The Advisors

Dr. Tim Williams

Cities Advisors

Tim Williams is Chair of Open Cities, an Australian initiative to promote the adoption of ‘next-gen infrastructure’ whether it be in the shared and circular economy, smart cities, or decentralised energy production. He is known to many in the UK as the former chief executive of the Thames Gateway London Partnership.  He is also Director of Publicani Consultancy and former advisor to Blair government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Dr. Joe Giordano

Governance & Strategy Advisor

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Risk Expert and RICS board member. Co-author of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors  (RICS) Guidance on Project Monitoring. 

Gareth Hird

Real Estate Fund Advisor

Gareth is a renowned and trusted real estate financial sector advisor with nearly 30 years experience.  Gareth specialises in the assessing and balancing risk and commercial viability.  ​

Christian Bucknall


Both a Chartered Surveyor [Project Management] and Builder, Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Chris utilises specialist knowledge and extensive experience acquired over a range of high profile commercial and industrial projects, with values in excess of £4b.