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British Land Co PLC
22 March 2024


British Land appoints Amanda James as a Non-Executive Director

22 March 2024


The Board of The British Land Company PLC ("British Land") is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda James as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1st July 2024. Amanda will join the Audit Committee of British Land on appointment.


Amanda is currently the Chief Financial Officer of NEXT Plc ("NEXT"), one of the UK's largest FTSE 100 fashion, footwear, and home retailers.  She has an extensive background in finance, having joined the NEXT finance team over 28 years ago.  Since then, she has held various roles within the finance department, and was appointed CFO and joined the NEXT Board in 2015. Amanda has already announced her intention to step down from the NEXT Board with effect from 26th July and retire from NEXT at the end of September 2024. 


Commenting on the appointment, Tim Score, Chair of British Land, said: "We are delighted that Amanda is joining the British Land Board.  Amanda brings not only deep expertise in finance, but also strong consumer, retail and multi-channel experience. Her depth of retail expertise will provide valuable insight into the needs of our customers as we continue to execute our value add strategy."   


Amanda will also be appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Auto Trader Group plc with effect from 1st July 2024 and will join the Audit, Remuneration, Corporate Responsibility and Nomination Committees of Auto Trader on appointment.


There are no additional disclosures required pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.


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About British Land

Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on London Campuses and Retail & London Urban Logistics assets throughout the UK. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £12.7bn (British Land share: £8.7bn) as at 30 September 2023 making us one of Europe's largest listed real estate investment companies.

We create Places People Prefer, delivering the best, most sustainable places for our customers and communities. Our strategy is to leverage our best in class platform and proven expertise in development, repositioning and active management, investing behind two key themes: Campuses and Retail & London Urban Logistics.

Our three campuses at Broadgate, Paddington Central and Regent's Place are dynamic neighbourhoods, attracting growth customers and sectors, and offering some of the best connected, highest quality and most sustainable space in London. We are delivering our fourth Campus at Canada Water, where we have planning consent to deliver 5m sq ft of residential, commercial, retail and community space over 53 acres. Our Campuses account for 62% of our portfolio.

Retail & London Urban Logistics accounts for 38% of the portfolio and is focused on retail parks which are aligned to the growth of convenience, online and last mile fulfilment. We are complementing this with urban logistics primarily in London, focused on development led opportunities.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our approach is focused on three key pillars where British Land can create the most benefit: Greener Spaces, making our whole portfolio net zero carbon by 2030, Thriving Places, partnering to grow social value and wellbeing in the communities where we operate and Responsible Choices, advocating responsible business practices across British Land and throughout our supply chain, and maintaining robust governance structures. Further details can be found on the British Land website at


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