The Board

George Marsh MBE - Chairman


George Marsh is non-executive Chairman and has had a career in the construction sector. He was chair of The West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence and Sustainability West Midlands, and is a  former chair of the Board of Governors of Coventry University and Coventry Common Purpose. He is currently a Governor of The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham. 


George is a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, leads the Coventry DLs Group. and was the Acting Lord-Lieutenant  from September 2015 until January 2017. He was awarded an MBE for services to the community in the West Midlands in 2020.

Elaine Siew - Director


Elaine is the CEO of gbpartnerships group and Board Director of three public private LIFT companies. Elaine leads gbpartnerships group, a multi-faceted group of companies focussing on asset and project management, consultancy services, property development and investment in primary care estate, the wider health and social care sector, retail and housing.

gbpartnerships manage and deliver asset services to an estate worth in excess of £800m, the gbpartnerships consult team provide estates consultancy and partnering services to all LIFTCo stakeholders and other public sector clients. Elaine holds a medical degree and is a chartered accountant with 15 years’ experience as a Corporate Finance partner. Elaine has been a member of The LIFT Council since 2006.

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Daan Vermeer - Director


Director Equitix is a market leading investor and fund manager of core infrastructure assets, specialising in long-term partnerships. Daan joined the Equitix Asset Management team in June 2017 and is responsible for social infrastructure assets.

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Charlotte Douglass - Director


Charlotte joined the asset management team at Equitix in June 2016. She has particular focus on the real estate assets within the Funds. Charlotte has over 13 years of transactional and advisory experience in Real Estate. Prior to Equitix, Charlotte was an Assistant Director within the Real Estate Corporate Finance team at Ernst & Young – undertaking transactional activity, strategic consultancy and restructuring across the Care Homes, Retail, Office, student accommodation and residential sectors for a range of private and public sector clients. Charlotte trained as a Commercial Property Surveyor at King Sturge, has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University and is a member of RICS. 

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Mark Grinonneau - Director


Mark has extensive experience in the successful development of organisations in the private, public and third sectors. He has robust financial and contractual expertise across various organisational and funding models, with significant experience in solving complex challenges at strategic and operational levels whilst building and maintaining rewarding relationships. As a Board Director, Mark is tasked with overseeing the Department of Health’s interests, shareholding and investment and to ensure sound governance and development.

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Vicki Ridgway - Business Development & Estate Manager


Vicki is the Business Development and Estate Manager for gbpartnerships - the management service provider to AEP - who specialise in health and social care development, consulting and managing of estate. Vicki brings experience of development management through being part of the design and construction teams for City of Coventry Health Centre, Clay Lane Health Centre and Forrest Medical Centre, having worked locally since 2008. Vicki has extensive relationship management skills continuing established, new and trusted relationships, supporting clients commissioning needs and contract compliance.