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RBS's Varcoe to head CoreNet Global

22 April 2009

Barry Varcoe, Director of Group Property at The Royal Bank of Scotland has been named as the new CoreNet Global Chairman from the end of its Global Summit in Dallas next week. Barry Varcoe takes over as chairman of the board of directors which for the first time includes seven directors from countries outside North America.

CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association of corporate real estate and workplace executives with 7,000 members members representing large corporations around the world, announced that Barry Varcoe is to be its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Varcoe will serve a one-year term as Chairman, beginning 28 April 2009 at the close of the CoreNet Global Dallas Summit. He succeeds Mark Tamburro as CoreNet Global’s new Chairman, making him the second Chair from the UK in succession on the Global Board.

In addition, Jan-Peter Kastelein, Senior Researcher, Nyenrode Business University a CoreNet Global member based in the Benelux region is one of a number of new Associate Director appointments to the Board.

Commenting on the appointments, Paul Harrington, newly appointed UK Chapter President said: “The UK Chapter is pleased to welcome Barry to his new position as Chairman and we very much look forward to working with him. Barry has a wealth of Corporate Real Estate experience and will no doubt have an innovative and strategic vision for CoreNet Global’s future, which will ensure the organizations success through challenging times.”

Lee Utke, MCR, will assume the position of Chair-Elect. Utke is the Director of Global Corporate Real Estate for Whirlpool Corporation. Steve Stoner of Stoner Consulting Group was appointed Treasurer. Tamburro, VP of Workplace Resources for Nokia, will serve as an officer in the position of Immediate Past Chair.

CoreNet Global also announced the newly elected Directors and Associate Directors of the Board. The Board will now include seven Directors from countries outside of North America, and for the first time a member – Erica Chapman - from CoreNet Global’s Young Leaders Special Interest Group (SIG).
Newly-elected Directors are:
David Radcliffe, MCR, VP, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google
Dino Piccini, BCCR, President, Global Corporate Services, DTZ
Matt Fanoe, Corporate Director of Real Estate and Facilities, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Randy Smith, MCR, VP, Global Real Estate, Oracle
Tony Shou Fat Wong, MCR, Executive Director Corporate Services, Asia, Morgan Stanley.

All newly appointed members to the Board of Directors will serve a term of three years concluding in the spring of 2012.

The Board has also appointed the following Associate Directors with a one-year term:
Erica Chapman, Director of Corporate Real Estate Americas, Adidas
Jan-Peter Kastelein, Senior Researcher, Nyenrode Business University
Mary Jane Olhasso, Director of Economic Development, City of Ontario, California
Steve Hargis, MCR, SVP, HOK Advance Strategies
A member from the Australia New Zealand Regional Council (to be announced)

The new group will join the following who continue as Directors:
Bruce Ficke, EVP, Client Solutions, Cushman & Wakefield
Karen Ellzey, Executive Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
Mark Gorman, MCR, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Mark Schleyer, VP, Corporate Real Estate, Asset Mgmt & Transactions, AT&T Services, Inc.
Rick Bertasi, VP, Global RE & Facilities Mgt EMEA, Johnson Controls
Richard Paver, VP, Group Real Estate, BP International Ltd
Suzanne Heidelberger, Director of Real Estate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Outgoing board members, whose three-year term will end in April were also recognized:
David Harris, MCR, SVP, Workplace Resources, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Ed Noha, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Renee Leach, Director, Global Workplace Program & Americas Region, Hewlett Packard
Wayne Peacock, EVP, Enterprise Business Operations, USAA
Trex Morris, MCR, Americas Director, RE Services, Ernst & Young LLP

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