Our Board

Real Estate Balance is managed by a Board of directors, Real Estate Balance Ltd, chaired by Liz Peace. Day to day operations are carried out by a small executive team led by our managing director, Sue Brown.

Our Board is the key decision-making body for the organisation and is accountable for ensuring that we perform our functions effectively and comply with our statutory obligations. It is also responsible for guiding our strategy, setting our campaigning priorities and overseeing our financial and operational performance.


Who we are



Jo Davis
Principal, Managing Director of Place and UK Executive Chair at Avison Young
(Real Estate Balance incoming Chair)

Real Estate Balance is a premiership organisation, and my job is one of guardianship and growth, building on everything that has already been achieved. I started my real estate career in a team with a leadership structure that set me up for success. I was really lucky, and I want that to become the norm. I look forward to working alongside Real Estate Balance’s team to expand its reach and ensuring we remain relevant and agile to people at all stages of their career.

Suzanne Avery
Senior Advisor, Centrus & Non-Exec directorships
(Real Estate Balance vice chair)

I am passionate about inclusive cultures, not only because they enable everyone to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, but also for the simple reason that diverse organisations are more effective and enjoyable places to work.

Sue Brown
Managing Director, Real Estate Balance

I joined Real Estate Balance because I am committed to making a difference. We have already established the organisation as an effective campaigner for gender balance and it is really exciting to be part of our move to shine a spotlight on broader aspects of diversity and inclusion.

Simon Carter
Chief Executive, British Land

Diversity in every sense is critical to understanding our customers, creating better places and ultimately the success of our sector. I’m delighted to join Real Estate Balance and look forward to working with other property leaders to drive cultural change within our industry.

Clarence Dixon
Global Head of Loan Services, CBRE

Diversity is known to be a driver of innovation and creativity, which we need now more than ever if we’re going to successfully meet the challenges of our time. I look forward to supporting Real Estate Balance and contributing to the development of a more equitable and inclusive industry.

Kirsty Wilman
Executive Director – Business Management, Federated Hermes Limited

It’s encouraging to see that D&I is becoming a higher priority in the property industry. By joining Real Estate Balance, I aim to make a real difference by supporting, challenging and shining a light on best practice.

Saira Choudhry
Partner, PwC

I'm delighted to be on the Board because even though real estate has progressed in terms of diversity, inclusive practices and providing opportunities for people from underrepresented groups, there is still a long way to go. 

Sheena Singla
General Counsel and Head of ESG, Logicor

We all individually have a responsibility to improve D&I but by working together, we can make a real difference and all benefit from the innovation and successes that will come with a more diverse and inclusive industry. 


Special adviser to the Board


Claire Milton
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

We’ve made progress as an industry since we first started Real Estate Balance. I’m excited that diversity is now so high on everyone’s agenda and that we can make a real difference by encouraging, challenging, supporting, and shining a light on best practice.


Get in touch

We welcome approaches from people interested in our work or businesses and individuals who wish to join us. You can reach Board members and the Executive through the Contact Us page.