29 July 2019
Grosvenor Group appoints Jonathon Bond as Non-Executive Chairman of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Jonathon Bond succeeds Graham Pimlott who has served on the GBI board since 2009.
Grosvenor Group (Grosvenor), one of the world’s largest privately-owned international property groups, has appointed Jonathon Bond as Non-Executive Chairman of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board. He succeeds Graham Pimlott who has served on the GBI board since 2009. Jonathon will join the board on 29th July 2019 and will formally take on its chairmanship from 3RD December onwards.
Jonathon is an experienced investor and Non-Executive Director with a strong track record in backing sustainable companies. Most recently he spent six years as Executive Chairman of the Skagen Group, a Scandinavian family office with a strong focus on responsible investing, including chairing environmental market leader Ecover/Method household products. Whilst Chairman, in 2015 he commissioned the most environmentally advanced manufacturing facility for household products in the US.
Prior to this role, between 2004 and 2013, he was a founding partner at Actis, an investor in private equity, energy, real estate and infrastructure in growth markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Jonathon has previously held Director roles at CDC Group, HSBC Private Equity Asia and The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. His Non-Executive Director career includes current positions with Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and Jupiter Fund Management plc (the FTSE 250 fund management group, where he is Senior Independent Director).
Peter Vernon, Executive Director, Grosvenor Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint Jonathon Bond as Chairman of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland board. His vast experience across a range of sectors combined with his insight into family-owned businesses and sustainable investment will be hugely beneficial.”
“I would like to thank Graham Pimlott for his outstanding contribution to Grosvenor over the last ten years. His commitment, wisdom, encouragement and good business sense have proven a tremendous asset in guiding the growth of the GBI business”.
Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “As our business evolves by being more open, more agile and more willing to restore public trust in the planning system that shapes our towns and cities, I am delighted to be able to count on Jonathon’s insight and guidance. I am equally thankful to Graham’s wise counsel and contribution over recent years”.
Notes to Editors
About Grosvenor Group:
Grosvenor Group is one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies. We develop, manage and invest in property in more than 60 cities around the world.
Through the activities of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Grosvenor Americas, Grosvenor Asia Pacific and Grosvenor Europe we diversify the Group’s property portfolio by geography, sector, activity, currency and management teams. Our Indirect Investment business further diversifies the Group’s property interests by backing specialist third-party management teams. It invests Grosvenor’s capital in Africa, Australia, Europe and North and South America.
Approximately half of the Group’s property assets by value are held outside the UK.
The purpose of the Group is to improve properties and places to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit. This is achieved by adopting a farsighted perspective, by being locally engaged and sharing and benefitting from our international experience – we call this our Living Cities approach.
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