London Team

  • Pat McGillycuddy

    Chief Executive Officer - Europe

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    Pat is one of the founding members of IDI Gazeley (formerly Gazeley) and has held a number of key leadership roles for almost 30 years since its inception in 1987. He was appointed Construction Director of Gazeley in 1990 and combined this role with Store Development Director of Asda for three years. In 2000 Pat took the role of European Director to lead the expansion of the business across Europe. In 2004 he was appointed COO and continued to oversee the expansion of the business across Europe and China.

    Pat attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2005 and was appointed as CEO of Gazeley in 2006. He played a key role in the sale of Gazeley to Dubai World in 2008 and the subsequent sale of the business to Brookfield Property Partners in 2013.

    Following the sale of Gazeley to EZW, Pat relocated to Dubai from 2008 to 2011. Serving as COO of the group, he drove an enhanced focus on an outward facing customer-focused business.

    Along with his colleagues, Pat has helped to grow IDI Gazeley from a single country entity into a leading international investor developer in the logistics sector with a focus on customer service and quality.

    Pat is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.
  • Nick Cook

    Chief Operating Officer - Europe

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    Nick is Chief Operating Officer at IDI Gazeley Europe and China and oversees all capital deployment, disposition and operational aspects of the business in these parts of the globe.

    Nick is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has fifteen years’ experience in the real estate development and investment market. He is a U.K. graduate majoring in General Practice Surveying & Commercial Property Development and has completed training in several professional courses including a Management & Leadership program at Harvard Business School in Boston. Nick joined IDI Gazeley (formerly Gazeley) in 2003 and worked as a Director in the U.K. Team for five years. In 2008, he was seconded to Dubai to establish Gazeley’s profitable UAE business unit. He has also spent several years working with IDI Gazeley’s business in China.
  • Shane Kelly

    Chief Financial Officer - Europe

    • +44 (20) 7901 4481
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    As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Senior Team, Shane is responsible for Finance, Legal, Tax, Treasury and IT.

    Prior to joining Gazeley in March 2014, Shane worked in various finance roles for three FTSE 100 companies. He later joined Multiplex in 2004 as the Financial Controller for its UK Construction business, which was later acquired by Brookfield in 2007, since then he has held various group reporting roles mainly overseeing Brookfield’s European real estate and infrastructure businesses. He worked on Brookfield’s acquisition of Gazeley and is now part of IDI Gazeley.

    Shane is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 1994 and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
  • Rachel Walker

    General Counsel - Europe

    • +44 (20) 7901 4460
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    As General Counsel, Rachel is responsible for all IDI Gazeley legal matters in Europe. She leads the legal strategy on major transactions and coordinates external counsel. Rachel manages the legals on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, developments and employment matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance, including conducting appropriate training.

    Rachel has led the legals on a number of complex pan-european acquisitions and financing while at IDI Gazeley. She has a solid understanding of cross-border legal distinctions as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial market practice on real estate projects.

    Rachel has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. Prior to joining IDI Gazeley in 2014, Rachel spent 10 years in the commercial real estate department of a large international law firm where she gained a broad experience of major corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier lettings, acquisition finance and development projects. She is a member of the Law Society and has contributed to publications of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate and other legal journals.
  • Francis Ward

    Corporate and Compliance Paralegal

    • +44 (20) 7901 4480
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    Francis is Corporate and Compliance Paralegal providing legal, corporate governance and compliance support to Rachel Walker, General Counsel. Francis assists with legal project management and assists with supporting the IDI Gazeley Board Members with ad hoc legal matters with General Counsel’s lead. Francis is a graduate in law with honours and is a qualified paralegal and Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.
  • Yvonne Reay-Scott

    Executive Assistant to CEO and General Counsel

    • +44 (20) 7901 4459
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    Yvonne is multi-award winning Executive Assistant with a career spanning 30 years. She has worked in various sectors during this time including law, hospitality and leisure and corporate. She is Executive Assistant to CEO, Pat McGillycuddy and the General Counsel, Rachel Walker.

    Yvonne regularly presents at PA conferences and mentors/coaches Assistants, providing them with support and guidance to help truly excel in their role. She has regularly contributed to industry press and has featured in a number of articles for publications such as Executive PA Magazine and PA Life. She is also an active member of EUMA (European Management Assistants), Global PA Network and UK PA Club.
  • Sara Marcos

    PA to CIO, CFO and Finance Team

    • +44 (20) 7901 4478
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    Sara is the PA for the Investment and Finance teams managing their diaries and booking their travel, along with any ad hoc projects. She joined the company in July 2014, progressively assuming more responsibility and tasks.

    Sara has a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Spanish, and also trained for 3 years to be a Commercial Attaché for the Spanish Ministry of Economics. She is currently studying towards her Masters in Philosophy.
  • Florian Wnuck

    VP Business Development & Marketing - Europe

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    Florian Wnuck is in charge of developing and overseeing privileged relationships with existing and potential global customers. He has more than 10 years experience in international logistics real estate developments, and has worked with customers regarding their industrial warehouse requirements in countries such as Germany, France, China, Romania, Poland and Spain.

    With a French and a German passport, Florian speaks fluent German and French. He holds Master’s degrees in History and Business Administration at the University of Aix-en-Provence/ France and has gone through a bank apprenticeship with Deutsche Bank.
  • Haidée Klein

    Human Resources Director - Europe

    • +44 (20) 7901 4456
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    As HR Director for Europe, Haidée works closely with the Global Head of Human Resources in establishing the best fitting policies in key areas such as benefits, on boarding, performance management, organisational development, employee relations, compensation and payroll.

    Working closely with internal stakeholders, Haidée is responsible for driving the creation of an environment that embeds the company’s Vision, Mission and Values, enabling strong performance from our colleagues that exceeds IDI Gazeley’s high standards and make IDI Gazeley a great place to work. She is a member of the Charter Institute of Professional Development and contributes to their ongoing research on the world of HR & people development.
  • Gareth Fontana

    System Administrator

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    Gareth is responsible for building and maintaining all aspects of the I.T. Systems within the EU and China, while collaborating with North America to ensure a consistent global approach.

    Gareth has a degree in Business Information Systems and 15 years’ experience within the I.T. industry. He holds the following industry accreditations: Cisco CCNA, CCNA Wireless, and VMware VCP5.
  • Laura Kolb

    Receptionist and Office Manager

    • +44 (20) 7901 4455
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    Laura is the Receptionist and Office Manager for the London office of IDI Gazeley. Laura was responsible for the setting up of the new London office and continues to ensure that high standards are maintained throughout the front of house and general office.

    Laura holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with specialization in International Hotel Management from Les Roches University, Switzerland. She speaks German, English, Spanish and French.
  • Jeffrey Levine

    Associate, Investments

    • +44 (20) 7901 4484
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    Jeff is an Associate in the Investment Team, responsible for underwriting acquisition and development deals, preparation and presentation of investments committee memorandums, review of technical and legal due diligence, and collection and evaluation of market intelligence. In addition, Jeff takes an active role in sourcing new business in our core markets.

    He contributed to the development of the Company’s underwriting templates and establishment of investment processes. He also assisted with the realignment of the quarterly valuations process and provides on-going support.
  • Nick McBain

    Associate, Investments

    • +44 (20) 7901 4453
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    Nick leads the underwriting analysis of development projects and provides support to the acquisitions team in relation to potential real estate investment. The underwriting process includes preparation and presentation of investment committee memorandums and the collection and evaluation of market intelligence. On top of these responsibilities Nick also led the quarterly valuations process for the 2015 financial year. He played a key role in the transition from an Excel-based model to the utilization of the Argus Enterprise, as well as the implementation of the asset summaries.

    Nick is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Science with Distinction from Deakin University.
  • Matthew Ganas

    Valuation and Operations Analyst

    • +44 (20) 7901 4465
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    Matthew works as part of the European Operations & Investment team. He is responsible for the valuation of the European portfolio and provides analysis support on new leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of assets.

    Matthew has previous development finance & investment experience working on portfolios consisting of assets across the UK and Europe. He holds an MBA from ENPC and is currently working towards a CFA designation.
  • Aaisha Knights

    Human Resources Director - Europe

    • +44 (20) 7901 4455
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  • Richard Hargreaves

    Group Tax Director - Europe

    • +44 (20) 7901 4469
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    Richard is responsible for group tax issues, including tax and structuring aspects of acquisitions and disposals, compliance and the tax efficiency of the group structure.
  • Brian McEnery

    Financial Planning Analyst

    • +44 (20) 7901 4496
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    Brian is a member of the Global Financial Planning and Analysis team which assists in gathering information from across the industrial platform and produces forward looking financial statements and operating metrics for senior management.

    Brian is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has significant experience producing financial information and providing financial and strategic advice in Ireland, Australia and the UK.
  • Jonny Hill

    Assistant Financial Controller

    • +44 (20) 7901 4457
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    Jonny has Europe & China group financial reporting responsibilities, supporting the Group Financial Controller and CFO. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.
  • Jo Gargett

    Accounts Payable Controller

    • +44 (20) 7901 4474
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    Jo is the Accounts Payable Controller for Core & UK Business units of the IDI Gazeley Group. She also controls the Corporate credit card and cash expenses for the UK Team.
  • Devan Bala

    Group Treasurer – Europe

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  • Lilian Luu

    Financial Accountant

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  • Mike Pang

    Financial Accountant

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  • Alex Verbeek

    Senior Vice President & Regional Director - U.K.

    • +44 (20) 7901 4468
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    Alex leads the UK Region covering all aspects of activity – development, acquisitions, asset management and leasing.

    Prior to his current role Alex was responsible for all development activity across IDI Gazeley’s European portfolio, which followed a number of roles in the UK business over 10 years, including Development Director and Operations Director. Highlights include managing and delivering over three million square feet at Magna Park Milton Keynes for the likes of John Lewis, River Island and Waitrose and being responsible for the 1 million square feet UK speculative development programme.

    Alex has been a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for 18 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Media and Communications and a Masters postgraduate degree in Real Estate.
  • Bruce Topley

    Senior Development Director

    • +44 (20) 7901 4467
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    Bruce is responsible for all UK development activity, be it build to suit or speculative projects, as well as land acquisition. He manages Magna Park Lutterworth, our 9m square feet flagship logistics park in the UK, and more recently our Magna Park Milton Keynes development, completing the third warehouse for John Lewis Partnership. Other completed UK transactions include customers such as Amazon, Bibby Distribution, DHL, Geodis, Kenwood, NEXT, Palmer & Harvey and TNT.

    Bruce graduated from South Bank University in Estate Management and is a Fellow Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Gwyn Stubbings

    Planning Director

    • +44 (20) 7901 4462
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    Gwyn is responsible for securing planning permissions for all UK development activity, identifying and assessing potential new site acquisitions and managing the development potential of the UK land bank. Gwyn has considerable experience and an impressive track record in managing and delivering complex projects through the planning process.

    Gwyn is a Charted Town Planner with over 15 years professional experience gained in local government, planning consultancy and private sector. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Vice Chairman of the British Property Federation Industrial Committee.
  • Joe Garwood

    Development Director

    • +44 (20) 7901 4464
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    Joe is responsible for the asset management of the UK portfolio. His role is focused on customer service and attracting and securing new customers to IDI Gazeley’s flagship speculative development projects. He has recently completed successful leasing with Yodel in Enfield and Wayfair at Magna Park in Lutterworth.

    Joe is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has thirteen years’ experience in the real estate development and investment market. He is a UK graduate majoring in General Practice Surveying & Commercial Property Development.
  • James Atkinson

    Development Manager

    • +44 (20) 7901 4461
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    As an associate in the UK Region, James supports the team in their work on acquisitions, development and leasing, specifically in underwriting and project viability.

    Prior to his current role, James spent six months as an intern with IDI Gazeley before completing his Masters degree in Real Estate at Reading University. Currently, James is working towards membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Nancy Newby-Walker

    Human Resources Business Partner

    • +44 (20) 7901 4454
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    Nancy is the HR Business Partner for Europe & China. Her responsibilities include staffing and on-boarding, employee relations, policy and procedures, and records maintenance. Nancy also manages the London Receptionist and Office Manager.

    Nancy is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive through CILEX as well as becoming CIPD qualified.
  • Amy Young

    Team PA and Marketing Coordinator

    • +44 (20) 7901 4452
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