British Property Federation picks Partridge as new president

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The British Property Federation has named David Partridge, senior partner at Argent and chairman of Argent Related, as its new president

David Partridge succeeds Helen Gordon, chief executive of Grainger.

Meanwhile, Guy Grainger, EMEA chief executive of JLL and junior vice-president of the BPF, will step up to become the federation’s vice-president.

In addition, the BPF has appointed Jessica Hardman, head of UK real estate at DWS, to its board. This is the first appointment following an open advertisement among the BPF membership for a board appointment as part of the federation’s commitment to promoting a more diverse and inclusive industry.

Hardman’s appointment follows a number of additions to the board in 2019, including Havin Choha, surveyor at CBRE and chair of BPF Futures; Madeleine McDougall, managing director, head of real estate and housing at Lloyds Bank; and Jonathan Murphy, chief executive officer of Assura and chair of the BPF’s Healthcare Committee.

Achieving environmental goals

Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation, said: “David has been a member of our presidential team for the past two years and I look forward to working with him this year as president to further improve understanding among our key stakeholders of the property sector’s social value, our role in supporting the government to achieve its environmental goals and our positive impact on the quality of people’s lives across the country.”

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