New CEO for Hammerson

Shopping centre giant, Hammerson has announced the appointment of Rita-Rose Gagné as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.

Gagné was most recently President of Growth Markets at the global real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge where she had responsibility for $7.6bn of real estate assets across Asia Pacific and Latin America. She is also a lawyer.

It is anticipated that Gagné will take up her new role with Hammerson before the end of the year. David Atkins will continue to serve as CEO until Gagné joins the Company.

Robert Noel, Hammerson, Chair of the Board, said, “I am delighted that Rita-Rose will join Hammerson as our next CEO. She has an excellent track record in international real estate investment, building high-quality teams, developing strategic partnerships, execution and delivering results.

'On behalf of the Board, and all colleagues in the business, I look forward to welcoming Rita-Rose to Hammerson and working with her when she joins.”

Gagné adde, “The retail and real estate sectors are going through a period of unprecedented change which makes this a very exciting time to be joining the business. I look forward to working with Hammerson’s experienced team and all its stakeholders to both navigate through the challenges but also seek out the opportunities to create value moving forward.”