RREF: Charity Structure

RREF Board of Trustees

RREF is run by an experienced Board of Trustees consisting of both senior industry figures (Reading & Henley graduates) and senior academics and management from the University and Business School.

The Board of Trustees is supported by the Events and Development Committees. There is also a special alumni group for our graduates of the past decade called RG10 which is run by a committee of engaged alumni. These committees help to ensure that there is a thriving and energetic relationship between all the stakeholders.

RREF is based within the Henley Business School and runs from the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading. The team works closely with staff within the School of Real Estate & Planning, the Henley Business School and the Campaigns and Supporter Engagement Office, as well as the external committees.

  • Chair: Samantha Foley, CFO, University of Reading
  • Cathy Hughes, Head of Department, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Steven Devaney. Director of Research, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Claire Collins, School Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Henley Business School
  • Professor Emerita Ginny Gibson
  • David Atkins, CEO Hammerson plc
  • Sue Clayton, Executive Director Capital Markets, CBRE
  • Stafford Lancaster, Director, Delancey
  • Bryan Laxton, Retired
  • Mark Ridley, Group Chief Executive, Savills
  • Paddy Allen, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jean-Pierre Choulet, Executive Director of RREF, Director of Development & Alumni, Henley Business School

RREF Committees

The RREF Committees are responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising and events strategy to increase industry and alumni engagement and raise funds for the Foundation.

They have been set up with the aim to further engage with our alumni and leading firms from within the real estate industry and wider related sectors. They are tasked with raising the profile of RREF through their networks and increasing participation in and support of events and development activities.

The Development Committee focuses on corporate and alumni development and the Events Committee focuses on the annual programme of events for alumni and other supporters and contacts from the industry.

Download a full breakdown of RREF governance here.