Team

  • Penny

    Chief Executive

    Penny

    Penny is responsible for leading our overall direction and overseeing the delivery of major projects. She’s also instrumental in policy development within the community and lobbying government to put our Quarter firmly on the map. Penny’s got a penchant for chai tea lattes (always) coconut water (sometimes) and kir royal cocktails (occasionally)!

  • Kirsty

    Head of Marketing & Communications (on maternity leave)

    Kirsty

    Ensuring everyone knows about the vibrant, versatile and quirky Quarter is Kirsty’s forte. From leading our communications to developing unique benefits for our businesses, Kirsty has it covered. Miss LifeandSoul hates to miss out and has to be the first to know what’s going on in the Quarter. She’s not quite succeeded in her request for an office dog…but she’s working on it!

  • Racheal

    Interim Head of Marketing & Communications

    Racheal

    Racheal brings over twenty years of events and marketing experience to BakerStreetQ. She is working on project strands including events, pop-ups, retail strategy, area identity and Christmas lights.

    Outside of the office, you will find Racheal enjoying live music, swimming in the sea or having a pint in a cosy pub!

  • Eleanor Swan

    Communications Manager

    Eleanor Swan

    Eleanor works on the Quarter’s communications channels, from the website and email updates to day-to-day social media.

    Outside work, she enjoys cooking, live music, exploring London and scrolling through Instagram.

  • Sian

    Event Producer (P/T)

    Sian
  • Will Dyson

    Programme Manager - Sustainability & Public Realm

    Will Dyson

    Will comes to Baker Street Quarter with a wealth of BID experience, both in the Quarter and elsewhere in London. Here in the Quarter Will leads on our public realm and sustainability projects. Outside work, he enjoys swimming, cycling and running around different parts of the city. He’s also a bit of a foodie, and loves discovering new restaurants and cooking at home.

  • Kate

    Smarter Giving Project Manager

    Kate

    Kate’s role is to identify how our members can support charities that are local to the Quarter and assist them with their CSR through our Smarter Giving programme.  Kate’s treat for all her hard work is travelling the world which she tries to fit in, in between juggling all her charity work. And if she doesn’t get that far, a country pub is her compromise.

  • Steph

    Operations Executive

    Steph

    Providing first-class office management support to the team comes naturally to Steph having previously managed multiple offices for a recruitment business. Steph keeps the operational, finance and administrative plates spinning at our HQ and when she’s not holding the team together, she’ll be lifting our spirits with her infectious laugh!

  • Kate

    Executive Assistant

    Kate

    ‘Virtual Kate’ as she’s sometimes known as, works remotely from home in Oxfordshire providing PA support to Penny, organising meetings, overseeing the database and producing board and steering group minutes. She also helps the marketing and communications team with the newsletter, producing the annual reports and takes on ad hoc projects. And when she’s not at her desk in her slippers, she’s out for a run, enjoying the countryside or spending time with her family.

  • Mike Fairmaner

    Interim Operations Manager (P/T)

    Mike Fairmaner

    Mike runs our Street Management Team and manages our security networks. Mike has previous experience running BID Security Teams and prior to that a long career at Westminster City Council. Outside the office, he enjoys cycling, fresh air and exercise, and is training to become a qualified cricket coach.

  • Mike

    Security & Resilience

    Mike

    As a former Commander within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Mike is well placed to advise members on managing threats and risks. Mike leads the security and resilience area of our work and engages with members to enhance the resilience of the area.

    Outside of work, Mike enjoys travelling, gardening and driving his student sons around when they visit home!

  • Alhoussein

    Street Environment

    Alhoussein

    Alhoussein looks after the Quarter’s Street Environment full time in a public facing capacity. Al not only welcomes and provides support to visitors of the Quarter but plays a vital role in monitoring the street-scape to keep it a great place to visit, work and live. When he’s not working, Al is an Arsenal supporter and likes going to the gym.

     

  • Owner and Occupier Boards

    Owner and Occupier Boards

    We have two board groups that shape and steer our work. Our Occupier board broadly reflects the makeup  of businesses eligible to pay the BID levy with regard to business sector, size and location and our Owner board members consist of property owners and investors with an interest in the area. Get in touch if you are interested in any future vacancies on our Occupier board.

    Occupier Board 

    Sarah Buttleman / Consultant Solicitor, Streathers

    Amanda Cherry / Director of Organisational Development, Aspect Capital

    Arnaud de Saint-Exupery / Area Vice President & General Manager – UK and Ireland, Hyatt Regency London-The Churchill

    Richard Levy / Partner – London Audit Group, BDO

    Simon Loomes / BakerStreetQ Chairman and Strategic Projects Director, The Portman Estate

    Chris Meloy / Campus Services Manager, University of Westminster

    Andrew Richardson / Managing Director, Home House

    Tim Robinson /BakerStreetQ Vice Chair and Proprietary Partner, Head of Consultancy, Property Asset Management, Knight Frank LLP

    Anup Sarin / Director of Operations (Aristel Hotels), Double Tree by Hilton – Marble Arch

    Andy Tyler / International Partner, London Markets, Cushman and Wakefield

    Tim Waters, General Manager, Madame Tussauds London

    Observers 

    Greg Ward / Director of Economy, Westminster City Council

    PC David Miller / Dedicated Ward Officer, Metropolitan Police

    Owner Board

    Vasiliki Arvaniti / Head Of Asset Management, Derwent London

    Hanna Corney, Asset Manager, British Land

    Nicholas Lazari / Owner, Lazari Investments Ltd

    Michael Lindsay / Group Director of Construction, Selfridges

    Simon Loomes / BakerStreetQ Chairman and Strategic Projects Director, The Portman Estate

    Laurie Low / Director, Great Portland Estates

    James Ponsford / Senior Asset Manager, London and Regional