New CEO for British Land – Chris Grigg has informed the board of British Land of his intention to step down as CEO and from the British Land board. Chris will step down as CEO following delivery of the company’s 2021 interim results on 18 November 2020 and leave the board and the company on 31 December 2020.
The announcement says that, after a thorough search, Simon Carter, currently chief financial officer of British Land, will succeed Chris as chief executive officer on 18 November 2020.
Simon has been the CFO at British Land since returning to the company in May 2018. He has a broad range of experience within the Real Estate and Finance sectors and was previously the chief financial officer of Logicor, the pan-European logistics warehouse business. Prior to that, Simon was finance director of Quintain Estates & Development Plc, a leading build-to-rent and mixed-use development business and owner of the 85-acre mixed-use development site at Wembley. Before that, Simon spent over a decade with British Land, holding a number of leadership roles including heading the Strategy, Corporate Finance and Treasury teams and was a member of the executive committee from 2012 until 2015. Simon also previously worked for UBS in fixed income and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.