Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has appointed Sue Kershaw as Director of Programme Management to help deliver the increasing number of UK wide development projects.
Sue Kershaw, an industry leader in programme management and a civil engineer, joins from the Olympic Delivery Authority (‘ODA’) where she was Deputy Director for Transport. In this role Sue was accountable for delivering the £1bn portfolio of Olympic infrastructure and operational projects for transport across the UK, including national rail and underground enhancements such as (Stratford Regional Station, Jubilee Line Upgrade, the Olympic Route Network and the transport coordination centre). Prior to her role with the ODA Sue held senior positions with Transport for London, the Strategic Rail Authority, and the London Development Agency.
Peter Vernon, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland commenting on the appointment, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sue to Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. She will bring a wealth of expertise in programme management to the team and will play an important part in delivering our development pipeline, creating greater efficiencies, and identifying new, value-adding opportunities.”
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s development programme includes a diverse portfolio of office, residential and mixed use schemes in London both on and off its Mayfair and Belgravia Estates. Outside London, Parkside Place, Trumpington Meadows and Abbey Stadium in Cambridge reinforce Grosvenor’s commitment to the city; the first phase of apartments at Springside, Edinburgh are trading well; and the housing-led joint venture development with Oxford City Council at Barton is advancing fast.
Sue’s appointment follows the secondment of Steve Brewer, who has led Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s project management team during the last 12 years, to the Duke of Westminster’s Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre development scheme. Peter Vernon acknowledging the significant contribution Steve has made said: “He has been responsible for transforming our supply chain through our core product team, an industry leading initiative that Sue will build upon. We wish Steve every success in his new and challenging role”.
Sue will report to Peter Vernon, CEO, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
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Notes to Editors
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland aims to create value through our skills in placemaking anddesign, repositioning locations in ways that change customer perceptions and deliver results for our stakeholders. The core portfolio comprises 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia in London, which first came into the Grosvenor family in 1677. Ownership and active management of its London estate remains at the heart of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s strategy. Investment assets comprise the largest part of its portfolio. Grosvenor Britain & Ireland also undertakes development across London, and in selected city centres around the UK. As at 31 December 2012, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland had assets under management of £4.8bn.