Lynda Shillaw has left her role as divisional CEO at Manchester Airports Group to join property investor and car park operator Town Centre Securities.

In her four years with MAG, Shillaw was heavily involved in the £1 billion Airport City joint venture at Manchester Airport, which will involve the creation of a tech hub.

She previously served as director of real estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership; as MD and global head of corporate real estate for Lloyds Banking Group; as MD of Co-Operative Estates; and as director of property at BT.

She will join Town Centre Securities’ board on November 5th and serve as property director with incumbent Richard Lewis retiring as planned.

"We are delighted to have recruited someone with the calibre and reputation of Lynda Shillaw to join Town Centre Securities,” said Town Centre Securities chairman and chief executive Edward Ziff.

“We believe that Lynda's breadth of investment and development experience, combined with her past involvement in real estate financing, will be invaluable as we embark on the next stage of the company's growth, including undertaking the most significant development pipeline in TCS's history.

“We are confident that Lynda's passion for delivery combined with her reputation and knowledge will make her a powerful new addition to the TCS team.”

Lewis joined Town Centre Securities – which has business in Leeds, Manchester, Scotland and London – in 2000 and was appointed to the board in 2001.

"On behalf of the board, I would like to personally thank Richard Lewis for his long-standing commitment to Town Centre Securities,” added Ziff.

“Richard's contribution has been invaluable, notably with some of our most significant schemes, beginning with the construction and sale of No1 Whitehall Riverside in Leeds, the continued development of Piccadilly Basin in Manchester, and most recently the re-development of Merrion House in Leeds.

“We wish Richard a long, happy, and healthy retirement."