Land Data is governed by its board which comprises five board members. The LGA also holds a share in Land Data.

Imtiaz Farookhi


Imtiaz became Chairman of Land Data in 2005. He was previously Chief Executive of NHBC (National House Building Council), and Chief Executive of Leicester City Council where he led the successful regeneration of the city centre.  Until recently, he served on the National Learning and Skills Council, where he was prominent on skills and further education reform and was a founder board member of the Environment Agency.  

Fiona Barron

Chief Executive

Fiona was appointed Chief Executive in July 2021, prior to this she was Land Data's Head of Communications.   Fiona has extensive experience in communications, strategy, and business development for complex and changing organisations.  She has worked with local government and corporate clients in information technology,  telecoms, and the professional services sector.  Fiona is a Chartered PR practitioner. 

Cllr Ian Swithenbank C.B.E

Deputy Chairman

Ian became Vice Chair of Land Data in 2005 combining this role with the chairmanship of the Improvement and Development Local Government Agency, a role he occupied from 2004 and 2010.

Ian was also Leader of Northumberland County Council from 1989 to 1998, Chair of the Policy Committee of the Association of County Councils 1992 to 1994 and Chairman of the Association of County Councils 1994 to 1995. Ian was appointed deputy chair of the newly formed Association of Local Government and also chaired the Employers Organisation and then chaired the Improvement and Development Agency. He served as a County Councillor from 1977 until 2021.

Sir Brian Briscoe (ARICS)

Non-Executive Director

Sir Brian Briscoe is a public sector consultant who joined the Board in 2007. He was Chief Executive of the Local Government Association from 1996 to 2006, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire County Council (1990-96) and is a planner and chartered surveyor.

Caroline Mikardo

Non-Executive Director

Caroline joined the Land Data board in 2005. She was instrumental in setting up Land Data and transferring the NLIS business into the company. Caroline is a public finance expert, she trained in the health service, and has worked across the public sector.

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