Management Team

Board of directors

Aged 58. 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 Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


Richard Grainger ACA

Aged 54. 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 Executive Officer

Simon Perkins MRICS

Aged 53. Joined the Company in May 2011 and appointed as Chief Financial Officer in August 2011. Previously at BAA Lynton managing the Airport Property Partnership.

Chief Financial Officer

Giles Salmon FCA

Aged 44. 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.

Property Director

Tom Elliott MRICS

Aged 62. Appointed a non-executive Director in July 2016. Non-executive Director of Supermarket Income REIT Plc. 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 Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Senior Independent Director

Jon Austen FCA

Aged 60. 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 Audit and Nomination Committees.


Nick Shepherd FRICS

Aged 53. 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. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.


Jeremy Bates MRICS

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