Native Land bolsters senior management team

Native Land has brought leading project manager and civil engineer Dr Joanna Kennedy OBE FREng on board as non-executive director.

Dr Joanna KennedyKennedy has headed up some seriously high-profile construction projects across the commercial, infrastructure, transport, arts, heritage, education and research sectors in recent years.

Founder of Arup’s project management practice in 1990, she went on to become Director and Global Leader for Programme and Project Management and led acclaimed redevelopments at the Southbank Centre, the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall, the Hackney Empire, the Horniman Museum and King’s Cross St. Pancras.

A statement said Kennedy will be “bringing project delivery and programming expertise to the board of Native Land to complement the company’s strong in-house capabilities in this field”.

Her public appointments to date have included Vice Chairman of the Port of London Authority, a Commissioner of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, a Trustee of the Science Museum and a member of the Engineering Council.

Native Land’s CEO Alasdair Nicholls: “We are very pleased to welcome Joanna to the board. With her project management as well as her engineering expertise, Joanna is a valuable addition to our senior management team.”

Set up in 2003, Native Land is the high-end development firm behind schemes including Holland Park Villas, Burlington Gate, NEO Bankside, Cheyne Terrace and 10 Montrose Place.