Our board members

Expertise, experience and diversity

The Sixty Bricks Chair and Board Directors use their considerable knowledge and experience to set the company’s strategic path, oversee its performance and ensure Shareholders priorities are delivered while complying with the relevant legal standards.

Darren Welsh

Darren Welsh – Chairman

Darren Welsh has been the Chair of Sixty Bricks since its inception in 2017. He is also currently Corporate Director of Housing at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and has worked at Corporate Director or Deputy Director level for four London boroughs. In his current role at the Council, he led on setting up the Council’s Development Company and several other property joint ventures. He has worked in Housing now for over 30 years and has in-depth experience in all aspects of housing and regeneration work.

Rob Manning

Rob Manning

Rob is a CIMA qualified Accountant with over 20 years’ experience gained across the Public Sector, Investment Banking, Telecoms and Manufacturing industries. He is currently the Director of Return on Investment at the London Borough of Waltham Forest, responsible for the Investment Property Portfolio, Procurement, Risk & Insurance, Social Value teams as well as the commercial lead on Major Programmes. His previous roles include Head of Commercial Finance at Essex County Council, Section 151 Finance Director at Rochford District Council, Transformation Finance Lead (VP) for the highly publicised £3bn savings programme at Barclays Bank PLC, and Global Finance Business Partner at Barclays Investment Bank.

Joe Garrod

Joe Garrod

Joe is Director of Capital Delivery at the London Borough of Waltham Forest and has over 20 years' experience of delivering major capital investment projects. Prior to this, Joe has held several roles including Regional Programme Manager for London, for the Cabinet Office’s flagship One Public Estate programme; Director for the Department for Education’s (DfE) LocatED programme, where he set up and launched a government-owned property company responsible for buying and developing sites for new schools in England; Residential Developer at Cleanslate and, Associate Director at the Infrastructure and Asset Advisory Practice of Navigant.