Team

Henry Sutton

Director, Consultant
Contact: henry@techre.co.uk

Henry was raised in Abu Dhabi and has spent a considerable part of his life and career working with various Gulf and African companies and organisations, predominantly within the data centre sector. He has worked with a number of leading data centre businesses including international data centre operators, hyperscalers and telecoms businesses in multiple European, Middle Eastern and African markets. Henry is able to use his unique understanding and experience of the different local cultures, histories and beliefs to help develop TechRE’s growth in the EMEA regions. Passionate about creating sustainable data centre sites, Henry also works with leading European renewable energy companies to ensure future projects are aligned with this important vision.

Roger Weir

Board Member, Consultant
Contact: roger@techre.co.uk

Roger’s wealth of experience in commercial and technical real estate spans 20 years across key global corporate and agency roles. Significant positions include: head of property and real estate function for Asia Global Crossing and Barclays Capital (Asia Pacific) where he was responsible for sourcing and securing land and buildings across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan; heading up the management, marketing and letting function of the 300,000sq ft City Park Glasgow project which sold for £65m, and more recently the delivery of data centre consultancy projects for clients in Dubai (Tecom) and the UK (Northwood Investors, Longbow and Trinity).

John Hall

Board Member, Consultant
Contact: john@techre.co.uk

John has extensive experience in the data centre, IT outsourcing and telecoms industries where he has worked for more than 20 years with private equity, venture capital and stock-market funded companies. He led the customer-facing function of a private equity-funded wholesale colocation business to enable a successful sale of the assets across multiple sites and in excess of 100MW. As Group Sales & Marketing Director of a venture capital-funded hosting and IT outsourcing company, John was responsible for rapid growth (organically and through acquisitions), growing the annual turnover from £35m to £250m including a successful Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange. His International experience was gained during ten years with Cable & Wireless as Customer Director for the Global Markets division serving the company’s top 50 worldwide customers with revenues in excess of £600m.

John Craig

Board Member, Consultant
Contact: johnc@techre.co.uk

John qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1998 and has amassed more than 30 years experience in technical financial management in the corporate sector since then. The last 20 years have been focused on IT outsourcing and telecoms industries working in private equity-backed companies, as well as Public Limited Companies (PLC), where, as Group Financial Controller, he was responsible for financial control, reporting to the City. More recently John has held various finance director and commercial director roles with the Telemetrix, Phoenix and Daisy IT groups and has been engaged in many company transactions (acquisition and target sides), and IPOs, involving negotiation with financiers, lawyers and counter parties on the transactions themselves, followed by financial and commercial integration following the transactions.

Andrew Dillon

Consultant Project Manager
Contact: Andrew.dillon@techre.co.uk

Andrew is a chartered (MRICS) project professional with strong business acumen, a detailed understanding of the entire development process and the special requirements of highly engineered data centre facilities. He has worked extensively with Global Switch in Amsterdam, Atos Origin, Barclays and Kajima & Hazama in the UK, undertaken a three-year secondment with Daiwa Securities and four years as project recovery manager with Heleba Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen. Andrew also worked with SIX-AM as part of the team which re-organised, managed and administered Chelsfield and Morley Fund Management investment into the Global Switch Limited Partnership. Prior to joining TechRE in 2020, Andrew supported the development of SpaceDC (Singapore’s) new ID01 Jakarta Campus where he was design delivery manager establishing the design team and delivering the JAK1 24MW campus masterplan and the JAK1.1 6MW scheme design.

Christian Wright

Consultant, Research
Contact:  Christian.wright@techre.co.uk

Christian obtained two Masters Degrees from St. Andrews and Strathclyde University in Scotland. He began his career as a town planner before moving to real estate and qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. He has more than 20 years experience as a consultant specialising in the retail sector and his achievements include the divestment of 180 shopping centres to the LINK REIT, the largest REIT market capitalisation in Asia, and he continued to advise the LINK and was extensively involved in the re-modelling of its flagship property, including securing the new anchor tenant. As Commercial Director for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority during 2015 -2019, Christian was part of the Executive Team for one of the largest and most ambitious arts and cultural projects in the world responsible for the planning and delivery of all retail, dining and entertainment uses in the District.

Rory Milne

Board Member, Legal Counsel
Contact: rory@techre.co.uk

Rory graduated from Dundee University with a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) in 1986 followed by a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (DipLP) in 1987. By 1991 he was a Partner in the Commercial Property division of Edinburgh-based solicitor’s practice, Archibald Campbell & Harley WS, now part of Shoosmiths, where he led the Commercial Property team. Almost 23 years later Rory set up his own practice, Milne & Co. WS, and continues to focus on commercial property. His clients reflect a broad spectrum of property, encompassing investment, development, acquisition, disposal, funding and leasing in many sectors: retail, industrial, offices, leisure, data centres and healthcare. Since 2010 Rory has been actively and successfully involved in property development and is Chairman of a leading UK waste recycling company. Rory is a Member of The Law Society of Scotland and a Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet.

Andrianne Philippou

Associate Consultant
Contact: info@techre.co.uk

Andrianne graduated from London University’s RIHE College with a BA Degree in English/Drama, which she followed with a Post Graduate Secretarial Diploma. Her career progressed quickly from video and conference production, to live events producer for a London based comedy club. She quickly moved into broadcast television as entertainment producer and for the next decade worked on some of the UK’s most iconic shows, the British Comedy Awards, the Crystal Maze, WOGAN, to name a few. A new direction followed when Andrianne moved to Cyprus in 2004 where she lived and worked, returning to the UK in 2013. She established her own PR agency with a varied portfolio of property, financial, commercial, hospitality clients progressing into international journalism, news and current affairs. She has recently joined TechRE as media, pr and communications consultant.

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