Leo is Executive Chairman and founder of the Noé group. Prior to this Leo Noé was Executive and latterly Non- Executive Chairman of BMO Real Estate Partners. He joined as Chairman on completion of the F&C/REIT merger in September 2008, having previously been founder and Chairman of REIT Asset Management where he was responsible for overall strategy and client liaison. With over four decades of experience in the property industry Leo’s involvements are extensive. He established Lee Baron Commercial, a firm of property consultants with a wide range of clients, and was Chief Executive of Bourne End Properties plc between 1989 and 1997, a listed property investment company where his family trusts were the main shareholders.

Primarily through the Rachel Charitable Trust, Leo is a benefactor to various charities in the UK and Israel and is a trustee and patron to a number of leading education and welfare institutions. Leo is an active participant in education strategy and planning projects and has a particular and keen interest in special educational needs (SEN) with involvements at community and government level in both the UK and Israel.