Grosvenor Group (Grosvenor) has appointed Jonathon Bond as Non-Executive Chairman of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (GBI) board. He succeeds Graham Pimlott who has served on the GBI board since 2009. Jonathon will join the board on July 29, 2019 and will formally take on its chairmanship from 3RD December onwards.
Jonathon is an experienced investor and Non-Executive Director with a strong track record in backing sustainable companies. Most recently he spent six years as Executive Chairman of the Skagen Group, a Scandinavian family office with a strong focus on responsible investing, including chairing environmental market leader Ecover/Method household products. Whilst Chairman, in 2015 he commissioned the most environmentally advanced manufacturing facility for household products in the US.
Prior to this role, between 2004 and 2013, he was a founding partner at Actis, an investor in private equity, energy, real estate and infrastructure in growth markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Jonathon has previously held Director roles at CDC Group, HSBC Private Equity Asia and The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum. His Non-Executive Director career includes current positions with Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and Jupiter Fund Management plc (the FTSE 250 fund management group, where he is Senior Independent Director).
Peter Vernon, Executive Director, Grosvenor Group, said: “We are delighted to appoint Jonathon Bond as Chairman of the Grosvenor Britain & Ireland board. His vast experience across a range of sectors combined with his insight into family-owned businesses and sustainable investment will be hugely beneficial. I would like to thank Graham Pimlott for his outstanding contribution to Grosvenor over the last ten years. His commitment, wisdom, encouragement and good business sense have proven a tremendous asset in guiding the growth of the GBI business”
Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, commented: “As our business evolves by being more open, more agile and more willing to restore public trust in the planning system that shapes our towns and cities, I am delighted to be able to count on Jonathon’s insight and guidance. I am equally thankful to Graham’s wise counsel and contribution over recent years”.