Colliers International executive team boosted by internal promotions

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New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer announced for the UK leadership team.


Global real estate company Colliers International has recognised and rewarded the talent within its UK business by promoting a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from within its ranks. 

Former UK Head of Operations Kate Morgan has now taken over the helm as Chief Operating Officer and former Director of Finance Mark Colclough has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. 

Kate joined the company in June 2014 from Bruntwood to lead the business development for the Rating team and since then has overhauled the company’s customer relationship management system across the EMEA market. Last year, she was appointed to the new role of UK Head of Operations and has been charged with future proofing the organisation, ensuring the company has a strong talent pool and meets the needs of its clients.

Mark joined Colliers in October 2014 from LSL Property Services Plc. He was promoted to director in 2015 and has overseen the business’ acquisition of four companies, reduced its tax bill, simplified the reporting structure and supported the senior leadership team’s plans for investments. 

Tony Horrell, Colliers International’s CEO UK and Ireland said: “Property is all about people, and at Colliers International we strongly believe that it’s essential to invest in our staff and recognise their talents and contributions to the business through promotions. It gives me great pleasure to celebrate the great calibre of the team that we have and their standing within the business. Both Kate and Mark have been instrumental in helping our business to grow, become more efficient and more effective and with their increased leadership responsibilities I look forward to seeing how we will develop going forward.

Kate added: “Businesses are constantly changing and developing, and it’s a challenge to identify the technology and practices which will support our teams to build valuable, long-lasting relationships with each other and our clients. We’ve recently launched our Balance in Business programme which I’m looking forward to embedding into the organisation to ensure we have a strong, diverse and healthy team.” 

Mark said: “Financial roles are often geared more towards looking backwards and reporting on what’s already happened, but I like that we’re an entrepreneurial company, so we’re always looking forward. We’ve achieved great efficiencies by implementing new processes and technology, I’m now excited by the next opportunities and challenges that we will face as a growing business.”

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Tony Horrell

Chief Executive Officer - UK and Ireland

London - West End

Tony is Chief Executive Officer of Colliers International for UK and Ireland, a role he has held since 2010. 

He is responsible for the direction and growth of the UK business, which now employs over 900 people across 16 offices. His focus is on accelerating clients’ success locally and internationally through an enhanced level of service, whilst also retaining and recruiting some of the best talent in the commercial property sector.

Tony is a member of Colliers International’s EMEA Board and Global Senior Executive team, which sets the vision and strategy for the company. 

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Kate Morgan

UK Chief Operating Officer

London - West End

Kate is our UK Head of Operations, in her role she concentrates on providing the correct tools and ensuring that the best processes are in place to support Colliers’ client facing teams to be as effective as possible, as well as exploring wider opportunities for future planning and strategic growth.

Prior to joining Colliers Kate spent three years heading up the business development and operational change functions at Bruntwood, the £100m turnover family-owned commercial property company based in the north of England.  Having started her career in consultancy, Kate also spent a number of years promoting Manchester on behalf of MIDAS, the city’s inward investment agency.

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Mark Colclough

UK Chief Financial Officer

London - West End

I began my career at Kingston Smith LLP and spent six years in the audit and tax and legal consultancy departments.

I then moved to LSL Property Services plc where I worked in the Group finance function, leading the financial planning and analysis function of the £300m group for 3 years. Here I was involved in providing both support and project leading on a variety of strategic acquisitions for the Group as well as playing a significant role in major refinancing and supporting the retendering process of a number of significant contract wins. I also oversaw a number of system design and builld processes managing business change.

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