Chris is CEO of Hermes Real Estate Investment Management Ltd. Chris has an extensive knowledge of the UK and European property markets and in particular the retail sector. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Management.
Chris joined Hermes Real Estate in December 2009 and is Fund Director for the BT Pension Scheme's UK real estate portfolio. As fund manager he is responsible for all aspects of managing the portfolio and is accountable for delivering investment performance. Chris joined from Aberdeen Asset Managers, where he was a Director of Fund Management, responsible for the management of approximately £1.2 billion on behalf of pension fund clients. Chris began his career at Richard Ellis (now CBRE), where he gained a broad range of experience in the commercial property sector, which extended to opening an office to asset manage an underperforming portfolio with a view to realising the investment. Following completion of this project in 1994, Chris joined Scottish Amicable Investment Managers (now Aberdeen), where he gained broad experience in all aspects of property fund management and assumed control of a number of client mandates. Chris has an BSc Land Economics from Paisley University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Martin is a Chartered Surveyor with almost 40 years’ experience. Until the summer of 2013, his career had been spent with Prudential and M&G where he led their investment and development teams ahead of being appointed CEO of their global real estate business in 1996. During this period, Martin held a number of industry appointments including President of the British Property Federation and Chairman of the Investment Property Forum. Martin was also a Commissioner of The Crown Estate for 8 years.
Today, amongst other things, he is a Non-Executive Director of F&C Commercial Property Trust and a Senior Advisor to KKR. He is also a Commissioner of English Heritage and a Trustee of the Guildhall School Trust. Interests include travel, sport in general and Arsenal FC in particular!
Emily is Finance Director of Hermes Real Estate where she is responsible for the financial oversight, risk and control environment, systems and operations across all Hermes Real Estate clients. She sits on the Hermes Real Estate board and has responsibility for the financial aspects of the company's strategy. Emily joined Hermes Real Estate from Ernst & Young in 2002 where she had qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Emily holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow.
James re-joined MEPC in 2008 as a main Board Director and Managing Director for Milton Park and Silverstone Park before being promoted to Chief Executive in 2014. He led Milton Park’s modernisation between 1997 and 2001, and was instrumental in introducing business parks to the UK whilst a commercial partner at Strutt and Parker. James has over 30 years' experience with leading commercial property companies. He is a student mentor at Reading University. In his spare time James enjoys sailing, cycling, and helping his children forge business careers.
Rachel Page is an experienced financial professional and Fellow Chartered Accountant. Rachel joined MEPC as Finance Director in 2006 after seven years at Associated British Ports Holdings plc where she held a variety of senior financial roles, including Chief Financial Officer of US operations. Prior to this, Rachel worked for media company Aegis Group PLC. Her interests include sailing, gardening and yoga.
As a qualified Chartered Surveyor, Jonathan has been Leasing Director for MEPC since January 2009. He joined Birchwood Park in 1999 becoming Managing Director in 2005 having previously worked for King Sturge, Lambert Smith Hampton and Hillier Parker. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys cycling, sailing and gardening.
Andrew joined MEPC in 2010, becoming the first Commercial Director for Milton Park in 2011. Previously he was Managing Director of Granta Park and Wellington Place. Andrew began his career in sports marketing before qualifying as a chartered surveyor at King Sturge. Later roles saw him expanding into investment management as a consultant at Hermes Fund Managers and into real estate as a director at ING Real Estate.
Andrew’s passions away from business include his family and various equestrian activities.
As Managing Director, Rupert has overall responsibility for Chineham Park and the development strategy for delivering new space, improving customer satisfaction.
Roz is a qualified marketer and has a degree in Estate Management. In 2007 she joined MEPC and in 2011 became Estate Director at Granta Park where she was instrumental in creating a special science community.
In June 2012 MEPC sold Granta Park and Roz then became Head of Business Development, working across the MEPC portfolio formulating and implementing MEPC good practice in business park management.
In March 2014, following MEPC's acquisition of 131 acres of development land around the Silverstone Circuit, Roz became Commercial Director of Silverstone Park.
Andrew joined MEPC in 2013 as Commercial Director for Birchwood Park and Wellington Place. Andrew holds an MSc in Property valuation and Management and began his career at Royal Sun Alliance Property Services before moving to Bruntwood Estates where he spent a number of years looking after their Manchester City Centre portfolio.
Andrew’s hobbies include running, golf and football.
Jamie has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of Hillington Park & Clyde Gateway East. Since joining MEPC in early 2013 he has delivered a number of capital investment projects, customer improvement initiatives, pre-let agreements, a major planning application and a significant site acquisition. An experienced Chartered Surveyor, Jamie started his career with CBRE and held a senior position with a Scottish-based private property company prior to joining MEPC.
Jamie’s interests away from work include family, sailing and rugby.