Hammerson under microscope

Canadian real estate boss takes reins of UK shopping centre giant

Hammerson drafts in Rita-Rose Gagné as its new chief executive

Gagné was previously the president of growth markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge

Rita-Rose GagnéHammerson has appointed the former Canadian president of growth markets at a real estate firm, Rita-Rose Gagné as its new chief executive.

Gagné was previously the president of growth markets at Ivanhoé Cambridge where she oversaw real estate assets across Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Prior to joining Ivanhoé in 2006, she worked in various property markets across the world, including the UK, France and Germany.

Gagné will succeed current chief executive David Atkins to take the helm at the embattled owner of the Bullring shopping centre.

“I am delighted that Rita-Rose will join Hammerson as our next chief executive, Hammerson chairman Robert Noel said.

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