REGAL LONDON RENEWS FOCUS ON ESG WITH NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT

27th April 2022

Regal London, one of London’s leading residential-led mixed-use developers, has appointed Ghislaine Halpenny as a Board Director to lead on ESG and Corporate Affairs. This further underlines the business’ commitment to sustainability, which includes supporting local people in the areas where they work, creating a net zero carbon roadmap and placing diversity and inclusion at the core of the business. 

Regal London currently has a pipeline of around £3.8 billion GDV across 10 developments made up of more than 4,500 homes with 750,000 sq ft of commercial space in boroughs including Brent, Barnet, Tower Hamlets and Hackney. In addition, as part of its wider sustainability strategy, it has last week launched the first Regal London Real Estate Academy in Watford, established in partnership with charity Building Heroes to provide skilled training to military veterans and members of local marginalised groups. 

In this expanded role, Ghislaine is responsible for driving the sustainability strategy forward, managing relationships with a variety of key stakeholders, including local and central Government and for ensuring that Regal London continues to recruit and retain the best talent in the real estate sector, through creating a new diversity and inclusion programme that helps to improve employee engagement, performance and ultimately organisational success. 

Prior to joining Regal London last year, Ghislaine was Director of Strategy & External Affairs at the British Property Federation (BPF), the representative body for the commercial real estate sector, a role she had held since 2015. 

Jonathan Seal, Chief Executive Officer, Regal London said: 

“Ghislaine’s promotion to the Regal London Board is recognition of the impact that she has had since joining the business and underlines the importance that we place on building healthy, diverse and successful communities – both within our own business, and in the areas in which we work.

“We’re looking forward to Ghislaine continuing the successful delivery of our sustainability strategy, driving our diversity programme as Real London’s “People’s Champion” and to continue building relationships and furthering connections throughout the wider real estate industry”

Ghislaine Halpenny, Director of ESG & Corporate Affairs, Regal London said: 

“This is a truly exciting time to be joining the Board of Regal London, an entrepreneurial business going from strength to strength with a significant pipeline ahead. I’m looking forward to working with the wider leadership team to ensure that we continue to add real value to our stakeholders, and that we continue to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our organisation.”

JONATHAN SEAL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jonathan joined Regal London in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Managing Director in January 2017 before assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer in July 2020. Prior to joining Regal London full time, Jonathan spent 25 years’ working in law, corporate finance, publicly listed funds and private equity. Jonathan is both a member of Regal London’s Executive Committee and Management Committee.