Helsby hands over the Savills reins

As you read this, Jeremy Helsby is relaxing. Having stood down as chief executive of Savills at the end of last year, the 38-year veteran of the firm left with a promise that he would spend the first few months of 2019 with his feet up. Holidays, not board meetings, are high on his agenda.

Inevitably some former colleagues will ask: what’s new? Having led Savills for the past 11 years and plotted its growth to 60 offices, he spent much of his recent working life in hotels, on planes and in lounges anyway. Even