Liz Peace has more than 35 years’ experience in government and the property sector. She spent her early career in the Ministry of Defence, eventually becoming a key player in the team that created QinetiQ plc. She subsequently served as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation (BPF) for thirteen years where she regards her key achievement as being the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). She was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to the property industry.
Having retired from the BPF at the end of 2014, Liz now has a portfolio career with a range of non-executive, advisory and charity roles, at Howard de Walden Estates, RPS Group plc, RDI REIT plc, the Churches Conservation Trust, and Whiteley Village Trust. She is Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Fund, Centre for London and Real Estate Balance, the property industry’s leading diversity organisation. She is also President of the Property Litigation Association.
In 2017 Liz was appointed Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and in 2018 she became Chair of the Sponsor Board for the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme.