03 OCTOBER 2022

Debbie Lee appointed to Senior Grosvenor role

Roger Blundell to step down from UK property board and executive role at the end of the year. Debbie Lee promoted to GPUK CFO from January 2023.

After 15 years of service, Roger Blundell, Board member and CFO for Grosvenor’s UK property business (GPUK) is stepping down at the end of the year and moving to a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles.

Debbie Lee will succeed Roger as Board member and CFO for GPUK on 1 January 2023. Debbie brings both fantastic experience and a valuable Group-wide perspective to the role. She has been at Grosvenor for over seven years, most recently as Group Reporting Director and before that as Director of Corporate Finance in Grosvenor Property UK. She is currently interim Executive Director for Grosvenor’s London estate. 

Before joining Grosvenor, Debbie worked for thirteen years at Deloitte where she was a Director in the Real Estate Corporate Finance team and for four years in PwC’s external audit practice. 

From 1 January 2023, GPUK’s 8-strong executive team will comprise of:

  • James Raynor, CEO
  • Debbie Lee, CFO 
  • Amelia Bright, Executive Director, London Estate
  • Anna Bond, Executive Director, Development
  • Chantal Henderson, Executive Director, Operations
  • Joanna Banfield, Executive Director, HR
  • Rachel Dickie, Executive Director, Investment
  • Tor Burrows, Executive Director, Sustainability and Innovation

James Raynor, CEO, Grosvenor Property UK, commented: “Responsible for all financial aspects of the business, Roger has been instrumental to the continued growth of GPUK, expertly steering us through times of market uncertainty and, most recently, a global pandemic. As our longest serving Board member he has worked alongside four Chairs and four CEOs, all of whom have benefited hugely from his experience and wise counsel.

“An internal promotion at this level highlights the strength of our people and the exceptional career opportunities at Grosvenor across all our businesses and we look forward to welcoming Debbie to her new role in January. I am also delighted to have such strong female talent represented in our executive team and at all levels in the business.”

About Grosvenor

Grosvenor is a property developer, manager and investor – we create great places where communities, business and nature thrive. 

In London’s West End, we support nearly 1,000 businesses and thousands of residents and workers each day.  We also invest in new neighbourhoods elsewhere in London, Liverpool and across the South of England.  

With a track record of over 340 years, we are part of an international property company improving property and places across many of the world’s leading cities, promoting sustainability within the built environment and enhancing the wellbeing of our customers and communities.   

We are a values-led organisation which represents the Grosvenor family. Our work in property, alongside Grosvenor’s other activities in food and agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives, shares a common purpose - to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit -  addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations.   

Thinking long term allows us to give equal weight to the environmental, social and commercial impact of everything that we do. 

Rachel Garstang

Head of Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Grosvenor

+44 (0)20 7312 2341 ext.6957

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