David is a professional strategic adviser focused principally on UK and international real estate.
He is on the boards of both listed and unlisted companies in the UK and overseas, as well as holding corporate advisory roles.
He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1978 and has over 25 years’ experience as a fund manager, including as Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s property fund business.
David is a former President of the British Property Federation and was actively involved in the introduction of REITs to the UK. He is also Honorary Swedish Consul to Glasgow and an Honorary Professor of real estate at Heriot-Watt University.
Barry Gilbertson PPRICS
Barry is the designated Senior Independent Director, chairing the Management Engagement and Remuneration Committees. He is an international consultant with a focus on real estate, strategy and risk, with more than 45 years’ experience advising on property.
An adviser to the Bank of England from 2003 to 2014 and the 123rd President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004/5, Barry instigated President’s Commissions on Sustainability and, separately, following the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami on Disaster Management. During RICS’ 150th anniversary celebrations in 2008, Barry was voted one of the 65 Greatest Chartered Surveyors of all time (and a ‘Top Five’ Innovative Chartered Surveyor). From 1996 (until 2011), Barry was a full equity partner in Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Formerly a non-executive consultant to Knight Frank LLP, Barry has held advisory appointments with the United Nations and the UK Government. His previous public company independent non-executive directorships include Granite REIT, RONA Incorporated (both in Canada) and Chairman of conwert Immobilien Invest SE (in Austria). Barry has chaired or served on various committees in these companies, including Audit, Governance, Nominations, Strategy and Remuneration.
Barry has served on the Council of The University of Bath since 2014, previously serving on the Finance Committee and now Chairs the new Remuneration Committee; holds Visiting Professor appointments at two UK universities and was awarded Honorary Membership of four international professional bodies. Among his voluntary roles, Barry is Chairman of The City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Barry’s other roles are not considered to impact his ability to allocate sufficient time to the Company to discharge his responsibilities effectively.
Matthew Thorne MA, FCA
Matthew chairs the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee. Matthew qualified as a chartered accountant in 1978 with Price Waterhouse. He was an independent non-executive director for nine years of Bankers Investment Trust plc, retiring in 2018 having chaired the Audit Committee. Since May 2007 Matthew has been an adviser to Consensus Business Group (led by Vincent Tchenguiz). Matthew was also Audit Committee chair and the finance member of the Advisory Board and Advisory Panel of Greenwich Hospital, the Naval Charity, until January 2020. Matthew’s previous executive roles have included Group Finance Director of McCarthy & Stone plc from 1993 to 2007, Finance Director of Ricardo plc from 1991 to 1992 and Investment Director of Beazer plc from 1983 to 1991.
Matthew’s other roles are not considered to impact his ability to allocate sufficient time to the Company to discharge his responsibilities effectively.
Hazel was appointed as an Independent Director in December 2019. She was an investment analyst with Scottish Life until 1996 and then joined Standard Life Investments. As a fund manager she specialised in UK and then Emerging Market equities. In 2005 Hazel joined Goldman Sachs International as an executive director on the new markets equity sales desk before moving to HSBC in 2012, holding a similar equity sales role until 2016.
Hazel was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited in 2018 and holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma.
Hazel’s other role is not considered to impact her ability to allocate sufficient time to the Company to discharge her responsibilities effectively.
Ian Mattioli MBE
Ian is CEO of Mattioli Woods plc (“Mattioli Woods”) with over 35 years’ experience in financial services, wealth management and property businesses and is the founder director of Custodian REIT. Together with Bob Woods, Ian founded Mattioli Woods, the AIM-listed wealth management and employee benefits business which is the parent company of the Investment Manager. Mattioli Woods now has over £9bn of assets under management, administration and advice. Ian is responsible for the vision and operational management of Mattioli Woods and instigated the development of its investment proposition, including the syndicated property initiative that developed into the seed portfolio for the launch of Custodian REIT. Ian and family own circa 2% of the Company as part of their long-term investment planning. His personal achievements include winning the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award and CEO of the year in the 2018 City of London wealth management awards.
Ian was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours list for his services to business and the community in Leicestershire. Ian is also Non-Executive Chairman of K3 Capital Group plc, which is listed on AIM and specialises in business transfer, business brokerage and corporate finance across the UK.
Ian’s other roles are not considered to impact his ability to allocate sufficient time to the Company to discharge his responsibilities effectively.
Ed Moore FCA
Ed qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 with Grant Thornton, specialising in audit, financial reporting and internal controls across its Midlands practice. He is Finance Director of Custodian Capital with responsibility for all day-to-day financial aspects of its operations. Ed is also a member of the Custodian Capital Investment Committee.
Since IPO in 2014 Ed has overseen the Company raising over £300m of new equity, arranging or refinancing six loan facilities and completing three corporate acquisitions. Ed’s key responsibilities for Custodian REIT are ongoing regulatory compliance, accurate external and internal financial reporting and maintaining a robust control environment. Ed was appointed Company Secretary of Custodian REIT on 17 June 2020.