Blenheim Palace and the Blenheim Estate are generic titles for a series of related entities which occupy and manage Blenheim Park and surrounding land (in total, 12000 acres) and run a number of businesses. Blenheim Palace is the home of the Dukes of Marlborough and the Spencer-Churchill family; the Palace and Park are a World Heritage Site with a Grade 1 listing, with a raft of other protective designations. While they were gifted to the first Duke by Queen Anne and Parliament after the Battle of Blenheim, the Palace was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, grandson of the 7th Duke.
We are now looking for a Trustee with a commercial background in property development to join this Board of the family commercial property business. This appointment requires senior and strategic experience gained within the field of residential property development, ideally within a business reliant on securing multiple planning consents. You will bring real expertise in commercial property development and management, portfolio construction/mix, including the identification, management and mitigation of risks inherent in a multi-asset portfolio, and will guide, advise and complement a knowledgeable executive team.
Blenheim offers a truly unique proposition in a 300-year-old landed estate that will still hold many of the same assets (certainly concentrated in the same area) in another 300 years’ time. If you have the skills, experience and personal qualities we are seeking, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
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