Meet the team

We’re a friendly, experienced team of over 50 people encompassing the entire cluster development and management process – from vision to planning to implementation and community support. Our mission is to create long term partnerships that support innovation businesses and enhance local communities.

Leadership team

Stuart Grant
CEO
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Stuart Grant

CEO

Stuart is Co-Founder of CoreLife Investors, adviser to Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, CEO of Harwell Campus and Arlington and has more than 25 years of real estate experience.

Stuart began his career in Asia-Pacific as an International Executive with Jardine Matheson Ltd. before starting his real estate investment career at Blackstone in London and Hong Kong. During his 18 years at Blackstone, he held a variety of leadership positions playing a key role in building Blackstone’s Real Estate business in the region including overseeing more than $20 billion of investments in Greater China, India, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia.

Stuart returned to the UK in 2018 as Managing Director of Stanhope Plc to help grow one of London’s leading developers. He is also a member of the Investment Committee and Advisory Board of Mitheridge Capital.

Jim Stretton
Jim Stretton
CFO & COO
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Jim Stretton

Jim Stretton

CFO & COO

As CFO and COO of ARC, Jim manages all finance and leasing activities across our real estate portfolio.

After a degree in English Literature at Leeds University, Jim joined Ernst & Young – starting an eight-year career here in management consultancy before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

Preferring the financial control and organisational side of the business, he found working in transactions and corporate restructuring especially satisfying. This role also gave Jim the chance to work with a variety of businesses across the world, including in Kazakhstan, Indonesia and Iceland, gaining valuable experience in a short space of time.

Jim became Financial Controller of P3 Logistic Parks, which develops logistics properties in the Czech Republic. Then after a two-and-a-half-year stint at as European Director of Finance and Operations of Exeter Property Group, a €3 billion AUM, he joined Harwell in January 2021 and later ARC, on its launch in May 2022.

Karen Maher
General Counsel
Paul McSweeney
Senior Director, Transactions
Dan Metcalfe
Dan Metcalfe
Senior Director, Marketing, Communications & Community
Dan Pagella
Senior Director, Asset Management
Jason Stafford
Senior Director, Development & Construction
John Staker
Senior Director, Development & Construction
David Williams
Senior Director, Leasing
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David Williams

Senior Director, Leasing

Business Development

Andrew Davies
Associate Director, Leasing
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Andrew Davies

Associate Director, Leasing
Monika Zemla
Associate Director, Leasing
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Monika Zemla

Associate Director, Leasing
Dan Williams
Director
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Dan Williams

Director
George Wilson
Asset Manager
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George Wilson

Asset Manager

Community and Sustainability

Bex Duvall
Digital and Membership Marketing Manager
Emmanuel Deschamps
Sustainability Manager
Kat Page
PR and Communications Manager

Operations

Katharine Landon
Office Manager
Noor Cooper
Executive Assistant
Susanna Fawcett
HR Manager

Interested in joining the team?