The Board

Mark Stott


As CEO and founder of the Group, Mark established Select Property Group in 2004. His clear vision to create the world’s first customer-aligned property investment platform has successfully positioned the Group as a leader in the market.

Mark’s pioneering approach has seen the Group continually pursue new opportunities and revolutionise existing investment markets.

His commitment to the customer – whether that is the end user, the investor or stakeholder – is mirrored by that of his passion and loyalty to his team. Under his strong leadership Select Property Group is considered a pre-eminent property investment company and recognised by the Sunday Times as one of the best companies to work for.



As COO, Trevor ensures each Group brand delivers market-leading quality and service.

Trevor has guided many consumer-facing brands through periods of significant expansion, including Whitbread, Coffee Republic and Phones4U. He was appointed as CEO of Jessops PLC and restructured the finances and operations to restore the business to profit over a three-year period. In 2013, he became CEO of HMV, working with a syndicate of eight banks and performing a strategic review that determined the future of the business.

Furthermore, Trevor is an experienced board director having spent 20 years in a combination of privately-owned, private equity-owned and PLC businesses.

Michael Slater

Chief Finance Officer

Michael has overall responsibility for the finance and accounting matters of Select Property Group. Providing the company with the dynamic framework it needs to swiftly complete strategic acquisitions and expand into new markets.

As a chartered accountant his recent positions included a role as Group Finance Director at AIM-listed Tepnel Life Sciences, which culminated in a successful trade sale exit following a period of high organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to this, Michael was a Senior Manager with KPMG, responsible for assurance, advisory and transaction services projects for a wide range of listed and private companies.

Mark Oakes

Chief Commercial Officer

Mark’s role as CCO sees him drive operational efficiencies across the Group. He is responsible for all budgetary sign-offs as well as managing the development teams across all projects, ensuring the Group delivers developments on schedule and to cost.

Prior to joining Select Property Group, Mark spent three years in a board position as the Group Head of IT for William Hill Group PLC, the UK’s leading gambling and gaming company. He has also been instrumental in both operational and IT leadership positions at companies including BSkyB, Barclays and Phones4U.

Mark Dawson

Director and Company Secretary

Mark is responsible for negotiating and structuring the Group’s financial transactions, joint ventures and leading the Group’s institutional relationships. A qualified lawyer, Mark also oversees the Group’s legal and regulatory activity.

Before taking up his role with Select Property Group Mark was a partner at Shoosmiths LLP, specialising in complex and high value mergers and acquisitions and private equity matters for a range of entrepreneurial and institutional clients in the UK and overseas. He was instrumental in growing the company’s Manchester business and was named Lawyer of the Year 2011 at the EN Deals Awards.

Ken Knott

Executive Director Strategic Partnership

Ken is responsible for securing all land holdings for the Group in Europe and North America. His expertise of the planning landscape has enabled sites to be secured in the most desirable city centre locations, often overcoming challenging planning issues.

Ken joined Select Property Group from Ask Property Developments where he was CEO and founder shareholder. In the 13 years under his leadership Ask delivered in excess of 2 million sq ft of predominantly commercial floor space, including the £90 million First Street North project and the Central Park business complex. Prior to Ask, Ken was a Director of AMEC Developments where, over a ten-year period, he led a team responsible for securing major strategic projects throughout the North, Midlands and Scotland.

Angus Monro


With a career spanning over 40 years in corporate, commercial and retail positions, Angus Monro, the former Chief Executive of Instore and Matalan, has a wealth of strategic experience to support Select Property Group’s plans for significant growth.

Angus is a well-known figure in the retail sector, having worked with some of the UK’s major retail corporations, including Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins, B&Q and Woolworths. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most experienced retailers and has been involved with Select Property Group since 2010. As well as his role as Chairman of Select Property Group, he is a Non-Executive Director of online retailer The Hut Group.

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