The City Property Association was founded in 1904 and was known as the Associated Owners of City Property until 1991. The First President was Henry Hucks Gibbs, 1st Lord Aldenham (1819-1907). Prior to his Presidency of the Association he was MP for the City of London and Governor of the Bank of England. The Vice President of the Association during its founding was Lord Avebury (1834 -1913), he had served as an MP and was the first President of the Institute of Bankers, but his lasting legacy is the introduction of bank holidays.
The First Chairman was Sir George Woodman (1847 -1915). While serving as Chairman Sir George was also the Sheriff of the City of London, his position was similar to that of the current Executive Director as he dealt with the day to day running of the Association. The position of Chairman lapsed and the President is now the only senior office bearer.
Its founders considered that property issues in the City of London were distinct from those which affected the property ownership generally. In 1991, the Association took the step of widening its scope from an original body of owners alone to a body also representing occupiers and advisers.
First President of the CPA Lord Aldenham (left) and first Chairman Sir George Woodman (right)
An early history of the City Property Association can be found here, this document was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CPA in 2004.
Recent Past Presidents
|2014 – 2016 Robert Samuel||British Land|
|2012 – 2014 Ann Minogue||Macfarlanes / Ashurst|
|2010 – 2012 Anthony Furlong||Sheppard Robson|
|2008 – 2010 Bill Gloyn||JLT|
|2006 – 2008 Mike Hussey||Land Securities|
|2004 – 2006 Peter Cole||Hammerson|
|2002 – 2004 Roger Reeves||Pricewaterhouse Coopers|
|2000 – 2002 Michael Griffiths||Land Securities|
|1998 – 2000 Keith Way||DTZ|
|1996 – 1998 Diana Courtney||Denton Hall|