New office lead for Lichfields Newcastle


New office lead for Lichfields Newcastle

12 Oct 2021
Senior director Harvey Emms has assumed the role of office leader in Newcastle; he succeeds senior director Jonathan Wallace who remains in the office but takes up a position on the firm’s board.
Emms, who joined Lichfields in 2014 from Newcastle City Council, has a wealth of experience working with both public and private sectors, delivering development plans and large-scale infrastructure projects across the region and Scotland.
He leads the economics team in the Newcastle office and specialises in strategic planning and bringing forward complex urban regeneration schemes. He has also played a key role helping develop regional public transport policy and deliver regional transport projects.
While it’s an honour to replace Jonathan and become head of office, it will remain business as usual. Jonathan and I will continue to be client facing and will continue to focus on our strategic projects.

I will also be focussed on maintaining the steady growth we’ve enjoyed in recent years while also ensuring we continue to deliver the highest quality service to remain market leaders in the North East.

Harvey Emms, Senior Director and Head of Newcastle office

Emms succeeds Jonathan Wallace as office lead, to coincide with the start of the company’s new financial year. Wallace steps down after more than eight successful years in the role, and will continue to focus on commercial work including town centre regeneration and the ‘levelling up’ agenda.
Lichfields has maintained a resilient performance during the pandemic and sees a resurgent planning sector for the rest of this year and immediate future.