John was appointed Chairman in 2023 and has been Chief Executive since 2001. During this time, he has acquired and disposed of over £500 million of shopping centres and other retail assets. Many of these assets were acquired in need of investment and strong management, and subsequently sold at a profit once the asset management initiatives had been achieved. John has also set up successful joint ventures between LAP and Bank of Scotland, Schroders, Oaktree Capital Partners and other property companies. LAP formed Analytical Ventures, the final joint venture that Uberior Properties invested in before Bank of Scotland closed the department to new JVs, and Analytical was one of the very few JVs not to be transferred into the Bank’s Business Support Unit. John and LAP have also been appointed as asset managers on substantial (>£100 million) shopping centre portfolios by a number of insolvency practitioners including Deloittes, Grant Thornton and Allsop, and for lenders including Lloyds Banking Group and NAMA.