Alison Nimmo CEO, Crown Estates UK
Alison Nimmo, CEO, Crown Estates UK – formerly in charge of the London Olympic Development Agency and remaking Manchester after the IRA bombing, which is where I first met her. Smart, stylish and a total success in the very male world of UK development
Ms. Alison Nimmo, CBE, FRICS, has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Crown Estate since January 1, 2012. Prior to this, Ms. Nimmo served as a Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority where she had, for the past five years, held responsibility for delivering the overall design and early delivery of most of the venues, Olympic Park and long term legacy for the London 2012 games. Her previous roles have included a central role in the London 2012 bid team and Interim Director who led the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority; Chief Executive at Sheffield One; and Project Director at Manchester Millennium Ltd responsible for the regeneration of Manchester city centre following the terrorist bombing in 1996. Ms. Nimmo has been a Non-Executive Director of Berkeley Group Holdings plc since September 5, 2011. She is a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University. Ms. Nimmo is a Chartered Surveyor and Town Planner who specialises in regeneration and was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004.
Alison Nimmo FRICS CBE, Chief Executive of Crown Estates is responsible for a £10bn public property portfolio and kicked off the first of RICS’ inspirational speaker series on Wednesday 19th February 2015 at RICS London HQ.
She gave a fascinating insight into her career, which includes being a town planner in Northern England, the rebuilding of Manchester city centre after it was bombed, the building of the Olympic Park and now sees her as Chief Executive of the Crown Estate, overseeing projects ranging from the redevelopment of London’s West End to managing a 12 nautical mile seabed off the coast of Scotland.