Verdion appoints Jonathan Harris as Non-Executive Director

28/01/2019

Verdion has appointed former Macquarie Capital Senior Managing Director Jonathan Harris to the role of Non-Executive Director.

Jonathan is an experienced real estate advisor and principal investor who has led over £30 billion of corporate and asset level transactions, capital raising and financings across both private and public capital markets.

Working across the UK, Europe and Australia for more than 20 years with the Macquarie Group and active in the logistics sector since 2002, Jonathan was a key adviser to the Goodman Group supporting its growth in Australia/NZ and then in UK/Europe from 2007 onwards. Jonathan went on to co-found PLP (formerly Peel Logistics) in 2016 during his time as Macquarie Capital Head of European Real Estate.

In 2018 he formed Tall Trees Advisors Limited to continue serving public and private property companies, banks and investment managers, as well as pension, insurance and sovereign fund investors globally.

Michael Hughes, CEO of Verdion, said: “Jonathan brings his considerable expertise in our key markets to the Verdion Board.

“Over the next year Verdion will increase focus on investment and asset management, alongside its strong development portfolio, and see a greater European reach – capitalising on a growing appetite for high quality logistics space in strategically important locations – and the exciting opportunities that the revolution in technologies and consumer trends will bring. Jonathan’s European and global experience will be of enormous benefit to the Verdion business as it continues this next stage of growth.”

Roger Mann has resigned from his position as Non-Executive Director following more than five years in the role. Adrian de Morgan continues as Verdion’s other Non-Executive Director.

Michael Hughes added: “At the same time, the whole team must thank Roger Mann for his commitment to Verdion and the valuable insight that has helped bring the business to where we are today. It has been appreciated enormously.”