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Ian Rylatt, Chief Executive Officer

Ian has more than 20 years experience in the real estate sector.  Before arriving at Annington in 2021 he was CEO of Balfour Beatty Investments from 2012 where, amongst other projects, he was responsible for multi-family housing business in the US, including the management of around 35,000 homes for the US Department of Defense. Ian has spent 23 years of his career in infrastructure, real estate and house building.

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Stephen Leung, Chief Financial Officer

Stephen has more than 20 years experience in real estate, coming to Annington in 2020 from iQ Student Accommodation where he was CFO from 2015. Before that, Stephen was Finance Director at Otium Real Estate Limited and held positions at a number of leading real estate businesses including Land Securities and Trillium

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Sally Parsons, Property Director

Sally has over 30 years’ experience within the property industry, across project management, marketing and sales. Sally joined Annington in 2000 as Head of Sales & Marketing and has been Property Director since 2005.  Prior to Annington, Sally held sales and marketing roles with McCarthy & Stone, Berkeley Group and St George.

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Adrian Needham,

Adrian Needham, Rentals Director, has 40 years experience in residential property management, sales and investment. Adrian joined Annington in 1998 to manage the MQE Beacon Unit Rent Review process, becoming an Associate Director in 2005.  Adrian still manages the rent review process but is also responsible for the day to day and strategic management of Annington’s private rental portfolio of c.1700 units.

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Holly Miller, Director of Strategy & Communications

Holly has six years experience in real estate, coming to Annington in 2017 as Chief of Staff following a decade in international banking most recently with Edmond de Rothschild, Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and American Express Private Bank in New York.  She brings strong strategic insight coupled with a focus on operational delivery within the business.

Our Values


We are focussed on acting responsibly and making a positive difference through our work in local communities.


We are approachable and open in how we work.


We are caring as we value our people, our customers, our partners and our shareholders and treat them fairly.


We are experienced as we employ the best people and work with the right partners to do the best job.