- Liberty Living
- Board and Senior Management
Senior management team
Rachel Heslehurst, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Rachel joined Liberty Living as Legal Director and Company Secretary in July 2017. She was previously senior in-house counsel at Grosvenor Group where she advised on international real estate acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and large development projects. In addition, Rachel was responsible for developing and implementing internal governance processes and procedures. Rachel has 14 years’ post qualification legal experience (England and Wales qualified), having started her career in private practice as a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Paul Watson, Operations and Sales Director
Paul joined Liberty Living in 2006 as General Manager and was appointed as Operations and Sales Director in February 2017. He has 17 years of commercial and operations management experience in the Higher Education sector and Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) industry. Paul is responsible for sales and business development and delivering the operational strategy across the portfolio, including engagement with academic institutions and leading Liberty Living’s regional sales operations and on-site residence teams.
Neil Davies, Property Services Director
Neil joined Liberty Living in 2018 to provide direction for the Facilities Management and Project requirements of the Property Department with a focus on in-sourcing. Neil has over 25 years’ worldwide experience in property management and the delivery of projects. His extensive knowledge is the result of roles in the Education, Retail, Sporting and Banking sectors and a distinguished career in the Royal Engineers. Neil is also a Chartered, European and International Professional Engineer, a Fellow of CIBSE, a Fellow of IWFM and a Member of the IoD.
Grant Robertson, IT Director
Grant joined Liberty Living in August 2006 as IT Manager and was promoted to IT Director in 2017. Prior to that he spent 6 years as Network Manager for an online company specialising in education recruitment, prior to moving into an IT specialism, he spent 16 years as military aircrew.
Andrew Brewer, Finance Director
Andrew joined Liberty Living in 2003 as Financial Controller and has held the role of Finance Director since early 2017. Andrew is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, with over 20 years’ post qualification experience and leads the finance team within Liberty Living.
Jackie Hudson, Human Resources Director
Jackie joined Liberty Living in 2003 to create an HR function for the company and was appointed as HR Director in February 2017. Jackie is responsible for Human Resources and Learning & Development across Liberty Living. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and previously headed HR operations at US law firm, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher. Jackie is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development; a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.