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South Bank BID welcomes new Board members from Network Rail, LCR and Park Plaza

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South Bank BID’s Board is drawn from local organisations and employers to represent the area in which our levy payers work. Our governance means we regularly review this to ensure the BID Board oversees the BID team on the representative on a range of issues, including the successful delivery of services and projects.

We are delighted to announce three new members of the BID Board: Iain Corker, Head of Asset Management (Retail) for Network Rail joins the Board as a direct replacement for Rejinder Banger, who has recently left the organisation. Iain works closely with Network Rail’s growing tenant base in Waterloo Station and the BID supports these retailers through driving footfall and enhancing security. As announced in our Business Plan, the BID is currently recruiting a dedicated British Transport Police Community Special Officer (PCSO) to provide additional security and crime prevention in Waterloo Station.

Lynne Glover joins the Board from LCR, the Government’s regeneration and placemaking expert. LCR has a 20-year track record in bringing together the public and private sector to develop complex sites at transport locations

Lynne is the Centre Manager of LCR’s latest project, the new Waterloo.London retail development, which opens in South Bank in 2021 and will be the home to retail, leisure and cultural destination. Lynne has vast experience in retail management, including the Angel shopping centre in Islington and will be running the Waterloo.London retail scheme.

Niall Watters, General Manager of Park Plaza County Hall replaces previous board member Stefanie Hardy as the BID’s representative from PPHE Hotel Group. Prior to his taking on the role of General Manager, Niall was Development Manager for Aldau Development, and one of the leads on a large scale 702 unit residential and mixed use scheme, where he worked closely with the Borough of Ealing as part of the wider master plan for West & Greater London. The PPHE Group, who have their main offices alongside two hotels within the BID area plus two further hotels in larger Waterloo and South Bank, are a crucial member of South Bank’s hospitality sector.

Nic Durston, Chief Executive of South Bank BID, said: “These are exciting new appointments to our BID Board, reflecting the growth in passenger levels and activity in Waterloo Station and the arrival of Waterloo.London to South Bank during the BID’s second term.  Passenger numbers using the station are forecast to rise to 135 million per annum over the next term of the BID, and Waterloo.London and its anchor tenant Time Out Market will provide our growing work and leisure populations with world-class experiences to complement South Bank’s existing, famous attractions.

“We continue to actively seek new Board members, especially those representing smaller businesses in South Bank’s BID area and there will be further announcements about the BID Board’s evolution in 2020.”