Last November the Centre for Policy Studies, CPS, announced what’s called the New Generation initiative which is an effort to bring in new faces and ideas into the policies made. Brexit is now only a year away and CPS wants to develop radical new policies that better meet voter’s needs and wants. The four new major policy programs are tax and cost of living, business and enterprise, housing and planning, and welfare. The programs will be helmed by Alex Morton who recently was posted as a director at Field Consulting. He was also previously responsible for housing and development. Tom Clougherty will be the new head of tax. His plan is to focus on simplifying the tax system so there can more money in the people’s pockets. Rachel Wolf and Public First will be the new head of welfare. The head of the business sector hasn’t been announced yet. For the housing sector, they have appointed Graham Edwards who is known for being the CEO of Telereal Trillium (https://about.me/graham).
Graham Edwards has been with Telereal Trillium as the CEO since 2001. He has been responsible for many of the largest deals that Telereal Trillium has undertaken. He initiated a deal from BT to Telereal that resulted in 6,700 properties being transfers worth £2.4 billion. Graham Edwards also led the negotiations in January 2009 that led to the acquisition of Trillium from Land Securities Group Plc to Telereal. This deal rocketed Telereal Trillium to a major player in the real estate market with an annual revenue exceeding £1 billion. Prior to his move to Telereal Graham Edwards was chief investment officer at Talisman Global Asset Management. Graham Edwards also had worked with Merrill Lynch Investment Management before that as well as being the head of finance for the BT Group Plc’s property department. Graham Edwards’s education comes from Cambridge College where he studied economics. He also a member of several prestigious organizations such as the UK Society of Investment Professionals, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Association of Corporate Treasures.