Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has appointed Sanjay Patel as an independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2024.
Patel will be a member of the audit, management engagement, and nomination committees.
Patel is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Chief Financial Officer and a Board member of Cadogan Group Limited, a large private real estate investment company. Prior to this role, Mr Patel served as Group Finance Director on the Board of Strutt & Parker LLP. Mr Patel is also a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at London & Quadrant Housing Association.
Patel will replace Stephen Bligh on his retirement as Chair of the Audit Committee, which is expected to take place before the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.
Alastair Hughes, Chairman of the Company, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sanjay to the Board, who has extensive finance and accounting experience at a diverse range of real estate and related businesses. I fully expect Sanjay to build on Stephen’s excellent stewardship in this role since his appointment in 2015.”
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