Quintain appoints new CFO

UK property firm Quintain has announced the appointment of Philip Slavin as chief financial officer (CFO).

He will oversee Quintain’s treasury and the financial functions which support the company’s operating divisions, which include Build to Rent, retail, development and estate management. He has been appointed to the board of directors and executive committee and will work closely with Quintain’s shareholder, Lone Star Funds.

Slavin joined Quintain in January 2020 and brought extensive experience in financial strategy, having worked both in the UK and the US. Most recently, he held the position of CFO US for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. He joined the European shopping centre giant in 2008 as head of strategic planning (UK), was subsequently appointed finance director (UK & Ireland) in 2011 and then moved to Los Angeles to take the role of CFO US in 2015. Prior to this he was a director at Deloitte in London and New York, specialising in the real estate, hospitality and marketing sectors.

Following the appointment, finance director Michael Jenkins has accepted a new role focusing on the performance of Quintain’s operating businesses.

James Saunders, CEO at Quintain said: ‘With our fast growing Build to Rent division, our expansion into Ireland last year, and the increasing complexity of our business, Philip’s expertise in strategic financial planning and operating businesses will be a key element underpinning our ambitious growth strategy.’

Quintain recently announced a major expansion into the Irish market where the company has plans to deliver over 9,000 homes across three prime development sites near Dublin. In London, the company is leading the transformation of Wembley Park into a new cultural neighbourhood which will become the UK’s largest Build to Rent development with over 5,000 rental homes and 8,400 homes in total.

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