Malcolm NaishIndependent Non-Executive Chairman +
Malcolm NaishIndependent Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Naish has over 40 years’ of real estate experience, having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1976, most recently from his role as Head of Property at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (‘SWIP’) from 2007 to 2012 where he had responsibility for a multi-billion pound portfolio of commercial property assets. He has listed company board experience via his roles as chairman of Ground Rents Income Fund PLC and as non-executive director of GCP Student Living PLC. Mr Naish was Chairman of the Scottish Property Federation for 2010/2011 and holds a number of advisory roles in the private and charity sectors.
Gordon CoullSenior Independent Director +
Gordon CoullSenior Independent Director
Mr Coull is a qualified chartered accountant and, prior to his retiral in 2011, was a senior partner in the financial services practise of Ernst & Young LLP. As an audit and advisory partner he specialised in asset management, working with a range of asset managers and their funds, both in the UK and Europe. He has board experience as a non-executive director of Cornelian Asset Managers until early 2020 and as a former member of the audit committee of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, one of the UK’s largest pension funds.
Alison FyfeIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Alison FyfeIndependent Non-Executive Director
Ms Fyfe is a highly experienced property professional with 35 years of experience in surveying, banking and property finance. Having trained and worked as a commercial surveyor with Knight Frank in both London and Edinburgh, she joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1996 to specialise in property finance. Over a period of 19 years with the bank she fulfilled several senior property finance roles, ultimately serving for five years as Head of Real Estate Restructuring in Scotland before leaving the bank in 2015. She has subsequently acted as a director of a number of companies in the property and debt finance sectors whilst also continuing to undertake property finance consultancy work. Ms Fyfe is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Investment Property Forum and a former Policy Board member of the Scottish Property Federation.
Vince NiblettChair of Audit Committee +
Vince NiblettChair of Audit Committee
Mr Niblett has many years of financial and commercial experience having been the Global Managing Partner Audit for Deloitte. He held a number of senior leadership roles within Deloitte including as a member of the UK Board of Partners and of the Global Executive Group and the UK Executive Group before his retirement from Deloitte in May 2015. During his career at Deloitte, Mr Niblett served some of the firm's most significant public company clients, working with them on commercial and strategic issues as well as providing audit services.
Mr Niblett is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Forterra plc and an independent non-executive director and senior independent director of Big Yellow Group plc. He also serves as a trustee of Ruth Strauss Foundation. With effect from December 2021, he is the Chairman of the Company’s audit committee.
Dr Amanda ThompsellIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Dr Amanda ThompsellIndependent Non-Executive Director
Dr Thompsell trained and originally practised as a GP before switching to working in old age hospital medicine, and then retraining in old age psychiatry. She has significant clinical experience of all aspects of caring for older people and has held a number of clinical and national leadership roles allowing her to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the care home sector. This included 17 years at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where she led a multidisciplinary team supporting care homes for seven years and was the clinical lead for long-stay older people’s mental health unit for a further five years.
Dr Thompsell is the National Specialist Advisor: Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England, a member of the advisory board to the Journal of Dementia Care and a Medical Member of the First Tier Tribunal at the UK Ministry of Justice. She is also the previous chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.