Derwent London (“The Company”) announces that Simon Silver, Executive Director, has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the Board with effect from 26 February 2021. On stepping down from the Board, Simon will continue to support the business as a consultant, until 31 December 2022.
Simon is the co-founder of Derwent London and has been a Director since 1986. Although Simon will continue to work closely with Derwent London until 2022, the Board wishes to extend its gratitude to him for his dedication and service in developing the Derwent London brand and its reputation for leading progressive design over the past 35 years.
John Burns, Chairman, commented: "Simon has evolved the Derwent London brand for over 35 years starting with 4,000 sq ft in Islington to recently completing 380,000 sq ft at 80 Charlotte Street. He has brought cutting edge design to every project with his eye for detail and creativity, making Derwent’s buildings exciting and instantly recognisable. As both a colleague and friend he is exceptional. His understanding of the central London office market is outstanding and he has worked extensively to share those skills across the Derwent London team for many years. I am delighted that he has agreed to continue in an advisory role and wish him a long and happy retirement.”
Paul Williams, Chief Executive, commented: "I would like to add my thanks to Simon for his important contribution over the last 35 years. It has been a privilege to work with him for all this time. I look forward to his continued contribution over the next two years as he works alongside our talented team creating the next generation of office space."