- For the Canadian ice hockey goaltender, see Chris Grigg (ice hockey).
|Born||Christopher Montague Grigg
6 July 1959
near Southampton, Hampshire, England
|Residence||Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England|
|Title||Businessman, currently Chief Executive of British Land Company plc|
He grew up in Hampshire, with two younger brothers, one an advertising executive, the other a vicar.
Grigg joined Morgan Grenfell as a graduate trainee in 1981. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1985, rising to Partner, before he left in 2005 to become Treasurer of Barclays Bank, and Chief Executive of Barclays Commercial Bank from 1 February 2007 to November 2008. Grigg joined British Land as Chief Executive on 12 January 2009.
There has been some criticism of his decision to sell 50% of British Land's City of London Broadgate development to Blackstone Group, as well as 50% of the Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield. Grigg has stated his belief that this was the right decision in the longer term: "We aspire to outperform the market. It's kind of hard to do that if your two largest assets have been underperformers."
In January 2012, he said that the City of London’s skyline needs to become more like Manhattan to attract companies to the capital, and that office spaces need to be larger and more flexible.
- "Christal clear". Building.co.uk. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- "Business Week". Bloomberg. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- "City Interview: British Land's Chris Grigg". This Is Money, Associated Newspapers. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Chris Grigg: No regrets for the man who sold part of Broadgate". The Telegraph. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Meccano-set towers: how London offices are evolving". City A.M. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
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