BPF announces new Presidential Team

3 Jul 2019

Policy area: BPF

  • BPF unveils newly appointed Junior Vice-President, Guy Grainger of JLL

2 July 2019, London: Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger today becomes the President of the British Property Federation (BPF).

Gordon succeeds Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec, who will stand down as President at the BPF’s annual Summer Reception this evening.

The BPF has appointed Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive, JLL as its new Junior Vice-President.

Grainger will take over the Junior Vice-President role from Argent Managing Partner David Partridge, who becomes the BPF’s Vice-President.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation comments:

“Helen has been a member of our Presidential team for the past two years and I look forward to working with her this year as President to further improve understanding among our key stakeholders of the property sector’s social value, and our positive impact on the quality of people’s lives across the country.

“As the BPF’s new Junior Vice-President, Guy’s experience and current role working across EMEA will bring a valuable breadth of perspective to the leadership of the BPF.

“These appointments, with David completing the Presidential team, will ensure the BPF retains and enhances its reputation as the voice of UK property.”

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger adds:

“I am honoured to take on the role of BPF President and my focus over the next year is enhancing the recognition of our sector’s contribution to society and the understanding of our contribution to people’s lives and the communities we serve. This provides continuity with last year’s presidential theme and reflects the importance of this issue for our industry.

“Our industry, in common with others, is being increasingly scrutinised and challenged to demonstrate that it is having a net positive impact on society. The physical connection we have to people’s lives – the importance of the physical environment to people’s health and wellbeing – means the property sector not only has a particular responsibility but also a huge opportunity to demonstrate its credentials.   

“I look forward to working together with the BPF executive team to improve our industry’s perception – one that is seen as a true partner to Government and one that underpins national objectives and local community aspirations.”

Guy Grainger, EMEA Chief Executive, JLL says:

“It is a privilege to become the BPF‘s new Junior Vice-President. The political landscape is witnessing significant disruption, and the BPF’s role will be more critical than ever in ensuring policy decision-makers treat us as a responsible and vital business sector to the UK. I look forward to working with Helen Gordon and David Partridge over the coming year to ensure our voice is heard.”