Rod Kent (Non-Executive Chairman) is Chairman of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. He retired as Managing Director of Close Brothers Group plc in October 2002 but remained on the board and became Chairman in November 2006. He is also Chairman of Bradford and Bingley plc and of BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited. Age 60.
Richard Clare MRICS (Non-Executive Director) is Executive Chairman of EC Harris LLP. He is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee for the Rector of Imperial College, the Property Advisory Panel for the Chairman of University College London Hospitals and the Strategic Forum Olympic Task Group. Age 54.
Michael Gradon (Non-Executive Director) joined the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Board in November 2007. He is a Senior Independent Director of Modern Water plc, a Non-Executive Director of Genesis Lease Limited and on The Committee of Management of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Wimbledon Championships. He spent 20 years with P&O, including eight years as a Main Board Director. Age 48.
Mark Preston (Chief Executive) MRICS is Chief Executive of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. He joined Grosvenor in the UK in 1989. In 1995, he was seconded to Hong Kong, after which he returned to lead Grosvenor´s Fund Management operations from 1997 to 2002. After four years in San Francisco as President of Grosvenor USA, he returned to the UK as CEO of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland in June 2006. He is on the Board of The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and a Non-Executive Director of Royal & Sun Alliance, London Board. Age 40.
Roger Blundell ACA (Finance Director from April 2008) joined Grosvenor in December 2007. He was previously Group Finance Director at Kensington Group Plc, Finance Director at BSkyB Interactive, and Director of Group Finance, Tax and Treasury at Kingfisher. Age 45.
Richard Handley FCA (Finance Director) joined Grosvenor in 1991. He was previously Group Chief Accountant for TBS Group plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Plymouth City Development Company and an Independent Director of Casa Support. Age 53.
John Irvine FRICS (Executive Director) joined Grosvenor in 1989 and is responsible for development in Britain & Ireland (outside London).He is a member of the Advisory Board of Architecture and Design Scotland. Age 52.
Jeremy Newsum (Director) FRICS is Group Chief Executive and also Executive Trustee of the Grosvenor Trusts. He is a member of the Council of Imperial College, a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a Non-Executive Director of Sonae Sierra SGPS. He was a Church Commissioner from 1993 to 2000 and was President of the British Property Federation in 2001. Age 52.
Nicholas Scarles (Director) FCA CPA Attorney at Law, is Group Finance Director. He joined Grosvenor in 2004 as Finance Director, Grosvenor Fund Management. He was previously at Centrica, where he was Chief Financial Officer, North America; Price Waterhouse; and Coopers and Lybrand. He is a Governor of the Haberdashers´ Elstree Schools and Chairman of the Investment Property Forum´s Property Derivative Group. Age 45.
Peter Vernon MRICS (Executive Director) is responsible for Grosvenor´s UK investment portfolio in Britain & Ireland and for the development programme in London. He joined Grosvenor in 2005. He was previously a Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Age 48.
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