Cadogan appoints new Finance Director
Cadogan announces the appointment of Sanjay Patel as Finance Director. He will play a key role in the development of the Estate, working closely with the Chief Executive and wider team to support Cadogan’s commercial success and long-term stewardship of Chelsea.
Sanjay was formerly Group Finance Director of property services firm Strutt & Parker, following 14 years with the John Lewis Partnership, where he held several senior roles including Finance Director of John Lewis Department Stores. He also brings significant experience from the not-for-profit sector, including the audit committee of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, and as a non-executive director of North West London Hospitals NHS Trust. Sanjay is currently a member of the audit committee of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the Audit & Risk Committee of London & Quadrant, one of the largest housing associations in the UK.
Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Sanjay to Cadogan. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, with a proven track record of leadership skills and solid technical expertise in treasury, finance, taxation and investment strategy. I equally value his high levels of integrity and strong ethics, demonstrated through commitments to not-for-profit endeavours throughout his career. He will undoubtedly prove an asset to an organisation such as Cadogan, which has the long-term benefit of the local community at the heart of its business decisions.”
Sajay Patel, Finance Director, added: “I admire Cadogan’s commitment to invest in the long-term success of Chelsea, whilst preserving the heritage of the area. It is a pleasure to be joining the team and I look forward to building on their excellent work, implementing and adapting finance strategies to sustain Cadogan’s growth to ensure this dynamic Estate continues to thrive.”
Cadogan places great importance on the enhancement of the Estate, curating a destination where retailers, businesses and local residents flourish. Spanning over 93 acres, the Estate includes Duke of York Square, Sloane Street, Pavilion Road and King’s Road; together forming a distinctive and unique neighbourhood.