Gareth Dickinson was today appointed interim head of property at Royal London Asset Management.

Dickinson will report directly to RLAM CEO Andrew Carter. His appointment follows Julia Martin’s decision to leave the fund manager to take up a new role at King Sturge.

‘Gareth has proved himself as a successful property fund manager and has built a strong respect both within RLAM’s property team and the wider property industry,’ said Carter.

Dickinson began his career at Gerald Eve as a senior surveyor before joining RLAM as an asset manager and fund manager. Over the past eight years he has been managing the Scottish Life Unit Linked Property Fund, overseeing the fund’s rapid growth to its current £1.1bn size.