Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman – Nigel Hamway
Nigel Hamway, aged 56, qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with Peat Marwick after obtaining a degree from Cambridge University. He joined Dubilier plc as chief financial accountant, leaving to take up a position in international corporate finance at Charterhouse Bank in 1986, becoming a director in 1990.
From 1991 to the present he has been a director of Charterhouse Development Capital. For several years he was responsible for Charterhouse’s international investment business. He has had extensive board experience in many countries and businesses.
Chief Executive - Robert Ware
Robert Ware, aged 58, served as a director of Development Securities plc between 1988 and 1994, filling the roles of joint managing director and finance director in the latter stage of his tenure. In 1994 he left to take up the position of managing director of Dunton Group plc where he stayed until November 1996. He joined MEPC plc in June 1997 serving first as corporate development director and then as deputy chief executive between June 1997 and June 2003. He is a non-executive director of Tarsus Group plc and Terra Catalyst Fund.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Finance Director – Peter Batchelor
Peter Batchelor, aged 50, joined MEPC plc as Head of Taxation in January 1999 and also served as Company Secretary from January 2002 until September 2003. His responsibilities included corporate finance, taxation and secretariat. Prior to joining MEPC, Peter was a senior manager in the London Office of Ernst & Young where he specialised in advising on tax and corporate finance matters.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Corporate Director - Preston Rabl
Preston Rabl, aged 64, was previously Chairman of Laxey Partners Limited and is also a director of various private companies. He is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner in stockbrokers Henderson Crosthwaite. He jointly founded WPP plc from which he resigned in 1987, since when he has been an investor in, director of or advisor to various public and private companies.
Property Director – Steven Vaughan
Steven Vaughan, aged 55, joined MEPC plc as Corporate Development Executive in 1997. Aside from managing various development projects, he was responsible for the Callaghan Square, Cardiff PFI development which was a part of the Cardiff urban regeneration scheme. Prior to joining MEPC, Steven worked for DeVere plc, Development Securities plc and Lambert Smith Hampton.
He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Non-Executive Director – Michael Wigley
Michael Wigley, aged 72, was a stockbroker in the City of London from 1964 until his retirement in 1999. The majority of that time was spent with the firm of Anderson where he was senior partner at the time of the takeover by Matheson Investment Limited in 1987. He was a director of the latter company until 1997. He was Chairman and latterly a non-executive director of Development Securities plc between 1990 and 2000. He is a non-executive director of Premier Energy and Water Trust plc.