Averley set for new role at GVA

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 12 Aug 2014

Joanna Averley GVA

Joanna Averley, chief executive of property industry charity LandAid is moving to a new role at property consultancy GVA.

Averley will become a director in the firm’s planning, development and regeneration team from October.

A qualified planner, she previously worked at the government’s former design watchdog, the Commission for Architecture and the Built environment as deputy chief executive and director of design and planning advice.

Gerry Hughes, senior director and national head of planning, development and regeneration at GVA, said: "We are delighted to welcome Joanna. Her expertise as a town planner specialising in major developments combined with her experience working with market leaders across the public and private sectors will be invaluable in helping us realise our plans to drive the further growth of our business."

Averley said: “It is sad to be leaving LandAid but I am going with hugely fond memories and knowledge of the lasting impact we are having on our beneficiaries, some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.”

After leaving CABE, Averley was interim chief executive of think tank Centre for Cities.

Previously, she had spells at the Homes and Communities Agency and the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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