Chris Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Real Estate & Head of Private Markets

Chris joined Hermes in 2010, having successfully established Australian fund manager QIC’s European office in London. Prior to that he was head of European Property at HSBC. He spent the majority of his career as a fund manager at Prudential, where he led the diversification of its UK real estate exposure into overseas markets. As CEO of Hermes Real Estate, managing over £6 billion of real estate, Chris is also the BTPS Director on the Argent Board and has been an active participant in Argent King’s Cross and King’s Cross Central for the past 3 years. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from Reading University.