Lara Newman MBEChief Executive
Lara has over 25 years' experience in property and development. Having worked with many of the UK’s biggest landowners, agents and developers, Lara has held a number of strategic leadership and board positions.
Her experience of property deals and complex capital investment projects for government education capital programmes underpinned her determination to bring commercial insight and rigour to education sector acquisitions, disposals and developments. Lara’s vision for LocatED has brought together a team of experts able to bring both experience and pace to all kinds of government estate efficiency programmes.
Lara is also Senior Sponsor for the Government Property D&I Shadow Board and cares passionately about increasing diversity in the profession.
Having been the first in her family to go to university, social mobility is very important to her, but she works effectively both inside and out of LocatED to ensure all those from different backgrounds, with and without protected characteristics, know what a career in property could look like and are able to progress with fulfilling and interesting careers.