James Darkins

Independent Non-Executive Board Member

James was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016 and reappointed on 1 January 2020.

Key strengths

  • Strategic leadership
  • Real estate investment management
  • Joint ventures


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. He retired as Chief Executive of TH Real Estate (now Nuveen Real Estate) in 2015. TH Real Estate was formed as a joint venture between Henderson and TIAA, becoming the world’s fourth largest real estate investment manager.

External appointments

James is Chairman of the Trustees for the Walberswick Common Lands Charity and Chairman of the Blyth Estuary Partnership.

Portrait shot of James Darkins

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