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Gemma Gallant

Gemma Gallant

Director of Engagement and Place, Iceni Projects

Gemma co-directs Iceni's Engagement team and has experience of leading an agency team specialising in community engagement for six years, developed after a ten-year career in community engagement and community development at Kingston Council. As well as a great track record of mobilising support for allocations and applications, Gemma has worked on a wide range of schemes at each stage of development from estate regeneration to garden villages, and infrastructure projects estate to town centre regeneration schemes. She brings particular expertise of generating social value and protecting her client’s reputations through her post-consent experience of community development. Gemma is skilled in creating positive relationships, developing extensive networks which support her clients’ success while bringing councillors, residents and key partners together on the journey. Gemma is an advocate for involving the silent majority in consultation and engagement initiatives and is skilled in finding creative solutions to achieve success.

Statement:

"The industry is changing, but we can all do more to promote equality and build a more diverse workforce. I'm passionate about driving that change so that we are more reflective of the communities we work within."