Daniel Moylan
Chairman of EGCT Board and EDC Trustee

Lord Moylan joined the House of Lords as a Conservative peer in 2020. He has been involved in London and national politics since the early 1990s, as a local councillor in Kensington and Chelsea, as co-Chairman of Urban Design London and as Deputy Chairman of Transport for London under Boris Johnson. He was also Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Simon Dudley
EDC Trustee

Following university, Simon had a 30 year career in finance, particularly infrastructure finance, having worked on the £16 billion purchase of the airport operator BAA (Heathrow airport) in 2006 and leading the refinancing of it in 2008. Simon went into local government in 2007, becoming elected Lead Member for Finance and then Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) between 2007 and his stepping down in. During his time as Leader of RBWM, Simon was instrumental in advancing their Borough Local Plan and establishing two joint ventures with Countryside Properties and Cala Homes as part of the regeneration of Maidenhead town centre.

Simon became a non-executive director of Homes England in 2017, sitting on their Investment Committee, becoming Senior Independent Director and then Interim Chair in Summer 2019. Simon has founded two free schools; one a state boarding school founded with Eton College and another, Forest Bridge School which is a special free school for children on the autisticspectrum. Simon enjoys to relax by keeping fit, cycling, golf, skiing, walking and fishing.

Penny Marsh
Resident Trustee

Penny has been working in the North Kent area for over 13 years and living in Ebbsfleet since 2019. She is a Baptist minister with a focus on new housing in North Kent. During this time, she has initiated several new projects including the weekly Sunday Active programme and the Ebbsfleet Coffee morning based in Castle Hill, and a project based in Northfleet.

Prior to moving to Ebbsfleet, she lived and worked in the Royal Docks, East London, where she established a local charity and new church. Penny understands first-hand what it is like to live and work in an area of new housing and is keen to see Ebbsfleet develop as a great place to live with a vibrant sense of community. When not working, Penny likes to run, meet up with friends, and relax with her family.

Melanie Lay
Resident Trustee

Having lived in this area of Kent for most of her life, Melanie was excited to move to Ebbsfleet Garden City in 2020 and to benefit from the infrastructure, space and amenities this new community has to offer. Working locally as a Marketing and Resources Director for a power electrical business, and with her family both at school locally and commuting to work in London, Ebbsfleet offered her the perfect base for an ever evolving work/life balance.

She joined the Ebbsfleet Garden City Community Board at the end of last year, and is keen to make a positive contribution to the Garden City which she plans to make her home for many years to come. Moving forward she hopes to bring her experience from both a professional and resident’s point of view to the board of Trustees, helping form decisions that boost and empower the local community and further strengthen the area’s cohesive spirit.

Peter Bolton
Voluntary / Community / Faith Sector Trustee

After a degree in music at Cardiff University and postgraduate study at the RoyalNorthern College of Music, Peter started a career in arts management in 1985.His early career was spent in short term contracts with various festivals in thiscountry and abroad including the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival ofSydney before a stint as Tour Manager for The Academy of Ancient Music. Hehas been the Music Officer for Southern Arts Board, Concert Hall Manager for the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton and Chief Executive & Artistic Director of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. From 2004 – 2008 he ran his own business programming the International Orchestral Series at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham and Artistic Director of Petworth Festival as well as providingconsultancy services to cultural organisations throughout England.

In September 2008 he took up the post of Chief Executive of Kent Music which in 2012 became the lead partner for the Music Education Hub for Kent. The Hub is funded by Arts Council England to work with schools, teachers, arts organisations and other partners to provide music education opportunities for all children and young people in the county.

Peter has a busy life away from Kent Music as a trustee of Music Mark, the subject association for music education, and as clarinet player with various groups around Kent. He also enjoys a bit of cycling to keep fit.

Cllr Danny Nicklen
Local Authority (Dartford Borough Council) Trustee

Danny has always been passionate about education and advocating on behalf of children and young people. As a teenager he was part of the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP), and this experience motivated him to stand for elected office in 2008 at age 19, making him one of the youngest elected councillors in the UK at the time. During this time as a Councillor, Danny studied politics at Essex university, whilst working part time as a youth worker for Essex County Council to help finance his studies.

Since graduating in 2011, Danny has worked for a number of large social housing providers, specialising in delivering change and transformation projects and Lean continuous improvement.

Danny previously served as a Non Executive Director of South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT) and as a member of Essex County Fire & Rescue Services audit committee.

Danny moved to Ebbsfleet Garden City with his wife in 2016 using the government Help to Buy scheme. He was elected to Dartford Council in 2019 and has since joined the Ebbsfleet Community Board and appointed as a governor of a local academies trust.

He is focussing his energies on tackling the housing crisis, planning reform and reducing homelessness.

Cllr Pete Scollard
Local Authority (Gravesham Borough Council) Trustee

Peter started working in the community as Chairman of the Seven Avenues Resident Association where he ran numerous street parties, cleaned up the are, a and created a play park for local children. He set up No Walls Gardens CIC in 2013 with the hope of beautifying a much unloved and deprived area whilst providing opportunities for long term unemployed and ex-offenders to gain skills, experiences and confidence to return to the job market. They have had many achievements including the creation of two new outdoor community green
spaces, edible spots that offer free fruit and veg to residents and volunteer and work experience opportunities for the most vulnerable and socially isolated.

Peter is passionate about the community he lives and works in and is currently striving to improve it through his work as Chairman of Northfleet Big Local, School Governor at Lawn Road Primary, Trustee of the Diamond Jubilee Trust and the William Pinn Trust and as a local Councillor for Northfleet North and Deputy Mayor of Gravesham.

Phil Miles
Registered Housing Provider Trustee

Phil is Director of Clarion Futures, part of Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest Housing Association.  Clarion is a major developer on Ebbsfleet.  Clarion Futures is Clarion’s charitable foundation and delivers a wide-ranging socio/economic development programme for social housing residents and communities across England. Phil is also the Chair of Chichester Community Development Trust in West Sussex and has been a trustee for 12 years since its inception.  The Trust owns several local community facilities and is refurbishing a local church with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.