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Management Team

Chris TaylorChris Taylor
Chairman

T: 0207 702 0888

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 DarrochChris Darroch
Non-Executive Director

T: 01256 486680

Martin MooreMartin Moore
Non-Executive Director
T: 01256 486680

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  MousleyEmily  Mousley
Non-Executive Director

T: 020 7680 2271

James DippleJames Dipple
Chief Executive

T: 01235 824101

James rejoined 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 PageRachel Page
Finance Director

T: 01256 486680

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.

Jonathan WalshJonathan Walsh
Managing Director

T: 01925 851536

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 BarlowAndrew Barlow
Commercial Director

T: 01235 824107

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.

Rupert BathoRupert Batho
Managing Director

T: 01256 486680

As Managing Director, Rupert has overall responsibility for Chineham Park and the development strategy for delivering new space, improving customer satisfaction.

Roz BirdRoz Bird
Commercial Director

T: 01327 856000

Roz is a qualified marketer and surveyor. 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 CowellAndrew Cowell
Commercial Director

T: 07730 423921

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 CummingJamie Cumming
Commercial Director

T: 0141 891 8291

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.

Richard Hawkes
Chineham Park

Clifford Little
Chineham Park

Rupert Batho
Chineham Park

Layne Howarth
Milton Park

Chris Kimber-Nickelson
Milton Park

Kathryn Oraee
Milton Park

Dominique Simcox
Wellinton Place

Paul Pavia
Milton Park

David Attoe
Chineham Park

Jo Szegota
Milton Park

Wendy Scott
Chineham Park

Lucy Grey
Milton Park

Svetlana Gover
Chineham Park

Philip Campbell
Milton Park

Chris Sills
Milton Park

Andrew Barlow
Milton Park

Linda Welsby
Birchwood Park

Katie Smith
Chineham Park

Suzanne Whitelaw
Birchwood Park

Phil Clifford
Wellington Place

Dawn Crawford
Milton Park

Roz Bird
Silverstone Park

Fiona McLelland
Hillington Park

Christine Milne
Chineham Park

The Team