Nick Peel has been promoted to head of retail operations for Land Securities.

He will work on the company’s 30 UK shopping centres and 30 retail parks from April 1 2007.

He will report into Yvonne Wells, director of property management.

Peel joined Land Securities in 2005 as centre director for East Kilbride shopping centre. He was made retail operations director for Scotland in 2006.

He previously worked at retailers including Halfords, Morrison, John Menzies and Rangers Football Club.