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Photograph of John Burns

Appointed to the Board: 1984

Skills and expertise: A chartered surveyor and co-founder of Derwent Valley Holdings in 1984, John was Chief Executive from 1984 to 2019. In 2007 he orchestrated the Group’s merger with London Merchant Securities establishing Derwent London as the largest London specialist REIT. He was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in 2019.