Team London Bridge is an independent, not-for-profit Company, and is led by a Board of non-executive, unpaid Directors. Find out more about the board below.

Professor Simon Howell (Chair)

Director of Academic Estates Strategy for Health Campuses and Guy’s Campus Dean - King's College London 

Simon Howell joined the TLB Board and became Chair in March 2017. He holds PhD and DSc degrees in physiology from the University of London and is currently Director of Academic Estates Strategy for Health Campuses and Guy’s Campus Dean at King’s College London.  His research interests are in diabetes and in particular in the mechanism and regulation of insulin secretion.  He was awarded the RD Laurence lectureship of the British Diabetic Association and the Minkowski Prize of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in recognition of his research.

He has been a member of Council of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and of the Association of Medical Research Charities and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the charity Diabetes UK 2006-2009


Daniel Charles

Head of Retail - Network Rail

With more than 35 years’ international experience in hospitality, leisure and retail, Daniel leads on developing Network Rail’s retail operational conditions, supporting safety and the retail customer experience.  He oversees more than 780,000 sq. ft of retail space across Network Rail’s managed stations, managing relationships with over 150 brands. 

Daniel’s expertise has helped to shape the retail offer at Network Rail, maximising sales and income through tenant mix, client relationships and customer service. Daniel re-joined Network Rail as Head of Retail in 2016. Daniel has also worked as the Head of Retail for Abu Dhabi airport, where he created the commercial strategy for a new terminal that will become the largest in the world.  He also has experience as Operations Manager at Tragus Holdings, supporting 160 restaurants.

James Dinwiddie BA (Hons) BArch RIBA 

Partner - Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects

James Dinwiddie is a registered architect with more than twenty years experience in private practice. He has been based in the area since the mid 1980's when he co-founded Dinwiddie MacLaren and established his practice in a converted Victorian mission hall just south of London Bridge station. 

James was Team London Bridge Chair 2006-17 and was on the original steering group to scope forming a BID in London Bridge. Having successfully designed and managed a variety of projects including offices, schools, private houses and commercial interiors, James is understandably enthusiastic about the many world-class developments planned and underway locally. 

Nigel Guy

Owner - The Bridge Lounge and Dining Room

Nigel opened the Bridge Lounge and Dining Room on Tooley Street in 2005. He has a wealth of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry and is Chair of the Building Bridges Task Group. 

Gail Macdonald 

BSc (Hons) Land Management, MRICS, MCIArb 

Head of Property - Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity 

Gail is a Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with over 30 years’ experience in the private, public, healthcare and charity sectors.   She has been Head of Property at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity since 2010, the Charity being a major landholder at London Bridge.  Gail is working with stakeholders King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to agree and implement masterplans for the redevelopment of the Guy’s/Kings campus’ at London Bridge and also the St Thomas’ campus at Westminster Bridge and is therefore focused on enhancing and promoting the South Bank.

Julio Marques

GM - London Bridge Hotel

Julio recently returned to London Bridge Hotel after a stint with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He enjoyed a successful five year period as Food & Beverage Manager of London Bridge Hotel between 2003 /08 launching their main restaurant Londinium. Since leaving in 2008, he has worked for a number of luxury companies including Small Luxury Hotels of the World as Brand Standards Manager and as General Manager of the Lansdowne Club, London and the four star Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa, Surrey.

One of his first innovations since re-joining London Bridge Hotel is to launch an arts initiative - London Bridge Open one and two - in collaboration with Team London Bridge to support Southwark based artists.

Cllr Victoria Mills 

Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Brexit - Southwark Council

As Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance & Brexit, Cllr Mills takes political responsibility for the development and implementation of the council’s budget and for performance management across the council.  Cllr Mills leads the integration of the council’s finances and the Fairer Future Plan enabling the council to deliver on the cabinet’s priorities whilst coping with financial constraints.

David Potts

Director - EY

David joined EY following a full career in the Army. He enjoys the forward looking, modern and vibrant nature of London Bridge and particularly the great sense of history. Among many things David takes an interest in improving the local streetscape, ensuring a secure environment and creating opportunities for young people. 

Jane Viner

Group Director of Property and Facilities - News UK

Jane joined the Team London Bridge Board in 2016 and is based in the News Building.  

Andrew Weir 

Partner - Anthony Gold Solicitors 

Andrew Weir is a Partner at Anthony Gold and has worked in SE1 for more than 15 years. Having trained with a commercial property practice on the south coast he continued to develop his property career as a partner in a specialist property practice on Bermondsey Street before joining Anthony Gold in 2015. Andrew has a particular interest in commercial leases and assisting business owners with their property requirements.

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