Telereal Trillium chief executive officer Graham Edwards has been appointed executive chairman of the firm, which is one of the United Kingdom’s largest property companies.
Graham Edwards, who has held the CEO position at the company since its launch in 2001, is a former student of economics at Cambridge University.
Before joining Telereal Trillium, Edwards was Talisman Global Asset Management’s chief investment officer. He also held positions with Merrill Lynch Investment Management as well as with the British Telecom Group (BT) property department.
He is also a philanthropist and a board member of One Voice Europe and British Friends of the Hebrew University and more.
Russell Gurnhill, the company’s former joint managing director, corporate finance director and group treasurer, will take on the position of chief executive. Before joining the company in 2002, Gurnhill worked for Enterprise Oil in treasury and finance.
Both Edwards and Gurnhill are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Gurnhill is also a member of the Association of Chartered Treasurers while Edwards is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.
In addition, as part of the restructuring, Adam Dakin will undertake the task of new business as managing director while as group property director Graeme Hunter will be responsible for the active management of the former BT estate as well as managing the company’s own properties.
In his position as group finance director, Michael Hackenbroch will continue to be accountable for the company’s financial matters.
All members of the executive team will report directly to Graham Edwards who will carry on with the company’s overall approach and management.
According to Edwards, the reorganization has been planned for some time to make it easier for Telereal Trillium to play a vital role in the areas of planned land and housing expansion and tackle the changing needs and concerns of its partners.
BT, Royal Mail, Aviva and DVLA are among some of Telereal Trillium’s property partnerships. The company’s portfolio contains more than 8,000 properties.