Empiric Student Property


Non-Executive Director

Martin Ratchford



1 October 2021

Relevant Skills and Experience

  • Chartered accountant
  • Over two decades of strong leadership experience in UK and International real estate, listed and funds space, including student accommodation
  • In-depth experience of raising debt and equity, managing large teams, complex real estate transactions, systems & control environments

Principal External Appointments

  • Chief finance officer at Frasers Property UK Limited, part of Frasers Property, a global real estate group

Significant Previous External Experience

  • Finance director of Real Estate and Funds – Thomas Cook plc
  • Head of Europe – Finance – British Land plc
  • Finance director – The Unite Group plc

Committee Memberships

  • Audit and Risk Committee (Chair)
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • ESG Committee