SDC’s Otterpool Park Collaboration Board

We know that SDC set up a Collaboration board after they entered into an initial collaboration agreement with sdc-cozumel-estates-ltd-and-investors-in-private-capital-ltd (pg 3) on the 8/09/12.

The board meet on a monthly basis according to a representative at the Hythe Town Hall Otterpool Park Consultation which took place on the 08/12/16.

So who are the people who sit on this board.

They are:

    • img_25205564976761_resizedJeremy Chambers (pictured) Corporate Director   SDC  – Strategic Operations  Experienced chief officer in local government. Passionate about high quality efficient local services. Who according to his Linkedin page, will shortly be looking for his next career move – a local authority chief executive. 

      Member of Corporate Management Team and deputy for the Chief Executive.

      Lead officer for the promotion and development of Otterpool Park Garden Town – a new garden settlement of up to 12,000 dwellings.

  • Pat Main –  SDC Interim Head of Finance (Deputy S151 Officer) who joined SDC in May 2016 – Present (9 months)Folkestone, United Kingdom.  Pat is an  experienced Chief Finance Officer  whose career has focused on defining and implementing strategy to ensure sustainable support for £multi-million financial plans across large public sector organisations. She is known for her ability to work with senior management and politicians to optimise the financial resources and income flows that underpin the achievement of corporate objectives, often during periods of challenging funding constraints. She has extensive experience of leading major finance transformation programmes to improve efficiency and increase the quality of service delivery whilst optimising the allocation of resources and ensuring that corporate responsibilities are fulfilled. She is committed to delivering excellence in public sector finance management and contributing to effective governance in public organisations.

  • Julia Wallace  – SDC Project Manager, masterplanning & design ( a former employee of ATLAS  who have given advice and guidance to SDC regarding Otterpool) Julia is an experienced planner and urban designer, with a breadth and depth of experience gained from seven years as a planning manager the with Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS). She provided delivery-focused planning, environmental and technical advice to local authorities and their partners dealing with large-scale and complex developments. She uses her communication and negotiation skills to get the best quality development outcome.

    Julia is a trained mediator, and has led on a range of innovative approaches to community engagement for major regeneration and housing growth.

  • stephen-higginsStephen Higgins (pictured): Arena Racing Corporation Group  Racing & Property Developer: Experienced and accomplished Commercial PLC Managing Director with strong leadership skills, proven excellence in a complex stakeholder commercial environment and extensive knowledge of the racing, leisure and property development.

    Excellent strategic vision and a comprehensive track record of developing and implementing core elements of a business, delivering increased profits and improved customer experience in a range of commercial environments.

  • Sarah Whittington: UK Head of Housing at Arcadis since Nov 2007

See: Arcadis

  • Patrick …. who works for Cozumel Estates Ltd and/or Arena Racing Corporation, this will be updated as soon as we have more information.

Their contact details are, if you wish to ask them anything are:



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