Management Team

Board of directors

Appointed Chair in July 2016, having been appointed a Non-Executive Director in May 2014.

Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Richard has extensive Board level experience in the corporate finance and commercial sectors. He brings to the Group proven leadership skills and experience of complex corporate negotiations.

Previous appointments: Chair of Close Brothers Corporate Finance until 2009. Chair of Safestore Plc until December 2013.

External positions: Chair of Liberation Group.


Richard Grainger ACA

Joined the Company in August 2000.

Appointed a Director in April 2001. Appointed the Chief Executive Officer in January 2003.

Member of the Nomination Committee.

Simon has widespread knowledge of the real estate sector with direct operational experience in management, development and refurbishment as well as strategic focus and management skills to successfully lead the executive team.

Previous appointments: nine years with business park developer, Arlington Securities Plc from 1990 to 1999.

Chief Executive Officer

Simon Perkins MRICS

Joined the Company in May 2011.

Appointed as Chief Financial Officer in August 2011.

Giles has a wealth of experience at an operational and strategic level of corporate finance within the real estate sector, including corporate restructures and managing business change.

Previous appointments: Finance Director at BAA Lynton operating the Airport Property Partnership from 2004/08 and Managing Director from 2008/10.

Chief Financial Officer

Giles Salmon FCA

Joined the Company in September 2016.

Appointed a Director in April 2017.

Tom has extensive experience within the commercial real estate sector and specialises in investment strategy, transactions, asset management and development.

Previous appointments: Head of Investment for the London Portfolio of Land Securities Group Plc to 2016.

Property Director and Head of Sustainability

Tom Elliott MRICS

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in July 2016 and Senior Independent Director from April 2017.

Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Jon has gained significant experience within the real estate sector in senior financial roles and has experience in corporate takeovers and capital raising.

Previous appointments: Group Finance Director of Urban&Civic plc to July 2016. Chief Financial Officer of Audley Group Limited to December 2020. External positions: Non-Executive Director of Supermarket Income REIT.

Senior Independent Director

Jon Austen FCA

Joined the Company in April 2021

Member of the Audit and Risk, Nomination and Remuneration Committees

Helen has extensive real estate and commercial experience following senior roles in a number of blue chip organisations.

Previous appointments: Property Director of Tesco Stores Ltd, MD of Barclays plc, COO of Marsh and Parsons. Previous Non-Executive Director roles have included Communisis PLC, Athelney Trust PLC, Optivo Housing Association and Genesis Housing Association.

External appointments: Chair of the Loughborough Building Society and a Non-Executive Director of Wilmington PLC.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Helen Sachdev FCMA

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in January 2017.

Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Member of the Audit and Risk, and Remuneration Committees.

Jeremy has many years of experience with Savills as a leading agent within the South East commercial real estate sector, with significant knowledge of occupier services and trends.

External positions: Director of Savills UK Limited, EMEA Head of Occupational Markets and UK Head of Transaction Services.

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Bates MRICS

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in January 2015 and desNED from April 2019.

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Member of the Audit and Risk, and Nomination Committees.

Nick has worked at the highest level of asset management, investment and development and has experience in corporate mergers and business integration.

Previous appointments: Senior Partner of Drivers Jonas until 2010. Vice Chair of Deloitte UK until May 2013.

External positions: Chair of the Property Income Trust for Charities. Senior Adviser of Urban Legacies Ltd.

Independent Non-Executive Director and desNED

Nick Shepherd FRICS

Management Team

Joined the Company in January 2014 as Development Manager, having previously delivered commercial and mixed use developments at John Laing and Kier Property. Responsible for the major refurbishment and development projects within the portfolio.

Head of Projects

Andrew Jones MRICS

Joined McKay in August 2014. Previously held Asset Management roles at Mountgrange and South Kensington Estates. Responsible for asset management within the portfolio.

Asset Manager

Richard Morgan MRICS

Joined the Company in 2012 having spent 7 years at Derwent London Plc and Unite Group Plc. Responsible for asset management within the portfolio.

Asset Manager

Stuart Key MRICS

Joined the Company in February 2015 after many years running corporate real estate, facilities and procurement functions within the electronics, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries. Appointed Head of Occupier Services in December 2016 responsible for the Property Management team, operational support and occupier satisfaction.

Head of Occupier Services

Lynda Perry

Joined the Company in May 2001 following a career in commercial property management since 1993. Responsible for property management within the portfolio.

Senior Property Manager

Richard Griffiths MRICS

Joined McKay Securities as Property Manager in 2016 after a number of years in Facilities Management, with a bias towards traditional Hard Services, within several Corporate environments.

Property Manager

Damian Porter