Duncan Sutherland, Group Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group
Duncan Sutherland is the Group Regeneration Director for Sigma Capital PLC and a Non-Executive Director on the board of High Speed2 (HS2).
He developed the overall Sigma Partnership model, working with local government partners, and has been at the forefront in setting up the successful partnerships currently on the company’s books, such as in Solihull, Salford, and Liverpool. Duncan works closely with the government promoting innovative partnership approaches to achieving regeneration and investment. Sigma has also several institutional funds aimed at new private rented sector housing outside London and has built and let 1200 units with another 1,000 in the pipeline. Sigma are also in the process of raising equity capital for the UK’s first PRS REIT.
On HS2, Duncan brings regeneration and property expertise to the Board and works with regional and local communities to ensure investment and local benefits are going to be achieved.
Previously, Duncan was Director of City Development for Coventry City Council; worked at Inner City Enterprises PLC, responsible for major regeneration schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, and Nottingham; and was also the Chief Executive of The EDI Group Ltd, a specialist investment/property development company. Duncan had various previous roles including Head of Implementation for English Tourist Board and with several local authorities.
He was a Non Executive Director on the board of British Waterways and Scottish Canals for eight years; is a member of the Capital Investment Group Advisory Board (part of UK Dept of Industry and Trade); and a Trustee of the South Bank Sinfonia in London.
The UK Government together with the devolved regional powers are creating the ideal environment for investment in regeneration projects across the UK. With the recently announced Government support, further regional devolution coming to life in May 2017 and the establishment of devolved fiscal powers, there have never been so many investment opportunities opened in UK […]