Former Hammerson chief executive and chairman Ron Spinney died aged 67.

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Spinney joined Hammerson as chief executive in 1993 and was widely credited with setting it on the path to becoming firmly established as a FTSE-100 company.

He was appointed chairman in 1999 and retired in 2005. Prior to joining Hammerson, Spinney made his name at London developer Greycoat during the 1980s boom. He was awarded a CBE in 2004.