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Liz Peace

Chief Executive, British Property Federation
Liz became the CEO of the British Property Federation in 2002, following a long and varied career in the MoD, working on a diverse range of projects from Northern Ireland, to nuclear safety to land acquisitions and public enquiries. In the 1990s she became a key player in the team that set up the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and led the first stage of the privatisation process, including the re-branding of the organisation as QinetiQ plc. 
 
Since her appointment at the BPF she has managed to change the Government’s perception of the commercial property industry, to dissuade the Government from legislating on commercial leases, to win innumerable changes to planning and tax legislation and, working as part of a pan-industry alliance, to persuade the Government to introduce REITs. Most recently Liz played a key role in achieving the abandonment by the Government of their plans for a Planning Gain Supplement. She is currently campaigning for the re-instatement of Empty Property Rates Relief and for other measures that would support the industry through the current downturn.
 
Liz believes there are still plenty of challenges left, not least reaching agreement with Government on how best to deliver the sustainability agenda, and continuing the BPF’s mission to improve the industry’s standing with politicians, the media and the public at large.
 
Liz was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Year Honours list for services to the property industry.
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