Grosvenor Europe appoints second external Non-Executive Director

Grosvenor Europe, one of the four operating companies of the privately-owned international property group, Grosvenor Group Limited, has appointed Patricia Abril as Non-Executive Director (NED). The appointment is effective immediately.

Patricia is a McDonald’s franchisee, operating two restaurants in Palma de Mallorca. Prior to this she was Vice President for Business Development & Integration at McDonald’s Europe where she led the strategic planning of new restaurants including the creation of new restaurant designs and digital concepts.   Patricia also led McDonald’s Spain, as Managing Director in 2005 and as President and Managing Director from 2006 until 2014.  

Patricia developed her professional career in several multinational companies such as Kodak, Unilever Spain, Colgate, Palmolive Spain, Gillette and Burger King. She chaired the Spanish Advertisers Association from 2009 to 2011 and has received many awards including: Most Admired Executive 2008 from leading Spanish publication Mujer Hoy, Executive of the Year 2010 from the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and 2011 Female Executive of the Year by Premio Funde.

She holds two university degrees in Business Economics and Law by the Comillas University.

Mark Preston, Chairman, Grosvenor Europe, said: “Patricia is a welcome addition to the Grosvenor Europe board. She has an excellent understanding of consumer and retail businesses and a strong background in operational growth. Her experience in driving digital integration in her current position also aligns well with Grosvenor’s vision to bring greater innovation to the urban environments in which we are active. We look forward to working with her.”     

The Grosvenor Europe Board as of 1 December 2016:
Non-Executive Directors: Mark Preston (Chairman), Nick Scarles, Jonathan Lane, Patricia Abril.
Executive Directors: James Raynor, Robert Davis, Giles Wintle, Matthew Norris.


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Notes to Editors

Grosvenor Europe

Grosvenor Europe invests, develops, operates and manages real estate assets and funds, with a focus on six European cities: Paris, Lyon, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Liverpool. We specialise in mixed-use property, with strong expertise in retail and leisure and adopt a long-term, value-add approach. We work closely with our international partners, utilising the knowledge of our local teams to provide access to local European markets. We strive to bring our ‘Living cities’ philosophy to life, creating places that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Previously known as Grosvenor Fund Management, as at 31 December 2015 we managed £3.5bn / €4bn of assets, including a portfolio of historical buildings in the heart of Lyon’s city centre in France, Liverpool ONE in the UK and Sk√§rholmen Centrum shopping centre in Stockholm.   @GrosvenorEurope

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