UPP Group Holdings Ltd. Appoints New Chairman

Professor Shamit Saggar has stepped down as Chairman of UPP Group Holdings Ltd.

LondonUniversity Partnerships Programme (UPP), the leading provider of on-campus student accommodation infrastructure and support services, recently announced that Robert McClatchey  will succeed Professor Shamit Saggar, who has stepped down as Chairman of UPP Group Holdings Ltd. following the conclusion of his three year term. Currently a Non-Executive Director of UPP Group Holdings, McClatchey will assume the role of Chairman, effective immediately.

Robert McClatchey

Robert McClatchey

McClatchey was a founder member of the Barclays Infrastructure Funds and Managing Director of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management (BIFM). Whilst at BIFM, McClatchey led the private equity buyout of UPP from Jarvis PLC and was subsequently fully involved in the establishment of the current Group structure. He was also instrumental in the sale of the Group to its current shareholders. He has a degree in economics from King’s College, Cambridge and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1990.

“Over the last three years, Shamit has bought considerable thought leadership to the Group and helped further enhance our standing within the sector. On behalf of the Group, I would like to thank him for his advice and dedication, while at the same time welcome Robert to the role. Robert has a deep rooted knowledge of the Group which will be effective in ensuring a smooth transition. This, together with his breadth of experience and expertise, will help further drive the future direction of UPP and our market leading position within the sector,” said Sean O’Shea, group chief executive, in prepared remarks.

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