Three high profile trustees have joined the board at the Architectural Heritage Fund bringing a wealth of skills and experience; Suzanne Snowden, David Hunter and Sue Brown.
The appointments come as the organisation continues to drive forward a business development plan of expansion, investment and modernisation for the charity.
Chair Liz Peace said, ‘I am delighted Suzanne, David and Sue have agreed to join AHF’s Board and lend their considerable talents and experience to assist the current trustees and staff refine and develop our charitable business activities. We are so fortunate to have been able to attract such high-calibre individuals with the skills we need to implement our exciting three-year strategy and to achieve our ambitious goals. With their help we will be able to provide more assistance to people across the UK with their efforts in rescuing historic buildings and turning them into valuable community assets.”
Sue Brown had an early career in local government, after which she joined the London Docklands Development Corporation, where she was Executive Assistant to its first Chief Executive Reg Ward. Following a thirty year career in real estate communications, she joined London First as Executive Director of Planning and Development in August 2016.
At London First, Sue leads on policy events and initiatives, managing the business interests of property and development stakeholders, as well as working with the Mayor’s office and local government on matters affecting the industry. At London First, Sue Brown is directing the recently established London Urban Transformation Commission. Sue co-founded REWIRE in 2015, a cross-industry network that works to strengthen the role of women in the property industry.
As Chairman of a leading UK based real estate debt fund manager, David Hunter brings experience directly relevant to the activities of the AHF. David is a professional Non-executive Director and Strategic Adviser focused principally on UK and International real estate.He is currently either Chairman or Non-executive Director of various companies, listed and unlisted, overseeing investments in the UK, India, and South Africa.
David qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1978 and his background is as a fund manager, most significantly from 2001 till 2004 as Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s £6.5bn UK and International property fund business. He was President of the British Property Federation in 2004. He is Honorary Swedish Consul to Glasgow, is an Honorary Professor of Real Estate at Heriot-Watt University and is on the Board of Dundee Design Ltd which is creating the iconic V&A Museum in Dundee. David divides his time between Glasgow and London.
Bringing knowledge around brand, communications and digital marketing is Suzanne Snowden, Global Director of Thought Leadership at PwC who leads the firm’s content-marketing activities. With a wide experience of delivering complex international projects, she is passionate about using technology to raise awareness around preserving historic buildings.
Prior to her current role she worked as a strategy consultant as well as holding leadership roles in business development, marketing and client service teams. She is programme director for a number of PwC's flagship research projects including PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey launched each year during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.