Grosvenor, the privately-owned international property group, has appointed Christopher Pratt and Philip Dilley to the Grosvenor Group Board as Non-Executive Directors. The appointments are effective from 2 June and 10 November 2014 respectively.
Christopher Pratt was Chairman of the Swire Group in Hong Kong from 2006 until his retirement in March 2014. Throughout a varied career he worked with Swire Group in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Papua New Guinea, where he was awarded a CBE in 2000. He also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and as a Non-Executive Director of Air China from 2006-2014.
Philip Dilley most recently held the position of Global Chairman of Arup Group from which he has now stepped down, although he continues to advise the firm as a consultant and a Trustee. Philip is also the Non-Executive Chairman of London First and sits on the Professional and Business Services Advisory Group reporting to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Previously, Philip founded the Infrastructure and Urban Development Community at the World Economic Forum and in 2012 he was elected Honorary Fellow of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Philip is also a Member of the Governing Council at Imperial College, his alma mater.
Lesley Knox, Chairman, Grosvenor Group said: “We are delighted Philip and Christopher will be joining the Grosvenor Group Board. The Group Board composition reflects the range and geographic exposure of our businesses and enables us to benefit from directors’ combined knowledge and insight. Philip and Christopher’s experience will complement the experience of our existing directors.”
The Group Board as of June 2014:
Non-Executive Directors: Lesley Knox (Chairman), Michael McLintock, Jeremy Newsum, Domenico Siniscalco, Jeffrey Weingarten, Christopher Pratt. Executive Directors: Mark Preston, Nick Scarles. Biographies are available here.
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Notes to Editors
Grosvenor is a privately-owned property group, active in some of the world’s most dynamic cities. Our future success is tied to the sustainable growth of the cities in which we have a presence. We have a vested interest in the future shape of the urban landscape and aim to help create and manage attractive and vibrant cities in which people choose to live and work.
Today we have 17 offices in 11 countries and assets in 16 countries. We have regional investment and development businesses in Britain and Ireland, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our international fund management business operates across all these markets and Continental Europe. We also have indirect investments, managed centrally. As at 31 December 2013, the Group had total assets under management of £11.8bn.