Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker (C&W/H&B) yesterday announced that Paul Bacon will be the new Deputy Senior Partner of the firm, effective from January 1, 2006. Paul Bacon will succeed Andrew Gulliford who retires at the end of the year following 33 years service with the firm.
Andrew Gulliford was appointed Deputy Senior Partner of C&W/H&B in 1999 and has held key roles on the firm's International Management Board and UK Management Committee. Since joining the firm in 1972, Gulliford has specialised in the investment market and was head of the firm's Investment Group for twelve years until the end of 2002. Gulliford has held numerous high profile roles including; Member of the Property Committee at J P Morgan Fleming Asset Management Ltd, Property Advisor to Wellcome Trust and West Sussex County Council Pension Fund and has been Strategic Team Director for the Crown Regent Street Estate since 2003.
Gulliford will continue his non-executive director roles with McKay Securities Group and ISIS Property Trust.
Paul Bacon is a member of the International Management Board. He joined the firm in 1984 and started his career in London specialising in the UK industrial sector before transferring to Milan in 1990 to set up C&W/H&B's first Italian office. He successfully built the Italian operation to a team of around 100 people with offices in Milan, Rome and Bologna. Paul has also been instrumental in growing the firm's pan-European Capital Markets team which last year transacted deals totalling 9 billion. Paul will continue to be based in Milan but will divide his time between London and the Continent.
John Travers, Senior Partner of C&W/H&B, said: "Andy has made an immense contribution over his long career. We are delighted that Paul has accepted the invitation to become Deputy Senior Partner. His more than 20 years' experience of the firm and our culture, coupled with his time served on the International Board, will ensure a smooth transition."