Former retail property boss joins tech firm

Joanne Skilton, formerly head of UK retail at BNP Paribas Real Estate, has left the retail property sector after 25 years to join tech firm Unily.

Skilton joined BNP Paribas Real Estate as head of UK retail in 2017. Before that, she was head of commercial leasing at the Battersea Power Station Development Company for around three years.

Her previous roles also include retail and leasing director at intu, then known as Capital Shopping Centres, where she worked for five years from 2008.

Skilton will join Unily in the newly created role of chief commercial officer,