28th and 29th JUNE 2016


Level 39,
One Canada Square,
Canary Wharf E14 5AB


Wasteland to Wharf – panel discussion
"The Culture of Canary Wharf"

A panel of high-profile facilities managers and workplace experts will discuss the culture of Canary Wharf and the challenges and opportunities it provides. They'll bring their personal experience of managing space and projects on the Wharf to bear on questions such as:

  • Is Canary Wharf a real business community or simply a concentration of office buildings?
  • Why do we need Canary Wharf now that we can work anywhere?
  • What can facilities management do to create vibrant workplaces that people want to come to?
  • Can large buildings be sustainable?
  • Do companies and their FMs have a responsibility to the communities in which they operate?
  • How does Canary Wharf continue to re-invent itself to remain a premier business location?

Building Manager, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf Group plc
Paul Burgoyne is responsible for the management and operation of the most prestigious building at Canary Wharf London. One Canada Square is the landmark skyscraper in Canary Wharf. It was opened in 1991; comprises 1.2m.sq.ft, occupies 50 floors and is the home to numerous international blue chip organisations.

Paul joined Canary Wharf Management in 2001, he has a background in Engineering before he migrated to FM and is a Chartered Health and Safety practitioner.

Paul manages FM and has in-house Engineering and support teams to achieve the highest standards of Building Management and Customer Service for the tenants and visitors to the building.

With a broad experience that include time as an editorial researcher at the Financial Times, editor of Premises & Facilities Management magazine, as well i-FM.net website and then joining the board of BIFM in 2004, where he was director of corporate and public affairs. At the BIFM Richard focused on raising the profile of FM with government and business through consultation, direct representation and joint working with industry and professional bodies. He was part of the working group that created the Global FM alliance in 2006 and chaired its communications directors group. He also led the editorial board of EuroFM Insight and chaired EuroFM's Vision and Strategy taskforce.

Richard continues to write as a freelancer on FM and the workplace as well as a communication specialist with  Magenta Associate.

Head of Facilities Management, Clifford Chance
David is a Senior Director with over 30 years experience in providing in-house and outsourced FM services in owner/occupied and multi-let high tech premises from 20,000 - 1,000,000 sqft in Central London within the Banking and Legal Sectors, on an international scale.

As Head of Facilities at Clifford Chance. David is ultimately responsible for all hard FM services including lease management, M&E maintenance, security and workplace design and fit-out.

Born and raised in post war Wapping, David is true Eastender and has recorded his inspiring story of "how instead of being an out of work docker today, a scruffy little kid from Wapping got to manage a gleaming tower in Canary Wharf"

Head of Facilities for KPMG UK
Guy Stallard is Head of Facilities for KPMG UK. Guy is a chartered accountant who has worked at KPMG since 1987. As Head of Facilities Guy is responsible for a property portfolio totalling 1.2m square feet, and for services into the offices, with a delivery team of over 700 in-house and outsourced staff. Guy is a member of KPMG UK's Corporate Responsibility Leadership Committee where there is a strategic focus on social mobility, the environment and promotion of the Living Wage. Since KPMG became a Living Wage employer in 2006, Guy has worked within and outside of the organisation to promote the Living Wage and share his experiences of implementation. Guy is a member of the Living Wage Foundation Policy Group, and also represents business as a commissioner on the Living Wage Commission, which is led by the Archbishop of York.

Alexandra Steed has a vision to build better places for people. She has a major interest in art, landscape and sustainability, and has spent her career transforming public spaces that are raised to a level of fine art. She is a chartered landscape architect in the UK, and also worked for a number of years in Canada where she trained.

Since moving to London 10 years ago, Alexandra's work has focussed on both UK and international projects, working from country-wide public realm strategies and guidelines to designing small urban plazas that connect people to place. Alexandra is currently working as a public realm advisor to cities including Moscow and Vilnius, while also consulting with renowned landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners.