Investa has announced the appointment of Merran Edwards as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), commencing with the Group on the 1st November.
With extensive experience in senior finance, investment banking and strategy roles in the property and financial services sectors, Ms Edwards brings significant strategic and financial expertise to the role. Ms Edwards is replacing current CFO, Ivan Gorridge, who is leaving Investa after 17 years with the Group.
Peter Menegazzo, Chief Executive Officer, Investa said: “Appointing a seasoned professional of Merran’s calibre to Investa’s Executive team and to lead the finance function is a fantastic outcome for the business and will support our ability to deliver outperformance across our investment funds and operations as we scale and diversify our business.
I would like to thank our current CFO, Ivan Gorridge for his leadership and significant contribution to Investa over the last 17 years. He has been a valued member of the Executive team who has overseen Investa’s financial success through multiple cycles. We wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.”
Ms Edwards said: “I am excited to be appointed to the role of CFO at Investa. Joining a company that has such a strong reputation and track record in the industry is an exceptional opportunity.
I look forward to working with the Executive Committee and the Finance team to drive the company strategy forward and contribute to the continued strong performance of Investa’s funds, operations and real estate portfolio.”
Ms Edwards was previously at AMP Capital Real Estate (AMP) in the role of CFO, where she was responsible for all finance functions and financial reporting for the Group. Prior to that she was Head of International Strategy at AMP. Ms Edwards has also held senior consulting roles at Fife Capital, Fort Street Advisors and UBS, advising real estate clients on M&A, corporate finance, capital management, equity and debt.
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