People

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James Adams

Construction Project Manager

James recently joined the team at igloo as a Construction Project Manager on the Somerleyton Road development in Brixton. The mixed use regeneration scheme combines a purpose built theatre, as well as cultural, creative and community facilities, and over 300 homes.

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Sami Ali

Placement student, Siglion

Sami has recently joined the Siglion team in Sunderland on a year out placement from her Real Estate degree.

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Lowri Bond

Project Manager, Community and Placemaking

Lowri has over 18 years’ experience in the cultural and voluntary sectors in the North East. She is passionate about working with communities and young people to ensure their involvement in regeneration projects in their neighbourhoods. She is working with the Siglion team in Sunderland, creating opportunities for involvement and connecting Siglion’s developments with the cultural  life of the city.

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Chris Brown

Executive Chair & Founder

Chris founded the igloo business in 2001 with the belief that value is created from sustainable approaches to regeneration. With collaborators, Chris spearheaded the launch of the igloo regeneration fund, managed by Aviva Investors. This was described by the United Nations as “the world’s first responsible real estate fund”.

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Peter Conboy

Development Director

Peter is a Development Director for igloo and a key figure in the Blueprint team, responsible for delivering and managing projects in Nottingham and the East Midlands. With over 20 years’ experience in the property industry, Peter’s expertise spans property development, regeneration, asset management and funding.

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Peter Connolly

Chief Executive

Peter joined igloo as director in 2006. Now Chief Executive, Peter leads igloo’s £1bn programme of sustainable urban development and investment. With the support of the igloo senior management team and chair, Peter is responsible for igloo’s growth strategy, overseeing the successful delivery of over 30 national strategic projects.

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Nick Ebbs

Vice Chair

Nick is Vice Chair of igloo and Chief Executive of Blueprint, an innovative property development partnership between Aviva Investor’s igloo Regeneration Fund and Nottingham City Council, managed by igloo. Nick is leading on a number of igloo’s major design innovation partnerships, including innovations in the field of community energy and custom build.

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Julie Forgetta

Finance Manager

Julie is the beating heart of igloo’s financial operations. With a wide range of skills and abilities, Julie’s exceptional reporting is fundamental to the strategic growth of the igloo business. Julie continually implements new systems and processes to support igloo’s agile growth strategy.

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Mark Hallett

Development Director

Mark is responsible for igloo’s direct developments in Wales and the South West. Currently leading the Porth Teigr project, igloo’s joint venture with the Welsh Government for the regeneration of Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay, Mark is recognised for his impact delivering one of the most significant waterfront developments in the UK.

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Alec Hamlin

Development Manager

Alec joined igloo in 2007 after completing an MA in Property Development and Management at Nottingham Trent University. Having completed his professional training at igloo, Alec became a chartered planning and development surveyor in 2010.

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Rachel Hopwell

Customer Care Manager

Rachel joined igloo in 2009 and is now igloo’s Customer Care Manager overseeing and developing the igloo customer journey. Rachel’s career started in a customer facing role with igloo as manager of the Derwent Business Centre, a 42,000 square foot multi tenanted building in Derby.

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Sarah Jones

Finance Assistant

Sarah joined the central finance team in 2017 to assist the igloo network of teams across the UK.

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Robert Knight

Operations Director

Robert leads the strategic operational delivery, procurement, design and construction functions for igloo. A respected chartered construction manager, Robert has over 30 years’ senior managerial experience in UK development, construction, civil engineering, housebuilding and mixed use urban regeneration areas.

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Sammir Lingawi

Investment Manager

Sammir joined igloo in 2015 as an Investment Manager to work on the Siglion and Blueprint portfolios and manage the investments for the Chrysalis Fund in the Liverpool City Region. Sammir is now applying his knowledge to a range of igloo’s investment vehicles.

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John Long

Development Director

John heads up igloo’s London development activities. Working from igloo’s office in Clerkenwell Workshops, John leads the development management team. John crafts design teams that produce award winning, innovative schemes.

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Kate Marfleet

Development Surveyor

Kate joined igloo in October 2017. As a qualified chartered surveyor, Kate has gained comprehensive experience at national firms in fields of residential valuation, retail agency and investment management. She is currently working on Somerleyton Road, Brixton

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Honor Massarella

Development Director

Honor is Development Director for igloo’s Leeds projects. A keen advocate for thorough consultation, Honor takes an imaginative approach to engaging with communities and brings in the knowledge and expertise needed to create the right design identity.

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Helen Moir

Development Manager

Helen joined igloo in 2017 bringing 14 years experience of regeneration project delivery across a range of community and residential schemes in the North of England.

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David Roberts

Director

David joined igloo as a Director in 2002. With over 30 years’ experience in the development, construction and facilities management industry, David has led a number of igloo’s flagship projects. He participated in the development of igloo’s sustainable investment policy, footprint®.

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Alice Rossi

Studio Manager

Since joining igloo in 2007, Alice has operated as a central team figure, supporting the igloo management team to deliver its growth objectives. Alice has her finger on the pulse of igloo with a remit covering administration, communication, governance and team related matters.

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Jon Sawyer

Development Director

Jon is leading the development and deployment of igloo’s UK custom build housing model. As project director for HomemadeHeartlands, Cornwall, the UK’s first government partnered custom build site, he has created a vision which is proving very popular with the local market and is now ready to be tested on further sites across the country.

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John Seager

Chief Executive, Siglion

John is CEO of Siglion, a partnership between Sunderland Council and Carillon Developments, managed by igloo. Siglion’s mission is to generate economic, social and environmental change in Sunderland through design led development. John brings with him vast experience of public-private partnerships.

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Matthew Severs

Group Financial Controller

Matthew is a chartered accountant with extensive industry experience, and has been providing financial services to the property sector for over 10 years. He previously worked for Equity Solutions and Partners Limited, a business involved in private/public sector property joint ventures.

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Kym Shaen-Carter

Development Manager

Kym heads up igloo Community Builders (iCB) which focuses on providing Development Management Services to communities to facilitate locally led regeneration.

She recently won the British Property Federations Tomorrow’s Leaders Award for Community Engagement for her work with the Leathermarket Community Benefit Society.

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John Sherry

Project Director

John is a Project Director at igloo and performs a strategic role across a number of igloo projects in the North. Starting life as a labourer turned architect, John has traversed a range of project and development roles across a range of well-known strategic regeneration partnerships across the UK.

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Lucie Smith

Asset and Finance Manager

Lucie is part of igloo’s finance team working within the igloo Development Services business unit.

She is a Global Chartered Management Accountant with 20 years’ experience in asset management.

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Elliot Squire

Placement Surveyor

Elliot has joined igloo’s Nottingham office as a placement student. He is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Planning and Development at Nottingham Trent University.

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Paul Stewart

Asset Manager

Paul manages igloo’s assets in the North. Paul is responsible for igloo’s strategic asset management across the Siglion investment portfolio and The Malings in Newcastle. A qualified commercial chartered surveyor, Paul’s experiences span a decade working in the property industry across all sectors, both public and private.

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Katie Sully

Development Director

With over 25 years’ experience in regeneration, acquisitions and development management, Katie is well known for the successful delivery of nationally recognised strategic regeneration projects. Katie has led many large scale mixed use waterside projects in city centres across the North and London.

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Ashley Walters

Development Manager

Ashley is a Development Manager who specialises in the delivery of both regeneration projects and community led developments. He is also a member of the igloo Community Builders (iCB) team, providing development expertise to communities to create real change.

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Gary Watt

Development Director

Gary is Development Direcctor for Glasgow BIGG Regeneration, a multi-site igloo partnership between Aviva investors and Scottish Canals. He is currently heading up the phased development of 73 low cost homes at Maryhill Locks and working with grant funding partners to masterplan and develop a 25 acre former Diageo distillery.

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Robert Wood

Investment Director

Robert leads igloo’s FCA authorised investment management subsidiary, and manages the Chrysalis Fund. igloo Investment Management is pursuing regeneration partnerships, creative and digital office platforms and social investment strategies, as well as helping fund igloo development projects. The Chrysalis Fund finances property, regeneration and sustainability projects across the Liverpool City Region on behalf of its Combined Authority, targeting financial returns and economic growth.