Canary Wharf Group Announces Senior Appointments – 21.07.22

Canary Wharf Group (CWG), is delighted to announce two important senior hires into the development and the people teams. Tom Venner joins CWG as Managing Director of Development. Meanwhile, Michael Pagnotta has joined CWG as Director of People Engagement.

  • Tom Venner, Managing Director of Development (pictured)

Tom Venner has a strong track record in real estate, overseeing development strategy, finance and social values with significant experience driving growth across residential, commercial and retail. He joins from The Euston Partnership, a collaboration between public and private sectors, where he was Managing Director. Previously he was Commercial Development Director for HS2 for three years. Prior to this he spent 10 years at Landsec in a number of roles, his most recent as Development Director.

  • Michael Pagnotta, Director of People Engagement

Michael has been appointed into the newly created role as Director of People Engagement, working as part of the People, Development and CX leadership team at CWG. Michael’s role is focused on continuing to drive CWG’s ambition of creating an inclusive culture that focuses on people and promotes CWG’s core values. Michael joins CWG from Knight Frank where he was a Partner and Head of Group Learning, supporting 60 global territories and more than 14,000 people with key responsibilities for leadership development, ED&I strategy, culture transformation, and employee wellbeing.

Shobi Khan, CEO, CWG said: “I am delighted to introduce both Tom and Michael to our CWG team. Both hold the skills to continue to create an extraordinary environment at Canary Wharf. Tom’s appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to best-in-class sustainable development and Michael’s appointment reinforces our ambition of creating an inclusive culture that focuses on people and promotes CWG’s core values.”


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Canary Wharf Group plc
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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk. 

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k square feet NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
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