Bourne

Directors

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Robert Bourne FCA

Chairman, Bourne Capital

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Robert started his career with Mark McCormack’s IMG. However, his entrepreneurial instincts soon led him to pursue his own business interests. Following a successful period in residential property development, he embarked on his first commercial property venture, co-founding Local London Group in the 1980’s and eventually taking it public in 1986 before selling it in 1989 for £120m.

Following the sale of LLG, Robert set up Bourne Capital in 1989 with a vision to build a new kind of property and leisure group that acquires adjoining properties to form Central London Estates. The Company actively manages the Estates and also creates anchor leisure businesses to generate positive cash flow and increase footfall, driving the long-term asset value of the estates.

Robert sits on the board of over fifty companies and charities in the UK and abroad, is a Director of the Criterion Theatre Trust, The Old Vic Theatre Trust, and an Associate Member of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts). He is a former Director of the Richmond Theatre Trust and of RADA.

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Sally Greene Bourne OBE

Creative Director, Leisure Division

Sally has been instrumental in the expansion of Bourne Capital’s Leisure Division from the group’s beginnings, personally overseeing the regeneration of some of London’s most iconic landmarks. Her knowledge of the arts, in particular the theatre world, is recognised the world over and this has been a vital part of Bourne Capital’s success in restoring and running its theatres, entertainment venues, and restaurants. Sally was awarded the OBE by H.M. The Queen in 2006 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the arts.

Sally was also key in establishing Old Vic Productions with Lord Attenborough, producing and co-producing over 75 productions, including the immeasurably successful Billy Elliot the Musical.

Sally is Chief Executive of The Old Vic Theatre, Criterion Theatre, and Old Vic Productions plc. She is Chief Executive of the Criterion Theatre Trust, The Old Vic Theatre Trust, on the board of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Manchester Royal Exchange, and the former Chief Executive of the Richmond Theatre Trust. She is also an Associate Member of RADA and a member of SWET.

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Tadhg Flanagan

Group Managing Director

Following a career in operations and customer services in the airline industry and previously with MWB, Tadhg joined Bourne Capital as General Manager in 2005 before being appointed Group Managing Director in 2007. His flair for developing new ventures, as well as running the serviced office businesses at MWB, has been instrumental in the successful letting and launching of Capital Tower and the development of sales, marketing and operational strategies for all commercial aspects of the Group. Tadhg has also established strong financial controls and disciplines within the group and has defined and grown the property and leisure arms of the business. Recognising that any organisation is only as strong as the people it employs, Tadhg retains an on-going commitment to developing and growing both management and operational teams for the group. Tadhg is focused on Bourne Capital's owner operated strategy of growing brands within the existing estates, and the acquisition of complementary businesses to create new ventures and grow the business.

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Angela Davies

Company Secretary, Administration Director, and Director Waterloo Estate

Angela joined Bourne Capital 20 years ago as Robert Bourne’s Personal Assistant. Since then she has risen to become Bourne Capital’s Company Secretary and in 2006 she became General Manager of the Waterloo Estate. She is responsible for overseeing the management of Capital Tower, Waterloo Business Centre, and 99 Waterloo Road. Angela is also Administration Director of Bourne Capital.

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Les Hardie

Commercial Property Director

Following a career of over 25 years in the construction industry, Les joined Bourne Capital in 1993 as Construction Manager, initially in charge of on site activities on the Queensway Estate. He has since risen to become the group’s Commercial Property Director, responsible for new development projects, leases, environmental efforts, and health and safety. His wealth of practical experience is crucial to the smooth running of our development and letting operations.

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