Robert Noel was managing director of the company's London properties, having joined Land Securities in January 2010 from Great Portland Estates plc, where he had been property director since 2002. On 31 March 2012, Francis Salway was replaced as chief executive by Noel.
Noel is Chairman of the Westminster Property Association, a Director of The New West End Company and a Trustee and Director of the charity LandAid.
Land Securities Group plc is the largest commercial property company in the UK and the leading British property development and investment company headquartered in central London. The firm switched to Real Estate Investment Trust status when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007. It is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.