Nigel joined the Board as a non-executive director in 1985 and was subsequently appointed Finance Director in 1987. He was appointed Chairman in July 2012. He is Chairman of Reaction Engines Limited, a former Chairman of Avocet Mining plc and a former director of Johnson Matthey plc and Govett Strategic Investment Trust. Nigel served as High Sheriff of Hampshire in 2011/2012.
Michael Slade , Chief Executive
Mike joined the Board as an executive director in 1984 and was appointed Chief Executive in 1986. He is President of Land Aid, the property industry charity, Fellow of the College of Estate Management, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of Wellington College, Trustee of the Sherborne Foundation, Vice-Patron of the Festival of the Sea, Vice-Admiral of the Marie Rose Trust and Vice-Patron of the Tall Ships Youth Trust.
Tim Murphy, Finance Director
Tim joined the Group as Company Secretary in 1994 and became Deputy Finance Director in 2011. He was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in July 2012. Prior to joining Helical, he worked for accountants Grant Thornton and KPMG.
Gerald Kaye, Development Director
Gerald was appointed to the Board as an executive director in 1994 and leads the Group’s development activities. He has been responsible for completing over 4 million sq ft of offices, retail, leisure and industrial developments. Gerald is the Past President of the British Council for Offices and a trustee of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. He is a former director of London & Edinburgh Trust Plc and former Chief Executive of SPP. LET. EUROPE NV
Matthew Bonning-Snook, Development Director
Matthew was appointed to the Board as an executive director in 2007. Prior to joining Helical in 1995 he worked for Richard Ellis (now CBRE). He oversees many of Helical’s office and mixed use developments.
Jack Pitman , Investment Director
Jack was appointed to the Board as an executive director in 2007. Before joining the Group in 2001 he was a director of Chester Properties Ltd. He is responsible for the Group’s investment activities and its retirement village portfolio.
Duncan Walker, Investment Director
Duncan joined the Group in 2007 and oversees a portfolio of investments and developments. In particular, he is responsible for the recent acquisition of Helical’s shopping centres. Prior to joining Helical, Duncan led Edinburgh House Estate’s investment team.
Richard Gilingwater , Non executive director
Richard is the Dean of Cass Business School, Chairman of CDC Group, a member of the Advisory Boards of TheCityUK and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers; and a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy and Hiscox Ltd. He was previously Chairman of the Shareholder Executive and Joint Head of Global Corporate Finance at BZW and a non-executive director of P&O, Debenhams,Tomkins Plc, Qinetiq Group and Kidde plc. Richard is the Senior Independent Director and is a member of the Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Andrew Gulliford , Non executive director
Andy was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in 2006. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. A former Deputy Senior Partner of Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker, he is a non-executive director of McKay Securities PLC, IRP Property Investments Limited and various other companies.
Michael O'Donnell , Non executive director
Michael was appointed to the board in June 2011. He is a former Managing Director of LGV Capital (formerly Legal & General Ventures), a private equity firm where he was responsible for a number of successful investments in fast growing businesses, often with a significant property element. In 2009 he established Ebbtide Partners, a consultant to, and investor in, private companies. He is a member of the Nominations, Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Richard Grant , Non executive director
Richard is the Finance Director at Cadogan Estates Limited and former corporate finance partner at PwC, whom he joined in 1975. Richard is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.