BPSDC appoints Simon Murphy as the new CEO (GB)

Battersea Power Station Development Company appoints Simon Murphy as a new CEO (GB)

Battersea Power Station Development Company Limited (BPSDC) has announced that Rob Tincknell has resigned as Chief Executive of Battersea Power Station and will be leaving the company in early summer. He will however continue to support the project as a member of the Battersea Project Advisory Board. Meanwhile, Simon Murphy, who is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of BPSDC, will be appointed Chief Executive with effect from 1 May 2018. 


Rob Tincknell confirmed: “After 10 years as CEO of this extraordinary project, leaving has been a difficult decision for me. I hand over to Simon knowing the fantastic team we’ve built here will take the development forward in a way which continues to make us all proud and deliver for London. I would like to thank the Malaysian shareholders for their unstinting commitment and support over the years, Battersea would certainly not be happening without them. I look forward to continuing to support the project and the shareholders as a member of the Advisory Board.” 


Rob began his involvement with Battersea in 2008 focusing upon the masterplan and the new transport solution needed to unlock this huge and forgotten site. In 2012 the development was purchased by a Malaysian consortium of shareholders and over the last 6 years, over 850 new homes together with new shops and restaurants have been successfully completed. Another 3.5 m ft² of development is currently on site including the restoration of the historic icon itself which will open in 2021. 


Underpinning one of London’s largest construction projects, the team have sold over 1,500 apartments and secured nearly 800,000 ft² of commercial occupiers including Apple’s new UK HQ inside the Power Station. 


Dato’ Johan Bin Ariffin, Chairman of Battersea Project Holding Company commented:“On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to sincerely thank Rob for his hard work and commitment over many years. We wish him every success in the future and look forward to continuing to work with him as a member of the Advisory Board.” 


Commenting on the appointment of Simon Murphy Dato’ Johan said: “Simon has contributed fully to Battersea for the last 6 years as CFO and, since 2015, as Deputy Chief Executive. His commitment to and knowledge and experience of the project will ensure a smooth transition. Simon and all of Team Battersea have our full and unanimous support. We look forward to continuing to work together in developing and successfully executing the ongoing strategy for this iconic development”. 

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