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Our People

iQ has a strong operational management team, with significant combined experience across the real estate, student accommodation, hospitality and leisure sectors. With headquarters in London and Manchester, the management team leads an over 500-strong workforce across the UK, empowered to contribute to the success of the business through locally based decision making. Together we are building a sustainable business and will grow over the long term through further acquisitions and the development and refurbishment of our portfolio.

Gender Pay Report

We believe that by being a truly diverse and inclusive organisation, we will be better able to serve our customers and communities, and attract and retain the best talent in the sector. As a student accommodation business centred around young generations who are just a few years or months away from the start of their careers, we want to exemplify what a diverse, inclusive and fair business looks like. Read our 2017 Gender Pay Report here.





OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM


ROB ROGER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Rob has been Chief Executive of iQ Student Accommodation since June 2016. Prior to this, Rob was the CEO of Spire Healthcare from May 2011 having been Chief Financial Officer since 2007.


ILIYA BLAZIC
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Iliya has over twenty years’ experience in the real estate sector across investment and development. Iliya joined iQ as Managing Director in 2015 following eight years in the Wellcome Trust investment team.


STEPHEN LEUNG
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Formerly Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury at Land Securities Group plc, Stephen joined iQ as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Stephen is a chartered accountant and Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.


MATT MERRICK
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Matt joined iQ in April 2017 following twelve years with Virgin Active where he held various leadership positions including Finance Director, UK Managing Director and more recently European COO. He is a Chartered Accountant having previously trained with KPMG.


DAVID TYMMS
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

With over twenty-five years’ experience in the Higher Education Sector, David joined iQ in 2008 having previously been Director of Residential Services at the London School of Economics and Political Science.