Steering Group & Governance Structure
Photo courtesy of Steer Davies Gleave
The Marylebone LEN is managed through the LEN Steering Group.
The Steering Group provides input on the priorities of the Marylebone LEN, and manage the general course of its operations.
To manage the various projects within the Marylebone LEN, Sub-Steering Groups have been developed. These Sub-Steering Groups are responsible for developing and delivering their specific workstream.
Councillor David Harvey
Marylebone LEN Chair
David was first elected to represent Vincent Square Ward in 2010 and now leads as Cabinet Member for Environment, Sports and Community. David’s portfolio covers everything from environment, green spaces and sustainability to waste and recycling and then onto community services in sports and libraries as well as liaison with the voluntary sector.
As part of the environment aspect, improving air quality is a priority for David and a reason he is delighted to be part of this exciting initiative, the Low Emission Neighbourhood in Marylebone. Having lived in Westminster for nearly 20 years, David is committed to improving local air quality.
Outside of Council work, David is Chair of the Family Firms Institute, the global policy network of academics and experts in family enterprise, was President of the UK Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and led STEP, the professional expert community dealing with inheritance planning for families and the vulnerable.
Marylebone LEN Project Manager
Maria is responsible for leading on the overall direction of and the delivery of the LEN programmes. Maria is instrumental in project development and works closely with our stakeholders to ensure programmes are delivered on-time and have a meaningful impact. Maria is also responsible for leading on our ‘Green Streets’ sub-group.
Marylebone High Street
As Planning and Projects Director of the Howard de Walden Estate, Andrew leads on projects that preserve and enhance both the function and the character of Marylebone High Street. Andrew has worked in the Marylebone area for 35 years and is a strong supporter of initiatives aimed at improving air quality throughout the area. Andrew is responsible for leading on the Marylebone High Street Group, bringing together residents and businesses to provide input on the urban realm projects along the High Street.
Simon is the Strategic Projects Director for The Portman Estate. His responsibilities include the delivery of the Estate’s major development schemes as well as the management of head lease development activity. He covers the Estate’s area-wide strategies including town planning, stakeholder engagement and public realm. The Portman Estate is a founder member of the Baker Street Quarter BID which Simon continues to chair as well as being vice-chair for Marble Arch London BID. Simon is also a member of the West End Partnership Board.
Freight, Delivery and Servicing
Penny is Chief Executive of Baker Street Quarter Partnership. Their work is focused on a designated area around Baker Street and Portman Square and their overall aim is to create a quality environment in which to work and live, a vibrant area to visit and a profitable place to do business. Air Quality is a key focus for the Partnership with successful programmes to reduce vehicle trips already in place and more in development. Other programmes focus on improving the public realm through large scale projects such as the transformative Baker Street Two Way.
Tim leads on the Community Engagement Group, representing the residents that live in the Marylebone LEN, as well as the Residents’ Associations. Tim’s role includes providing input on the various projects included within the Marylebone LEN, to ensure that the needs of residents are taken into consideration. A long-time member of the Marylebone community, Tim is committed to improving local air quality through the Marylebone LEN.