Caroline Baker, who runs Cushman & Wakefield’s Manchester office, has taken over as head of the North of England from Tim Cameron-Jones, who is leaving the firm after 18 years.
In her additional role, Baker will oversee operations across Cushman & Wakefield’s three northern offices, in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, while still heading up the Manchester office.
She will continue to be based in Manchester and work predominantly with existing North West clients while taking on the strategic role as head of the North to ensure continuity across the firm.
Baker, who was appointed to lead the Manchester office in April 2018, has been with the firm since September 1996 when she joined as a director.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Baker spent three years with Milton Keynes-based planning consultant David Lock Associates.
Speaking to Place North West, Baker said it was an “unusual” time to take on a new role but an “exciting opportunity”.
She takes the reins from Cameron-Jones, head of the North for the last eight years, who will leave Cushman & Wakefield in September after 18 years at the firm, to undertake his own consultancy work, the company said.
He first joined the company in 2002 as a director in charge of investment in Leeds, before becoming head of the Leeds office 18 months later.
Jon Leedham, head of UK business space regions, said: “Succession planning is a key aspect of any successful business and I’m delighted Caroline has expanded her remit to take on management responsibility as head of the North.
“I would like to thank Tim for the exceptional contribution he’s made during his time at Cushman & Wakefield and express my personal gratitude for his support and friendship. We all wish him the very best for the future.”