Directors

Matthew Bending

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Bending has a BA (Hons) in Politics and History, PG Dip in Business Administration and the CIM Diploma. After many years as an international money broker in the City Matthew moved to Scotland to take up the post of Marketing Manager for Standard Life Investments “Scottish Shopping Centres”, which kick-started the SpaceandPeople concept.

Charles Hammond

Non Executive Chairman

Charles has been Chief Executive Officer of Forth Ports Limited (previously Forth Ports PLC) since 2001 and actively involved in the Ports industry for over 25 years. He is currently Chairman of The United Kingdom Major Ports Group, a member of The Scottish Energy Advisory Board, and a member of the Cabinet Secretary’s 2020 Vision for Health & Social Care. He has also previously been Chairman of Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh, the economic development agency for the East of Scotland. Forth Ports owns and operates several ports on the east coast of Scotland and also London’s major port, The Port of Tilbury. It provides integrated handling and distribution services and solutions to a wide variety of customers through its ports.

Nancy Cullen

Chief Operating Officer

A Business Graduate with French and Marketing, Nancy started out as a Graduate Trainee with BP and worked for BAA. She left to be Marketing Manager for Intercity and the Marketing Manager for Eurostar, then spent 7 years as Marketing Manager at Brent Cross in North London - responsible for the development of commercial strategy and first steps in commercialisation as well as all Marketing Activity. Nancy won several awards including Jean Louis Salal Award for Marketing at ICSC for Brent Cross relaunch campaign and BCSC awards for PR and marketing activities.

Gregor Dunlay

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Gregor joined SpaceandPeople in September 2010 having spent three years with Industrious Asset Management Limited as Finance Director. Prior to this Gregor spent almost ten years with DAKS Simpson plc where he had various roles including Head of Finance and General Manager. Gregor has Bachelor of Accountancy degree from The University of Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Alfred Stirling

Non Executive Director

Alfred Stirling qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has been Chairman and Managing Director of Gresham House plc and founder Chairman and Managing Director of Welsh Industrial Investment Trust plc, both listed authorised investment trusts. He has been instrumental in forming and investing in small start-up companies. He has been a Director of a number of quoted companies and was one of the founding Directors and Shareholders of SpaceandPeople Plc.

Richard Chadwick

Non Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant, on qualifying Richard spent 5 years with KPMG in Montreal, specialising in Retail. Returning to the UK he joined Sainsbury’s, holding several senior finance roles including Director of Risk & Audit, Director of Corporate Finance and Director of Business Development. He set up ands ran Sainsbury’s Bank, was a Non-Executive Director of Shaw’s (their US subsidiary) and JS |Developments (their property development subsidiary), and was a trustee of their pension funds. Richard Chadwick is a member of the Audit and Remuneration committees.

Steve Curtis

Non Executive Director

With over 30 years’ experience as a media professional, focussed on the ‘out of home’ sector, Steve is highly regarded as an innovative business developer. He is at the forefront of media retail commercialisation both in the UK and overseas, assisting both venue and media owners to develop effective media business models and development strategies. Through his highly successful media consultancy business he works with global property owners and media groups and has been responsible for planning media networks within some of the world’s foremost retail destinations and urban centres. Steve has extensive international experience in the Far East, USA, Africa and the UAE. Steve is an MBA graduate.

George Watt

Non Executive Director

George is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is the Chief Financial Officer of STV Group plc having served on their Board since 2001. Prior to this he worked for KPMG in their audit and assurance services practice in both the UK and US.
He is a non executive director of GamesAnalytics Ltd and is also an executive committee member of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and a trustee of the STV Appeal.

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