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New project manager for Ravenscroft

A new project manager has been appointed by Ravenscroft to oversee the property interests of the funds it manages.

Ellie Knowelden has joined Ravenscroft Project Management Limited after 16 years at Specsavers where she held a number of roles include three years based in Copenhagen. Her most recent role was to lead Specsavers brand reset project to 40,000 colleagues which was halted due to Covid and so Miss Knowelden then supported the company’s rebuild out of Covid programme.

‘Joining Ravenscroft is a real change for me as the products are now buildings and development sites. I have years of experience managing projects and am looking forward to using that to support Ravenscroft and the funds it manages,’ she said.

Miss Knowelden will focus on the properties and development sites owned by the Channel Islands Property Fund and the RED fund.

‘The properties are tangible to the local community, they are places where people live and work and which make up part of the islands’ landscape, so it is exciting to be part of that continued growth and development,’ she said.

‘I love the challenge of working on multiple projects at once which is perfect for this role as Ravenscroft has a number of developments happening and more in the pipeline. I know that every day will be busy and will provide me with plenty of opportunity to use the skills I have.’

Andy Taylor, head of real estate at Ravenscroft, said that Ellie was a welcome addition to the team.

‘CIPF has 13 properties within its portfolio across Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man and RED fund has a number of sites in Guernsey and Jersey which are planned for redevelopment and so we needed additional expertise to help project manage those. Ellie has already shown that she has an excellent understanding of property and construction and I’m delighted she has joined the team.’