Discussions with investors have now reached a critical stage with Woodard and the offers have been submitted and Richard Morse the chairman of Woodard is one of the key men in the decision-making process.
We thought we should look into the man behind the suit and explore the rise of Richard Morse at Woodard.
Richard Morse sits on a number of boards and is also a partner at Opus Corporate Finance.
As well as his work with Opus, Richard Morse is on the Boards of John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN), Bazalgette Tunnel Limited, Woodard Corporation and The Grange Festival.
Richard Morse is an investment banker with more than thirty years’ experience with Kleinwort Benson, Goldman Sachs, Greenhill International and Opus Corporate Finance. He has specialised in infrastructure, utilities and energy for the last 25 years,
MGT’s advisory board
MGT is an independent real estate investment management company with a current focus on the Build-to-Rent asset class in the UK and Europe. We are long-term investors dedicated to sustainable growth opportunities in the UK and Europe, both originating and actively managing real assets for institutional and private investors.
Richard Morse sits on the MGT advisory board and joined this board in February 2019.
A recent website article from MGT announced the new board structure,this was detailed as:
MGT’s advisory board comprises:
- Jeremy Helsby – Real Estate (former Group CEO of Savills plc and current Senior PLC Board member) https://www.savills.co.uk/people/savills-margaret-street/jeremy-helsby.aspx
He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Savills Commercial and Savills Europe for seven years until he was appointed as Group Chief Executive on 7 May 2008 where he remained until the end of 2018.
Following his retirement as Group Chief Executive on 31 December 2018, Jeremy continues to work with Savills as a Senior Plc Board Advisor.
- Rupprecht Rittweger – Technology and Real Estate (current CEO of e-shelter, recently acquired by Japan’s NTT, and Investa)
- Peter Cluff – Private Equity, Corporate Finance and Governance (founding principal, CFO of Europa Capital and previously at Morgan Grenfell Private Equity)
- Richard Morse – Investment Banking, Infrastructure and Energy (currently partner of Opus Corporate Finance, and non-executive director of Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd, John Laing Environmental Assets Group Ltd and Heathrow Southern Railway Ltd)
In a nutshell
It is obvious that Richard Morse has extensive business acumen and through his Opus Corporate Finance business has overseen commercial deals to investors around the world.
He sits on various boards alongside key business people across the sector with business people such as Jeremy Helsby the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Savills Commercial and Savills Europe,
We hope that the business career that Richard Morse has developed has allowed him to consider the right thing to do and knowing there are current deals lodged with Savills the company marketing the school which have been accepted by Woodard.
We now need to know that despite the several offers on the table that Richard Morse will use his business skills and consider the future of the children at Abbots Bromley School and take time this week to commit to resolving this issue.
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