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Head of the Family Office and Head of Rural Estates
I manage Grosvenor’s Family Office and am responsible for the long-term stewardship of Grosvenor’s Rural Estates, ensuring they contribute to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities we are part of. I also sit on the Family Office Board which develops policies and proposals, relating to the Family Office, for consideration by the Grosvenor Trustees.
Nicholas Dobbs is Head of the Grosvenor Family Office and has responsibility for the stewardship of the its four rural estates at Abbeystead, Eaton and Halkyn, Reay Forest and La Garganta in Spain.
He chairs the Rural Estates’ Committees – which provide focused support to each estate – and sits on the Family Office Board, which brings together the heads of department from across FO and develops policies and proposals for consideration by the Trustees.
Grosvenor aims to have lasting commercial and social benefit in the communities in which we operate and as such, Nicholas also leads its business presence in Chester and the wider region and plays an important role in external bodies.
Nicholas joined Grosvenor in October 2017 from Cazenove Capital Management where he worked from 1997 and was a Director from January 2010.
He graduated from Reading University with a degree in Rural Land Management and has retained an active interest in the countryside and in rural land management stemming from a childhood spent on his family's farm in Northern Ireland.