Malcolm Young FRICS


Malcolm is the Group Chairman and Chief Executive of The Wilky Group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

His entire career of over 50 years has been spent in commercial property development and investment, nearly 45 of them with The Wilky Group. Starting his career in 1964, with a well-known London firm of chartered surveyors he became, aged 22, national lettings manager for the development subsidiary of a major plc property company. There followed periods as head of the industrial department for a leading London surveying practice and head of acquisitions for a quoted London property company.

He joined Wilky as Property Director in 1973 to build up its portfolio of developments and investments, completing over 80 projects in all. In the early '90s he was seconded to become the first UK Managing Director of McArthur Glen, where he helped to establish six UK Designer Outlet Centres for what has become Europe's leading factory outlet operator.

Malcolm was the first Chair of Local Enterprise Partnership Enterprise M3's Land & Property Group, a key forum for planning, development and investment issues, having been chairman of the former Hampshire Economic Partnership's Land & Property Task Group. He is vice chairman of Enterprise First, the South East's leading enterprise agency and served two terms on the CBI South East Regional Council. In 2017, he was appointed by the RICS as Deputy Chair of the panel of National Judges for their annual awards.