Vivienne is Head of Real Estate Social Impact at The Good Economy. Vivienne has held leadership positions in real estate for more than 30 years working in urban development, regeneration and management, joint venture partnerships, strategy development and ESG where she has been at the forefront of integrating ESG as a strategic imperative.
Prior to her appointment, Vivienne was running her own advisory and lobbying business for clients in the commercial real estate industry, specialising in retail property.
As its CEO, Vivienne led Revo, the retail property trade association, through the pandemic in 2020, pivoting the business to handle the economic shock of lockdowns and working with Government to secure a fair deal for property owners out of political policy, whilst also leading development of tools to equip the industry to meet accelerating change, including Revo’s social value framework.
Between 2016-2020, Vivienne was CEO of niche Central London housing association Soho Housing and its commercial property business, Soho Ltd, investing, developing and managing commercial and residential portfolios to provide affordable quality homes in London’s West End. In her four years she led approximately £30m in urban investment and development transactions and played a key role shaping sustainable growth through stakeholder engagement at community level.
Over 20 years of Vivienne’s career was in £14b institutional real estate investor, the Crown Estate where she was a member of the executive committee. Vivienne served as General Counsel and was promoted into leadership responsibility for HR, legal, marketing, corporate affairs, H&S, company secretarial, governance and ESG and she oversaw the Scottish business, leading its de-merger to the Scottish Government. Vivienne was a key contributor to the growth of the Crown’s indirect investment portfolio, now worth £1.3billion.
Vivienne is a solicitor. She has served as a pension trustee for the Crown Estate and as a board member on a number of boards and committees including London housing association, Women’s Pioneer Housing.