EcoWorld London makes string of senior hires

EcoWorld London makes strategic senior hires in the Sustainability and Development teams as the developer looks ahead to 2023.

(L-R) Katie Savin-Taylor, Development Director, Lisa Gledhill, Managing Director and Taryn Swales, Sustainability Director at EcoWorld London | BTR News
(L-R) Katie Savin-Taylor, Development Director, Lisa Gledhill, Managing Director and Taryn Swales, Sustainability Director at EcoWorld London.

EcoWorld London is expanding its senior team, with three senior hires across its Development and Sustainability teams to support its 2023 plans.

Lisa Gledhill joins as Managing Director to head up EcoWorld London’s Development team. She has over 25 years’ experience as a development and construction leader at Arup, Laing O’Rourke and Lendlease. 

Lisa is a chartered engineer with experience leading on major mixed-use schemes in both Europe and Asia, including Lendlease’s £2.4bn International Quarter London in Stratford and Paya Lebar Quarter, a £2bn development in central Singapore by Lendlease Asia. 

Katie Savin-Taylor also joins the Development team as Development Director. Katie is a chartered town planner and joins from Barratt London, where she was Senior Development Manager working on large scale residential-led schemes across London. 

Lisa and the development team, including Katie, will oversee EcoWorld London’s existing portfolio. This includes the developer’s 600m Build to Rent development at Kew Bridge, which marked its official launch with a celebration event in Q1 2022, and its partnership with Poplar HARCA on the 20-year-long transformation of Aberfeldy Village, East London. They will also be working closely with Matt Townend, COO, on EcoWorld London’s future pipeline.

Taryn Swales also joins EcoWorld London to lead the Sustainability team. She joins from INTEGER, an innovation network advancing sustainability in the built environment. Taryn has over 20 years’ experience implementing sustainability initiatives in the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Australia – including at Lendlease. She is also a guest lecturer and member of a think tank at Venice University, establishing ethically and economically sustainable tourism models. In 2022, Taryn joined the guest review panel at The Bartlett, UCL focusing on inclusive placemaking strategies.

Taryn will help EcoWorld London to continue developing its social sustainability strategies, which have included launching an incubator for small businesses at Aberfeldy and a pre-employment training scheme at its Kew Bridge development. She will lead the business in its push to be Net Zero Carbon in business operations by 2025.

“This is an exciting time at EcoWorld London. As we move forward with our development plans for 2023 and beyond, we are thrilled to have added the significant experience and knowledge that Lisa, Katie and Taryn bring with them. As a business, we are committed to delivering long-lasting, sustainable schemes that improve the lives of their communities. These new hires will strengthen and support that goal.” 

Matt Townend, Chief Operating Officer, EcoWorld London