Thames Estuary Growth Board appoints Rupert Wood


Thames Estuary Growth Board (TEGB) has appointed ALMCOR Head of Strategic Land, Rupert Wood, to its Board.

TEGB is responsible for coordinating investment into the Thames Estuary region with a remit to turn its potential into good, green growth for the local area and the national economy.  The organisation works closely with businesses, investors, residents and communities to build partnerships which will transform the area.

Rupert joins the Board to reinforce its regeneration and development expertise.  In his ongoing role at ALMCOR, he currently oversees a significant portfolio of regeneration projects in key locations which include Thames Enterprise Park in Thurrock and Horizon 29 in Derbyshire.  He has previously managed major urban regeneration projects with Lendlease and St Modwen.

Rupert Wood said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Thames Estuary Growth Board.  I look forward to working with the Board and the Thames Estuary Team and to building on the momentum that has been made with ‘The Green Blue’ Action Plan as we set about unlocking the potential of the Thames Estuary.”

Rupert’s appointment is one of four as TEGB expands and strengthens its advisory team.

Thames Estuary Envoy and Growth Board Chair Kate Willard OBE praised the appointments: “I’m delighted to welcome our new Board Members.  The Thames Estuary Growth Board comprises some of the most brilliant business and elected member brains and the most dedicated people you will ever find.  Each of our new members is hugely talented in their field and will be an enormous asset to this already fabulous Growth Board.  I’m looking forward to working with all of them as we work together to play our crucial role in unlocking the potential of the Thames Estuary, attracting investment, and supporting infrastructure and job creation in the region.”

Rupert’s role with TEGB is outside of his Head of Strategic Land role at ALMCOR where he will continue to lead a team focused on realising value from major land assets and enabling the regeneration of complex sites.


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