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Board of directors

Each of our directors has a wealth of experience and a strong track record in the real estate sector.

Tony Brown - Head of M&G Real Estate

Tony BrownTony became Head of M&G Real Estate in April 2018 after four years as Chief Investment Officer. He has 28 years’ real estate investment experience across the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. Before joining M&G Real Estate in 2014, he was managing director of Lend Lease Investment Management, EMEA, where he oversaw a business managing £4.5bn of real estate and infrastructure funds. Prior to this, Tony spent 14 years at Schroder Investment Management, latterly as fund director, where he managed the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust, with investment in circa £10bn of assets. Tony started his career with Cushman and Wakefield as a graduate surveyor where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

Jack Daniels - Chief Investment Officer

Jack-DanielsJack is responsible for the entire span of M&GPrudential’s investment capabilities and our Treasury function. Under his direction are the strategic asset allocators of the Investment Office, including the With-Profits Fund, equities, fixed income, private and alternative assets – including real estate. Previously, Jack was Chief Investment Officer of Prudential UK, overseeing the management of the £170 billion With-Profits and annuity assets, and the investment capability behind the market-leading PruFund proposition. He has also been Group Treasurer for Prudential PLC.

Erica Dudley - Head of HR

Erica-DudleyErica joined M&GPrudential in 2013 from Morgan Stanley having previously worked at Grosvenor Fund Management. With extensive HR management and industry experience, she took on responsibility for leading the M&G Real Estate HR team in 2018. The team’s strategic focus is on employee engagement; talent attraction, development and retention; and sharing best people practice across M&GPrudential. Erica holds a BSc in Economics, MA in Human Resources Management, and the Investment Management Certificate. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Martin Towns - Head of UK Commercial & Global Capital Partnerships

Martin TownsMartin brings his entrepreneurial and innovative approach in helping to grow the business particularly in attracting more third-party capital globally. He joined the business in 2010 and was previously the deputy fund manager of the Prudential Assurance Company’s segregated account (c.£9bn). Martin has 13 years’ experience in real estate fund management, including as Director of Commercial Property and a fund manager at Close Brothers, where he established and managed a series of property funds in the UK and Europe.

Ng Chiang Ling – Asia CEO

Scott GirardChiang Ling is responsible for all of M&G Real Estate’s Asian operations, and is based in Singapore. She joined M&G Real Estate in January 2014 as acquisitions director, heading up activity in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore and also supporting the Tokyo-based team on Japan investments. Chiang Ling’s previous experience includes 15 years at the real estate private equity division of Goldman Sachs. She spearheaded the division’s expansion into China in 2002, and was responsible for investments and coverage across other countries in the Asia Pacific, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and India, through 2012. Chiang Ling is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a BSE degree in Electrical Engineering. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese.

Sanjeev Sharma - Chief Property Portfolio Officer

Sanjeev SharmaSanjeev has responsibility for Portfolio Management (consisting of the management of direct Property related Services Suppliers, Insurance, Financial Risk, Customer Relationship Management and Health & Safety and Major Incident Management); Operational teams (Management Information & Platform Strategy, Business Solutions, Funds Governance, Funds Change Management & Transaction Support, Fund Administration and Luxembourg) and first line Operational Risk. Sanjeev also has board responsibility for Portfolio Fund Finance. Sanjeev has been a board member of M&G Real Estate since 2001.

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