The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Alison Nimmo CBE, FRICS, as the new Chief Executive of the Crown Estate. Alison will take up the position from 1 January 2012, taking over from Roger Bright CB who steps down at the end of the year.
Alison is currently Director of Design and Regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) where she has, for the past 5 years, held responsibility for delivering the overall design and early delivery of most of the venues, Olympic Park and long term legacy for the London 2012 games.
Alison’s previous roles have included: a central role in the London 2012 bid team and interim Director who led the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority; Chief Executive of Sheffield One, a seminal city-centre regeneration programme for Sheffield; and Project Director of Manchester Millennium Ltd responsible for the regeneration of Manchester city centre following the terrorist bombing in 1996.
She is also a non-executive director of Berkeley Group and a visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a chartered surveyor and town planner who specialises in regeneration and was awarded a CBE for services to urban regeneration in 2004.