Alison Carnwath (58)
Chairman and Non-executive Director

Member of the Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Nominations Committee Appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in September 2004, becoming Chairman in November 2008. A chartered accountant, with a background in investment banking, Alison holds Non-executive Directorships at Barclays PLC and Man Group plc and is an independent Director of PACCAR Inc., a Fortune 500 Company Listed on the NASDAQ. She is also a Non-executive Director of CforC Ltd and Chairman of the Investment Committee and Management Board of ISIS Equity Partners.

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Robert Noel (47)
Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in January 2010 as Managing Director, London Portfolio. A chartered surveyor, Robert was previously Property Director at Great Portland Estates plc between August 2002 and September 2009. Prior to that, he was a Director at property services group Nelson Bakewell. Robert is a Director of The New West End Company, the Central London Business Improvement District and a Trustee of the property industry charity, Landaid and was formerly Chairman of the Westminster Property Association.

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Kevin O’Byrne (46)
Independent Non-executive Director

Chairman of the Audit Committee Appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in April 2008. Kevin is a chartered accountant who trained with Arthur Andersen and has been the Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc since 2008. He was previously Group Finance Director of DSG International PLC (now Dixons Retail Plc), Chief Financial Officer for Hemscott Publishing Group and European Finance Director for The Quaker Oats Company.

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Bo Lerenius CBE (64)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees Appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in June 2004. Bo is currently Chairman of both Mouchel plc and Koole Tanktransport (The Netherlands), holds Non-executive Directorships of G4S plc and Thomas Cook Group PLC, is a Senior Advisor to EQT, the Swedish Risk Capital Group, and is Honorary Vice President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. He was previously Group Chief Executive of Associated British Ports Holdings PLC and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Stena Line AB.

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Francis Salway (53)
Executive Director

Joined the Group in October 2000. A chartered surveyor, Francis was previously an Investment Director at Standard Life Investments where he was responsible for the management of a number of property funds. He was appointed to the Board in April 2001, becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2003 and Group Chief Executive in July 2004. Francis is also a Non-executive Director of Next plc and a past President of the British Property Federation.

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Richard Akers (49)
Executive Director

Joined the Board in May 2005, following his appointment as Managing Director, Retail Portfolio in July 2004. A chartered surveyor, Richard joined the Group in 1995 and previously held the position of Head of Retail Portfolio Management. Richard is President of the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), the main industry body for retail property owners.

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David Rough (60)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Audit and Nominations Committees, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee Joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in April 2002 and appointed Senior Independent Director in November 2003. As Group Director (Investments) of Legal and General Group PLC until December 2001, David was responsible for their investment fund management and also served as Chairman of the Association of British Insurers’ Investment Committee. David is a Non-executive Director of Xstrata Group PLC and the London Metal Exchange.

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Chris Bartram (62)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Audit and Nominations Committees Appointed to the Board in August 2009, Chris is Chairman of Orchard Street Investment Management LLP. A chartered surveyor, he is also a Non-executive Director of the Crown Estate and Wilkins Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. Past appointments include serving as Managing Director of Haslemere NV, President of the British Property Federation and Chairman of the Bank of England Property Forum.

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Martin Greenslade (46)
Executive Director

Joined the Board as Group Finance Director in September 2005. A chartered accountant, having trained with Coopers & Lybrand, Martin was previously Group Finance Director of Alvis plc. He has also worked in corporate finance, having served as a member of the executive committee of Nordea’s investment banking division and Managing Director of its UK business. Martin is a Director of International Justice Mission UK.

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Sir Christopher Bland (73)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Nominations Committee Appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in April 2008, Sir Christopher served as Chairman of Land Securities Trillium Limited until its sale in January 2009. His extensive business experience includes serving as Chairman of BT Group plc and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC. He is Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Canongate Books and Leiths School of Food and Wine.

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Sir Stuart Rose (62)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees Joined the Board as a Non-executive Director in May 2003. Sir Stuart was Chairman of Business in the Community from 2008-2010. His extensive retail experience includes the positions of Chief Executive and then Chairman of Marks & Spencer Group plc from 2004 until 2010, Chief Executive of Arcadia Group from 2000 until December 2002 and Chief Executive of Booker PLC from 1998 until 2000. He is Non-executive Director of Woolworths Holdings South Africa and is on the advisory board of Bridgepoint Capital.

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Simon Palley (53)
Independent Non-executive Director

Member of the Remuneration Committee Appointed to the Board in August 2010, Simon currently holds non-executive roles in two private businesses, Haymarket Financial (a specialist UK Corporate lending institution) and Regency Entertainment (a Greek casino operator). An investment banker, he is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and was previously Managing Partner at BC Partners and Vice President of Bankers Trust Company.

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