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Our Manager, Tritax Group is a logistics real estate fund manager focused on delivering sustainable, long-term income and capital growth.

Tritax Group manage over 42m sq ft of high-quality assets integral to modern supply chains. As leading sector specialists, they bring a deep understanding of our market, a broad network of contacts and the capabilities we require to identify and sustainably deliver innovative investment opportunities.

Our Manager’s culture is agile and entrepreneurial, enabling us to move rapidly to secure the best opportunities. They have an unparalleled ability to put new ideas into action creating value for investors, occupiers and wider society.

Tritax is headquartered in London with over 40 professionals. It is authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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Petrina Austin
Petrina Austin
Hana Beard
Ian Brown
Helen Drury
James Dunlop
Mark Ferguson
Henry Franklin
Chase French
Catherine Fry
Colin Godfrey
Bjorn Hobart
Nazlin Nazri
Phil Redding
Martin Shaw
Frankie Whitehead
Charlie Withers

Petrina Austin Partner, Asset Management

Petrina leads the Group's asset management function and is responsible for the strategic management of the investment portfolio, identifying and progressing value enhancing initiatives, so as to protect and maximise shareholder returns.

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Hana Beard Company Secretary

As Chartered Secretary, Hana is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and best practice corporate governance for the Company.

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Ian Brown Head of Investor Relations

Ian leads the investor relations function for the Company.

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Helen Drury Sustainability Lead

Helen leads the sustainability function and is responsible for all aspects of sustainability and ESG, including strategy, implementation, reporting and stakeholder engagement.

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James Dunlop Partner, CEO Investment

As Partner of Tritax Group and joint CEO, James is responsible for identifying, sourcing and structuring suitable investment assets for the Company as well as handling the disposal of assets.

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Henry Franklin Partner, Chief Operations Officer

As Partner of Tritax Group and COO Henry oversees operations. He is also responsible for providing general legal counsel, structuring and capital market financing.

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Chase French Head of Financial Modelling and Portfolio Analytics

Chase leads the financial modelling and portfolio analytics function. Specialising in finance, analysis and programming, Chase is responsible for delivering data driven insights that optimise our investment strategies.

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Catherine Fry Head of Risk & Compliance

Catherine is responsible for ensuring the activities of the Group are conducted within the legal, regulatory and organisational frameworks. 

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Colin Godfrey Partner, CEO Fund Management

As a Tritax Partner and joint CEO, Colin has overall responsibility for the provision of strategic investment advice to Tritax Big Box.

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Bjorn Hobart Partner, Investment

Bjorn is responsible for identifying and sourcing suitable investments for Tritax Big Box and then financially modelling and appraising the returns to establish the validity within the context of the portfolio assets.

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Phil Redding Partner, Director of Investment Strategy

Phil joined Tritax in 2021 as Director of Investment Strategy he is responsible for delivering and implementing strategic investment advice across the Company.

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Frankie Whitehead Partner, Finance Director, Tritax Big Box

Frankie is responsible for all aspects of finance in relation to Tritax Big Box including strategy, reporting, investor relations and debt issuance. Frankie became a partner of the Tritax Group in 2020.

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Charlie Withers Partner, Development Director

Charlie joined Tritax in September 2017, becoming a Partner of the Group in 2020. Charlie is responsible for overseeing the development activities for Tritax Big Box.

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The Company's Non-Executive Board is responsible for promoting the long-term sustainable success of the Company and generating value for both shareholders and other stakeholders through effective leadership.

The size, structure and composition of the Board ensures that it has the right combination of skills, experience, and knowledge to enable the Company to fulfil its strategic objectives. 

To see the Board’s full biographies please click here

Aubrey Adams 2552

Aubrey Adams OBE, FCA, FRICS

Independent Chairman
Appointed: 11 September 2017

Board committee memberships:

  • Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Management Engagement Committee

Relevant skills and experience:

  • Almost 40 years’ experience at Board level in the real estate industry, including part of his executive career as Chief Executive of Savills plc
  • Extensive experience as a Chairman and Non-Executive Director, including as Senior Independent Director of Associated British ports plc and Chairman of Max Property Group plc
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Significant previous external experience:

  • Chief Executive of Savills plc from 1991-2008
  • Senior Independent Director of Associated British Ports plc
  • Chairman of Air Partner plc and Max Property Group plc
  • Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company plc from 2008-2017

Principal external appointments:

  • Group Chair of L&Q Housing Trust, a leading housing association since September 2015
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wigmore Hall since May 2011
  • Director of Nameco (No.522) Ltd since 2015
Richard Laing 2457

Richard Laing FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 16 May 2018

Board committee memberships:

  • Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of the Management Engagement Committee

Relevant skills and experience:

  • In depth knowledge of financial matters through his previous role as Finance Director and Chief Executive of CDC Group plc for 11 years; as Finance Director of De La Rue plc; as financial analyst and manager at Bookers; and from five years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Significant previous external experience:

  • Chief Executive of CDC Group plc from 2004-2011, having joined the organisation in 2000 as Finance Director
  • Group Finance Director of De La Rue plc, where he held a number of positions over 15 years, in the UK and internationally
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Plan International UK, the international children’s charity
  • Non Executive Director of Development Works Limited, a trading subsidiary of Plan International UK
  • Non Executive Director of Murray Income Trust plc

Principal external appointments:

  • Chairman of Perpetual Income and Growth Investment Trust plc since July 2017
  • Chairman of 3i Infrastructure plc since January 2016
  • Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee of JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc since January 2015
  • Chairman of Miro Forestry Limited since May 2014 having joined the board in May 2012
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Leeds Castle since September 2012, currently chairing the Audit & Risk and Investment committees
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Alastair Hughes FRICS

Senior Independent Director
Appointed: 1 February 2019

Board committee memberships:

  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Management Engagement Committee

Relevant skills and experience:

  • 30 years’ experience in the UK and international real estate markets both at an operational and strategic level
  • Former director and Global Executive board member of Jones LaSalle Inc. (“JLL”), previously serving as Managing Director of JLL in the UK, before becoming CEO for Europe and Africa and then most recently regional CEO for Asia Pacific
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Significant previous external experience:

  • Executive board member and Chief Executive for Asia Pacific at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. for eight years; previously Chief Executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa and formerly UK Managing Director of JLL

Principal external appointments:

  • Non-Executive Director of QuadReal since November 2019
  • Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company plc since January 2018
  • Non-Executive Director of Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited since April 2017
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Karen Whitworth ACA

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 21 October 2019

Board committee memberships:

  • Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Management Engagement Committee Committee

Relevant skills and experience:

  • Over 17 years operating at Board level in a variety of roles in Commercial, Operations and Governance in several private and publicly listed organisations
  • Breadth of experience across all aspects of logistics and supply chain as well as retail and property
  • Good knowledge of technology and the demands of e-commerce channels
  • Track record in delivering change and transformation programmes
  • Financial acumen – qualified as a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Significant previous external experience:

  • Various roles at J Sainsbury’s PLC, from 2007 to 2018, ultimately becoming a member of the Commercial Board and Director of Non-Food Grocery and New Business for the last three years
  • Managing Director at Whitworth Corporate Holdings Limited from 2005 to 2007
  • Chairman’s Advisor/Finance Director at BGS Holdings Limited (trading as ‘Tunetribe’) from 2005 to 2007
  • Various roles at Intercontinental Hotel Group plc from 2000 to 2005, including Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations
  • Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2000
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Pets at Home Group plc

Principal external appointments:

  • Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Tesco plc
  • Non-Executive Director of Whitworth Holdings Limited
  • Non-Executive Director of The Rank Group Plc as at 4 November 2019 and Audit Committee chair with effect from 21 November 2019
Wu Gang

Wu Gang

Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 1 October 2021

Board committee memberships:
  • Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
  • Member of the Management Engagement Committee
Relevant skills and experience:
  • A strong strategic and financial advisory background and a wealth of international experience gained from a career of over 25 years in investment banking in Asia and Europe
Significant previous external experience:
  • Set up and led the European investment banking team at CLSA Securities, the international investment Banking platform of CITIC Securities, from 2015 to January 2019

  • Prior to CLSA Securities, Wu Gang was head of M&A and General Industrials at ICBC International

  • Held senior level positions at The Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and London

  • Served as a Non-Executive Director of Laird Plc from January 2017 to June 2018
Principal external appointments
  • Non-Executive Director of Ashurst LLP and IG Group Holdings Plc

  • Senior Advisor at Rothschild & Co Hong Kong Limited

 

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