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Meet the Board

Richard Garland BSc (Hons) MBA FRICS

Richard is the interim chair of the London Regional Board, and plays a vital role in shaping the region’s engagement plan, working closely with his fellow board members.


Giles Heather

Giles joined the London Regional Board in 2019, bringing with him more than ten years’ experience in cost and project management. He has worked in the UK and Middle East, and has particular expertise in the high tech industrial, logistics, green energy, commercial, residential and infrastructure sectors with a key focus on sustainable construction methods. Giles is currently leading a team in the provision of support on a number of landmark projects for clients across Europe and the UK. At the end of 2020, he was awarded the ‘UK Young Surveyor of the Year’, as well as topping the Quantity Surveying and Construction category at the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

Megan Putt

Megan Putt is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over nine years of client-side experience in Commercial Property. She currently leads the asset management of University College London’s extensive property portfolio, undertaking acquisitions, disposals, lease renewals and rent reviews to support the wider Estates Strategy. Prior to this, Megan held roles in the Sainsbury’s property team, with a focus on acquisitions, disposals and transaction management. Outside of work, Megan is a co-opted School Governor at Pembury House Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Tottenham and Property Trustee at the Bishopsgate Institute. She has a passion for food and exercise, in that order.

Bola Akinwale Abisogun OBE, BSc (Hons) MACostE FRICS MCIOB PQS

Bola is an Independent Management Consultant, Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); offering independent, multi-dimensional construction cost management consultancy and construction project & programme (including asset) management solutions, since qualifying in 1999.

Other board members:

  • Christopher Daley
  • Damian Quinn
  • James Hughes
  • Graham Jones
  • Jeremy Pilgrim
  • Robert Ireland
  • Samantha Scott
  • Joanne Fisher
  • Tim Grierson Rickford
  • Tatenda Metzger

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