Heather Hancock LVO DLIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Heather Hancock LVO DLIndependent Non-Executive Director
Heather brings many years of high level experience in strategy, governance and leadership gained in the real estate sector and wider economy.
She is currently Chairman of the Food Standards Agency and in October will step down from this role to become Master of St. John’s College, Cambridge.
Heather was Executive Director of Yorkshire Forward between 2000-2003 leading on asset realignment and the assembly of a £350m property portfolio. She then spent a decade at Deloitte’s Strategy Consulting business, serving as a Managing Partner from 2008 until her 2014 retirement and leading the firm’s global services to the Olympic movement.
Heather is a Director of Amerdale Limited, a non-executive Director of Rural Solutions Limited and a Trustee of the Chatsworth Settlement Trust. She served as a trustee for the Prince’s Trust for more than a decade, for which she was awarded the LVO in 2013. She is also a Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.
Nigel Rich CBEIndependent Non-Executive Chairman +
Nigel Rich CBEIndependent Non-Executive Chairman
Nigel brings a wealth of Board experience, having operated across the globe in senior positions, most recently at Segro plc.
He served as the Group Chief Executive of Trafalgar House plc from 1994 to 1996 and previously spent 20 years at the Jardine Matheson Group in Asia, serving as a Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings from 1989 to 1994.
Nigel has served as the Chairman of the Board at Hamptons International, Excel plc, Xchanging plc and also as the Chairman of the Board of Segro plc, from October 2006 until April 2016. He has also served as a Member of The Takeover Panel (UK) and has been a member of the Finance and General Committees of the R&A. He is currently a director of the British Empire Trust.
Jonathan GraySenior Independent Non-Executive Director +
Jonathan GraySenior Independent Non-Executive Director
Jonathan has considerable financial services experience having worked in senior roles at HSBC, UBS and NCB.
He has worked on numerous flotations, including a number of property companies such as Property Fund Management, Cleveland Trust and CLS Holdings. From 2010-2014 he was the Non-Executive Chairman of PGF II SA, a London-based £200 million private property fund. He currently works as a financial adviser/consultant to a variety of international companies.
Bruce AndersonIndependent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee +
Bruce AndersonIndependent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee
Bruce has considerable real estate and financial services experience having worked in senior roles at Lloyds, HBoS and Bank of Scotland with 15 years of investment-led boardroom positions. He has experience with both real estate companies and REITs across the UK, Europe and the Far East.
At Lloyds he was Head of Joint Ventures for the Specialist Finance division, responsible for a mixed portfolio of real estate, including both equity and debt elements. He is a Chartered Accountant and currently a Non-Executive Director at Green Property Limited.