Please join us in welcoming Dan Parr, Sara Boonham and Caroline Main to the Operating Board. Their collective experience and passion for Revo’s mission make them invaluable additions to the community. Each of them brings a unique perspective and skillset that will undoubtedly help Revo continue to grow and achieve its goals for 2023 and beyond.
Dan Parr, VP Marketing Solutions for CACI has over 25 years of experience in working in consumer and place analytics. He has expanded his role in the last 5 years into the world of Data Science, he has overall responsibility within CACI for consumer and market led Machine Learning which involves supporting clients across areas of segmentation, attribution, econometrics, data strategy, forecasting and tech. Historically, this work at CACI has been direct with brands, but now real estate investors, asset managers and developers have been keen to utilise these techniques to support decisioning.”
Dan Parr said; “I have been a member of the organisation since the early 2000’s, and have seen a world of change in consumer behaviour, and how Revo has adapted to that. I think it is an incredibly important time for the Revo community to get together and share best practice. We are coming out of the biggest economic and behavioural shock in our generation, and it is incumbent on our businesses to align and ensure we do the right thing after this reset. Already too many businesses are missing the opportunity to do things differently, I am really keen that we all use this moment in time correctly, and we can only achieve that by getting together, communicating better, and encouraging each other to challenge the norm.”
Sara is the National Sector Lead for Town and City Centre Regeneration at Gleeds, an international property and construction consultancy with over 130 years’ experience in the industry. Sara has been instrumental in the successful delivery of award winning retail and mixed use urban regeneration schemes across the UK, and is leading on the future visioning of our towns and cities by bringing together public and private sector expertise and funding.
Sara has thirty years’ experience in the construction industry and has worked for several prominent consultancies serving public and private sector clients across the sectors, with a focus on and passion for urban centre renewal. Recognised as both a technical expert and thought leader within the industry, Sara has a reputation as scheme facilitator, connecting people to unlock challenged regeneration schemes. As a proven expert in strategising, developing and implementing new business streams, Sara embraces the opportunities offered by the changing market place and the expanding pool of facilitators and funders supporting our urban renaissance.
Sara said; “Revo has played a large part in shaping, inspiring and advancing my career through its collaborative network and thought leadership events, I am delighted to receive the invitation to join its Operating Board. Alongside fellow industry leaders, I will be seeking to elevate the Revo brand, continually revalidate its purpose and develop industry alliances. The aim is also to expand the Revo Community; welcoming new members from public and private sectors alike, representing the traditional retail and leisure sectors, but also widening the group to harness participants from the other core sectors that now dominate our town and city centre transformation, including residential, commercial and health. My enthusiasm and passion for urban regeneration will be focused upon making the Revo Community the first port of call for advice, education and connections.”
Caroline Main heads up the retail division at MAPP, one of the UK’s leading specialists in property management. Caroline has 20 years’ property management experience working for several major consultancies, focussing on high quality management of shopping, leisure and mixed-use schemes for many different landlords, investors and developers. At MAPP, Caroline leads a team of 20 management surveyors and 66 site team members. Caroline is a judge for the SCEPTRE Awards and the Revo ‘A Celebration of Place’ Awards. She is a fellow of the RICS and is also a STEM Ambassador, encouraging young people into careers in the world of surveying.
Caroline said; “I have been passionate about Revo for many years since joining the ACE Awards judging committee, so I am both honoured and excited about this opportunity. I hope to bring fresh, new ideas for taking Revo’s dynamic vision and strategy forward in the ever-changing retail world.”
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