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Kevin McGrath is High Sheriff of the County of Greater London for 2014/2015; the Chairman of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith; Vice chair and co founder of The Clink Prison Restaurant Charity the first and only commercial restaurant to be built inside a working British prison; founder and Chair of the McGrath Charitable Trust; a Trustee of the Old Vic theatre; and a Member of the Executive Board of Liberty. McGrath is Chairman of M&M Asset Management and was previously Managing Director and Senior Adviser to F&C REIT Asset Management, an investment management company with a global property investment portfolio of over £8.5 billion and offices in London, Dublin, Munich, Stockholm, and Mumbai.
He was a Labour Party candidate in the 2009 European Parliament Elections; a candidate for the North East Hampshire constituency at the 2005 General Election; for Ealing Council in the 2006 London Council Elections, and for the London Assembly in the 2012 London Elections.
McGrath graduated from the Polytechnic of the South Bank with a BSc in Estate Management (Distinction). He obtained a post graduation Diploma in Property Investment (Award Winner) from the College of Estate Management. Born in west London and currently living in Ealing, McGrath is married to Kate and they have two children.
Prior to working for F&C REIT, McGrath was a founding equity Partner in REIT Asset Management, a property investment, finance, and asset management partnership, which managed over £3.5 billion of commercial property around the world and had offices in London, Munich, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, and Mumbai.
Immediately prior to REIT McGrath was Senior Investment Surveyor with Hermes, the Fund Manager for the British Telecommunication and Post Office Pension Schemes. Before that he worked for London Councils in various property related positions. And prior to that he worked in manufacturing and banking.
McGrath is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in the property industry for over 25 years and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Investment Property Forum, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and is a Freeman of the City of London.
McGrath is Co-Founder and Chair of The Islamix Foundation (www.islamixonline.com); and Chair of QPR Ladies Football Club.
He is Trustee of The National Education Trust; The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship; and The Howard League for Penal reform.
He is also an Ambassador for the Commonwealth Youth Enterprise Project and The Make Justice Work Charity; a London South Bank University Court Member; an Honorary Vice President of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir and a School Governor of the Phoenix High and Canberra Schools Federation.
McGrath served as a Commissioner on the Independent Commission on English Prisons Today under the leadership of Cherie Booth and currently sits on the Criminal Justice Policy Working Group under the Leadership of the Rt Hon Sadiq Kahn MP Shadow Justice Minister (www.justicereview.org.uk)and Addaction Alcohol and resettlement Commission Chaired by John Podmore. He is also a member of the Shadow Chancellor`s Advisory Group.
Kevin is a former Director and Chairman of Queens Park Rangers Football Club plc; a former Trustee of The Chartered Surveyors Training Trust; The Guildford School of Acting; The WAVE Trust and The Prison Advice and Care Trust; and is a former UCLH Cancer Centre Development Board member.
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