Anderson, John

Imperial College, United Kingdom

John has played a key role in the evolution of the College’s Financial Strategy since 2000 including the establishment of the College’s Endowment Fund which now stands at just over half a billion pounds including the development of the Non-Core property portfolio (£8m in 2005 to £130m+ in 2022). The strategic objective is to maintain a viable financial strategy for the College to achieve its long term growth ambitions.

John initiated the Imperial White City Campus, leading the College’s acquisition of the various land assets and supporting consents for over 4 million sq ft of mixed use development to date. This includes the development of the GradPad Postgraduate student accommodation portfolio; The I-Hub co-location operation in White City; the delivery of 88 Wood Lane and sale and development agreement for Centre House to create a Westmont with a meaningful allocation of apartments for College Key Workers. Most recently John led the Scale Space Joint Venture to expand into digital and FinTech co-location and supported the joint Industrial Strategy with Hammersmith and Fulham. This has created the critical foundations to deliver a genuine and inclusive Academic led White City Innovation District.

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