Diane Scott
SX2 Ventures
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Hugh Scott-Barrett

Experienced Non-Executive Chair

London, UK

Hugh Scott-Barrett


Hugh Scott-Barrett has over twenty years of wide-ranging Board experience across the real-estate, asset management, banking, retail and leisure sectors.

In May 2020 Hugh stepped down as Non Executive Chairman of Capital & Regional plc, having served as CEO from 2008 to 2017. As CEO he was responsible for the recapitalisation, financial restructuring and strategic transformation of the business. Hugh has also recently relinquished his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAM Investments, a leading independent asset manager.

He was previously a member of ABN AMRO's Managing Board and served as Chief Operating Officer between 2003-2005 and Chief Financial Officer from 2006-2007.

Hugh is a world-renowned carriage driver and in 2018 was a member of the Gold medal-winning team at both the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA and the FEI Driving World Cup in Bordeaux.

Hugh studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Oxford University where he read Modern History.

Hugh Scott-Barrett’s Newsfeed

Growthpoint’s R2.9bn UK shopping spree approved

In one of the biggest merger and acquisition deals likely to be signed by a South African real estate investment trust (Reit) this year, JSE-listed Top 40 index group Growthpoint Properties has received approval from Capital & Regional shareholders to a R2.9 billion takeover deal of the UK-based fund... Hugh Scott-Barrett, chairman of Capital & Regional said in the statement: “It is very pleasing to see such strong shareholder support for the proposed transaction, endorsing the board’s view that this will provide a transformational catalyst for the future growth of Capital & Regional.”

Growthpoint makes hefty cash offer for controlling stake in Capital & Regional

Growthpoint Properties, the largest landlord with a primary listing on the JSE, said on Thursday it would offer Capital & Regional shareholders a premium of about 100% for their shares as it eyes a controlling stake in the UK shopping-centre owner. Capital & Regional chair Hugh Scott-Barrett said on Thursday the board had unanimously recommended the proposed transaction.

Hugh Scott-Barrett’s Background

Chief Executive
Apr 2008 - Jun 2017
London, UK
Capital & Regional is a business transformed following a major restructuring and £200 million acquisition of the Mall Shopping Centre Fund. One of the leading entrepreneurial retail property companies. C&R is a specialist REIT looking to add to its £1 billion portfolio of UK shopping centres.
Senior Advisor on bids for businesses in financial sector in UK & Europe
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
London, UK
Founded in 1998, JC Flowers & Co is a leader in financial services investing and has a differentiated investment strategy. Seeking to capitalize on market inefficiencies due to regulatory change and asset complexity.
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Previous Board Positions

Non Executive Chairman
Jun 2017 - May 2020
London, UK
Capital & Regional is a UK-focussed specialist property REIT with a strong track record of delivering value enhancing retail and leisure asset management opportunities across a £1billion portfolio of in-town dominant community shopping centres.
Member of the Board of Directors
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020
Zürich, CH
An Independent global asset management firm built for investors, by investors. They invest their clients capital across discretionary, specialist and systematic solutions using active strategies.
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Chairman, Foundation Council
Apr 2017 - Present
Lancing, UK
Founded in 1848, Lancing College is an independent boarding and day school, based in 550 acres of countryside in Lancing, West Sussex.
Jan 2008 - Present
Bristol, UK
The Soil Association is a charity founded in 1946. A leading food and farming organic certification body who work to save our soils and make good food the easy choice for everyone.
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Hugh Scott-Barrett’s Education

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University of Oxford
BA Hons, Modern History
1977 - 1980
Sorbonne logo Sorbonne logo
1977 - 1977
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