Senior appointment at UK property giant

John Kenny

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, has appointed John Kenny as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He is expected to start in late spring.

John Kenny’s appointment builds on the strength of the executive management team, and supports the Company’s Private Rented Sector growth strategy.

John has been COO of Liberty Living since 2004, where he was responsible for operating 60 different assets across 23 cities across the UK and Europe.

During his time at Liberty Living, John oversaw the merging of nine business units into a single brand with streamlined and integrated operations alongside developing a bespoke online customer portal. Prior to Liberty Living, John was COO at MWB Business Exchange plc, a serviced office provider.

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Kenny as Grainger’s new Chief Operating Officer. John will bring with him strong experience running large operational teams for customer focused, real estate businesses.

“His knowledge of delivering good customer service, while achieving efficiencies through streamlined operations and the use of technology, is perfectly aligned to our current focus and therefore makes him an ideal COO for Grainger. We look forward to John joining Grainger soon.”