Chris was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in August 2009.
Chris is a chartered surveyor. He was Chairman and Founding Partner of Orchard Street Investment Management LLP, a leading commercial property investment manager focused on the UK market, until 31 March 2015, and continued to act as an adviser to that firm until 31 March 2017. He was a Board Counsellor of The Crown Estate until 31 December 2015, having previously served as a Board Member. Former positions include Managing Director of Haslemere NV, Chairman of Jones Lang Wootton Fund Management, President of the British Property Federation and Chairman of the Bank of England Property Forum.
Chris is currently a Wilkins Fellow of Downing College, University of Cambridge, a Governor of Oundle School and an advisory board member to certain overseas entities within the Brack Capital Real Estate Group.
Skills, competencies and experience
Chris is a scion of the property industry, with decades of property investment, fund management and capital allocation experience gained across a range of businesses and disciplines within the real estate sector. He has significant experience of general management as a former Chief Executive and Chairman of significant businesses.
A member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.