Leadership

ELLIOTT BERNERD

Group Chairman

55 years’ experience in global real estate investment and development. Served as a Governor and Chairman of the South Bank Board and was responsible for the vision behind the reconstruction of the Royal Festival Hall. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Founded Chelsfield in 1986.

ROBERT BURROW

Group Deputy Chairman

A solicitor and former investment banker with 45 years’ experience in international corporate finance banking and tax. 14 years at Chelsfield including nine years as Chief Executive of Chelsfield Partners LLP. Director of a number of international investments funds.

NICK LOUP

Group Vice Chairman

36 years’ real estate investment experience of which 25 in Asia. Founder and former CEO of Grosvenor Asia Pacific for over 20 years. Four years at Chelsfield. Chairman of ANREV (Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles) and Vice chairman of the Council of China’s Foreign Trade and Commerce. Former director of Asia Standard International, a HK-based property developer and investor.

ROB WALKER

Chief Executive Officer

32 years’ experience in global real estate investment, asset management and development across a wide range of property sectors. Head of Asia Pacific and Executive Committee member in the Real Estate Department of ADIA between 2009 and 2017.

ALAN DORNFORD

Group Managing Director

A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 27 years’ experience of UK and global real estate in public and private sector transactions and advisory projects as well as corporate M&A. Three years at Chelsfield.

MATTHEW WISE

Group Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management

33 years’ real estate experience in the UK principally related to prime office, retail and residential property together with significant experience of hotel and leisure uses and recent global experience. Nine years at Chelsfield.

MARK WENLOCK

Group Managing Director, Developments

A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 35 years’ development experience in the UK across offices, residential, retail, hotel, mixed-use and large-scale urban regeneration projects and recent European mixed-use development experience. 14 years at Chelsfield.

RICHARD O’BRIEN

Joint Group Chief Financial Officer, Europe

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has 20 years’ experience in real estate. 12 years at Chelsfield.

JASON SHAW

Joint Group Chief Financial Officer, America

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand with over 25 years’ experience in real estate, finance, banking and audit across the US, UK and Australia. 12 years at Chelsfield.

PAUL APOLLONIO

Managing Director, America

20 years’ investment experience across the UK, Europe and US. Background in M&A and leveraged finance in investment banking. Active in the New York real estate investment, design & planning and preservation communities. Sits on the Board of the East Midtown Partnership and is a member of REBNY, NY Building Congress and ULI. 13 years at Chelsfield.

WILL MONTAGUE

Group Deputy Managing Director

10 years’ real estate experience in the UK and Europe. Nine years at Chelsfield.


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