Value Retail PLC Board of Directors
Scott D. Malkin, Chairman
Scott Malkin is the founder and Chairman of Value Retail PLC. He also serves as Chairman of S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc. which develops retail, residential and hotel projects in the United States. Scott Malkin is a Trustee of the New York Public Library, and is a Vice Chair of the Urban Land Institute as well as Chair of the Urban Land Institute Europe.
Roderick V. Gibbs, Managing Director
Roderick Gibbs joined the Company in 1993 as a co-founding Director primarily responsible for the development, operations and administration of Value Retail’s new projects. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Desirée M. Bollier, Chief Executive, Value Retail Management
Desirée Bollier joined the Company in 2001 and has responsibility for overseeing the management of all nine Villages operated by Value Retail. Desirée has a background in fashion retail, working and travelling extensively in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
N. George Host, Executive Director
George Host is a co-founding Director of the Company and oversees corporate matters. He is a director of S.D. Malkin Properties, Inc. and a member of the board of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.
Mark Burton was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2007. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Hudson Bay Trading Company and London & Stamford Property Plc, the Investment Committee of Internos Real Investors and the Real Estate Advisory Board of Norges Bank Investment Management. He is an advisor to Citic Capital Real Estate and a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Leslie Chao was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2006 and has been affiliated with Value Retail PLC since 1992. Until 2008 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Property Group, the world’s largest outlet shopping mall company, which was acquired by Simon Property Group in 2004. Mr Chao currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Phillips Edison ARC Shopping Center REIT, a non-publicly traded REIT that invests in shopping centres in the United States.
Tom DeRosa was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 6 July 2005 and is a Director of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. He was formerly Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Rouse Company, a US real estate company that was acquired in 2004 by General Growth Properties, Inc. He spent over 20 years in investment banking and, prior to joining Rouse, was a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Deutsche Bank's Health Care Investment Banking Group based in London. Tom is member of the Board of Directors of Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and CBL Associates Properties Inc. (NYSE: CBL). He is a former Director of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Timon Drakesmith was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 21 August 2012 and is Chief Financial Officer of Hammerson plc, a FTSE 100 owner-manager and developer of retail property in Europe.
James Lambert was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 16 October 1995 and is a Director of Lisburne Holdings Ltd, a property company. He is Chair of the Trustees of IntoUniversity, which provides local learning centres across London where young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are inspired to achieve a University place.
Janie Ligon was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 3 July 2001 and takes an active role with group-wide retail and marketing activities in the business. Janie has a background in marketing, finance, sales and product production for wholesale/retail clothing and consumer products businesses.
Debora Spar was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2013 and is President of Barnard College, a leading private liberal arts college for women in New York City that is affiliated with Columbia University. From 1991 to 2008 she was a Professor at Harvard Business School, where she taught courses on the politics of international business, comparative capitalism and economic development. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.