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Kevin McGrath OBE, DL was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List and is Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and was 2014/15 High Sheriff of the County of Greater London ; 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 Trust; and a Member of the Executive Board of Liberty.: Co-Founder and Chair of The Islamix Foundation (www.islamixonline.com); Chair of QPR Ladies Football Club; Trustee of The National Education Trust; The Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship (www.victorialeague.co.uk) The Howard League for Penal Reform and Vice Chair of the QPR Sport in the Community Trust.
McGrath is Chairman of M&M Asset Management (www.mandmfund.co.uk)a property asset management company and was previously Managing Director and Senior Adviser to F&C REIT Asset Management,.. Kevin is also Chairman of Regional REIT Ltd(www.regionalreit.com) and Chairman of Amlaps (UK) Ltd. (www.amlaps.com).
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)Alumna profile https://alumni.lsbu.ac.uk/KevinMcGrath. He obtained a post graduation Diploma in Property Investment (Award Winner) from the College of Estate Management.
Prior to working for F&C REIT, McGrath was a founding equity Partner in REIT Asset Management.
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 30 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.
He is also an Ambassador for the Commonwealth Youth Enterprise Project and The Make Justice Work Charity; a Governor of The London South Bank University; an Honorary Vice President of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir; a Patron of Clean Break Charity and a School Governor and Chair of the Property Committee of The Phoenix High School.
McGrath served as a Commissioner on the Independent Commission on English Prisons Today under the leadership of Cherie Booth and currently sat on the Criminal Justice Policy Working Group under the Leadership of the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP Shadow Justice Minister (www.justicereview.org.uk)and the Addaction Alcohol and Resettlement Commission Chaired by John Podmore. He is also a member of the Shadow Chancellor`s Advisory Group and the London Mayors pre election Mayoralty Business Engagement Board.
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.
London South Bank University “Notable Alumni” profile: https://alumni.lsbu.ac.uk/KevinMcGrath
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