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Ross Gilbert

Managing director

Ross is managing director of QED and balances the management of a significant investment portfolio with expanding and delivering QED’s development pipeline. His focus is not only on long term regeneration projects, but also interim schemes that help to regenerate underutilised, brownfield areas.

Ross is widely known and respected within the real estate industry for his role in championing interim development as a means for kick-starting the regeneration process, proving viability of an area in a quickly deployable and economic format.

Ross Gilbert

Managing director
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Chris is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the development industry, and is widely regarded as among one of the highest profile and successful developers in the South East, with a reputation for delivery.

Chris’s most notable achievement has been the award winning £250 million regeneration of the former Brighton Station goods yard, a 13 acre site which has been developed into one of the most vibrant and economically significant areas of Brighton, boasting over 1 million sq ft of commercial space, as well as 400 residential units. The scheme is noted for its contribution to public art for which Chris is particularly proud.

Chris Gilbert

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Tiantian is a QED director and investor. Her focus is in helping to develop and sustain the innovative business ideas of QED, ensuring they are as effective, sustainable and socially responsible as possible. Having completed an MPhil at the University of Cambridge, Tiantian is currently studying for her PhD in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Tiantian focuses her academic skills to support QED's research tasks, including evidence-based research on social housing and urban regeneration, social policy analysis and market data analysis.

Tiantian Chen

Director & investor
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Mark is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years private practice experience, focussing on helping SME’s develop their business and financial strategies. Mark became Chairman of QED in 2017.

Mark Nicholson



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Mark has a passion for design and is the principal architect behind QED’s product development and creative power-house of QED’s ambitious and forward thinking site designs and layout.

Mark’s experience includes interior design, high end model making, working on film sets, as well as managing a 100-strong team as part of the ‘green and pleasant land’ installation at London 2012. Mark came to work at QED in order to focus on built environment based design, where his passion lies.

Mark Uren

Head of design
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With a BA in European Ethnology and German and experience in sales, logistics, broadcasting and marketing, Gesa is a key part of QED's marketing and communications function. She is passionate about social justice and creating sustainable communities, as well as a keen proponent of Permaculture and circular economies. Her role is in researching and publishing articles that support QED’s business strategies and vision.

Gesa Gilbert

Social media manager

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