Meet the team

The people that make it happen

We have a highly skilled and motivated team of planners, designers, development specialists and support staff which reports to an independent Board, appointed by the Mayor and chaired by Liz Peace CBE. Our Board members include local council leaders, industry experts, community engagement specialists and business representatives.

David Lunts

CEO

“The vision for OPDC is to optimise the opportunities for local people. Through the regeneration, we want to create much better community and social facilities, provide better access to work and training and deliver affordable housing. As well as playing a key role creating the economic wealth that London depends on to fulfil its place in the world as a centre piece of the global economy.”

Davena Wilson

Land and Property Director

“As a Director at OPDC, I think it’s important that the team feel trusted, valued and genuinely cared for; successful delivery of major regeneration schemes isn’t only about the project or its outcomes, the people making it happen really do matter. I’m passionate about creating and maintaining an environment to support this.”

Pete Farnham

Principal Planner and OPDC’s LGBTQ+ representative

“OPDC puts tremendous effort and resources into supporting everyday inclusion. I’m lucky enough to be OPDC’s LGBTQ+ representative and work with the wider GLA LGBTQ+ Network to champion equality – whether in the office, on site or out socially!”

Roz Henville

Communications and Engagement Manager

“Joining OPDC has given me the experience of shaping communications and engagement strategies to support one of the biggest regeneration projects in the UK. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide range of industry experts who’ve provided guidance and insight, whilst also listening to my ideas and giving me the opportunity to influence this exciting project.”

Karen Passley

Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager

“It’s our people who make us unique. OPDC is committed to building an inclusive workplace and I’m proud to lead the team that helps to ensure that the people who work for us and with us, represent the rich diversity of London.”

Eleanor Fawcett

Head of Design

“Not many people can say their day job is to create a new part of London! It’s a privilege to play a part in steering the changes which will reshape Old Oak and Park Royal and also really exciting.”

Amarita Dhiman

Accountant

“OPDC offers challenging yet rewarding opportunities to be involved in the UK’s largest regeneration project. I really enjoy working here because I’m surrounded by great colleagues where everyone’s opinions are valued.

OPDC’s accommodating and flexible approach help drive the organisation towards delivering and contributing to the development of London’s competitive position as a truly global city”.