Alison Niven Appointed Retail Operations Director For Scotland North

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Land Securities has appointed Alison Niven as its new Retail Operations Director for Scotland and the north of England.

Alison joined Land Securities in 2008 as the director of The Centre in Livingston where she developed a clear strategic direction for the shopping destination and created a 'Best in Class' Centre team.

She has a wealth of experience in the retail sector with a career which has spanned more than 25 years. Prior to joining Land Securities, Alison worked for 13 years with Marks & Spencer in a variety of roles, including store and commercial management - latterly she was store manager at the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds.

In her new role as Retail Operations Director, Alison will oversee the centre directors and managers across Land Securities' nine Scottish and north of England centres, from Willow Place in Corby to the Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres in Aberdeen.

Alison will also be accountable for operational standards and the management and development of the staff at the centres within her remit.

Alison said: "I am delighted to take up this new role which will be both exciting and challenging.  I have spent three great years at The Centre in Livingston, during which it has undergone a major expansion, attracted a host of new high-street retailers and become a true destination shopping centre. I look forward to taking the lessons learned in Livingston and applying them across our retail portfolio."

Katherine Armstead, portfolio manager, Land Securities said: "Alison has proven to be a real asset to Land Securities in recent years and will be instrumental in the continued success of our centres in Scotland and the North East."

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Note to editors:


Land Securities is one of the UK's leading real estate investment trusts with a Scottish portfolio comprising four retail parks and five shopping centres including:

  • The Centre and extensive retail warehousing developments in Livingston
  • Livingston Designer Outlet (joint ownership with Aviva)
  • Bon Accord & St Nicholas Centres in Aberdeen (joint ownership with British Land)
  • Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow (a joint venture with Henderson Global Investors)
  • Overgate shopping centre, Dundee
  • Kingsway West retail park in Dundee


In March 2004, Land Securities entered into a 50/50 joint venture with British Land to create the Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership which now includes its joint Aberdeen holdings.