25 July 2024 6pm – 8pm + Add to calendar Alter Domus at The Gherkin

The AREF FutureGen Committee is delighted to invite members of the FutureGen Network to the second event in a new series called 'An Evening With'.

These events are small, intimate events, where a fireside chat takes place with someone from the real estate funds industry - looking at their career highlights to date and lessons learned along the way.  The events will also include a networking opportunity.

The second event kicks will be on the afternoon of Thursday 25 July 2024, at Alter Domus offices in The Gherkin, with an interview with Edward Dixon, Head of Sustainability - Private Markets at Aviva Investors.  Ed will share the inside story of his ‘boiler suit to boardroom’ career, as well as his take on how ESG and sustainability are evolving in private markets and real estate investing.

You can read Ed's full biography below.

Ed Dixon

Ed Dixon

Head of Sustainability - Private Markets, Aviva Investors

Edward is Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) for Aviva Investors’ £52bn Real Assets platform, encompassing Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Debt. He works closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Global Responsible Investment team to lead ESG strategy and integration through investment, development, and asset management.

Experience and qualifications

Edward has over 19 years’ industry experience. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he held the role of Sustainability Insights Director at Landsec where he was responsible for the company's approach to sustainable design, climate risk and supply chain transparency. Edward joined Landsec in January 2016, leading integration of the company's sustainability strategy through a £3.6bn development pipeline. He was promoted to Director in 2017 to lead their ESG research, reporting and governance functions. Edward's career includes roles in sustainability consulting at Mace Group, four years with property developer Simons Group including a one-year secondment to the sustainability team at Marks and Spencer. 

He holds an undergraduate degree in Project Management, and an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School in London. Edward is a recent graduate of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Sustainability Leadership course at Harvard in Boston, USA.


Thursday 25 July 2024


18:00hrs Start
20:30hrs Finish


Alter Domus
10th Floor, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
London, EC3A 8BF


  • AREF Members: This event is FREE and open to all FutureGen* staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). 

To Book:

AREF members should click here or the blue button below and log-in to book.  Please remember to add the date to your calendar (click here to do so).


With special thanks to Alter Domus for hosting the event: