British Land has appointed Mary Ricks as a non-executive director, effective 1 November 2023.
Ricks is a highly experienced real estate professional who brings over 35 years’ experience of the UK, European and the United States property markets.
She recently stepped down as President of Kennedy Wilson, a global real estate investment company where she worked for 32 years, overseeing the launch of its European business and subsequent IPO in London in 2014.
In 2017 the European business was taken private creating an $8 billion global real estate investment and asset management platform listed in the United States. Ricks was Group President of the group from 2018 to 2023, serving as a Board member with a focus on the investment and asset management business.
Ricks has set up her own family foundation which supports educational and children’s charities.
Commenting on the appointment, Tim Score, Chairman of British Land, said: “We are delighted that Mary is joining the British Land board. Her depth of real estate expertise across a variety of markets will provide valuable insight as we continue to execute our value add strategy.”
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