The chairman of Cognatum Estates has announced that he will be stepping down in April. Henry Thornton has been chairman for nearly ten years and was instrumental in the creation of Cognatum Estates, formed through the merger of The Beechcroft Trust and The English Courtyard Association. Previously he had been joint founder and chief executive
of Beechcroft Developments.

Reflecting on his decision, Henry said,

“I think that after ten years it is the right time for a change. I have enjoyed my term as chairman and am pleased to be able to leave with such confidence that there is a strong and forward-looking management team in place. As a not-for-profit company without shareholders, Cognatum is such a worthwhile enterprise, with a clear purpose and dedicated people. I know it will continue to provide the excellent quality of lifestyle people have come to expect from us.”

The board will elect a new chairman at their meeting in April.