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Delivering Scotland's New Infrastructure and Increased Capital Investment: 10th Annual Conference


Duncan Sutherland

Group Regeneration Director, Sigma Capital Group and Board Member, Homes England

Duncan is Group Regeneration Director of Sigma Capital Group and has been key in developing their overall Partnership model, working with local government partners, and has been at the forefront in setting up the successful partnerships currently on the company’s books. Duncan works closely with the government promoting these innovative and long term investment approaches to achieving sustainable regeneration. Duncan served as a Non-Executive Director of the British Waterways Board and Scottish Canals and has recently completed a six year term on the board of HS2 Ltd, the new high speed railway to be built between London and the north. He also serves on the Capital Investment Advisory Board in the Government’s Department of International Trade (DIT).

On 25 October 2018, Duncan was appointed by the Secretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to the Board of Homes England, the government’s agency spearheading the accelerated delivery of housing

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Dr Fiona Simpson

Assistant Chief Planner, Scottish Government

Dr Fiona Simpson is Assistant Chief Planner in the Scottish Government. Fiona led the preparation of National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3) and heads the Spatial Planning and Environment Team covering delivery of NPF3 and the Scottish Planning Policy, development planning, renewable energy, climate change and environmental assessment.

Dr Simpson has also undertaken the strategic environmental assessments of a number of wider Scottish Government policies, including ‘Blue Seas, Green Energy, the Plan for Offshore Wind’, the High Level Radioactive Waste Policy, and the Electricity Generation Policy Statement. She has over twenty years’ experience in planning, having worked in both the public and private sectors prior to joining the Scottish Government in 2006. 


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This was in interesting topic supplemented by excellent panel. Great event.

Delegate, Scottish Government,
Fraser of Allander Scotland's Budget Briefing, 26 September 2017

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