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  • Ben ChambersBSc MRICS

    Investment Director

    Joined the Group as Investment Manager in 2002. Became Investment Director in 2009. Previously with Fineman Ross.

    Responsible for the Investment Management team looking at both sales and acquisitions, sourcing new acquisitions and maximising opportunities from within the investment portfolio.

    A director of The Great Victoria Partnership, The Great Wigmore Partnership and The Great Ropemaker Partnership.

  • Hugh Morgan

    Hugh MorganBSc (Hons), MRICS

    Head of Investment Management

    Joined the Group in 2007 as an Investment Manager and promoted to Head of Investment Management in 2010. With Savills from 2005 to 2007 and previously with Nelson Bakewell (now part of Capita Symonds Real Estate).

    Responsible for generating and executing asset strategies for existing assets within the portfolio, including hold/sell decisions.

  • James MitchellMA MRICS

    Head of Asset Management

    Joined GPE in November 2003 as Asset Manager, and appointed to the role of Head of Asset Management in 2005. With Cushman Wakefield from 2000 to 2003, and previously with MEPC and Weatherall, Smith & Green (now part of BNP Paribas).

    Responsible for the net income return of the portfolio and the Asset Management and Building and Facilities Management teams.

  • James PellattBSc (Hons) MRICS

    Head of Projects

    Joined the Group in 2011 as Head of Projects. With Tishman Speyer from 2006 to 2011 and previously More London Development and EC Harris.

    Responsible for setting procurement strategy, management of the Project and Building Surveying teams and ensuring capital expenditure on all projects is completed in accordance with individual asset business plans.

    A director of the Great Star Partnership.

  • Andrew White

    Head of Development

    Formerly a Divisional Director at Kier Property, joined as Head of Development in 2013. With Kier Property from 2006 to 2013 and previously with BAA Lynton and Development Securities.

    Responsible for the total return of the development portfolio including the successful delivery of all development projects.

  • Marc WilderBSc (Hons) MRICS

    Head of Leasing

    Formerly Head of Leasing at Benchmark plc, joined GPE in June 2005 as Leasing Manager and appointed Head of Leasing in November 2009. With Benchmark Group plc from 2001 to 2005,and previously with Threadneedle Asset Management and Hemingway Properties Limited.

    Responsible for the reduction of the current and future voids across the Group’s investment portfolio and development programme.

  • Janine ColeMIOSH, AIEMA

    Head of Sustainability

    Joined Great Portland Estates in November 1998 as Health and Safety Administrator. Promoted to Safety, Health and Environmental Manager in 2002 and became Head of Sustainability in June 2011. Previously with National Britannia.

    Responsible for environment and health & safety management across the Group.

    A member of the BPF Sustainability Committee.

  • Stephen Burrows

    Stephen BurrowsBA (Hons), MA, ACA

    Head of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations

    Formerly an Audit Manager in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Group, joined the Group in 2003 as the financial accountant, promoted to Head of Financial reporting and Investor Relations in 2011. With Ernst & Young from 1999 to 2003 and previously with the National Audit Office.

    Responsible for the Group’s financial reporting, forecasting and investor relations.

    A member of BPF’s Technical Accounting Group.

  • Martin LeightonLLB ACA CTA

    Head of Corporate Finance

    Previously an Assistant Director (Corporate Finance) with Ernst & Young LLP. With Ernst & Young from 1993 to 2003. Joined the Group in 2003 as Corporate Finance Manager, became Head of Corporate Finance in 2011.

    Responsible for day-to-day management of all tax affairs of the Group, transaction structuring, raising debt finance and interest rate risk management.

  • Desna Martin

    Desna MartinBCom, FCA (Aust), ACIS

    Company Secretary

    Formerly an Audit Senior Manager with Ernst & Young, joined as Company Secretary in 1998. With Ernst & Young London from 1989 to 1998 having qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia.

    Responsible for corporate governance, human resources and the Company Secretarial team.

    Company Secretary for all joint venture companies.

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