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Nahid Majid appointed DC CABE design director

Nahid Majid has replaced Diane Haigh as DC CABE’s new director

Bangladesh-born Majid trained as an urban planner and designer and has more than 20 years’ experience in urban regeneration.

She was previously Turner and Townsend’s regeneration director and worked at the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment as an urban renaissance manager.

Majid created the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford and appointed David Adjaye to design the scheme.

Since 2010 she worked for the The Mayors Fund for London on projects to combat poverty.

Design Council chief executive David Kester said: ‘We’re delighted to appoint Nahid to head up Design Council CABE.

‘Her excellent track record of running complex programmes in the public and private sector - securing investment, attracting clients and working with leading architects - will be invaluable as Design Council CABE evolves its services to local authorities, developers and communities.’

Majid has an established track record in tackling poverty and social exclusion. She chaired the government‘s 2011 London Places Poverty Group the Regional Strategies group on Preventing Extremism following the July 2005 bombs.

She said: ‘I am very excited to join Design Council CABE at an important moment in the organisation’s development and at a time of major changes in planning and the built environment.

‘I look forward to working closely with the Design Council CABE team and with government, developers and communities to ensure good design is at the heart of these changes.’

Majid replaces Diane Haigh who stepped down from DC CABE in October having worked as director of design review since 2007.

Majid received an OBE in 2006.

 

Career Summary

2010-2011 THE MAYORS FUND for LONDON

Director of Programme Development

2006-2010 DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS

Deputy Director of Area Initiatives and Communities (Localism Partnership)

2003-2006 TURNER AND TOWNSEND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Associate Director Regeneration - secondment Prevent/Olympic Legacy

2001-2003 THE PRINCE OF WALES FOUNDATION FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Urban Renaissance Manager

2000-2001  EUROPEAN UNIT GOVERNMENT OFFICE FOR LONDON

Secondment Local Authority European Lead Objective 2 Structural Funds

1995-2000  BETHNAL GREEN CITY CHALLENGE/CITYSIDE REGENERATION

Capital Projects Manager Town Centre Manager

1989-1994  LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS

Planning Officer 

 

 

• Awarded OBE Queens Birthday Honours 2006

• Companion Chartered Management Institute CCMI - for Leadership

• Chartered Town Planner Royal Town Planning Institute 1991-2010

• Trustee of Concern Worldwide International NGO, and a School Mentor

• Chair Government London Poverty Places Working Group l Poverty Board

• Chair Mayors (Boris Johnson) Questions on Young Londoners Enfield

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