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Meet the team

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Simon Reilly

Commercial Director

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Simon is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in corporate finance and infrastructure for more than 20 years, in both advisory and principal roles.

 

He joined SGN in 2017 with the objective of creating a thriving, commercial business to sit alongside SGN’s core regulated businesses. He is responsible for running and developing SGN’s non regulated investment business, renewable energy generation activities, operational property portfolio, property development business, supply-chain management, procurement and metering services.

 

Prior to joining SGN, Simon was the Head of Commercial Finance at Eversholt Rail Group for 4 years and before that he spent 15 years with EY, where he was a director in its corporate finance practice.

 

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Graham Cunningham

Non-executive Director

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Graham has a successful career history in property development, spanning some 25 years, working in planning, development and main board leadership and governance roles . He holds current Non-executive positions in both the private and not-for-profit sectors and cares passionately about high quality residential and commercial development.   He joined SGN Place in 2020 and helps develop its corporate strategy as well as its site level delivery. He works to ensure our portfolio of properties deliver against their strategic targets but also contributes at a granular level with practical developer insights.  Graham’s most recent executive role was as Regional Chairman for L&G’s wholly owned subsidiary, CALA Homes. Prior to that he worked at Taylor-Wimpey where he held the role of Land and Planning Director.

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Neil O'Cuinneagain

B.Com (Hons); MBA

Director - SGN Place

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Neil joined as Director of SGN Place in 2021 with primary responsibility for the formulation and delivery of the SGN Place property strategy.

Neil has over 25 years’ experience in finance and property development, and has a deep understanding of the build and development process to ensure long-term assets perform optimally. Neil brings excellent financial, investment, development and interpersonal skills to SGN, having worked for the last 10 years running major joint venture partnerships.

Neil manages the SGN Place team with a strong focus on safety and delivering long-term revenue and capital teams to the wider SGN business, as well as building strong relationships with public and private sector businesses and individuals. Neil is a fluent communicator and able to translate complex solutions to a wide variety of audiences, enabling informed decisions to be quickly secured and developments delivered.

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Terry Carroll

Property Operations Director

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Terry started his career as an apprentice in gas distribution and storage and is a chartered safety professional.  He has worked in the gas industry for over 38 years undertaking a variety of roles including Operations, Asset Management, Safety, Environment, Security, Critical National Infrastructure delivery, Property Major Projects, Facilities Management, Estates Management and more recently Real Estate as a Property Operations Director.  Terry is passionate about safety and is accountable for all operational aspects of SGN Place including the direction and coordination of all activities required for successful delivery of the development programme.  He manages the complex development of former gas works sites including site investigation, land remediation, gasholder dismantlement and the rationalisation of live gas infrastructure.  He also manages our redundant land portfolio including property assets across the SGN Place estate.

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Richard Swain

B.Sc. M.R.I.C.S.

Development Manager (Southern)

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Richard is responsible for the delivery of the SGN Place development programme and preperation of joint venture relationships.  He is also responsible for disposals and acquisition of land and buildings in the southern region.

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Scott Lewis

BSc, MSC, CGeol, FGS

Operations and Land Quality Manager

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Scott is our Senior Property Operations and Land Quality Manager. Scott has over 25 years experience working in the Brownfield Regeneration Sector. Scott is also a Development Manager for a number of joint venture projects. Scott leads the delivery of gasholder dismantling, land remediation and gas rationalisation projects, required on land being developed across the portfolio.  

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Kathleen Hutchinson

Development Manager (Scotland)

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Responsible for the delivery of SGN Place development programme, including the sale of surplus and non-operational property and general estates projects in Scotland.

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Gary Warnock

Commercial Business Manager

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Gary has 20 years’ experience working in the finance and utility sectors, in both operational and management roles. Gary is responsible for providing financial and commercial support ensuring the successful delivery of new opportunities.

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Jodie Carroll

Support Manager

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Jodie manages all property enquiries and supports delivery of SGN Place development plan for both Southern and Scottish networks.

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Greg Forde

Senior Estates Manager

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Greg is responsible for all redundant land and building assets across the SGN Place estate alongside delivering maintenance and pre disposal projects in conjunction the SGN Place Development Team.

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Darren Young

Strategy Implementation Manager

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Darren is responsbile for managing our business plan programmes for all sites from concept scheme stage through planning, technical preperation and onto construction completion.  Darren manages the complex interdepandancies throughout the lifecycle of a SGN Place site. 

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Lisa Chappell

Support Manager

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Lisa is a highly organised member of the team and co-ordinates property enquiries and manages the day to day adminstration requirements of the SGN Place website