Meet the team

Are you interested in development opportunities in Waltham Forest?

Connect with the senior team at the Council through the Invest Waltham Forest website.

For broader information about investment opportunities in the borough, please contact

Stewart Murray

Strategic Director for Economic Growth

T 020 8496 4660

Stewart is Strategic Director of Economic Growth and Housing Delivery. With a 30-year career in the public sector, he leads on property, asset management, regeneration, planning and development.

Jonathan Martin

Director of Inward Investment

T 020 8496 6749

Jonathan is a Chartered Surveyor and his current role focuses on securing Inward Investment across the borough, within the Economic Growth team, including, regeneration, business, property, and housing.

Ian Rae

Commercial Director – Regeneration, Planning & Delivery

Ian is a Chartered Town Planner with almost 20 years of public sector experience. He is responsible for leading teams to deliver the Council’s Growth Strategy, including Planning, Culture, Regeneration, and Employment, Business & Skills.

Will Teasdale

Director of Area Regeneration Delivery

T 020 8496 4207

Will leads a team focused on securing economic growth, mixed-use development, regeneration, transport and sustainable infrastructure projects across the borough’s growth areas and town centres.

Rebecca Davey

Head of business growth, investment and employment

T 020 8496 6619

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in economic development and regeneration. Currently she is working on strategies to ‘Keep, Seed and Grow’ Waltham Forest’s business base.

Aiden McManus

Commercial Director - Property and Delivery

T 0208 496 8060

Aiden is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of public sector experience, including on major regeneration projects such as Canary Wharf and Bluewater. He leads on Capital Delivery and Strategy, Commercial Investment and Asset Management.

Jennifer Daothong

Commercial Director Housing Delivery

T 0208 496 4405

Jennifer leads a team focused on driving housing growth across the borough through investment, partnership working and direct housing delivery.