Mark Pears, CBE
Mark Pears has been Chief Executive of The William Pears Group since 1984. The family-owned Group's principal activities are real estate investment and development throughout the UK and Europe.
In addition, the Group has offices and investments in the US, Germany, Denmark and New Zealand. In 2000, Pears co-founded Telereal, the UK's largest property outsourcing company, notably managing the estates of British Telecom, the Department for Work and Pensions, the DVLA and a portfolio of assets on behalf of Royal Mail. Pears is also chairman of Talisman Global Asset Management, an international fund management company.
In 1992, Pears co-founded the Pears Foundation, one of the UKs largest grant-making foundations, on which he sits on the board as a Trustee. He's also a Trustee of St Mungo's Homeless Charity. Pears was awarded a CBE for Services to Business and to Charity in 2014.
He lives in London and is married with two sons.