Lena Wilson CBEChair, Chair of the Nomination Committee +
Lena Wilson CBEChair, Chair of the Nomination Committee
Lena brings a wealth of business experience to the Picton Board. She is currently serving on a number of Boards as a Non-Executive Director, including NatWest Group plc and is also Chair of Chiene + Tait LLP and AGS Group. Previously, Lena was Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise from 2009 until 2017 and prior to that, was a Senior Investment Advisor at The World Bank.
Michael MorrisChief Executive +
Michael MorrisChief Executive
Michael is Chief Executive of Picton Property Income Limited. He is responsible for devising and overseeing the implementation of all aspects of the Company’s investment strategy. He has over 25 years experience in the UK commercial property sector and has worked with the Group since launch in 2005. He was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015.
Mark BattenChair of the Audit & Risk Committee, Senior Independent Director +
Mark BattenChair of the Audit & Risk Committee, Senior Independent Director
Mark was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for over 25 years, specialising in structuring and restructuring transactions predominantly in Financial Services and Real Estate. He is currently Chair of Assured Guaranty UK and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Reliance National Insurance Company (Europe). He is also a Non-Executive Director of Weatherbys Bank Limited. Previously, he was, amongst other appointments on the Board of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Foundation Trust and an adviser to UK Government Investments, an arm of HM Treasury. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2017.
Maria BentleyChair of the Remuneration Committee +
Maria BentleyChair of the Remuneration Committee
With over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector, Maria is currently a Non-Executive Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd and BlueBay Asset Management LLP where she serves as Remuneration Chair. She is also Senior Independent Director at Peel Hunt Limited. Previously she has held senior HR roles at Nomura Europe Holdings plc, UBS and Goldman Sachs. Maria was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2018.
Andrew DewhirstFinance Director +
Andrew DewhirstFinance Director
Andrew joined Picton in March 2011. He has over 30 years' experience in the real estate and financial services sector. Andrew is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Investment Property Forum. He was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2018.
Richard JonesChair of the Property and Valuation Committee +
Richard JonesChair of the Property and Valuation Committee
Richard is a highly experienced real estate professional with over 30 years’ experience and was previously UK Managing Director on the Aviva Investors´ Global Real Estate Board where he sat on their Global Real Estate Investment Committee until 2014.
As a Non-Executive Director, he has sat on a number of Boards and is currently on the Investment Committee of two Henley Secure Income Property Unit Trusts, and Special Advisor to the Clearbell UK Strategic Trust. He was appointed to the Board in 2020.