24 Aug 2021

A high level summary of what's being discussed in recent committee meetings:

Short Term Objectives

To ensure members were aware of the new Guiding Principles and the related changes to the Code of Practice for 2020.

Long Term Objectives

To ensure the Code of Practice was relevant to a wider arrange of fund members

Next meeting: 9 September 2021

View more on the committee here.


Emma Cullen

Emma Cullen

Chief Operating Officer, UK, Fiera Real Estate

Emma is the Chair of the AREF Corporate Governance Committee. She joined Fiera Real Estate, UK in 2007 and was appointed General Counsel before broadening her role to run the operational side of the business. Emma’s remit includes oversight of regulation, risk and legal alongside the firm’s digital transformation and integration of ESG across investment and business process.  Prior to Fiera Real Estate, Emma qualified as a lawyer specialising in real estate investment management at the City firm, Frere Cholmeley Bischoff before moving to the niche real estate practice, Forsters LLP.  

Emma was a member of the AREF Corporate Governance Committee for several years before taking the role of Chair in September 2020 and joining the AREF Management Committee.