Those listed below will be proposed for election at the Marylebone Forum AGM on 28th January 2016.

Residents

Sheila D'Souza

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I have wide and deep connections across the community through long public service and having lived near Dorset Square for 25 years. I served the community as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of NHS Westminster for 6 years, as a Councillor for Bryanston & Dorset Square Ward for 4 years and as Westminster Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Health for 3 years. In these roles I helped to improve local health services and improve pedestrian safety around Marylebone Station. I am a Governor of St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, a Trustee of St Mary’s Hospital Development Trust and a member of the St Marylebone Society and Marylebone Association.

In the past year I have contributed actively to the North Marylebone Traffic Group’s co-ordinated input to the Baker Street Two-way and other traffic-related consultations, and led on the NMTG’s survey of nitrogen dioxide to evaluate the quality of the air we breathe daily. With a science and health background, and knowing how concerned people are about the pollutants we are exposed to, I would welcome the opportunity to represent residents in efforts by the Forum and Westminster Council to develop joint proposals for a Low Emissions Neighbourhood in Marylebone.

 

Sarah Hume

sarahhumeI have lived and worked in Marylebone for nearly 30 years. My husband and I have raised a family of two girls now 21 and 26). During this time I have worked as a practicing Solicitor, firstly in Harley Street and latterly in Baker Street.

I have been involved with my community generally and specifically in our local Residents Association (HDRA) ; the Millennium Committee (organising the Millennium Concert in 2000) and as a Governor at St Marylebone CE School. I am currently Chair of the Curriculum and Pupils Committee and have a particular interest in our contacts with the local community and businesses.

 

Tim Carnegie

TCCAs a local resident Tim Carnegie would work with the Marylebone Forum to improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Marylebone Area. Tim Carnegie was born in London and has lived in Marylebone for over 15 years. He is married and has two young daughters who attend the local Hampden Gurney C of E Primary School. Tim has been on the Marylebone Association committee for the past 5 years.

In 2012 Tim co-founded the Marylebone Boys’ School, a new state secondary free school which has helped fill a gap in the education of provision of Marylebone. Currently the school is in its second year of operation with 240 pupils and this rise to 840 over the next 5 years. The school’s permanent site will be on the North Wharf Road, next to Paddington station.

Tim is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and runs a consulting team that advices businesses where to locate their different operations around the world. Tim is concerned about the poor air quality in the area and thus drives an electric car and understands the barrier to their wider adoption. Tim would represent interests of residents, families and schools on the Marylebone Forum.

Richard Lovell

RGL for Forum head and shoulderRichard Lovell has lived in the Marylebone area for some 27 years .

A graduate in Chemistry, he followed a career in Management consulting, banking and Logistics before entering the Business travel sector in 1990 

He acted as chair and President for two major industry associations involved in the Travel and Hospitality sector, while completing his full time employment as President (Europe ,Middle East,and South America) for a Global travel management company 

From 2008 , he took the role of Chair of a hotel sector company and an airline advisory board .

He now works as an independant consultant in travel and outsourcing, .This allows time for his interest in European history and travel and a greater involvement in organisations focussing on the future development and improvement of the Marylebone area. He has been a member of the Marylebone Association for five years and a committee member involved with the organisation of the Forum for two years.

Amanda Feeny

amanda-feenyAmanda Feeny is Chairman of the Harrowby & District Residents’ Association representing a small area in the west of Marylebone between the Edgware Road and Seymour Place. She also sits on the committee of the Marylebone Association. For both committees she is particularly interested in maintaining a high standard in the street environment of Marylebone. Amanda worked for the Confederation of British Industry from 1978 to 1993 heading up their European department in London and Brussels, lobbying both the European Institutions and UK government on issues of vital interest to British Industry. After a career break bringing up children, she now volunteers in the Education department of the Royal Academy of Arts working with primary school children visiting the RA in Piccadilly. She has lived in Marylebone since 1985 and has been involved in discussion with WCC and local Police Panel for over a decade and is familiar with local issues.

Stephen Quinn

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Living and working in Marylebone since 1996. Committee member of the Marylebone Association since 1997 with a particular interest in planning. Chair and Joint-Chair of the Planning Sub-Committee since 2000. Chairman of the Association 2010-2013.

Practicing Chartered Architect – founding director of Works Architecture Ltd. which carries out much of its work in the West End.

Founding Director of Works Property Ltd. a property company with a very small portfolio of buildings in Central London.

Married with three children

Steven Dolland

Steven Dollond - Photo without copyrightI was born in St Marylebone. I went to school in St Marylebone. I have lived in St Marylebone most of my life and I live in St Marylebone now.

I am a retired person, so I will have plenty of time to spend on the Neighbourhood Forum. I used to be a lawyer, specialising in public sector tenders and transport projects. I am a barrister-at-law (Middle Temple) and have degrees from Oxford and Harvard.

My main reason for putting myself forward as a non-business candidate is that I want this election to be a proper democratic process where residents are given an actual choice, instead of being presented with a fixed list of candidates for the same number of places.

I will be a truly independent representative with no affiliations to any vested interest. I am only interested in protecting the interests of residents and in maintaining democratic accountability, transparency and good governance.

Michael Bolt

michael-boltI have lived in Marylebone for the past 15 years and  have been involved in a number of community issues in that time. I am married with two children and my son attends a local Marylebone school. I have a legal background and have had experience of working in a number of different areas of law but for the last 20 years have developed and run a number of small businesses involved in property.

I have sat on the Marylebone Association Committee since 2009 and have been Chairman of the Marylebone Association for the past three years. During this time I have dealt with a wide number of issues concerning Marylebone and participated in the Marylebone Forum since its inception and prior to that, the neighbourhood area designation process.

I see the Forum as an opportunity not just to exercise the new statutory powers under the neighbourhood planning legislation but to enable the various bodies and interests within it to come together and discuss matters of importance to our area. This should help give Marylebone a united and powerful voice when confronting issues of concern to the whole community.

Hugh Small

HughMaryleboneI would be best at helping the Committee to research, analyse, and explain to the community the urban planning projects of national government, GLA, and Westminster City Council as they apply to Marylebone. I was a partner in a US management consultancy, dealing with governments and multinational firms, and this trained me to extract the essentials from bureaucratic reports and statistics. I am standing for the Committee as a non-business member but my background makes me business-friendly.

I recently spent 2 years on the committee of a road user charity, dealing principally with Westminster City Council, during which I responded to many Council, DEFRA, and TfL public consultations. I left that position to focus better on Marylebone, where I have long-standing connections. I lived in Harley Street from 1952 to 1982; I have been back in Marylebone for ten years and am now on the committee of the St. Marylebone Society. I hope that the Marylebone Forum will be where every voice can be heard as Marylebone and London go through important changes.

Paul Ugwu

Paul UGWUI am a Practicing Architect and a Director at Architects Studios Limited based in Marylebone, an architectural design services company specialising in housing, commercial, education and high end residential projects with clientele all over London. Previously I was Chief Architect at a London Borough where I was involved in building design, planning and development matters. I have professional interest in the built environment and in the planning process.  I would represent business interests on the Forum and I am able to assist in promoting “Place Making” and in formulating a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Yael Saunders

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Non-Residents

Kay Buxton

Kay-BuxtonMarble Arch Partnership represents businesses in and around the Marble Arch and Edgware Road area. Launched in 2013 as Edgware Road Partnership, we are working towards creating a Business Improvement District, with a ballot due to take place in February 2016. The area covered can be found on our website www.marble-arch.london. The BID aims to improve the public realm, reduce anti-social behaviour through enhanced stewardship, provide business and guest services to hotels and offices, and promote and celebrate the area’s rich heritage.

We aim to work closely with the Marylebone Forum and the emerging Forum to the west covering Hyde Park and Paddington. We feel that a collaborative approach is necessary to tackle some of the issues faced by the residential and business communities in this area.

My professional background and training is in planning and urban policy and I am a Chartered Town Planner. I have been involved in urban policy, community development and regeneration for 25 years, 17 of these in the Paddington and Edgware Road area. I would be delighted to join the Committee of the Marylebone Forum and hope that I can bring relevant business insights and personal skills to benefit the Committee.

Simon Loomes

Simon-Loomes-PicSimon Loomes is the Strategic Projects Director for The Portman Estate and has managed their development and public realm investments in Marylebone for the past 12 years.  He is chairman of the Baker Street Quarter Partnership which runs the business improvement district for Baker Street and Portman Square.  Simon also works alongside a number of businesses in Marylebone under the Edgware Road Partnership project in order to drive improvements and regeneration along the road and its hinterland.  He has strong relationships with Westminster City Council, TfL and many of the property companies operating in the area.

On his ambitions for the Forum, Simon says; “The new Forum has a strong role to play in place making and public realm improvements to maintain Marylebone’s character as a sustainable and local district.  I look forward to playing a part”.   

Penny Alexander

Penny-Alexander-PicPenny Alexander is Chief Executive of Baker Street Quarter Partnership. Their work is focused on a designated area around Baker Street and Portman Square and their overall aim is to create a quality environment in which to work and live, a vibrant area to visit and a profitable place to do business. They were established in April 2013 and represent over 170 businesses, predominantly in the office sector. They are a not-for-profit company and are funded by businesses in the area as a Business Improvement District (BID). Their efforts to improve the public realm inlcude additional street cleaning and street management via their ambassadors as well as two major schemes to reduce the dominance of traffic in the area and improve Baker Street Station. To enhance the vibrancy of the area they hold regular outdoor events and walks and promote local businesses through their app. Their range of services to members inlcude Corporate Social Responsibility (encourage local corporate giving), procurement and waste and recycling.

Penny has worked for BSQP since 2011 during its development period, heading the successful BID campaign and setting up the BID operation. Previously she worked across the country helping areas to establish BIDs and was Chief Executive of one of the first BIDs in London inmidtown (Holborn).

Stephen Evans

Revd-EvansThe Revd Canon Stephen Evans was instituted as Rector of St Marylebone in September 2010, and served as an officer in the Royal Navy before reading Theology at the University of Oxford and undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Aberdeen. Interests include local history and Middle Eastern affairs, education and medical ethics. He is Patron of the Kurdish Aid Foundation and led a delegation to Iraq in 2012. Stephen is Vice-Chair of The St Marylebone School and The St Marylebone Bridge School (opened in 2012), a member of the Ward Policing Panel and has been involved in helping to set up the Marylebone Forum. Stephen is a member of the Marylebone Association, the St Marylebone Society, The Church Commissioners for England Pastoral Committee, Provincial Clergy Discipline Panel, Trustee of The St. Marylebone Educational Foundation, the St Marylebone Christian Union Almshouses, a Fellow of The Woodard Corporation, Chaplain to King Edward VII Sister Agnes Hospital & The London Clinic, where he also serves as a member of the Ethics and Research Committee. Stephen is married and has a grown up daughter.

Kevin Coyne

kevinI have been associated with Marylebone for over 20 years and have served the community through my role as Hon Secretary of the Marylebone Association and Rotary Club of St. Marylebone. I am currently Chair designate of the Marylebone Forum and am interested in working to support the community through the development of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew-WilsonI am Director of Projects and Planning at the Howard de Walden Estate and have worked in the Marylebone area for some 35 years.

I would represent business interests on the Forum and, through my knowledge and experience of planning in this area, am able to assist in formulating and promoting a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Steven Medway

steve-corpThe New West End Company represents 600 retail and leisure businesses across the West End and have a vested interest in participating fully in the local community. I believe that i will be able to support the forum engage with business within the area and surrounding areas. I already sit on the Fitzwest Neighbourhood forum executive committee, supporting the process of designing forums plan. Through my role at the New West End Company i have been able to support the forum with supporting with access to WCC, TfL and other key stakeholders, i have also been able to share the work we have been doing on commercial Vehicle reduction, air quality and key place making initiatives to benefit the process in developing the forum plan. I believe that our vision for the West End is very much integrated with that of our neighbouring forums and hope to be able to support your forum deliver its goals and visions through its own plan.

Michael Meadows

Michael-Meadows-16British Land is one of the UK’s leading property companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a large portfolio of properties, with a particular focus on UK retail and London offices. We invest for the long term and take pride in creating places that make a positive difference to people’s everyday lives.

We are a major landowner, developer and employer in Marylebone and an active member of the Baker Street Quarter Partnership. Our properties in the area include the recently completed mixed use office and retail developments at Marble Arch House and 10 Portman Square and our own Head Office, York House on Seymour Street.

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