John Bullough, Grosvenor’s retail director, is leaving to join Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Properties.

Bullough will join as chief operating officer at the property development and investment company based in Abu Dhabi.

Bullough, who is also BCSC president this year, joined Grosvenor in 1989.

‘I have enjoyed a hugely rewarding time at Grosvenor and the decision to move on has been difficult’ said Bullough. ‘However, I have reached a point in my career where I am looking for new challenges and Aldar presents a fantastic opportunity for me.’

Bullough will leave at the end of the summer. He will remain fully involved with the BCSC as president throughout his term in office.

Bullough will join former Stannifer boss Ron Barrott and John Shaw at Aldar.