Shaftesbury non-executive director Alastair MacDonald has died.

MacDonald, who joined the board of the West End property company in December 2001 and served on its audit remuneration and nomination committee, died on Monday.

John Manser, chairman of Shaftesbury, expressed on behalf of the board and staff his condolences to MacDonald’s family.

He said: ‘Alastair was an exemplary non-executive director and his commitment to the group and his wise counsel will be greatly missed by us all.'