Kate Brown: Group Sustainability Director, Grosvenor

Kate Brown: Group Sustainability Director, Grosvenor

Kate-BrownKate is Group Sustainability Director for Grosvenor. She is responsible for policy and strategy guidance to Grosvenor internationally (across 17 offices) on best practice on sustainability including fund management and indirect (environmental real estate) investment opportunities. Kate has helped developed a long term vision for the group, reflecting the holistic approach which Grosvenor is taking to sustainability. Her role also spans the wider Grosvenor Estate including the Family Investment Office (rural estates) and Wheatsheaf which is actively growing an investment portfolio in efficient technologies around energy and food.

She has a particular interest in future cities, the Grosvenor ‘Living cities’ vision aims to help create attractive and sustainable cities which are socially and economically robust. Kate recently co-authored a research paper on ‘Resilient Cities’ ranking 50 global cities by environmental and social resilience. From 2008-2012 she was Group Director of Environment and Design, for Grosvenor. Prior to that Kate worked as a Development Manager in Sydney, Australia for 5 years. She is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, she chairs the UK Urban Land Institute Sustainability Council and the Sustainability Committee for ANREV (Asian Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles). Kate also serves on the Performance Committee for the Greenprint benchmark and on the sustainability advisory board for the US National Real Estate Investor magazine. She is an Accredited Professional of the Green Building Council of Australia.

Kate read History of Art (MA) at St Andrews University, Scotland, and subsequently completed a Property Valuation & Law degree at City University and MRICS qualification.