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What is the Executive Committee?

The Executive Committee meets every fortnight to consider investment proposals and prospects, to review progress on projects and project expenditure in detail and to receive updates on other business matters. The members of the Executive Committee are the Chief Executive and the Finance Director, plus:

Mike Butterworth Chief Operating Officer

Appointed Chief Operating Officer on 3 October 2011. He joined the Group as Chairman, CSC Trafford in January 2011. Formerly the Property Director of Peel Holdings and the Managing Director of The Trafford Centre Limited. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Portrait - Mike Butterworth

Martin Ellis Construction Director

Appointed a Director of Capital Shopping Centres PLC on 1 October 2005. Initially joined the Group in 1990 and was appointed in 2008 as Managing Director, Liberty International Construction and Development Limited. Following the demerger of the Capital & Counties business in May 2010, he reverted to being CSC's Construction Director responsible for development and construction projects.

Portrait - Martin Ellis

Hugh Ford General Corporate Counsel

Appointed General Corporate Counsel to the Group in 2003. Previously he was General Manager Legal at Virgin Atlantic Airways, and before that a commercial lawyer with British Airways Plc. He qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with Freshfields.

Portrait - Hugh Ford

Susan Marsden Group Company Secretary

Joined the Group as Company Secretary in 2000. Fellow
of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Commenced her career at the London Stock Exchange, and has been Company Secretary of two FTSE real-estate sector companies prior to joining the Group.

Portrait - Susan Marsden

Trevor Pereira Commercial Director

Joined the group in 2007 as Commercial Director, Capital Shopping Centres PLC. He was appointed Group Commercial Director in October 2011, responsible for Operations , Commercialisation and Marketing. Previously worked for airport group BAA plc for 21 years, latterly as Retail and Commercial Director for Heathrow Airport.

Portrait - Trevor Pereira

Peter Weir Group Financial Controller

Joined the Group in October 2008 as Group Financial Controller. Previously worked in a number of finance roles in both listed and privately owned companies, lastly before joining the Group as Finance Director – Europe at Fidelity International. A member of ICAS.

Portrait - Peter Weir