Jeremy Newsum

Executive Trustee, The Grosvenor Estate

Biography

Jeremy Newsum is an international businessman who has developed a property investment and development company, Grosvenor, which is active in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. The origin of this company is the London Estate of Mayfair and Belgravia, developed by the Grosvenor Family in the 18th and 19th centuries. The company developed property in North America in the 1950s, Australia in the 1960s, Asia Pacific in the early 90s and Continental Europe later that decade. Many projects were undertaken in partnership with other investors, leading Grosvenor gradually into fund management

Jeremy has been the Executive Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate since 1993. From 1989 to 2008 he was also Group Chief Executive of Grosvenor.

In addition to his role at Grosvenor, Jeremy is a member of the Council of Imperial College London; a member of Cambridge University’s Syndicate for the West and North West Cambridge Estates, a director of Grupo Lar, a Spanish multinational property investment company, and a director of Al Futtaim, a large private trading group based in the Middle East.

Jeremy’s past appointments include Chairman of the Urban Land Institute (2009 – 2011), a research and education organisation with 30,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and development disciplines; a member of the Board of Advisors to the Mayor of London on the Olympic 2012 Legacy; President of the British Property Federation (2001-2002); Director, TR Investment Property Trust (2000 – 2007) and Church Commissioner (1993-2000).

Related speakers

Sir Brendan Barber

Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council

Tamara Finkelstein

Director General, Community Care, Department of Health

Kerry Taylor

CMO Viacom UK & SVP, Youth and Music, Viacom International

Sir Harpal Kumar

CEO, Cancer Research UK

Sir Jeremy Heywood

Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

Kevin Gaskell

Former Director of Porsche & BMW