Empiric Student Property appoints chief executive

Empiric Student Property, the owner and operator of student accommodation across the UK, has appointed a new chief executive.

It has hired Ten Entertainment Group’s current chief executive Duncan Garrood to the role.

As well as Ten Entertainment Group, which is the UK’s second largest operator of family entertainment centres, Garrood has also held the top job at Punch Taverns, the UK pub and bar operator. He also spent six years with M.H. Alshaya Co, one of the world’s largest licensed retail operators, and five years as commercial director at BAA.

He will join Empiric no later than 1 January 2021. In the interim period, Lynne Fennah will continue to take on additional executive responsibilities. Following the announcement of his departure on 18 March 2020, Tim Attlee will step down as chief executive on 30 June 2020.

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