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WHY CHOOSE LIV?

The board at Liv Lodges has been carefully selected to reflect the highest level of discipline, corporate, strategy and deliverability in addition to high levels of experience in corporate finance creating.

  • Predictable, stable, long-term returns.

  • Capital preservation and appreciation.

  • Diversification from the traditional real estate and mainstream assets.

 

When considering the board structure, the main focus was to recruit proven high achievers, highly qualified in their area of competence and committed to the strategy of delivering superior returns for all investors and shareholders coupled with scalability in the underlying economic models.

The board has an enviable wealth of experience and knowledge, able to implement the correct processes, procedures and to oversee all aspects of operations from development to the day to day running of the income producing parks.

 

Board Members

MICHAEL NEVILLE - CHAIRMAN

BEng (Hons) MBA:

The board is chaired by Michael Neville. Mike has over 25 years’ experience in the capital markets

and has sat on the board of over 70 private and public companies in several geographic jurisdictions.

He has operated as an Executive Director, a Non-Executive Director and a Chairman during his

tenure with these various companies.

Having led large management buy-outs in the order of £700 million, and liaised with some of the

largest venture capital and equity firms during this time, he has a fundamental understanding of

mergers & acquisitions, capital structuring, encompassing both debt and equity, and IPOs (initial

public offerings). In addition to overseeing strategic development and ensuring the board works

cohesively with its shareholders, he is tasked with ensuring that the company is looking at least

three years into its future strategic options. He also has a wealth of experience in corporate

governance and cross-border regulatory systems.

Mike holds an engineering degree and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

LORD MICHAEL WHITBY

The Lord Whitby of Harborne: Hon DSc, Hon LLD: FLoD

Lord Whitby was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013. He is also the former leader of

Birmingham City Council (a position he held for eight years, 2004 to 2012), the largest metropolitan

council in the UK. He was the second longest serving leader in the council’s history.

As the leader, Lord Whitby was synonymous with transformational infrastructure development

including:

• £600 million New Street Station (Grand Central) development;

• £188 million investment in the new Library Birmingham;

• award-winning Masterplan (through the “Big City Plan 20 Year Vision”);

• ambitious international strategy (creating economic links with China, Middle East and India);

• extension of Birmingham Airport runway;

• the transformation of the Birmingham brand and international reputation, coining the slogan

“Global City, Local Heart”.

He currently holds:

Honorary Doctor of Law – Warwick University

Honorary Doctor of Science – Aston University Fellow of the Institute of Directors

He also undertakes the following directorships as Chairman:

Made in Group • Made in the Midlands

Made in Yorkshire • Made in London

Lord Whitby is also a former Chairman and Director of:

• Advantage West Midlands

• Greater Birmingham and Solihull L.E.P.

• Birmingham International Airport

• Dudley and Sandwell Chamber of Commerce.

• Birmingham Science Park

• Marketing Birmingham

• Greater Birmingham City Region

A regular speaker on international and national circuits, Lord Whitby is also well versed in aspects of

politics, strategy, and finance.

MARK FINUCANE

ACIB, ISmM:

Mark has a wealth of commercial experience, having spent 29 years working for Barclays Bank PLC.

Joining straight from school, he worked his way up to Area Director level.

As Area Corporate Director for Barclays in Manchester, he was directly responsible for a team of 50

and a loan book in excess of £250 million. As Commercial Director in Warwickshire and Leicester, he

was responsible for a team of 75 and a loan book in excess of £480 million. In both roles, Mark led

the teams to Top 10 positions nationally by providing strategic leadership and direction. He was

awarded the accolade of Area Corporate Director of the Year and was a member of the Barclays

Talent Pool.

In terms of park transactions during his career, Mark was directly involved in the delivery of and

responsibility for loans in excess of £150 million. More recently, Mark has been Regional Director for

Together (who is a specialist property lender), directly involved in providing property finance for a

wide spectrum of entities and covering transactions that range from development finance and

residential investment to commercial acquisitions.

Not only does Mark have extensive knowledge of the property finance industry but is also a property

investor himself.

Mark has a degree in finance and is also a member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing

Management.

LARRY BROTHERTON

Larry has over 35 years of exceptional programming and project management experience. He has

worked on the planning and delivery of commercial projects for technology, logistics, retail, finance,

hospitality, defence and professional services

business sectors.

He was directly responsible for major programmes including the £78m infrastructure and computing

upgrade for 11,500 Post Office branches, the replacement of telephony services for over 2,000

Lloyds Banking Group branches and the upgrade of infrastructure and communications services for

defence group QinetiQ.

Not only does Larry have practical hands on experience he is also adept at managing people. His

project teams have included up to 40 direct-report personnel and teams of up to 80 subcontractors,

via major UK consultancies.

Larry is also a visiting lecturer in Project Management at the City University, London and the

University of Sunderland and is a member of the Association for Project Management (APM)

DALE CHARLES GRIFFITHS

 

BSc (Hons), MA, MRICS:

Dale has been a chartered surveyor for over 25 years, advising some of the world’s largest real

estate players.

Dale, as well as holding several current management and supervisory board positions, was

previously Senior Vice-President at Heitman (sixth largest investment manager in the US with $42

billion AUM), managing part of their European Private Equity group. There he was responsible for

assets totalling over €1 billion within Heitman Central European Property Partners II (HCEPP II) and

Heitman European Property Partners III & IV (HEPP III & IV). His tenure at Heitman was

eight years. Prior to joining Heitman, he worked for Cushman & Wakefield in Germany, where

he was a Senior Investment Advisor responsible for sourcing, structuring and managing investment

transactions on a Pan-European basis. Dale has also served as a senior advisor for Hammerson

Germany, involved in the asset management, acquisition and development of the group’s retail

portfolio.

This comprised over £6 billion in assets, primarily in the UK, France and Germany.

Dale received his Bachelor of Science in Urban Estate Surveying from the University of Nottingham

and earned his Master’s in European Property Development &amp, Planning from the University of

Newcastle. He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

GURMAIL SIDHU

BA (Hons):

Gurmail qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and progressed in 1986 to become an equity partner in a

medium-sized firm of solicitors in the West Midlands. In 1991 he set up his own firm of solicitors,

trading as Sidhu Solicitors, which was merged with another local firm in 2013. In addition to running

his legal practice Gurmail was appointed in-house legal consultant by a number of commercial

trading companies, assisting them with making not only legal decisions, but formulating and

implementing commercial strategy and decisions.

Between 2007 and 2018, Gurmail was engaged as a consultant by a number of firms of solicitors,

including firms with an international base and clientele.

Gurmail has a solid background in all aspects of corporate/commercial and other work including:

• commercial property & residential developments/transactions;

• landlord & tenant issues both contentious and non-contentious;

• all aspects of company law including company acquisitions and sales;

• joint ventures;

• commercial disputes and litigation.

He currently sits on the board of a small number of private companies, where he advises on contract

law and strategy.