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The Board

Andy Harrison Chair

Appointed: 1 April 2022 (Chair: 30 June 2022)

Andy is Chair of the Nomination Committee.

Andy is an experienced chair having held the position at Dunelm Group plc for over six years. He is also a former CEO who has led multiple large consumer facing organisations with strong service offerings. His leadership and business understanding will prove invaluable.

Chair, Dunelm Group plc

Chief Executive, Whitbread plc | Chief Executive, easyJet plc | Chief Executive, RAC plc | Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, EMAP plc

Last updated on 30 June 2022
Mary Barnard Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed 1 March 2019

Mary is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Mary has extensive commercial and general management experience and a deep understanding of customer needs and trends through her various international roles in sales and marketing. She has a strong knowledge of the operation of the retail market and supply chain.

Chief Commercial Officer, Mondelez International Inc

President, European Chocolate Category, Mondelez International Inc | Senior Vice President and General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton Partnership | Non-Executive Director, Poundland Group plc | President CAOBISCO | Chair, Cadbury Foundation | EXCO member, Food & Drink Federation and Institute of Grocery Distribution

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Sue Clayton Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 June 2018

Sue is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Sue brings a wealth of property market knowledge to the Board, with over 30 years of experience in property investment markets, having worked in the UK commercial property market for her whole career. She is active in promoting diversity including through her former role as the Chair of Women’s Network at CBRE and as co-founder of Real Estate Balance.

Sue is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Non-Executive Director, Helical plc | Member of the Committee of Management, Hermes Property Unit Trust | Chair, Barwood 2017 Property Fund | Trustee, Reading Real Estate Foundation

Head of National Investment; Managing Director of Capital Markets, CBRE | Board member, CBRE UK Management and Executive Boards, CBRE Group Incck

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Soumen Das Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 16 January 2017

Soumen combines leadership of the finance functions with a wider contribution to the business through strategy, investment and innovation. He brings his extensive board-level experience and deep knowledge of capital markets to the Group, having been Chief Financial Officer of listed companies for over 11 years and with a background as a corporate financier.

Non-Executive Director, NEXT plc

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Capital & Counties Properties plc (Capco) | Partner, Mountgrange Investment Management LLP | Executive Director, UBS

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Carol Fairweather Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 January 2018

Carol is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Carol has recent and relevant finance experience and brings commercial knowledge to the Board. Her prior experience as Chief Financial Officer of the retailer Burberry Group is valuable to the Company in her understanding of retail and digital commerce trends.

Carol is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Non-Executive Director, Smurfit Kappa Group plc | Trustee, Somerset House Trust

Chief Financial Officer, Burberry Group | Director of Finance, News International Ltd | UK Regional Controller, Shandwick plc

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Simon Fraser Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 May 2021

Simon is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Simon has extensive knowledge of working on remuneration committees, having previously chaired the remuneration committees at Derwent London and Lancashire Holdings. He is a former investment banker with a wealth of financial experience, having spent the majority of his career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was appointed Managing Director and Co-Head of the Corporate Broking division in 2004.

Non-Executive Director, Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Ltd | Senior Independent Director, Lancashire Holdings Ltd | Non-Executive Director, Lancashire Syndicates Limited

Senior Independent Director, Derwent London plc | Managing Director/Division Co-Head, Corporate Broking, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Andrew Gulliford Chief Operating Officer

Appointed: 1 May 2013

Andy has worked in a variety of real estate roles and brings extensive knowledge of the Company and the real estate sector in both the UK and Continental Europe. He joined SEGRO in 2004 and has been influential in the successful delivery of a record number of development completions for the Company as well as for its strong operational performance.

Andy is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Director, LandAid Charitable Trust Limited

European Director, Jones Lang LaSalle | Director of Corporate Acquisitions; Business Development Director; Managing Director for Continental Europe, SEGRO

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Martin Moore Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 July 2014)

Martin is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

With over 40 years’ experience of real estate and the property sector, Martin brings industry knowledge and breadth of practice to the Board.

He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Chairman, Secure Income REIT plc

Chairman, BMO Commercial Property Trust | Senior Adviser, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LLP | Chief Executive and Chair, M&G Real Estate | Adviser and Commissioner, The Crown Estate | Board member and President, British Property Federation | Board member and Chair, Investment Property Forum | Commissioner, Historic England | Non-Executive Director, M&G Asia Property Fund

Last updated on 3 March 2022
David Sleath Chief Executive

Appointed: 1 January 2006

(Chief Executive from 28 April 2011; Finance Director from 1 January 2006 to 28 April 2011) 

David has considerable board level experience of listed companies and has extensive knowledge of the real estate, manufacturing and distribution sectors and the Company. His financial and general management experience has helped lead the successful design and implementation of the Company’s strategy during his tenure as Chief Executive.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Senior Independent Director, RS Group plc | Board member, European Public Real Estate Association

Senior Non-Executive Director, Bunzl plc | Finance Director, Wagon plc | Partner, Arthur Andersen | President and board member of the British Property Federation

Last updated on 3 March 2022
Linda Yueh Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 May 2021

Linda is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Linda brings a broad range of skills to the Board, including robust commercial experience and a strong background in economics, as a Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School and Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Non-Executive Director, Rentokil Initial plc | Senior Independent Director, Fidelity China Special Situations plc | Chair, Baillie Gifford’s The Schiehallion Fund Ltd | Adviser, UK Board of Trade | Member, Independent Review Panel on Ring-fencing and Proprietary Trading

Non-Executive Director, Baillie Gifford’s Scottish Mortgage plc | Non-Executive Director, JP Morgan Asian Growth and Income plc | Chief Business Correspondent, BBC News | Economics Editor, Bloomberg News | Corporate Lawyer, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

Last updated on 3 March 2022