Mr Naish was a director of Real Estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (‘SWIP’) until 2012, with responsibility for a portfolio of commercial property assets spanning the UK, Continental Europe and North America, and for SWIP’s real estate investment management business. Mr Naish has over 40 years’ experience of working in the real estate industry and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1976. Immediately prior to joining SWIP he was director and head of DTZ Investment Management, where he also led new business development in the UK and international markets. He was a founding partner of Jones Lang Wootton Fund Management, and UK Managing Director of LaSalle Investment Management. In 2002, he co-founded Fountain Capital Partners, a pan-European real estate investment manager and adviser. Mr Naish was also Chairman of the Scottish Property Federation for 2010/2011. He now holds a number of non-executive positions and roles in the charity sector.
Date of appointment: 30 January 2013
Country of residence: UK
All other public company directorships: GCP Student Living Plc, Ground Rents Income Fund Plc