The Prince's Regeneration Trust has appointed Ian Marcus as its new chairman succeeding Andrew Hamilton who chaired the trust for three years.

The trust is the charity of HRH The Prince of Wales which focuses on heritage-led regeneration.

Ian Marcus is chairman of the European real estate investment banking division at Credit Suisse and has worked in the banking industry for 28 years always focusing on the property industry. He was previously president of the British Property Federation and is past chairman of the Investment Forum and Bank of England property forum.

Ros Kerslake, chief executive of the trust, which seeks to enable under used or redundant buildings to be redeveloped to perform alternative functions, said: ‘I am delighted with Ian’s appointment as chairman and believe he will lead The Trust onto a very exciting future. Ian brings a wealth of experience and leadership from the property and financial sectors.

Regeneration at forefront
Marcus said: ‘The charity fulfils a vital role in ensuring many cherished and iconic properties are brought back into functional use. Even in these challenging times for the industry we need to ensure that regeneration remains at the forefront of the decision making process for owners, occupiers and developers'.