen – abrdn
David Hourihan – University College of Estate Management
Jon Neale - JLL
Bill Page – Legal & General Investment Management
Andy Schofield – Nuveen Real Estate
Paul Stewart – Barings Real Estate
Charlie Tattersall – BNP Paribas Real Estate
Simon Wallace – DWS



Responsible for developing the membership and events in the Midlands.

Matthew Hannah – Innes England Ltd (Chair)
Richard Round – Lloyds Bank (Vice Chair)
Adrian Clarke - I M Properties PLC
Jonathan Devaney - Knight Frank LLP
Ed Gamble – ACRE Capital 
Tim Hurdiss – Harworth Group PLC
Damian Lloyd – Avison Young
Rebecca Millard – Avison Young
Isobel Radford – Freeths LLP
Rachel Williams – DLA Piper UK LLP


Responsible for developing the membership and events in the North.

Matt Jones – Santander UK PLC (Chair)
Debra Cooper – Shoosmiths LLP (Vice-Chair)
Scott Gemmell – OBI Property LLP
Jeffrey Gillbanks – Brabners LLP
Rosalyn Harper – Rothschild & Co
Rob Millington – Cheetham & Mortimer
Katie Ridehalgh – Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Ian Scott – Martin Property Group
Ian Sherry – Glenbrook Property
Simon Smethurst – Lomond Investment Management


Responsible for developing the membership and events in Scotland.

Brian Hutcheson – Dentons UK and Middle East (Chair)
Neil A'Bear – LaSalle Investment Management
Kathryn Bennett – CBRE
Paul Carter – CMS
Janey Douglas – JLL
Alison Fyfe – Alison Fyfe Consultants
Scott Howie – Inglis Howie Property Consultants
Laura Hughes – abrdn
Stephen Inglis – London & Scottish Property Investment Management
Anne Johnstone – Fair Futures Partnership
Finlay Miller – Natwest Group
Steven Newlands – CBRE
Richard Whyte – Brodies LLP

other committees

CPD Group

Plans the regular series of lectures and workshops.

Clare Thomas – CMS (Chair)
Charlie Barke – Knight Frank
Jamie Binstock – GPE 
Yvette Bryan – Trowers & Hamlin
David Erwin – Dunluce Property
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Caitriona Hunter - CBRE Investment Management
Robert Jackson – JLL
Chris Jeffs – M&G Real Estate
Hannah Prescott – Investment Property Forum

FUTURE LEADERS Group Committee

Responsible for the Future Leaders Group.

Jo Jackson – SEGRO (Chair)
Matthew Bird – Cromwell Property Group
Patrick Freestone – Fiera Real Estate
Samuel Gregory-Smith – FTI Consulting
Samantha Kempe – IMMO Capital
Scott Keown – JMW Solicitors LLP 
Tim Russell - Global Gate Capital
James Vivian – Savills
Lorna Walker – Modomo
Peter Yu - Amundi

Special Interest Groups


Louise Ellison – Longevity Partners (co-Chair)
Philip Parnell – Deloitte Real Estate (co-Chair)
Christopher Brigstocke – Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Lora Brill – Orchard Street Investment Management LLP
Tim Coffin – Royal London Asset Management
Siobhan Cross – Pinsent Masons LLP
Linda Fletcher – Thor Lion LLP
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Alex Hill – Greystar
Caroline Hill
Max Johnson
Richard Quartermaine – Hammerson PLC
Sarah Ratcliffe – Better Buildings Partnership

Indirect Property Group

Graeme Rutter – CBRE (Chair)
Michael Acratopulo – Wells Fargo
Patrick Bone – Schroder Real Estate Investment Management
Justin Brown – BlackRock
Stephen Elliott – Legal & General Investment Management 
Charles Ferguson Davie – Moorfield Group
John Forbes – John Forbes Consulting
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Jessica Hardman – DWS
Victoria Henry – CMS
Lucinda Liss – LaSalle Investment Management
Richard Peacock – Aegon Asset Management UK
James Tarry – Aviva Investors
Liam Taylor - Columbia Threadneedle Investments

International Group

Ben Sanderson – Aviva Investors (Chair)
David Dix – The Townsend Group
Dimitri Doublet– M&G Real Estate
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
David Jackson – M&G Real Estate
Richard Kolb – Prime Management
Simon Mallinson – Real Capital Analytics
Tom Mundy – JLL
Jason Oram – Europa Capital
Sabina Reeves – CBRE Investment Management
Will Rowson – GSA Investment Management UK
Tom Walker – Schroder Real Estate Investment Management
James White – DekaBank - Deutsche Girozentrale


Regulation & Legislation Group

David Brown – Deloitte Real Estate (Chair)
David Adler – Square Dial Real Estate Capital Partners
Bill Bartram – Independent Risk Management Solutions Ltd
Christopher Brigstocke – Winckworth Sherwood LLP
Jonathan Evans – Deloitte Real Estate
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Matthew Howard – BMO Real Estate Partners
Richard Johnson – Deloitte Real Estate
Daniel Norris – Hogan Lovells International LLP
Christine Ormond – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Cathryn Vanderspar 

Residential Investment Group

Ben Denton – Legal & General Affordable Homes (Chair)
Alice Bradley – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Sally Frazer – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Alexander Greaves – M&G Real Estate
Tom Henry – Legal & General Capital
Richard Jackson – Apache Capital
Niall Malone – Watkin Jones
Dominic Martin
Cathryn Vanderspar 
Jean-Marc Vandevivere – PLATFORM_

tech futures

Julian Carey – Industrials REIT (Chair)
Jules Barker – WiredScore
Andy Dyer – Epik Group
Sue Forster – Investment Property Forum
Jonathan Mills – Osborne Clarke
Hannah Prideaux – Sustainable Future Ventures
Ella Walter – GPE