Philip G.H. Collins

Philip G.H. Collins (Non-Executive Chairman) aged 75, is a Solicitor and was Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading from 2005 to 2014. He was formerly a partner in an international firm based in the City where he specialised in E.U. law, with particular emphasis on competition issues. Previously, after practising for some years in the corporate and commercial field, he was seconded for a period to work as Chief Legal Adviser in an industrial group. Appointed a Director of Wynnstay Properties in 1988 and elected Chairman in October 1998.

Chris Betts

Chris Betts MRICS (Managing Director) aged 58, has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 30 years. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Estate Management, he joined Cluttons where he spent his first 10 years in professional practice. Subsequently, he worked for various commercial property investment businesses including British Land for 11 years, Frogmore and Romulus. Latterly, he advised on and implemented a consolidation strategy and management programme at Peabody Trust for their London and South-East corporate portfolio.  Appointed a Director of Wynnstay Properties in September 2023.

Hugh Ford

Hugh Ford (Non-Executive Director) aged 56 is a Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience working for listed and major private companies, including in the commercial real estate sector. He was the general counsel of intu properties plc from 2003 to 2021, and from 2015 also its group treasurer. Prior to that, he worked for Virgin Atlantic Airways and British Airways, having qualified as a solicitor and practiced for a number of years with the City law firm, Freshfields. He is also a non-executive director of Hertfordshire Catering Ltd and a trustee and director of Beechwood Park School. Appointed a director of Wynnstay Properties in March 2023.

Paul Mather

Paul Mather (Non-Executive) aged 68 is a Chartered Surveyor who has spent his career focused on active asset management of commercial portfolios and developments in central London. He was a senior director at BNP Paribas Real Estate for 13 years and group portfolio manager for Greycoat PLC for 17 years. Appointed a director of Wynnstay Properties in March 2017.


Ross Owen

(Ross Owen (Non-Executive Director) aged 58 is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in investment management for over 25 years. He was previously an equity partner at Cluttons LLP where he was head of investment and fund management and later became Chairman of Lambert Smith Hampton Investment Management, to which he remains a consultant. Ross is principal property investment adviser to University College, Oxford and is a member of the College’s investment committee. He is a co-opted member of the investment committee of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea pension fund and a member of the estate and property committee of John Lyon’s Charity. He is also a trustee and director of the Cowes Town Waterfront Trust. Appointed a director of Wynnstay Properties in March 2023.

Caroline Tolhurst 

Caroline Tolhurst (Non-Executive and Senior Independent Director) aged 61, is a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Secretary with more than 30 years’ experience in property and investment sectors. She was Company Secretary at Grosvenor Limited and NewRiver Retail Limited and compliance officer for Knight Frank LLP’s regulated businesses. She is also a Board member at LocatED Property Limited. Appointed a director of Wynnstay Properties in March 2017.

Susan Wallace

The Company Secretary is Susan Wallace who can be contacted directly by shareholders on matters relating to the business of the Company  at [email protected]
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