Meet new CEO, Simon Carter, and interim CFO, David Walker, as they introduce British Land and update on corporate performance for the last financial year which was released on 26 May. 21
Company: British Land (BLND)
Date: 19th July 2021
Presenter: Simon Carter (CEO) and David Walker (interim CFO)
Company Information: British Land is a leading UK property company. They create and manage places that reflect the changing needs of the people who work, visit or live in and around them – Places People Prefer. Their purpose is to deliver long term and sustainable returns to all their stakeholders. They do this by focusing on Places People Prefer. This drives enduring demand for our properties, which, together with an optimal capital structure, generates long term growth in rents and capital value, and long term value.
Simon Carter, CEO
Simon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of British Land in November 2020. Previously Chief Financial Officer, Simon has been instrumental in shaping British Land’s strategy, strengthening the company’s financial position and driving forward the company’s ambitious sustainability and social agenda. Simon has extensive real estate and financial markets experience: prior to becoming CFO of British Land, Simon was Chief Financial Officer of Logicor, the European logistics business. He joined Logicor from Quintain Estates & Development Plc, where he was Finance Director during the sale of the business to LoneStar. Simon previously spent over 10 years at British Land, working in a variety of financial and strategic roles. He was a member of the Executive Committee from 2012 until his departure in January 2015. Simon previously worked in fixed income at UBS and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
David Walker, interim CFO
After graduating from Newcastle University with a First Class degree in Town Planning, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London. Following this, he spent over seven years in the city at Deutsche Bank where he held a variety of roles within the Corporate Finance division, including Business Development and most recently as a Vice President in the UK Corporate Broking team. After leaving Deutsche Bank, David has worked for over 10 years in Investor Relations, Strategy and Corporate Development roles within UK listed businesses. In October 2017 he joined British Land, the FTSE 100 Real Estate company as Head of Investor Relations and since 2020 has been responsible for British Land’s corporate sustainability programme. Since 2019, David has been the Chair of the Investor Relations Society, having served on the Board since 2012 and is a Board Director of Glebe Housing Association
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