Stephen Barter

Non-Executive Chairman

Stephen Barter has over 40 years’ experience in real estate during which he has held a number of senior leadership roles. He is now Chairman of his own firm, Wilton Capital Advisers.

Until March 2018, he was Chairman of Real Estate Advisory at KPMG.

Previously, he was UK Chief Executive Officer of Qatari Diar, the property arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, Group Projects Director at Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster’s private international property company (and a member of its Executive Committee), Head of European Real Estate at Babcock & Brown and an equity partner at Richard Ellis (now CBRE).

Stephen’s experience extends to property investment and financing, large-scale placemaking development, and strategic advice to major multinational companies and Governments. He has worked extensively in the US, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and Australia, as well as across Europe.

He is a non-executive director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (and Chairman of its Property Sub-Committee), H3 Tradeco (and a member of the Investment Committee of its Pine II property fund) and Cambridge University’s Property Board (and Chairman of its Advisory Committee). He also serves on the Investments Committee of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge and Chairs its Property Investments Sub-Committee. He is Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Public Land Task Force. He is a Special Adviser to Transport for London, Network Rail and to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Among other pro bono appointments, he is the Vice-Chair of the Gabrieli Consort and a member of the London Symphony Orchestra Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Choral Foundation of St Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich (patron, Ed Sheeran).

Among other previous appointments, he has served on the UK Prime Minister’s Property Consultative Committee, the UK Ministry of Defence Estates Committee, and the Bank of England Property Forum. He is a former UK Chairman of the Urban Land Institute and a former Deputy Chairman of the University of the Arts London.

Stephen is a graduate of Cambridge University, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.