Francis Salway

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Francis Salway
Born 5 October 1957
Residence Royal Tunbridge Wells, U.K.
Education Rugby School
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Sarah Peplow

Francis Salway (born 5 October 1957) is a British businessman. He was the chief executive officer of Land Securities from 2004 to 2012. He is the chairman of the Town and Country Housing Group.[1]

Early life[edit]

Francis Salway was born on 5 October 1957.[2] He was educated at the Rugby School.[2][3][4] He studied land economy at Christ's College, Cambridge,[4] where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1979 and a master of arts degree in 1983.[2]


Salway began his career in commercial real estate as a trainee surveyor Richard Ellis (now known as CBRE Group) from 1979 to 1982,[3] followed by Abacus Developments from 1982 to 1985.[2] He worked at Standard Life from 1986 to 2000, when he joined Land Securities.[2] He served as its chief operating officer from 2003 to 2004, and as its chief executive officer from 2004 to 2012.[2][3] In 2010, he "announced plans for three major developments — two in Victoria, one in Mayfair — totalling £655 million."[3] He was also the president of the British Property Federation.[5]

Salway has served as the chairman of the Town and Country Housing Group since 2012.[2] He is also the chairman of the property advisory group of Transport for London.[5] Additionally, he is a non-executive director of Next plc and the Cadogan Group.[2][5]

Personal life[edit]

Salway married Sarah Peplow in 1985.[2] They have a son and a daughter.[2] They reside in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England.[4]



  1. ^ "Company Board of Directors". TCHG Company Website. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SALWAY, Francis William". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Land Securities' Francis Salway is laying the foundations for recovery". London Evening Standard. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Baird, Roger (3 November 2010). "The commercial property king who says the City is ready for take-off". City A.M. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Our Board: Francis Salway". Next plc. Retrieved September 28, 2017.