Thursday 12 November 2020 – Media Release
Canary Wharf Group Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca (Becky) Worthington as its next Chief Financial Officer.
Becky is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of iQ Student Accommodation. Previously, between 2015 and 2019, Becky was CFO and then Group Chief Operating Officer at Countryside Properties, listing the business on the LSE in 2016. Prior to that, Becky spent 15 years at Quintain Estates and Development, first as Finance Director and latterly as Deputy Chief Executive; and was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lodestone Capital Partners.
Becky qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has over 20 years of experience in finance with extensive knowledge of the real estate market. Becky will join CWG in May 2021. She will succeed Russell Lyons who retires as CFO in 2021.
Shobi Khan, CEO, Canary Wharf Group, said: “Becky brings a wealth of expertise and deep knowledge of real estate operations and investment that will assist CWG’s strategic growth objectives. On behalf of my colleagues I welcome Becky to CWG and look forward to working with her.”
Becky Worthington said: “I am delighted to be joining Canary Wharf Group. I was drawn to the company for its world-class reputation, values-led culture and sense of community. CWG has a compelling growth strategy and I look forward to being part of the team to deliver it.”
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.
The company’s current £2.4 billion construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes, for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. The development pipeline includes a further 4.8 million square feet of secured planning, with a further planning opportunity for North Quay of 2.5 million square feet.
CWG is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009. By the end of 2020, CWG will be the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainably certified buildings.