Director of Infrastructure, MoD
Sherin’s most recent role is the Ministry of Defence’s first Director of Infrastructure, responsible for the strategic oversight for both global and domestic infrastructure and the Defence Estate Optimisation Portfolio worth over £8bn.
Previously she was Head of Commercial Office business at Lendlease, she was responsible for a range of regeneration projects, including the £2.4bn International Quarter London in Stratford, Silvertown and Euston, with a gross development value of over £5bn. She also led the company’s social impact strategy.
Also in Whitehall, she held the dual role of Head of Government Property Unit and Head of Property Profession and Function for the Civil Service. As part of her work for the largest owner of real estate in the UK, she led, devised and executed the property strategy for government, looking at how they could use their portfolios effectively to create growth as well as saving over £1bn in running costs and £3.6bn in capital receipts. Through the creation of the One Public Estate programme, she also been a strong part of the Government’s social change agenda with a particular focus on creating more homes and jobs.
Sherin is also a trustee of the Design Council and has won the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the inaugural Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction Category. She has been in the Property Week Power 100, 40 under 40 and Bisnow’s 51 Most Influential Women in UK Real Estate. Recently she was awarded an honorary doctorate from UCEM for contributions to built environment.