Corporate Governance

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Corporate Governance

Executive Directors

Andrew R Cunningham

Andrew Cunningham FCA, FRICS - Chief executive
Aged 57

Appointment
Appointed to the board as finance director in 1996 and became deputy chief executive in 2002 and chief executive in 2009.

Experience
Andrew is a chartered accountant and before joining Grainger was a partner in a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the British Property Federation policy committee and in 2012 was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Cambridge University Land Economy Department and the Durham University Business School.

Committee membership
None

Nick Jopling

Nick Jopling FRICS - Executive director, Property
Aged 52

Appointment

Appointed to the board in 2010 as executive director with responsibility for property.

Experience

Nick was previously with CB Richard Ellis where he was executive director of residential. He was the former chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s UK Residential Council and was a member of Sir Adrian Montague’s committee which reviewed the Barriers to Institutional Investment in Private Rented Homes.

Committee membership

None

Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood FCMA - Finance director
Aged 54

Appointment
Appointed to the board as finance director in September 2010.

Experience
Mark has worked in finance since 1982 and held a number of senior positions within Alfred McAlpine plc from 1989 to 2008. He was group finance director from 2007 until its takeover in 2008 by Carillion. From 2008 to 2010 Mark was finance director of the Middle East and North Africa business of Carillion plc.

Committee membership
Member of risk committee

Non-Executive Directors

Robin Broadhurst

Robin Broadhurst CVO, CBE, FRICS - Non-executive chairman
Aged 67

Appointment
Appointed to the board in February 2004 and became chairman in February 2007.

Experience
Robin was previously European chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle and served as trustee and non-executive director at Grosvenor for 11 years. He is a property consultant to Sir Robert McAlpine Limited and is a non-executive director of Chelsfield Partners.

Committee membership
Member of remuneration committee

John Barnsley

John Barnsley FCA - Non-executive director
Aged 65

Appointment
Appointed to the board in 2003 and was senior independent director from February 2011 to February 2014.

Experience
John is a non-executive director of Northern Investors Company plc, American Appraisal Associates LLP and The Hippodrome Casino Ltd. Until December 2001 he was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Committee membership
Member of audit committee
Member of risk committee


Baroness Margaret Ford - Non-executive director
Aged 55

Appointment
Appointed to the board in 2008.

Experience
Margaret is chairman of Barchester Healthcare and STV Group Plc and is also a non-executive director of Segro plc and Taylor Wimpey plc. She was chairman of the Olympic Park Legacy Company from 2009 to 2012, was a managing director in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Global Infrastructure Group from 2007 to 2009, and between 2002 and 2007 was chairman of English Partnerships.

Committee membership
Senior independent director
Chairman of remuneration committee
Chairman of nominations committee
Member of audit committee

Belinda Richards

Belinda Richards - Non-executive director
Aged 55

Appointment
Appointed to the board in 2011.

Experience
Belinda was previously global head of Deloitte’s Merger Integration and Separation Advisory Services and is also a non-executive director of Resolution plc and Balfour Beatty Plc.

Committee membership
Chairman of audit committee
Member of risk committee
Member of nominations committee

Simon Davies - Non-executive director
Aged 53

Appointment
Appointed to the board in 2012.

Experience
Simon retired from the role of executive chairman at Threadneedle Asset Management in 2012 after five years in the position, having previously been chief executive (1999–2007) and chief investment officer (1995–1998). He is currently chairman of JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust plc and is also a director of Old Mutual Wealth Management Limited.

Committee membership
Member of risk committee
Member of remuneration committee

Tony Wary

Tony Wray - Non-executive director
Aged 52

Appointment
appointed to the board in 2011.

Experience
Tony has been the chief executive of FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent plc since 2007, having joined their board in 2005. He is also a member of the Water UK board and has held director roles within Transco and National Grid Transco.

Committee membership
Chairman of risk committee
Member of audit committee
Member of nominations committee

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