The panel

Jonathan Ingram (Panel Chair)

Jonathan joined UKGI in early 2018 and is the Sponsorship Representative NEBM for HM Land Registry, representing the Government’s interest on the Board and as part of that role, he leads the UKGI HMLR Shareholder team.

In addition, Jonathan is part of the UKGI Special Situations team which focuses on sectors and corporates where there is a risk of economic shock impact to major employment or assets of national interest and where there is a strategic case for Government intervention. A lawyer by background, Jonathan has worked in both national and international law firms and has over 20 years’ experience of providing restructuring and insolvency advice to key stakeholders in complex distressed situations.

Neil Sachdev

Neil is an Independent Chair and Non Executive Director with a passion for sustainability and energy efficiency and a wide-ranging portfolio including public service, education, property and retail, mentoring/coaching in public sector (government arm’s length bodies), IPO and capital raise with FTSE and AIM listed companies.

Most recently, Neil was appointed Chair of the Board for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, whilst also serving as Board Chair for the HM Land Registry, East West Rail Co and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation for the Ministry of Defence.

He is also a Non Executive Director on property Boards for both Network Rail and LCR as well as the Delivery Authority Board for the Renewal and Restoration of the Palace of Westminster.

Neil is an Independent Council Member at the University of Warwick as well as a Board Governor for Nuffield Health. Previously, Neil was Group Property Director of J Sainsbury and before that served for 28 years with Tesco, as Stores Board Director, responsible for property and operations for the UK business. Neil was awarded an MBE for his work in relation to Energy Efficiency & Sustainability and an MBA from Stirling University where he studied part time whilst starting his career at Tesco.

He is married to Helen, who is also an Independent Chair and a Non-Executive Director whilst running her own coaching practice; they have three children.

Charlotte Spencer / Caroline Crowther

Charlotte Spencer and Caroline Crowther currently jobshare as the Director of Leasehold, Land and Planning Systems at DLUHC. They oversee the development of the Department’s Leasehold Reform Programme, Digital Planning Programme, other aspects of the planning system and sponsor HM Land Registry. They are both experienced Senior Civil Servants, adept at working with Ministers and delivering a wide range of policy.

Charlotte joined the Civil Service in 2005, having previously worked in the private sector. She has led a wide range of policy and delivery work during this time, including in MoJ, DWP, DH, Defra, Cabinet Office and on legislation.  Caroline similarly has a wide range of Civil Service experience, having joined in 1997 as an economist in the Home Office and then gone on to lead policy, analytical and delivery teams in DWP, MoJ, Defra and now DLUHC.

Jane Hamilton (Independent Panel Member)

Jane has over 30 years of experience in the property, education and government sectors. Jane is currently the Chair of NHS Property Services Ltd and the Chair of Council of the University of Essex. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Government Property Agency and a previous member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of Cancer Research.

Prior to these appointments, Jane was the European Head of Corporate Real Estate for HSBC, The Global Head of Corporate Real Estate for ANZ Bank, Managing Director of Commercial and Industrial Management at AMP Henderson Global Investors as well as senior property leadership roles with Jones Lang LaSalle and Lend Lease Corporation.

Jane has a passionate interest in good design and its positive influence on business performance, staff engagement and the surrounding community. During her career, Jane has also been actively involved in managing organisational change, talent development and environmental sustainability, and the promotion of diversity in the workplace. Jane is a coach and mentor to developing executives.

Jane is Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).