William started his career in real estate private equity before joining Lipton Rogers Developments in early 2013.
Whilst there, he worked as a Development Manager on a number of schemes across different asset classes, notably 22 Bishopsgate, the City’s largest office tower (2m sq ft), and Silvertown Quays, a 62-acre mixed-use project in the Royal Docks. From 2017 onwards, he worked on the launch of a separate account Assisted Living platform, which provided him with experience of one of the country’s fastest growing, socially driven property sectors.
His passion for residential development is rooted in the socio-economic impact of the built environment; how places and spaces can shape communities and positively impact quality of life.
Theodora has a background in sustainable urban development, having held consultancy positions at Ernst & Young, where she focused on gender inclusivity, and Move Mobility, where she was seconded to a local office in Oaxaca City, Mexico, to work on a large-scale regeneration of the city centre.
Her interests in wider human development led her to undertake an MA in Sustainable Cities at King’s College London, where she focused on liveability and equitability in the urban environment.
She is retained by Central, a niche urban consultancy specialising in public-private partnerships, socio-economic research, and innovative ways to improve the fabric of the city. Theodora is driven by a desire to build a better future for all Londoners through considered urban transformation.
Paul is Construction Director at Lipton Rogers Developments, where he is responsible for delivering a number of major projects. He has 24 years’ experience in the industry and is currently focused on completing the 62-storey office tower 22 Bishopsgate. Paul began his career at Schal International Management where he spent five years working on Imperial College’s Biomedical Science building and the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
Prior to joining Lipton Rogers, he spent 15 years at Stanhope PLC as Development Director.
He has worked on multi-award winning projects, from Chiswick Park to One Hanover Street, a mixed-use development for The Crown Estate, and led the delivery of the RIBA Sterling Prize winning Bloomberg HQ in the City of London.
Paul advises the Drum team on all matters relating to development and construction.
Kimberley is an Associate Director at ING Media, a leading PR and communications agency specialising in the Built Environment. She has worked in-house and as a consultant for some of the most prominent companies in the real estate communications sector, and is a specialist in strategic branding.
Kimberley is responsible for advising the Drum team on engagement with the public and third sector and on building a sustainable and exciting brand.
Vanessa is Director of Research at BNP Paribas Real Estate, and has 20 years of experience in global strategic research spanning both sides of the Atlantic. She is at the forefront of innovative research in the real estate sector, and advises clients on investment and development strategies across all sectors in the industry.
Vanessa was recently appointed as the youngest ever Chair of the Urban Land Institute in the UK; in her capacity of Chair of the Drum Board, her role is to help shape strategy and ensure that the company is doing everything possible to meet its goal of redefining temporary accommodation for London’s homeless.
Annie grew up the daughter of Irish immigrants in North London and, having experienced poverty first hand, understands intimately how close we all are to misfortunes that are beyond our control. Annie began her career in retail in the early 1980s, operating at Director level at La Senza, Debenhams, Argos, Mothercare and Kingfisher.
She subsequently diversified into Business Consulting, specialising in transformational change and programme management, and acted as Senior Transformational Manager for the Cancer division at Imperial NHS Trust London. She is experienced in strategy and planning, procurement and contracting, tenders and quality improvement. In the late 1990s she started a sports coaching business for women which was subsequently sold to Parkwood Leisure, and has since Annie has coached and supported thousands of women to develop their leadership skills.
Annie is responsible for advising the team on business strategy, tenant engagement, and partnerships with like-minded organisations.
National charity for single homeless people; in schemes where Drum houses single people, Crisis will be the most likely administrator of on-site support, provided that the development is within a reasonable distance of one of their outreach centres. More information at https://www.crisis.org.uk/
A crowdfunding platform to help homeless people train and ultimately gain employment in the vocation of their choosing; Drum and Beam have agreed that Drum will refer its tenants to Beam if they show an avid interest in upskilling into a particular field of work. More information at https://beam.org/
A clothing company which seeks to employ women living in poverty at a wage that is commensurate with the hard work that they are undertaking; Drum will again refer its tenants to BirdSong if they have an interest in the fashion/garment industry. More information at https://birdsong.london/
A charity which repurposes steel from confiscated knives in London and builds outdoor calisthenics gyms; Drum will seek to partner with Steel Warriors on both employment initiatives and in the potential for building a small on-site workout park. More information at https://www.steelwarriors.co.uk/