GCW appoints partner to head up people and culture

19th March 2024 | Jack Oliver

GCW has announced the promotion of Philippe Micheal to the position of equity partner, where he will oversee the firm’s people and culture, including its new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda.

Having joined GCW in 2013, Micheal has worked at every level of the business and becomes the sixth equity partner at the firm, which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary.

Duncan Kite, GCW joint managing partner, said: “I’m very excited about Phil’s well-deserved promotion to GCW’s partnership. His journey with us from surveyor to partner demonstrates our ongoing commitment to nurturing and developing talent and will assist in continuing to provide a first-class service offer. Alongside the strategic advice we provide to our clients, we want to utilise our platform to better promote ESG and sustainability principles in the commercial property sector.”

Micheal said: “GCW is already recognised as one of the more progressive advisors in the sector and our new Sustainability Action Plan outlines our commitment to putting sustainability, in its widest sense, centre stage.”

GCW’s Sustainability Action Plan, which has been spearheaded by Micheal, was published in January, and its principles will form an integral part of his role within the business. The plan covers issues including purpose, culture, inclusivity and diversity, and reducing GCW’s environmental impact.

He will also take on the role of ‘head of people’, where he will look to help support and drive performance of the team.

Micheal added: “I’ve never felt more confident about the blend of youth, experience, and enthusiasm we have in the business. We have assembled an exceptional group of people and there’s a real togetherness in the team.

“One of our biggest assets as a business, alongside our holistic approach and our tenacity, is our people. It’s what makes GCW a great place to work and drives us forward as a company.”


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