Francis Salway will join the IPD Group Board as Non-executive Director with effect from April 1, 2012.
Francis Salway will join existing IPD Non-executive Directors Michael Brodtman, Professor Piet Eichholtz, Tom Hempenstall, Sir Stuart Lipton and Paul McNamara OBE.
Salway has served as Chief Executive for Land Securities plc since 2004, a role which he relinquishes at the end of March 2012. He joined Land Securities in 2000, becoming a board member in 2001 and Chief Operating Officer in 2003. Previously he was an Investment Director at Standard Life Investments where he was responsible for the management of a number of property funds.
Salway is a Non-executive Director of Next plc and a past President of the British Property Federation.
Francis Salway said: "I am delighted to be joining the IPD Board. IPD has come to play a crucial role in the global property investment business over the last quarter-century, building on its achievements in the spheres of market transparency and portfolio performance measurement in the UK.
"The performance comparisons and analyses provided by IPD have been key inputs to the investment process in my roles in REIT and institutional property portfolio management. I look forward to contributing to the continuing development of these services."
Rupert Nabarro, Chairman and Founder of IPD, said: "IPD is delighted to welcome Francis Salway as an external director. He has pioneered a technical approach to property investment both at Standard Life and Land Securities; and has been a major user of IPD data over the years. We look forward to gaining the benefit of his experience, insight and advice to help improve IPD's services in years to come."
IPD's Group Board provides the vision and purpose of the company, as well as defining its policy and style. The Board's responsibilities include ensuring good corporate governance and to challenge constructively and contribute to the development of the company's strategy.