After a decade as Regional Head of Prologis UK, Andrew Griffiths has announced that he will be retiring from the property company with effect from April 2019. His successor, Paul Weston, currently Head of London and South East Markets for the company, will take over the role of Regional Head and begin a hand-over period from October 1st.
In conjunction with Weston’s appointment, Robin Woodbridge, currently Head of Midlands and North Markets, will move to a newly created strategic role as Head of Capital Deployment where he will work closely with Paul to ensure continued business growth in an increasingly competitive market.
Griffiths joined Prologis from Gazeley in 2005 and was appointed UK Managing Director in 2008, just three months before the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Despite the challenging economic conditions, he successfully steered the company through the choppy waters of recession and laid the foundations for the most sustained and successful period ever enjoyed by the UK property company.
“It has been my privilege to work with such a talented team of people and I am proud of everything we have accomplished together,” Griffiths reflects. “Since taking on the mantle of Regional Head a decade ago, my goal has always been to work myself out of the job and empower someone else to take on the role.
“At Prologis we are passionate about what we do and, having worked in the business for the past 15 years, Paul possesses the insight and dynamic leadership capabilities to motivate the UK team and also to play a key role as part of the wider European executive team,” he concludes.
Speaking about his appointment, Paul Weston said: “This is an exciting time for our industry and marks a new chapter for Prologis in the UK. As a property company we have a very special business culture and I look forward to building on the foundations laid by Andrew and to leading such a talented team of people as we invest, grow and seek new opportunities.”