• Peter Marsh
    Peter Marsh PGCE, BA(Hons), CPFA, FRSA

Peter is an exceptionally experienced client and project manager, who through his work in the further education and housing sectors, knows full well the difference that decent and inspiring buildings can have on individuals, organisations and the communities within which they are based.

Peter’s client-side leadership of capital projects as a Deputy Principal in three further education colleges, as the previous Deputy CEO of the Housing Corporation and through his own company, includes the delivery of over £150 million of education building projects, the creation of over 500 homes on surplus education land and the funding of thousands of new affordable homes.

Education projects that Peter has led include:

A £65m four phased development at City & Islington College, incorporating the highly successful City and Islington Sixth Form College
A £28m two phased development at Fareham College, creating the Centre for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training
A combined c£52m Lambeth College, three project development: Clapham Campus, Brixton Campus and Vauxhall Campus
A £4m Skills Centre for Hampshire County Council, contracted to Basingstoke College of Technology

Peter acts as a Project Assurance Advisor on an £11m new build at the Isle of Wight College on behalf of the Solent LEP and as an educational advisor to the Director of the EnterpriseM3 LEP. And, is leading on the master planning and estates strategy for two other further education colleges.

In addition to his experience in further education, Peter has held a number high profile national roles within the housing sector. Currently, Peter chairs the Development Committee of Richmond Housing Partnership – a London based housing association with a £250m development pipeline. Furthermore, he is advising a large council on the re-development of their entire social housing portfolio – a project which would be worth c£3bn. His experience in housing was gained whilst Deputy Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation and latterly a Chief Executive of the Tenant Service Authority – a Secretary of State appointment, which brought him in to regular contact with the Prime Minister’s Office, the housing minister and MPs.

Peter is both a qualified chartered accountant and a qualified teacher. His tenacity of approach combines forensic financial and commercial negotiation skills with a passion for excellent design and the role new buildings can play in lifting educational attainment.

  • Dr Robert Rees
    Dr Robert Rees EdD, MProf, MSc, CertEd, Cert HE, FSTL, FRSA, FCMI

Robert is an experienced senior manager with a passion for the life changing opportunities provided by the further education sector. With a successful track record of leadership in curriculum development and quality improvement gained in urban and rural settings, Rob is a highly articulate and personable leader with a robust student- centred approach to his work.

Robert’s entire career has been in the future education sector, starting off as a Lecture/Course Manager in Dance at an outstanding college. Subsequently, he has been a member of a number of college executive/senior management teams as a Director of Faculty, Executive Director (Curriculum and Students) and as Vice Principal (Curriculum & Quality) at large colleges of further and higher education. As a consultant, Rob has acted as an interim Vice Principal (Curriculum, Quality and Students) at a central London college in recovery; as an interim Vice Principal (Curriculum, Quality and Students) at a South West College and is currently supporting one of the country’s largest County Councils, following their inspection in 2016.

Rob is an experienced Ofsted nominee and QAA review facilitator and as a result of working at a college in recovery, has experience of working closely with the FE Commissioner.

In addition, Rob supports and contributes to many educational projects at PMc Ltd, examples of which include:

Curriculum review of a specialist higher education institution;
Due diligence on a proposed merger between a university and a further education college and a proposed merger between two colleges;
Timetabling efficiency review for a further education college;
Data and performance analysis for primary and secondary schools across a large county to inform future educational modelling; and,
Curriculum scoping and mapping for a recently merged college.

Rob is extremely well qualified. He currently holds two higher degrees (in education and training management and education policy); is a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education and is currently in his final year for the award of doctor of education. He successfully completed his Senior Leadership and Development Programme (LSIS) and is often invited back as a guest facilitator.

  • Dr Grace Kenny
    Dr Grace Kenny Director of Space Planning

Grace is a world renowned expert in educational space planning.

She worked for the UK civil service for a number of years at the DfE where she supervised national surveys of the FE sector’s building estate and ran the R&D programme for the then Department of Education’s Architects and Building Branch; this involved commissioning research into the planning, design and use of educational buildings, and publishing planning guidance much of which is still in use in the FE and HE sectors in the U.K. She worked closely with the FEFC and HEFCE to establish national space standards and planning methods which are also still in use today.

She has advised the then LSC and dozens of educational establishments at every level in the UK and overseas on space planning.

She was the UK liaison for the OECD’s Programme on Educational Building; she organised and spoke at international conferences for them and other overseas institutions (e.g. Milan Polytechnic, University of Paris 8), most recently contributing to a report on Vocational Education and Training Facilities. She also published many reviews and articles to their newsletter, among which is ‘City and Islington College, in the United Kingdom’, article in PEB Exchange No. 45, February 2002.

Over the past ten years she has advised on space use and planning for projects involving 10 colleges of FE, 9 HEIs, 3 schools and several other types of teaching organisation.

From conducting baseline space utilisation and optimisation surveys through to assisting in the briefing process, Grace brings an expert yet sensitive approach to help clients with their space planning; she aims to optimise both efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Steve J Carter, FCMA, FCT, CGMA
    Steve J Carter, FCMA, FCT, CGMA Associate Director - Programme Delivery & Assurance

Steve has extensive board-level experience of property, finance, funding and strategy in the higher education sector and with international plc corporations. Steve provides depth and resilience to the PMc team in major project delivery, project assurance, stakeholder relations and business development.

As the Chief Financial & Operating Officer at Southampton Solent University Steve developed new finance and treasury strategies, led on land acquisition and masterplanning and on the delivery of the iconic Spark building. He also had board level responsibility for IT, estates and financial reporting. Steve served as a Board Member at Fareham College during a critical period of estates development.

Prior to joining the education sector, Steve held a variety of posts with Unilever and Lever Faberge in the UK, Belgium and Greece. This included the client side leadership of a £180m corporate headquarters relocation project, merger and strategic business planning across a number of key subsidiaries, as well as Finance Director responsibilities for treasury, financial performance, pensions and funding.

  • Mohammed Poswall
    Mohammed Poswall Project Manager (Cost & Programme)

Mo is an experienced Project Surveyor having worked for a large multi-national company where he was involved on a wide range of educational, residential and commercial projects with values from c£3m to c£30m.

Mo graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class BSc (Hons) in Property Development with Quantity Surveying. Throughout his career to date he has developed and honed his skills in establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues, contractors and clients. This has ensured that projects that he has been involved with are progressed with efficiency, on time and on budget.

At PMc, Mo has supported Peter on the completion of an options appraisal for the development of affordable and market housing across a large local authority area; the financial appraisal for a mixed use developed in central London; costing of a range of education buildings at the concept stage and the leadership of a number of tender and contractor processes. As a Project Manager at Pmc, Mo is leading on a number of our construction projects in Hampshire and London and assisting in the development of estates strategies for a number of FE and 6th Form colleges.

  • George Kenchington
    George Kenchington Project Manager (Research & Policy)

George is an experienced research analyst. Since graduating with a first class BA (Hons) in Sociology and Politics from Goldsmiths, University of London he has worked in a number of policy areas including environmental policy with respect to e-waste, and more recently, on affordable housing. This includes a report, which he wrote for PMc regarding the rights of leaseholders during estate-wide regeneration projects. He has also acquired quantitative research skills during the 3 years he spent collecting and analysing project and safety critical data on a £500 million construction project in the City of London; this built upon former experience in the construction sector working on other sites, including the Olympic Park in Stratford. To date his role at PMc has included on-site inspections and photographic recording of works in progress, site meeting minuting and action plan follow up. George is currently deploying his excellent communication skills at PMc to help create a number of estates strategies for our FE colleges and university clients.

  • Jennifer Wood
    Jennifer Wood Project Manager

Jennifer is an experienced project manager who has joined PMc from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where she worked mainly on national security and intelligence policy. As part of her work for the FCO, Jennifer worked in Turkey and Oman. She has managed capacity building projects relating to counter terrorism efforts in collaboration with a number of foreign governments. She is adept at overseeing multiple projects, developing project strategies and coordinating wide-ranging collaborative teams to secure project outcomes.

Jennifer has extensive experience in research and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data, to inform project options and benefits and to evaluate project outcomes.

At PMc, Jennifer supported Peter in the development of an estates strategy for a residential school in Hampshire that cares for children with severe and complex learning difficulties. The delivery of the estates strategy project over a five year period will see a mixture of new build and refurbishments taking place over a five year period to enhance the learning and care environment at the school.

Jennifer has also project managed the completion of a number of estates strategies for large college groups and for two Hampshire colleges as part of their applications for capital support from the Transactions Unit.

  • Eliana Linares-Gonzalez
    Eliana Linares-Gonzalez Project Manager

Eliana is a qualified and experienced project manager, holding a master’s degree in Project Management and APM project practitioner (IPMA level C) qualifications.  Prior to becoming a project manager Eliana worked in architecture; she is a RIBA Part 2 equivalent qualified Architect.

Eliana joined PMc in September 2018 after working as Project Manager for the Estates and Campus Services department at the University of Portsmouth for four years.

Throughout her career, she has worked on new build and refurbishment projects in the UK and abroad in education, hospitality, sports and leisure, and residential sectors. She is used to working simultaneously on small and large projects with budgets ranging from £100,000 – £100m and co-ordinating the work of multidisciplinary teams. Her client-side expertise includes project planning, design coordination, management of construction projects from inception through to completion, and quality management.

  • Ben Neville
    Ben Neville Project Manager

Ben is an experienced project manager with considerable knowledge of commercial redevelopments, fit-out works and space planning. Having previously worked for a national construction company, Ben worked with numerous clients to re-design and project manage the fitting out of their stores throughout England.

At PMc, Ben has managed the 2018 £1 million summer refurbishment project at Havant and South Downs College (HSDC) as well the refurbishment works of the reception area on the campus over the Easter break. At HSDC Ben is also supporting Peter in the release of land for housing development.  Ben also worked with other members of the PMc team in delivering two estates strategies and a number of minor works projects. From the tendering stage and on-site works delivery, through to practical completion, Ben has experience of managing projects with values ranging from £10k to £1m to tight deadlines whilst maintaining operations.

Since obtaining his degree in Business and Financial Management from Sheffield Hallam University, Ben has also obtained the Association for Project Management Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ). Since joining PMc, Ben is has undertaken an AutoCAD course and is now working toward obtaining the full APM Project Professional Qualification qualification.

  • Peter Lasham
    Peter Lasham Programme and Project Manager

Peter is an ambitious and determined programme and project manager with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Brunel University. Peter has worked in a wide variety of roles including product development, project engineering and programme management. Having worked in a number of sectors including electrical, mechanical, explosives and aerospace, Peter is familiar with adhering to strict manufacturing standards and the application of robust quality assurance processes.

At PMc, Peter’s role combines programme and project management.  He is responsible for oversight of PMc’s programme of projects to ensure that the business allocates resource appropriately to projects and that key delivery dates and expectations are met in order to  consistently meet the high quality standards we promise to our clients. Being a PRINCE2 Practitioner, Peter utilises his methodical organisational and systematic skills to provide logical frameworks, control plans and processes to support the PMc team.  As a project manager Peter will be working on a range of our estates strategies and capital projects along with other members of the PMc team.

  • Rachel Webb
    Rachel Webb Associate Director - Logistics

Rachel is a highly regarded and respected moves and logistics manager who takes the stress and hassle out of the fit out and moving process. With tight construction timescales the quality of the fit out and moves process can make or break a new building project. Rachel has a deep understanding of both the logistic pressures clients face at this critical juncture and the emotional challenge staff face in moving into new spaces.

Rachel brings energy, passion and dedication to ensure staff feel supported and furniture suppliers deliver on time and budget every time. She has significant industry experience working for a diverse range of clients including leading law firms, City accountants and a wide range of education clients including City & Islington, Lambeth and Fareham Colleges.

  • Michael Paltrinieri
    Michael Paltrinieri Associate Space Planning Analyst

Michael is an ambitious graduate who started his career with PMc following his undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) studies in civil engineering from the universities of Modena and Bologna. Michael took the opportunity of a six-month placement at the University of Southampton where he wrote and submitted a dissertation on the economic appraisal of the impact of coastal flooding, using Cowes, Isle of Wight, as a case study as part of his Masters degree. Michael brings to PMc a skillset which includes a high mathematical aptitude, financial appraisal skills and data analysis.

Michael has carried out space planning work for a number of further, higher and private education clients over the past 18 months.

  • Lambeth College – Brixton
  • Fareham College – Civil Engineering Training Centre
  • Berkhampsted School
  • Havant & South Downs College
  • St Vincent College
  • The Henley College
  • Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Southampton City College

Michael has now moved to South Africa to live with his long term partner on a wildlife safari park where she works. He remains a valued member of the PMc team as an Associate – conducting space planning and other analytical work.

  • Selin Kaya
    Selin Kaya Project & Business Support Administrator

Selin is a highly personable and professional business administrator beginning her career with PMC. She uses her outstanding organisational skills to provide first class administrative support to the execution of a wide range of projects. In addition to organising project files, the archive system and supporting Project Managers in the creation of day/meeting files for the Managing Director, she supports Directors and Project Managers in the organisation of project events and collation of post-event feedback.

As part of her role at PMC, she also helps manage the office and the administration of the business, providing the first port of call for PMc incoming calls, as well as assisting project managers onsite with finalising fit-out and the delivery of furniture.

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