Alison FyfeIndependent Non-Executive Chair +
Alison FyfeIndependent Non-Executive Chair
Ms Fyfe is a highly experienced property professional with 35 years of experience in surveying, banking and property finance. Having trained and worked as a commercial surveyor with Knight Frank in both London and Edinburgh, she joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1996 to specialise in property finance. Over a period of 19 years with the bank she fulfilled several senior property finance roles, ultimately serving for five years as Head of Real Estate Restructuring in Scotland before leaving the bank in 2015. She has subsequently acted as a director of a number of companies in the property and debt finance sectors whilst also continuing to undertake property finance consultancy work. In August 2021, she was elected as a Governing Board Member of Hillcrest Homes (Scotland).
Ms Fyfe is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Investment Property Forum and a former Policy Board member of the Scottish Property Federation.
Michael BrodtmanIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Michael BrodtmanIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mr Brodtman has extensive knowledge of the property sector. He worked for global property advisers CBRE for over 40 years, retiring as chairman of the UK Advisory division in June 2022. He led the firm’s Valuation department for over 20 years, and served on its Executive Board and Operating Committee, respectively responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day management.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has been extensively involved with the RICS throughout his professional career. He was formerly a member of the Policy Committee of the British Property Federation, the RICS Global Valuation Professional Board and the Bank of England Commercial Property Forum.
Mr Brodtman has further Board experience as a non-executive director of Grainger plc, and as a former non-executive director of Investment Property Databank and housing association Places for People. He is keenly interested in the healthcare sector, with relevant experience from his role as a Trustee of Jewish Care, which provides health and social care services for London’s Jewish Community, including ten care homes with some 500 residents
Richard CottonIndependent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director +
Richard CottonIndependent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
Mr Cotton has over 40 years of experience in the property sector and headed the real estate corporate finance team at JP Morgan Cazenove until April 2009. Subsequently he was a Managing Director of Forum Partners and Chairman of Centurion Properties.
He has wide corporate experience as a former non-executive director of Hansteen plc and including advisory roles with Lloyds Bank and Transport for London. Mr Cotton is currently the Chairman of Helical plc and a consultant to Big Yellow Group plc, where he served as a non-executive director from 2012 until 2022.
Vince NiblettIndependent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee +
Vince NiblettIndependent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee
Mr Niblett has many years of financial and commercial experience having been the Global Managing Partner Audit for Deloitte. He held a number of senior leadership roles within Deloitte including as a member of the UK Board of Partners and of the Global Executive Group and the UK Executive Group before his retirement from Deloitte in May 2015. During his career at Deloitte, Mr Niblett served some of the firm's most significant public company clients, working with them on commercial and strategic issues as well as providing audit services.
Mr Niblett is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Forterra plc and an independent non-executive director and senior independent director of Big Yellow Group plc. He also serves as a trustee of Ruth Strauss Foundation.
Dr Amanda ThompsellIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Dr Amanda ThompsellIndependent Non-Executive Director
Dr Thompsell trained and originally practised as a GP before switching to working in old age hospital medicine, and then retraining in old age psychiatry. She has significant clinical experience of all aspects of caring for older people and has held a number of clinical and national leadership roles allowing her to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the care home sector. This included 17 years at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where she led a multidisciplinary team supporting care homes for seven years and was the clinical lead for long-stay older people’s mental health unit for a further five years.
Dr Thompsell is the National Specialist Advisor: Older People’s Mental Health at NHS England, a member of the advisory board to the Journal of Dementia Care and a Medical Member of the First Tier Tribunal at the UK Ministry of Justice. She is also the previous chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.