Shopping centre owner Hammerson has appointed Simon Travis to the role of group investment director managing director of Premium Outlets.
In this new position, Travis will oversee Hammerson’s premium outlets division in addition to his existing investment responsibilities.
He has spent over 20 years at the group, and has held a number of roles including investment manager and business development director, and was important in the establishment of VIA outlets in 2014.
Hammerson has also appointed Bruce Nutman to the role of senior investment manager, reporting to Travis, Nutman has specialised in retail investment for over 20 years.
David Atkins, CEO at Hammerson, said: “Simon’s appointment will strengthen our already talented premium outlets team, and his experience and leadership will be invaluable as the business seeks to create further value for its guests, brand partners, employees and investors.
“Premium outlets continues to deliver exceptional results, and is well placed to take advantage of the broader trends we are seeing in the market, such as the growth in shopping-tourism, and the popularity of off-price luxury.”