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Mr John Bywater

Mr John Bywater

A Chartered Surveyor by profession having had a number of careers including Leeds City Council development team, Property Director of Joshua Tetley (the Brewer) responsible for over 1100 pubs and restaurants. He was subsequently appointed property director for The Burton Group (now Arcadia).

As a result of this experience John was appointed MD of Hammerson (UK) a FTSE 100 company based in London. Over the following 10 years the business was fundamentally restructured with a major emphasis on urban regeneration, specifically major office development in London and retail developments throughout the U.K. Key development in retail included Brent Cross in London, Bull Ring Birmingham, West Quay Southampton and the new Victoria Quarter in Leeds.

Following his retirement he has held non-executive appointments with a number of companies including Caddick Developments, Carbon Trust, Workspace plc, Canal and River Trust, Realis Estates, Opera North, Chair of Leeds BID, West Bromwich Building Society and Harrogate Symphony Orchestra where he plays the violin.

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