Cordea Savills announces the appointment of Peter Johnson as Group Chief Financial Officer. He will have overall responsibility for group and fund finance, and operations.
Peter was previously Group Finance Director of Henderson Administration Group plc and, immediately prior to joining Cordea Savills, he was Chief Financial Officer of Taylor Wimpey plc, having been Group Finance Director of Taylor Woodrow from 2002-2007. In this role he was responsible for the company's finance, treasury, tax, IT, investor relations, facilities management and risk management operations. He also jointly led the corporate team in the merger with George Wimpey to create Taylor Wimpey plc.
Peter has also held a number of other senior financial positions within the financial services sector including Finance Director of Norwich Union Life, Director and CFO of Pearl Assurance plc, Director Finance Development of AMP (UK), and Group Financial Controller of The Hammerson Property Investment and Development Corporation plc.
John Partridge, Executive Chairman of Cordea Savills, commented: "Peter will play a major role in strengthening and expanding our financial capabilities in a wide range of areas, including the key area of fund finance and operations. We will benefit from his wealth and breadth of experience in both the fund management and property industries. To attract a candidate of Peter's calibre underscores the growth and maturity of our business as well as our commitment to provide our investors with a best-in-class approach to our finance and fund operations."
Peter Johnson added: "Cordea Savills has rapidly become an established property fund management business and I am delighted to be joining them at this stage in their development."