Independent Investment Committee Member
John has had a distinguished career in real estate, most recently as a Partner at Ares Management LP, one of the world’s largest global alternative asset managers.
He retired in late 2017. Prior to this, John was a Partner at AREA Property Partners, acquired by Ares in 2013, and was responsible for managing its European private equity real estate business. Before this, he worked at Portfolio Holdings Ltd, a property investment development company, acting as CEO from 1993 to 2001.
John also serves on the Property Committee of the Mercers Company. He is currently a Governor at Holyport College and recently retired as Chairman of Governors for St Paul’s School, London. John Chairs a Livery Initiative – No Going Back – which mentors, trains, finds jobs, provides accommodation and then protects ex-offenders in and around London.
John graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from the University of Reading.