Grosvenor Group appoints non-executive chair of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

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Grosvenor Group (Grosvenor), a privately-owned international property group, has appointed Melanie Gee as Non-Executive Chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board.

Gee will initially join as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect, succeeding Jonathon Bond in the role of Chair from September this year. As previously announced, Jonathon Bond takes up the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Grosvenor Estate.

Gee is a Senior Adviser in London to Lazard, the global financial advisory and asset management firm, having joined as a Managing Director in 2008. Gee spent the previous 25 years in the financial advisory business with SG Warburg & Co. Ltd. and then UBS.

Gee is Chair of FTSE250 life sciences investor Syncona Ltd, also chairing its Nomination and Governance Committee. She is a Non-Executive Director at Standard Life Aberdeen plc where she sits on the Nomination & Governance and Audit Committees and is the Non-Executive Director with responsibility for bringing the employee voice into the Boardroom. Melanie also sits on advisory groups for two private family offices and a charity.

Mark Preston, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Group, says: “We are delighted to appoint Melanie Gee as Non-Executive Chair of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland board. She will bring new perspectives and insights to the business, helping it to navigate the many challenges and opportunities it faces”.

James Raynor, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, says: “I am looking forward to Melanie’s support and guidance as we strive to redefine the relationship between property owners, tenants and communities, based around a model of mutual success, and demonstrate that property can be a force for good in this country”.