James Darkins | The Crown Estate

James Darkins

Non-Executive Board Member

James was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016.

Key strengths

  • Strategic leadership
  • Real estate investment management


James has an extensive track record of success in the global real estate investment management industry. From 2001 he led the expansion of Henderson’s real estate business in Europe and Asia Pacific. In 2014, TH Real Estate was formed as a joint venture between Henderson and TIAA-CREF, becoming the world’s fourth largest real estate investment manager with combined assets of £59 billion. He retired as Chief Executive of TH Real Estate in 2015.

External appointments

James is a Director of The Property Group Limited, Chairman of the Trustees for the Walberswick Common Lands Charity, and Director of Luxury Harvest Pte Ltd.

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