New lead director appointed for JLL South West & Wales

Simon (left) & Jeremy Richards

Simon (left) & Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards, lead director of the South West & Wales region at property consultancy JLL, is to step down from the role at the end of this year with Simon Peacock appointed to take up the position.

Jeremy will be taking on the role of chairman of the South West & Wales region from January 2017 after nearly 14 years as head of the Bristol office of JLL, including five as head of the region, which also encompasses offices in Cardiff, Exeter and Southampton.

Simon Peacock, who is currently director of project and development services at JLL and has worked at JLL for more than 16 years.

Simon Peacock comments: “My appointment comes at an exciting time for JLL as we prepare to move our Bristol offices to a state-of-the-art space at 31 Great George Street, which will enable a more modern style of working.

“I’m looking forward to leading a team that is involved in a wide range of projects and deals that help to shape the towns and cities across our region.”

Jeremy Richards comments: “It has been a real privilege to lead such a fantastic team. After 14 years of heading up the Bristol office, now feels like the right time to take on new challenges that will help underpin the growth of JLL in the region.”

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