Public Sector specialist joins GVA’s strategic advisory team


Type News

Date 17/05/2018

Following the recent appointment of Laura Stamboulieh and Guy Brett to GVA’s UK Public Sector Advisory platform, the team has been strengthened further by the addition of Ian Thompson as an Associate.

Ian is a real estate strategy and regeneration specialist with over 30 years’ experience. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield and was formerly a Director of the South West Regional Development Agency. As well as working alongside Laura and Guy across the platform, Ian will be active with clients in the Devolved Sector, advising combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships and One Public Estate partnerships.

Ian has worked across the local authority, blue light and central government sectors, including managing major regeneration and economic development programmes. He has built an extensive track record advising Local Enterprise Partnerships, Enterprise Zones and public-private joint ventures. He has also worked with One Public Estate partnerships to develop collaborative programmes and governance, resulting in secured capacity and Land Release funding.

Laura Stamboulieh, Senior Director said: "GVA’s strategic advisory offer specialises in helping the public sector to make the most of its real estate assets as well as engage with the private sector to meet its operational and regeneration objectives. Ian’s diverse skills and experience are highly pertinent to creating bespoke solutions that will address the challenges faced by the public sector."