Peter Freeman (60) read history at Balliol College, Oxford and then qualified as a solicitor. He and his brother, Michael, founded the Argent Group of property companies in 1981 and floated them in 1994. In 1996, in the first ever industry-wide awards, Argent was Developer of the Year and the Freeman Brothers shared the Property Personality of the Year Award. Argent developed Birmingham’s major 17 acre regeneration scheme, Brindleyplace, and is now developing the 8m sq ft, mixed use, 67 acre Central London scheme adjacent to King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. Peter was chairman of the Investment Property Forum from 2007 to 2008. He was a non-executive director of Land Securities PLC from 2002 to 2004, a member of the Bank of England Property Forum and a member of the British Property Federation Policy Committee from 1995 to 2002. Peter is also actively involved in promoting new garden cities through Mayfield Market Towns Ltd. and was shortlisted for the Wolfson Prize on delivering garden cities.