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At Capco we work hard to ensure that we have the right leadership team in place to move the company forward. The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the Company, its leadership, strategy, values, standards, control and management. Day-to-day management of the Group is delegated to the Executive Directors, subject to formal delegated authority limits; however, certain matters have been reserved for Board approval.

Executive Directors

Chairman and Non-Executive Directors

ian hawksworth
IAN HAWKSWORTH
Chief Executive

Ian has lead Capco since inception, shaping strategy and driving performance. He has over 30 years’ experience in global real estate investment, development, asset and corporate management, having been a senior director of both Hongkong Land and a managing executive of Liberty International. Ian is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of leading international industry bodies.

Situl Jobanputra
Situl Jobanputra
Chief Financial Officer

Situl leads the Capco finance function, which includes reporting, treasury, corporate finance and tax. Having joined Capco in 2014, he became Finance Director for Earls Court and Lillie Square in 2015 and was appointed as CFO in 2017. Situl is an experienced corporate financier having led Deutsche Bank's UK real estate investment banking team before joining Capco.

Gary Yardley
Gary Yardley
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Gary leads Capco's real estate investment and development activities. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years' experience in UK real estate. He is a former CIO of Liberty International and former partner of King Sturge.

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Henry Staunton
Henry Staunton
Chairman

Henry is responsible for the leadership of the Board, ensuring its effectiveness and setting its agenda. Henry is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Board in 2010. Henry has extensive financial and commercial experience being a former Director of Granada and ITV, Chairman of Ashtead Group and Vice Chairman of Legal & General.

External Appointments

Chairman of WH Smith PLC

Gerry Murphy
Gerry Murphy 
Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Gerry is a Chartered Accountant and a former Deloitte LLP partner with direct industry experience in consumer business, retail and technology, media and telecommunications. Gerry was a member of the Deloitte Board for a number of years and is a Director of Dixons Carphone and a member of the Department of Health & Social Care Board.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Dixons Carphone plc and Non-executive member of the Department of Health & Social Care Board

Charlotte Boyle
Charlotte Boyle
Independent Non-Executive Director

Charlotte is a former partner of The Zygos Partnership, an international search and board advisory firm. Prior to this, Charlotte worked for Goldman Sachs International and Egon Zehnder International. Charlotte is a Non-executive Director of Coca-Cola HBC AG and serves as a Board member and chair of the finance committee of Alfanar, the venture philanthropy organisation.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Coca-Cola HBC AG and a Board member and chair of the finance committee of Alfanar

Jonathan Lane
Jonathan Lane
Independent Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Lane is a chartered surveyor. He was Chief Executive and then Non-executive Chairman of Shaftesbury PLC until September 2016. He is Non-executive Chairman of EasyHotel plc. His current charitable roles include The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The National Trust and The Royal Theatrical Support Trust, where is a trustee.

External Appointments

Non-executive Chairman of Easy Hotel plc

Anthony Steains
Anthony Steains
Independent Non-Executive Director

Anthony Steains is the CEO of Comprador, a strategic corporate finance advisory firm based in Hong Kong, and has over 20 years of corporate finance experience. A Chartered Accountant, prior to founding Comprador, Anthony was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Blackstone Advisory Partners in Asia and held senior positions in Asia at Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and ING Barings. 

External Appointments

CEO of Comprador Limited and Chair of the FilmAid Asia Board

Andrew Strang
Andrew Strang
Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor and was Managing Director of Threadneedle Property Investments Limited for 17 years until January 2008. He was Executive Chairman of Hermes Real Estate Investment Management until 2011.

External Appointments

Member of Investment and Governance Committees of AEW UK and member of the Norges Bank Real Estate Management Real Estate Advisory Board

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