Our leadership

 

Discover more about our Board and Senior Management team, who are responsible for guiding our strategy and operations.

Richard Mully

Richard Mully

Non-Executive Chairman
  • Committee memberships: Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: December 2016
  • Appointed as Chairman: February 2019
  • Independent: Yes, on appointment as Chairman.
  • Skills and experience: Richard has extensive property, banking and private equity experience. This, combined with his Senior Independent and Non-Executive Director experience, enables him to provide constructive leadership, challenge and support of the Board and wider business for the benefit of all stakeholders. Richard is currently Vice Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG and was formerly founder and Managing Partner of Soros Real Estate Partners LLC, a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Life Aberdeen plc and Senior Independent Director at ISG, Hansteen Holdings and St Modwen Properties.
  • Current external commitments: Chairman of Arlington Business Parks Partnership Ltd, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alstria Office REIT-AG and Senior Advisor to TPG Real Estate.
Toby Courtauld

Toby Courtauld

Chief Executive
  • Committee memberships: Chairman of the Executive Committee and Sustainability Committee.
  • Joint Venture directorships: Director of the GHS Limited Partnership.
  • Appointed to the Board: April 2002
  • Independent: No
  • Skills and experience: Toby has nearly three decades of extensive experience in real estate. He joined the Group in April 2002 as Chief Executive and was previously with the property company MEPC for 11 years where he gained broad experience ranging from portfolio management through to corporate transactions and general management as a member of the Group Executive Committee. He is past President of The British Property Federation. Toby’s significant knowledge of the Company and the sector enables him to provide broad leadership of the business internally and externally, through the successful design and implementation of the Company’s strategy, values and business plans and their exemplary communication to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Current external commitments: Member of the British Property Federation Board and Policy Committee, Director of The New West End Company, Non-Executive Director of Liv-Ex Limited, Member of the Council of Imperial College and Chairman of the White City Syndicate, an advisory group which is part of Imperial College.
Nick Sanderson

Nick Sanderson

Finance and Operations Director
  • Committee memberships: Member of the Executive Committee and Sustainability Committee. Chairman of the Health and Safety Committee.
  • Joint Venture directorships: Director of the GHS Limited Partnership, the Great Ropemaker Partnership and the Great Victoria Partnership.
  • Appointed to the Board: July 2011
  • Independent: No
  • Skills and experience: Nick joined the Group in July 2011 as Finance Director and became Finance and Operations Director in May 2019. He was formerly Partner, Head of Real Estate Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte, following ten years of real estate investment banking experience in Europe and Asia with Nomura, Lehman Brothers and UBS Investment Bank. Nick’s wide range of property related financial experience combined with strategic and corporate finance skills enables him to provide valuable support in developing, implementing and articulating the Company’s strategy, and taking leadership over the delivery of a wide range of financial and operational matters.
  • Current external commitments: Member of the Reporting & Accounting Committee of EPRA.
Alison Rose

Alison Rose

Non-Executive Director
  • Committee memberships: Member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: April 2018
  • Independent: Yes
  • Skills and experience: Alison is currently Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and was previously Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NatWest Holdings and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial and Private Banking. She has also held a number of other banking and finance roles within Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest Markets. Alison’s significant experience of real estate financing, capital markets and customer relations through her different roles at Royal Bank of Scotland enables her to provide an informed view and helpful challenge to Board and Committee discussions.
  • Current external commitments: Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Trustee of BITC and Chair of the Scottish BITC Advisory Board.
Charles Philipps

Charles Philipps

Senior Independent Director
  • Committee memberships: Member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: April 2014
  • Independent: Yes
  • Skills and experience: Charles was formerly Chief Executive Officer of MS Amlin plc and a director of NatWest Markets. Charles’ financial qualifications and significant commercial and general management experience gained within the banking and insurance industries provide him with a good understanding of different points of view, significantly contributing to his ability to offer wise counsel in his role of Senior Independent Director.
  • Current external commitments: Chairman of the Outward Bound Trust.
Nick Hampton

Nick Hampton

Non-Executive Director
  • Committee memberships: Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: October 2016
  • Independent: Yes
  • Skills and experience: Nick is currently Chief Executive Officer (previously Chief Financial Officer) of Tate & Lyle, and prior to this spent 20 years with PepsiCo in a number of financial, commercial and operational roles. Nick’s strong financial background and previous various operational and commercial roles, including formerly as Chief Financial Officer and currently as CEO of Tate & Lyle, involving knowledge of risk assessment and management systems, provides a strong basis for his effective performance as the Audit Committee Chair.
  • Current external commitments: Chief Executive Officer of Tate & Lyle.

 

Vicky Jarman

Vicky Jarman

Non-Executive Director
  • Committee memberships: Member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: February 2020
  • Independent: Yes
  • Skills and experience: Vicky is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG before spending over 10 years with Lazard and Co Ltd working in the Investment Banking team and then as Chief Operating Officer for the London and Middle East operations until 2009. Vicky is currently a Non-Executive Director of Signature Aviation plc and Knight Frank LLP. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of each of Equiniti Group plc, Hays plc and De La Rue plc and Senior Independent Director at Equiniti Group plc. Vicky’s significant financial, commercial and non-executive experience enable her to contribute to the strategy of the business and its long-term sustainable success.
  • Current external commitments: Non-Executive Director of Signature Aviation plc and Knight Frank LLP.
Wendy Becker

Wendy Becker

Non-Executive Director
  • Committee memberships: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.
  • Appointed to the Board: February 2017
  • Independent: Yes
  • Skills and experience: Wendy is Chairman of Logitech International S.A., and a Non-Executive Director of Sony Corporation and Oxford University Press. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Whitbread PLC and NHS England, Chief Executive of Jack Wills Ltd and a partner of McKinsey & Company Inc. Wendy’s management consultancy skills, retail CEO experience and current technology and previous remuneration non-executive roles provide her with a wealth of employee and business understanding and serve as a strong foundation for her effective performance as Remuneration Committee Chairman.
  • Current external commitments: Chairman, Logitech International SA, Non-Executive Director of Sony Corporation and Non-Executive Director of Oxford University Press.

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