Meet the team

Megan Carter
Senior Regeneration Manager, PCC

Role within the team:

Megan leads the regeneration programme at Lennox Point. Her role is to ensure the successful development and delivery of the programme in the best way possible, on time and within budget. She is responsible for planning and governance, monitoring progress, managing risks and resolving issues, and engaging with stakeholders. She coordinates internal teams at Portsmouth City Council and an external team of more than 50 expert consultants.

Background:

Megan is an experienced programme manager with knowledge of the public and private sector. She began her career in Kent before moving to Portsmouth in early 2019 to lead the regeneration programme at Lennox Point. She has an array of project management experience in public health, adult social care, waste and sustainability, HR, culture and leisure. Megan's strategic vision and approach allows her to realise a project's ambitions and deliver results. Her leadership style focuses on people, bringing teams together from a cross-section of industries to collaborate on large-scale programmes, and she understands and can translate complex messages for any audience. She prides herself on providing clear and concise direction, has exceptional attention to detail and thrives on overcoming challenges and barriers.

Natascha McIntyre Hall
Assistant Director, Strategic Developments, PCC

Role within the team:

Natascha oversees regeneration and development opportunities in Portsmouth. She identifies large regeneration opportunities with the opportunity for thousands of new homes, creating new sustainable communities that contribute to Portsmouth as a place.

Background:

Natascha has programme manager experience working directly for various high-profile clients, to develop effective strategy options for large complex development portfolios. In particular, Natascha is driven to challenge ideas and interrogate markets to maximise value. Her portfolio includes managing development opportunities at Westminster City Council, Gleeds and AECOM.

Florentina Cardozo
Assistant Project Manager, PCC

Role within the team:

Florentina provides support in the delivery of the Tipner West regeneration programme supporting the growth and regeneration of Portsmouth. She assists in the monitoring and administration of external consultants and project staff in the completion of work packages and ensuring targets are achieved. In addition, she liaises, as required, with the project client, project team, consultants and the general public; and monitoring the design and construction of works against pre-defined criteria of programme and budget.

Background:

Florentina is a political scientist with extensive research experience in political parties and legislative processes, with professional emphasis on project management. She has advanced skills in the collection, systematisation and analysis of information. Comprehensive work in the formulation of public policies and development of legislative advocacy strategies. Florentina is author of research publications for NGOs, United Nations and UNESCO.

Gavin Hall
Lead Consultant, Savills

Role within the team:

Gavin leads the consultancy team that is coordinating the masterplan, planning application and environmental assessments that will enable Tipner West to be delivered successfully.

Background:

Gavin has over 20 years of professional experience working on the south coast to deliver significant complex mixed-use regeneration schemes on challenging sites in order to make a difference to the communities that will benefit from them. Gavin works and leads the local Planning Team at Savills and was responsible for the Tipner Interchange and Busway in Portsmouth and has also overseen the transformation of Woolston in Southampton when the Vosper Thornycroft Shipyard ceased trading and closed.

Mike Ward
Consultant, Marina Projects

Role within the team:

Mike leads on marine aspects and in particular consideration of access to water opportunities, marine employment proposals, marine Licensing. He also leads on the engagement with a wide range of marine sector stakeholders and the marine industry.

Background:

Mike has spent his professional career in the marine sector; he started working for Portsmouth City Council on a range of projects in the commercial docks and has detailed knowledge of Portsmouth Harbour. As Managing Director of Marina Projects Ltd, based in Gosport, he leads a locally based professional consultancy team dedicated to exploiting the potential of waterfront sites across the world, including some of the world’s foremost superyacht marinas.

Glenn Wilson
Consultant, Gensler

Role within the team:

Glenn leads on master planning for the Tipner West project. Together with the team at Gensler he is responsible for strategic design development including urban design and landscape architecture. Glenn is also responsible for the project management and client and consultant relationships related to the project.

Background:

Glenn is an accomplished and versatile project lead for master planning with extensive experience in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has led a wide range of projects from a variety of sectors including; mixed use, education, residential, leisure and retail. From vision creation through to strategic conceptualisation and design delivery he has experience in managing complex and challenging projects. Prior to working in urban design, Glenn had a career in marketing and advertising.

Emma Davies
Consultant, Faithful & Gould

Role within the team:

Emma is the Project Director for the F+G Tipner project team. Her primary role is to provide cost consultancy services with additional services such as Principal Designer as called upon by PCC.

Background:

Emma is a Director at Faithful & Gould and I have a total of 30 years’ experience in the industry. She is a Planning and Development surveyor, concentrating primarily on the early stages of projects and has delivered a number of large scale urban regeneration and masterplanning projects, majority residential led, throughout the UK. Emma’s project portfolio includes Hendon Waterside (2,200 homes and a new town centre), Thamesmead (up to 20,000 new homes, public realm, leisure and employment) and Welbourne Garden Village (6,000 homes, shops, schools, employment and local facilities). In addition to Emma’s project work, she sits on the London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Committee as an independent member, determining planning application for the legacy construction of the London Olympic Park.

Alex Thompson - Technical Director, WSP

Alex Thompson
Technical Director, WSP

Role within the team:

Alex coordinates WSP teams supporting masterplanning and producing technical evidence for the Lennox Point planning applications.

Background:

Alex has 20 years experience in Transport Planning, providing access planning advice for masterplanning, options and feasibility studies for strategic infrastructure projects (ports and airports) and transport assessments in support of planning applications for private and public sector developments.