Great Portland Estates chief executive, Toby Courtauld, is to become the British Property Federation’s new president in 2011.

He will follow the current president, Rupert Clarke, and vice president, John Richards, who will hold the position in 2010 and 2011.

BPF, chief executive, Liz Peace, said: “We are delighted that Toby, one of the industry’s brightest young stars, has agreed to become our new junior vice president. He has been a very active member of our policy committee for a number of years and I’m sure he will bring a new dynamism to the future direction of the BPF.”