Nicholas ThompsonChairman +
Nicholas was formerly Director and Head of Fund and Investment Management at Prudential Property Investment Management and has served on the Board as Chairman since 2005. He is currently Chairman of MSCI IPD’s UK & Ireland Consultative Group, a Director of the Lend Lease Retail Partnership and an independent Director of the Association of Real Estate Funds. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Property Forum of the Association of Investment Companies.
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 on the Board of, amongst others, L&F Indemnity Limited, the 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, Chair of the Nomination Committee +
Maria BentleyChair of the Remuneration Committee, Chair of the Nomination Committee
With over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector, Maria is currently a Non-Executive Director of Nomura Europe Holdings plc and Nomura International plc (and is a member of their Audit, Remuneration, Nominations & Governance, and Financial Conduct Committees). Until last year she was a Senior Managing Director and their Global Head of HR for their wholesale business. Previously she has held senior HR roles at 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 Henley Secure Income Property Unit Trust, and Transport for London’s Commercial Property Advisory Group. He was appointed to the Board in 2020.