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Our people are critical to our success. We are proud to have established a team of passionate, intellectually curious people with diverse, but complementary, experience.

Through our Manager, we have a dedicated in-house team of experts, whilst also benefitting from access to a wider network of contacts and resources to deliver on our ambitions.

Every one of our people is motivated to use their knowledge of UK supply chains to create value for stakeholders in the work they do every day.

We are connected by our purpose: to deliver sustainable, long-term logistics solutions that create compelling opportunities for our stakeholders and provide our customers with the space they need to succeed.

Our diverse backgrounds combine to offer a sophisticated understanding of the market and to deliver forward-looking real estate solutions.

We work with our customers through every step of their journey – from sourcing the right site to development and subsequent asset management – with an integrated, collaborative approach.

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Petrina Austin

Partner, Asset Management

Petrina joined Tritax in 2007 and is responsible for the Group’s Asset and Property Management service, incorporating ESG and insurance functions. Within her role, she is focused on the strategic management approach, procedures and processes that unlock and create value enhancing initiatives to protect and maximise investor returns. She has developed the capabilities of the team to extend the skill sets in logistics and industrial operations, integrating ESG and power considerations into analysis and reporting. Prior to joining Tritax, Petrina was a Partner at Knight Frank, managing the Trophy Asset Management team. She began her career at Carter Jonas in 1996 where she qualified as a chartered surveyor, subsequently moving to King Sturge (now JLL) to gain experience in institutional industrial portfolio management.


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Hana Beard

Company Secretary

Hana joined Tritax in October 2018 and is a Chartered Secretary with over 15 years’ corporate governance experience gained in FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 companies in various sectors including shipbroking, insurance, mining and property. At Tritax, Hana is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements of the AIC Code, Listing rules, DTRs, MAR and best practice corporate governance for Tritax Big Box REIT Plc, Tritax EuroBox Plc, TPIF, MetroBox and their subsidiaries. Prior to joining Tritax, Hana worked for three and a half years at Clarkson Plc, providing a wide range of company secretarial services to the Group and deputising for the Company Secretary. She focused on shareholder services for over two years whilst at Aviva PLC from 2013 to 2015 and before that, Hana specialised in share scheme administration from 2010 to 2012 at Rio Tinto Plc. From 2009 to 2010, Hana was an Assistant Company Secretary at Santon Capital PLC, and from 2004 to 2009 she held various roles at Raven Russia plc, culminating in the role of the Company Secretary in Cyprus. Hana is an Associate of the ICSA, The Governance Institute.


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Steven Bell

Property Manager, Tritax Big Box

Steven joined Tritax in January 2022 as Property Manager for Tritax Big Box REIT. Steven spent 24 years at MFI and Howden Joinery as Group Property Manager where he gained experience in industrial property, out of town retail and logistics. During his time at Howden Steven was responsible for overseeing the lease renewal negotiations, rent reviews and day to day management of a property portfolio of more than 900 leases. He also set up the maintenance department, which was dealing with over 10,000 calls a year. Due to Steven’s time representing tenants, he brings a valuable insight to how tenants operate within the property market. Steven gained a BSc (Hons) in Urban Estate Management from the University of Westminster.


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Ian Brown

Head of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations

Ian joined Tritax in 2020 and leads the Group’s investor relations function and has primary responsibility for Tritax Big Box investor engagement.


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Sophie Castle

Head of People Development

Sophie joined Tritax in January 2022 as Head of People Development. She is responsible for HR/people but with a focus on learning and development, which is a strategic priority for the business. Sophie has returned to the workplace after a short career break. The most significant part of her career was spent at KPMG starting out in their tax practice specialising in merger and acquisition transaction work, but then moved into dedicated people management roles and spent her last few years at the firm as People Leader for KPMG's growing legal practice. Previous experience also includes being a school Deputy Bursar where she was responsible for all HR matters. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), holds an EMBA from Paris University and a BA Joint-Hons degree in Politics and Economics from Newcastle University.


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Oliver Clark

Property and Asset Manager

Oliver joined Tritax Group in November 2020 working across TPIF and MetroBox. His role as property and asset manager involves the management of third-party agents, tenant and occupier liaisons, inspections and group level insurance management. Oliver started his property management career advising private clients in the management of their mixed retail portfolios across central London before moving to Savills in 2015. At Savills his primary focus was on out-of-town retail and leisure funds, acting for large institutions such as Landsec and Threadneedle. 


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Nancy Crawford

EA, Tritax Big Box

Nancy joined Tritax in September 2018 as Executive Assistant to the CEO/CFO/Investor Relations and wider Tritax Big Box team. Nancy has significant experience working for C-suite executives and providing executive support to ensure the seamless and efficient execution of daily operations within the fund. Previously Nancy worked for UHNW and family for 10 years and had a short spell working for a member of Parliament.


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Anisha D Cruz

Legal Counsel

Anisha is Legal Counsel to the Tritax Group. She joined Tritax in 2018 to support Tritax EuroBox plc following its IPO and now provides legal guidance to all Tritax funds and the Tritax Group. Anisha graduated with an LLB from Kings College London in 2006 and completed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction in 2007. Following qualification as a solicitor in 2011, Anisha gained significant experience in real estate investment and development as a senior associate at international law firm Ashurst LLP, acting for investment funds, pension funds, developers and occupational tenants. Anisha also has broad experience in real estate finance.


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James Dunlop

Partner, CEO Investment

James is an equity partner and Joint CEO at Tritax Group. He oversees the strategic vision of the company’s existing products whilst also leading the identification, development and equity deployment of new investment offerings. James is one of the founding partners of the Manager and the Investment Adviser, along with Colin Godfrey. James and Colin have worked together for over 25 years. James studied Property Valuation and Finance at City University before joining Weatherall Green and Smith (now BNP Paribas Real Estate) where he qualified as a chartered surveyor in their Investment Development and Agency division in 1991.


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Mark Fergusson

Head of Occupational Leasing, Tritax Big Box

Mark joined Tritax in March 2021 after spending over 26 years working for major Third Party Logistics operators such as DHL and CEVA both in the UK as well as in senior Operational and Commercial roles. Mark is responsible for working with our existing customer base across all Tritax Funds to improve our understanding of their supply chains and identify opportunities to create value for them via our Symmetry development platform. Mark is also focused on proactively developing relationships with key decision makers at prospective new customers to diversify our occupier base.


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Henry Franklin

Partner, Chief Operations Officer

Henry joined Tritax as an equity partner in 2008. He is responsible for the structuring and operation of the Tritax Group Funds, providing general legal counsel and overseeing operations. Henry is a qualified solicitor, who completed his articles with Ashurst LLP in 2001, specialising in taxation, mergers and acquisitions. He qualified as a chartered tax adviser in 2004, before moving to Fladgate LLP in 2005, where he became a partner in 2007. At Fladgate LLP, Henry specialised in the structuring of commercial property funds.


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Chase French

Head of Financial Modelling and Portfolio Analytics

Chase joined Tritax in 2019. After completing a BSc. In Mathematics and an MSc. In Economics, Finance and Management from the University of Bristol, Chase left the UK for Hong Kong. There, he joined the investment arm of the Dutch banking group, Rabobank International where he worked for 6 years in the Multi-Asset Structuring division. Responsible for designing algorithmic investments and exotic derivatives, he became skilled in Financial Modelling and Analytics, presenting complex ideas to investors across SE Asia in an accessible manner. Upon returning to London, he further developed this skillset at Avison Young Real Estate Finance, leading the analysis of massive multi-phase developments and property portfolios alike. Chase is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT), a “Future Leader in Treasury” for 2017 and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Chase also has certifications in Computer Science and Machine Learning from MIT and Columbia, New York.


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Catherine Fry

Head of Compliance

Catherine joined Tritax in November 2016. Previous roles include HOC for another property fund manager and a regulated payment services provider. Holding a range of positions within retail funds. Catherine holds a level 3 award in Global Financial Compliance, a level 3 award in Unit Trust Administration and is an associate at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.


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Colin Godfrey

Partner, CEO Fund Management

Colin is an Equity Partner and joint CEO of Tritax Group, leading the Group’s fund management function. Colin is also CEO to FTSE 250 Tritax Big Box REIT Plc, where he has overall responsibility for daily operations and the provision of strategic investment advice to the non-executive Board. Colin began his career with Barclays Bank before joining Conran Roche in the late 1980s. Following this, Colin took a BSc degree in Urban Estate Management at Kingston University, graduating with First Class honours. Colin then joined Weatherall Green and Smith (now BNP Paribas Real Estate) where he qualified as a chartered surveyor, specialising in portfolio fund management and working on property mandates for British Gas Staff Pension Scheme and Blue Circle pension fund.


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Suhayl Hafiz

Data Scientist, Tritax Big Box

Suhayl joined Tritax Group in August 2021 as a Data Scientist within Financial Modelling and Portfolio Analytics, he helps funds from financial modelling, reporting, data collection, covenant analysis and data science projects. He is a member of the Royal Statistics Society and is a Chartered Statistician having over 13 years' experience in multiple industries to help senior management make strategic decisions for the benefit of the company through the use of data science.


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Bjorn Hobart

Partner, Investment

Bjorn joined Tritax Group in 2011 and became an Equity Partner in 2017. Bjorn is the Investment Director for Tritax Big Box REIT’s (TBBR), managing the investment portfolio, which involves setting the strategy, asset planning, sources and appraises suitable investments for acquisitions or disposals as part of the capital rotation. In addition, Bjorn manages the Bi-annual valuation process of the investment portfolio. Prior to joining Tritax Group, Bjorn worked at SG Commercial LLP in investment and development transactions, where he advised Tritax Group on their portfolio acquisitions and disposals. Bjorn started his career at Faber Maunsell (now AECOM) and went on to undertake an MA in Property Valuation and Law at Cass Business School, London. Bjorn undertook his professional training at Atisreal (now BNP Real Estate) in London, where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2005.


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Aaron Hulait

Transaction Director

Aaron joined Tritax in 2021 as Transactions Director for Tritax Big Box REIT, where he is responsible for the fund’s capital recycling programme by means of sourcing, appraising and concluding acquisitions or identifying and carrying out asset disposals. Other responsibilities involve portfolio analysis, portfolio strategy and asset planning. Aaron has over 14 years’ experience in commercial real estate and started his career at SEGRO where he worked in a variety of roles across the Group in the UK and Europe. Initially as an analyst covering valuations, corporate finance and strategy, before moving into the Investment team in 2014. Whilst there he completed over £1.8bn of investment transactions. Aaron holds a BSc in Geography and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2014.


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Adrian Jones

Fund Accountant, Tritax Big Box

Adrian joined Tritax in June 2011 as an Accounts Executive in the Bedford office and was primarily tasked with working on the legacy funds. In January 2015, Adrian was given the opportunity to work on the Tritax Big Box REIT Fund in the London office, which meant that he would have to split his time between the London office and the Bedford office. As the TBBR Fund grew so quickly, Adrian was then relocated to the London office permanently in January 2016 to work solely on that fund as the Fund Accountant to the Finance team.


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Nicola Krafft

Director of Marketing and Communications

Nicola joined Tritax in December 2021 to lead on the strategic marketing and communications for Tritax Management and its funds. Nicola has 18+ years in house and agency experience, providing corporate, financial and internal communications advice across a range of sectors. Most recently, she worked as Head of Investor Relations at regeneration specialists U+I. She has significant experience in profile raising, reputation and brand management, mergers and acquisitions and stakeholder engagement. Nicola has a BA in French and German from Exeter University.


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Marco Longhini

ESG Analyst

Marco joined Tritax in November 2022 as an ESG Analyst. He supports the ESG strategy implementation across all the Tritax managed funds. Prior to joining, he worked as an Analyst at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), focusing on ESG incorporation across public and private markets. Marco has a Degree in Management from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College Business School.


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Lizzie Meeke

Marketing and Communications Executive

Lizzie joined Tritax in May 2022 as the Marketing and Communications Executive, leading on social media and associated creative input. She joined after five years of working in PR and internal communications in the automotive and financial services sectors. She has experience in reputation and brand management including responding to several high-profile events. Lizzie has a BA in Business and Event Management.


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Ollie Newman

Deputy Fund Manager

Ollie joined Tritax in May 2022, on secondment from abrdn. Ollie is a Deputy Fund Manager, focussing on real assets and energy transition projects. Ollie joined abrdn in 2017 and is currently part of the Capital and Structuring team, where he works on strategic real assets projects. Prior to joining Tritax, Ollie was responsible for the management of a balanced UK fund, invested in both direct and indirect real estate. Ollie has a broad track record in fund management, asset management and transactions. Ollie holds a BSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


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Tim O'Reilly

Director of Strategic Power

Tim joined Tritax in January 2022 after 10 years at National Grid working across a number of technical and leadership roles. He is responsible for power strategy across the Tritax Group – developing and implementing a co-ordinated, resilient and futureproof offering. His project experience spans managing significant asset management portfolios, developing cutting edge and innovative designs for the UK power system, and working on some of the UK’s largest projects. Most recently he was focused on the strategic development of the UK power system to facilitate net zero transition, notably developing in conjunction with government a national charging strategy for EVs and facilitating the connection of the first battery storage portfolios to the transmission system.


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Calypso Ranshaw

Assistant Company Secretary

Calypso joined Tritax in January 2020 and is a Chartered Company Secretary with over 5 years' experience of working in corporate governance roles within FTSE 250, private and professional service sectors. At Tritax, Calypso supports the Secretariat with ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements of the AIC Code, Listing rules, DTRs, MAR and best practise corporate governance for Tritax Big Box REIT Plc, Tritax EuroBox Plc, TPIF and their corporate structures. Prior to joining Tritax, Calypso worked for Travelport providing company secretarial services to the Group during the Company's privatisation and delisting from NYSE. Calypso also worked for Eversheds Sutherland in their global entity management team and undertook a number of secondments to assist in corporate rationalisation and integration projects including with GBT, AMEX. Calypso has an LLB in Law with French Law and language and is an Associate of the ICSA, The Governance Institute.


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Alan Somerville

ESG Director

Alan joined Tritax in January 2022 as ESG Director. He is responsible for ESG strategy and performance across all of the Tritax managed funds. He has 30 years' experience within the real estate sector and has specialised in sustainability for 15 years. Prior to joining Tritax he was Head of Building Performance at BRE with responsibility for global sustainability standards. He was a Partner at Cushman & Wakefield leading their energy and sustainability consulting practice for the EMEA region which advised investors and occupiers on ESG performance. Prior to specialisation, Alan worked with Grosvenor Ltd as a Projects Director for 12 years focussing on large complex regeneration projects. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He holds a BSc in Land Economics from the University of West of Scotland.


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Henry Stratton

Head of Research

Henry joined Tritax in November 2021 as Head of Research. He is responsible for research across all of the Tritax managed funds. He has 20 years’ experience within the real estate and finance sector. Previous roles include leading Real Estate Research at EY and working on the European Real Estate Research team at Deutsche Bank (RREEF). He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Bayes Business School and BSc in Geography.


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Martin Shaw

Assistant Fund Manager, Tritax Big Box

Martin joined Tritax in March 2020 and currently assists Tritax Management LLP’s Fund and Asset Managers, primarily supporting, but not limited to Tritax Big Box REIT. Responsibilities include work on acquisitions and disposals, valuations, income and value-add initiatives with current/potential tenants, along with financial modelling and due diligence work. In addition, he provides a conduit to a large EMEA real estate network built up over 15 years. Prior to joining the team, Martin previously worked in asset management, devising, monitoring and delivering pro-active strategies and spent eight years at CBRE in their National Valuation and Corporate Capital Markets teams. During this time, he was responsible for carrying out loan security valuations in the logistics sector and reviewing occupational real estate for businesses wishing to identify capital raising or consolidation real estate strategies, along with the execution of transactions. Martin qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2008 after obtaining a degree in Land Management at the University of Reading.


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Rory Travers-Drapes

Financial Controller, Tritax Big Box

Rory joined Tritax in September 2021 as Financial Controller for Tritax Big Box REIT plc after 10 years in Real Estate fund accounting across a range of fund types at Aviva Investors. He is responsible for half year and year-end financial reporting, transaction structuring, board reporting, corporate and tax compliance, treasury management, risk management and monitoring of internal financial controls. Rory is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a MSc in Real Estate from Reading University as well as the Investment Management Certificate.


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Charlie Withers

Partner, Development Director

Charlie joined Tritax in September 2017, becoming an equity partner in 2020. Charlie’s primary focus is overseeing the development activities of Tritax Big Box REIT Plc which owns the UK’s largest logistics focused development land platform. He also consults across Tritax Group’s other funds where development expertise is required. Charlie has over 33 years’ experience in the UK industrial and logistics real estate sector. Before joining Tritax he focussed on industrial asset management and development at Cedarwood Asset Management which he co-founded in 2009. Prior to this he was a director at Chancerygate, the UK’s largest multi-unit industrial property developer and asset manager. Charlie started his career in commercial real estate at Strutt & Parker in 1989, working in the business space team.


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Ferne Whipp

Content and Communications Consultant

Ferne joined Tritax in March 2023 as content and communications consultant. Ferne has worked in corporate communications for more than 20-years; most recently at EY Global, where she was part of a team that supported the Global Chairman and other senior stakeholders on external and internal communications. Prior, Ferne was Head of Media and PR for Tate & Lyle PLC and worked in marketing for the commercial arm of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA Enterprises. Ferne has an MA in History from Durham University.


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Frankie Whitehead

Partner, CFO, Tritax Big Box

Frankie joined Tritax in 2014 and is responsible for all historical and strategic financial matters in relation to Tritax Big Box REIT plc (BBOX), which includes interim and year end reporting, corporate compliance, budgeting/forecasting treasury management and the monitoring of internal financial controls. Frankie is also involved in BBOX’s capital market activity including equity issuances and debt financings, along with taking care of all Board level financial reporting. Frankie has over 10 years’ experience working in the real estate industry having previously spent three years as Financial Controller at Primary Health Properties Plc (PHP), a healthcare focussed REIT. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PKF (UK) LLP, who subsequently merged with BDO LLP, where he acted as Assistant Manager.


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