Board of Directors

John Gildersleeve

Non-Executive Chairman

Skills and experience
John is deputy chairman and senior independent director of Spire Healthcare Group plc and deputy chairman of TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC. John was the chairman of Carphone Warehouse Group until December 2015 and a non-executive director of Pick n Pay SA until March 2016. He was formerly chairman of New Look Retail Group, EMI Group and Gallaher Group; a non executive director of Dixons Carphone plc, Lloyds TSB Bank PLC and Vodafone Group and an executive director of Tesco plc (B.3.1).

Committee membership
Nomination (Chairman).

Chris Grigg

Chief Executive

Skills and experience
Chris was chief executive of Barclays Commercial Bank until November 2008, having joined the bank in 2005. Prior to Barclays, he was a partner of Goldman Sachs, where his career spanned 20 years.

External appointments
Non-executive director of BAE Systems plc.
Member of the executive board of the European Public Real Estate Association.
Member of the board of the British Property Federation.

Lucinda Bell

Chief Financial Officer

Skills and experience:
Lucinda is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of industry experience. In 2006 she was a member of the HM Treasury appointed working party which designed the implementation of the REIT regime. She is also Chairman of Broadgate Estates.

External appointments
Non-executive director of Rotork plc.
Member of the Accounting for Sustainability CFO Leadership Network.

Charles Maudsley

Head of Retail and Leisure

Skills and experience
Charles joined British Land in 2010 from LaSalle Investment Management. He had previously been with AXA Real Estate Investment Managers for seven years.

Tim Roberts

Head of Offices and Residential

Skills and experience
Before joining British Land in 1997 Tim was a partner at Drivers Jonas, in the Investment Agency team. He was formerly a non-executive director of Songbird Estates until 2009.

External appointments
Trustee of the property industry charity, LandAid, and Chair of the Grants Committee.

Aubrey Adams

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Aubrey is group chair of L&Q, the housing association and residential developer. He was formerly head of property within RBS’s Restructuring Division, a non-executive director of Pinnacle Regeneration Group Limited, senior independent director of Associated British Ports PLC, non-executive chairman of Unitech Corporate Parks PLC, non-executive chairman of Air Partner PLC, chief executive of Savills PLC and non-executive chairman of Max Property Group PLC. Aubrey is chairman of the board of trustees of Wigmore Hall.

Committee membership
Audit.

Simon Borrows

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Simon is the chief executive of 3i Group plc and a member of the supervisory board of Peer Holdings BV, the Dutch holding company for 3i’s investment in Action, the non-food discount retailer. He worked for 28 years in the banking and finance industry, most recently as chairman of Greenhill & Co. International LLP. He was also chief executive officer of Baring Brothers International Limited, the corporate finance division of ING Barings and was a non-executive director of Inchcape plc until May 2015.

Committee membership
Audit.

Lynn Gladden

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Lynn is a non-executive director of IP Group plc. She is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, commissioner of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and a fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. She was formerly a member of the Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and held the position of pro-vice-chancellor for research at the University of Cambridge until 31 December 2015.

Committee membership
Remuneration.

William Jackson

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
William is Managing Partner of Bridgepoint, one of Europe’s leading private equity groups, which he has led since 2002. He also serves as chairman of the board of Pret A Manger and president of Dorna Sports SL, the rights holder to the Moto GP world motorcycling championships. He has served on a range of boards during his career and has extensive operational and transaction experience.

Committee membership
Remuneration (Chairman), Nomination.

Tim Score

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Tim is a non-executive director of Pearson plc and HM Treasury. He was formerly chief financial officer of ARM Holdings PLC and held senior financial positions at Rebus Group Limited, William Baird plc, LucasVarity plc and BTR plc. From 2005 to 2014, he was a non-executive director of National Express Group PLC.

Committee membership
Audit (Chairman).

Lord Turnbull

Senior Independent Director

Skills and experience
Andrew entered the House of Lords in 2005 as a Crossbench Life Peer. He retired as Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service in July 2005. Andrew previously held the positions of Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and Permanent Secretary at the Department of the Environment. He was formerly a non-executive director of Arup Group, chairman of BH Global Limited and a non-executive of Prudential PLC from 2006 until May 2015. He was a non executive director of Frontier Economics Ltd from 2006 until November 2015.

Committee membership
Remuneration, Nomination.

Laura Wade-Gery

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Laura is a trustee of the Royal Opera House and Aldeburgh Music. Between July 2011 and September 2016 Laura was executive director Multi Channel at Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S). From 2000 to March 2011 Laura served in a number of senior positions at Tesco PLC and was a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror plc from 2006 to 2012.

Committee membership
Remuneration.

Lord Mcpherson

Non-Executive Director

Skills and experience
Nick is Chairman of C. Hoare & Co and a Director of the Scottish American Investment Trust. Nick was the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury for over 10 years, stepping down in March 2016. Prior to that he ran the public spending and tax sides of the Treasury. Nick is a visiting Professor at King's College, London, and a Trustee of the Royal Mint Museum.

Elaine Williams

Company Secretary and General Counsel

Previous experience
Elaine was appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel in November 2015. She was formerly Deputy Group Company Secretary at HSBC Holdings plc and, prior to that, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.