Organisational Structure

RREF is run by an experienced Board of Trustees consisting of both senior industry figures (Reading graduates) and senior academics and management from the University.

Board of Trustees Trustees

  • Chairman Prof. Gavin Brooks, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning), University of Reading
  • Company Secretary Samantha Foley Chief Financial Officer, University of Reading
  • Associate Professor Dr Cathy Hughes, Head of Department Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading
  • Sue Clayton, Executive Director Capital Markets, CBRE
  • Professor Anupam Nanda, Director of Research, Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading
  • David Atkins, Chief Executive, Hammerson plc 
  • Bryan Laxton, Non-executive Director
  • Stafford Lancaster, Investment Director, Delancy Real Estate Asset Management Ltd
  • Mark Ridley, Chief Executive Officer, UK and Europe, Savills
  • Ginny Gibson, Professor Emerita, Henley Business School, University of Reading

The Board of Trustees is supported by the Events and Development Committees. There is also a special alumni group for our graduates of the past decade called RG10 which is run by a committee of engaged alumni. These committees help to ensure that there is a thriving and energetic relationship between all the stakeholders.

RREF is based within the Henley Business School and runs from the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading.

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