David Ward – Chief Executive Tirion Group Ltd

David has over 30 years’ public and private sector-built environment experience and has worked in local/central government and private consultancy. Between 2000 and 2002 David was Head of the Urban Unit in Welsh Government where he was responsible for developing policy and initiatives to support the regeneration of communities in Wales. In 2002 David joined Newport Unlimited, Wales’ only Urban Regeneration Company as Director of Planning and Strategy responsible for the delivery of a £500m regeneration programme. In 2006 David joined Arup where he established Wales’ largest multi-disciplinary urban development consultancy team. David has worked extensively in the UK, Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe where he was Project Director for a wide range of major urban and regional development projects. In 2011 David played a pivotal role in the formation of the Tirion Group, which was established to pursue new financing models for residential led regeneration with a focus on affordable housing. David took up the part-time role of CEO in June 2012 and became full-time in 2016.