Shillaw returns to North West as head of MAG Property

Former director of real estate at Aberdeen Asset Management Lynda Shillaw has been appointed property chief executive at Manchester Airports Group, starting in June.

Shillaw became director of real estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in October 2012, heading up the fund manager's property operation. SWIP was taken over by Aberdeen in November 2013 making it a £28bn manager of real estate.

Shillaw departed from Aberdeen in April 2014 after a restructuring.

At MAG she will report to chief executive Charlie Cornish, and will oversee the group's £571m property division across its four airports. The existing portfolio includes the £800m Airport City development at Manchester Airport.

Shillaw was previously a key figure in the North West property scene in her role as managing director of Co-operative Estates. She was the leading figure in the group's development of its One Angel Square headquarters and left in 2010 to join Lloyds Banking Group.

Cornish said: "We are looking forward to welcoming Lynda to the group. She will bring a wealth of experience to our property team which is going through an incredibly exciting time as Airport City continues to grow at a fast pace.

"As well as focussing on this project, a UK first, Lynda's experience will also be a huge asset to our property aspirations across the entire group, including plans at London Stansted Airport which MAG acquired last year."

In October 2013 Airport City director Karen Campbell resigned from her role after 10 months with the company. John Atkins, managing director of MAG Development, will be continuing in his current position.

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