Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia, has been appointed to Grosvenor Americas’ Board of Directors.
Ms. Morgan-Silvester is a corporate director serving on a number of boards including: Canadian Western Bank, ENMAX Corporation, Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton Consulting and the Vancouver Foundation.
Ms. Morgan-Silvester has a background in financial services and served as past Executive Vice President, Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Canada with national accountability for retail banking, internet banking, full service and self-directed brokerage, asset management, trust, insurance and private banking businesses. She was also President and CEO of HSBC Trust Company (Canada).
She has been recognized with awards such as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Association of Women in Finance Lifetime Achievement Award and the Influential Women in Business Award.
Andrew Bibby, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Americas said: “We are pleased to welcome Sarah to sit as a Director on Grosvenor Americas’ Board. Her deep experience in corporate governance and strategy will be of great benefit as we continue our North American expansion.”
Grosvenor Americas is the North American subsidiary of London-based Grosvenor Group, a privately-owned property company with 17 offices in 11 countries and assets in 16 countries. The Company takes particular interest in urban mixed-use property and has assets under management of C$4.5 billion in six North American cities.
The Grosvenor Americas Board as of September 2015:
Non-Executive Directors: Brandt C. Louie (Chairman), Sarah Morgan-Silvester, John T. Roberts, JR., Mark Preston, Nicholas Scarles. Executive Directors: Andrew Bibby, Graham Drexel. Biographies are available here.
For more information contact:
Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications, Grosvenor Americas
+1 604 640 3535
Notes to Editors
Grosvenor Group has 17 offices in 11 countries and assets in 16 countries. The Group has regional investment and development businesses in Britain and Ireland, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. The Group’s international fund management business operates across Continental Europe. It also has indirect investments, managed centrally. Unusual for a private company, Grosvenor publishes a detailed reporting suite - Annual Review, Financial Statements, Environment Data and index of sustainability reporting under the GRI initiative - available at: www.grosvenor.com.
Grosvenor Americas aims to become a market leader in select geographical areas and sectors in Canada and the USA through focused, strategic expansion. Grosvenor Americas uses their knowledge of the cities they work in and their property skills to develop projects that contribute to the vibrancy and attractiveness of those communities. With particular interest in retail, residential condominiums and apartments, and mixed-use sectors, the Company currently operates in Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary. As at 31 December 2015, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of $2.7B USD. For more information, please visit www.grosvenor.com.