McKay Securities

Management Team


Board of Directors

Chairman

Richard Grainger ACA

Aged 56. Appointed Chairman in July 2016 having been appointed a non-executive Director in May 2014. Chairman of the Close Brothers Corporate Finance Limited until 2009 and Chairman of Safestore PLC until December 2013. Chairman of Harrington Brooks and a non executive Director of Palmer and Harvey PLC. A member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees.

Chief Executive Officer

Simon Perkins MRICS

Aged 51. Joined the Company in August 2000 after ten years with business park developer, Arlington Securities PLC. Appointed a Director in April 2001 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2003. Member of the Nomination Committee.

Chief Finance Officer

Giles Salmon FCA

Aged 51. Joined the Company in May 2011 and appointed as Chief Finance Officer in August 2011. Previously at BAA Lynton managing the Airport Property Partnership.

Property Director

Tom Elliott MRICS

Aged 42. Tom joined the Company in September 2016 after 11 years with Land Securities Group PLC, where his latest role was Head of Investment for the London Portfolio. He has extensive experience in investment strategy and transactions, asset management and development.

Non-executive

Nigel Aslin FRICS

Aged 68. Appointed a non executive Director in May 2006. Chartered Surveyor and former Partner responsible for Strutt & Parker’s Thames Valley office. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Senior Independent Director

Viscount Lifford

Aged 68. Appointed a non executive Director in September 2006. Director of Rathbones Brothers PLC until October 2006. Chairman of Rathbone Investment Management (C.I.) Ltd. Trustee of the Portman Estates. A member of the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees.

Non-executive

Nick Shepherd FRICS

Aged 58. Appointed a non-executive Director in January 2015. Chartered Surveyor and former Senior Partner of Drivers Jonas until 2010 when the business was sold to Deloitte. Vice Chairman of Deloitte UK until the end of 2014. Chairman of the Property Income Trust for Charities and non-executive Chairman of Riverside Capital Group. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.

Non-executive

Jon Austen FCA

Aged 60. Appointed a non-executive Director in July 2016.  Formerly Group Finance Director of Terrace Hill plc and having implemented its reverse takeover of Urban&Civic, and the associated capital raising in 2014, was Group Finance Director of Urban&Civic plc (as the combined group was renamed following its relisting). Prior to this he held senior finance roles at London and Edinburgh Trust PLC, Pricoa Property Plc and Goodman Limited.  He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Non-executive

Jeremy Bates MRICS

Aged 51. Appointed a non-executive Director in January 2017. Chartered Surveyor and a Director of Savills UK Ltd, Head of UK Transactional Services and European Head of Worldwide Occupier Services. Member of the audit, remuneration and nomination Committees.

Management Team

Development Manager

Andrew Jones MRICS

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.

Asset Manager

Richard Morgan 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

Stuart Key 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.

Head of Occupier Services

Lynda Perry

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.

Senior Property Manager

Richard Griffiths MRICS

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

Property Manager

Damian Porter

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.

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