The Directors, all of whom are non-executive, are responsible for the determination of the investment policy of the Company and for the overall supervision of the Company's activities. The Board of the Company has been assembled to give shareholders the benefit of international real estate, fund management and financing experience.
The Board has established an audit committee, comprising David Jeffreys, Serena Tremlett and Roddy Sage. The committee will be responsible for ensuring that the financial performance of the Company is properly reported on and monitored. Additionally it will review the annual and interim accounts, results, announcements, internal control systems and procedures and accounting policies of the Company.
David Jeffreys qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1985. He works as an independent nonexecutive director to a number of Guernsey based investment fund companies and managers and is a Guernsey resident.
From 2007 until 2009 David was the Managing Director of EQT Funds Management Limited, the Guernsey management office of the EQT group of private equity funds. He was previously the Managing Director of Abacus Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited between 1993 and 2004, a third party administration service provider to primarily corporate and fund clients.
Jeff has over 35 years of investment experience, the last 25 of which have been in Emerging Markets, focusing on key countries in Asia, Latin America and EMEA.
Jeff began his career in 1982 and has held portfolio management positions at Royal Insurance plc and BZW Investment Management where he launched and managed one of the very first India funds available to foreign investors.
He has held a number of senior positions at F&C Asset Management (now BMO) including Head of Emerging Market Equities, leading a team of 12 investment professionals responsible for over $5 billion in AUM.
Currently, Jeff is Chairman of RLC Ventures. He has an MBA from Kingston Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Brunel University, London.
Phillip Rose is a Fellow of the Securities Institute and holds a Master of Law degree. He has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate, funds management and banking industries in Europe, the USA and Australasia. He has been the Head of Real Estate for ABN AMRO Bank, Chief Operating Officer of European shopping centre investor and developer TrizecHahn Europe, Managing Director of retail and commercial property developer and investor Lend Lease Global Investment and Executive Manager of listed fund General Property Trust.
Phillip is currently CEO of Alpha Real Capital LLP and has been a member of the Management Committee for Hermes Property Unit Trust and its Audit Committee, and has been a Non-Executive Director of Great Portland Estates plc.
William Simpson is an independent director based in Guernsey providing services to investment and other financial services companies. William has over 30 years' experience within the financial services industry. He previously practiced law in the course of which he advised on the establishment of a wide range of investment funds and related matters. William graduated in law from Leeds University and first qualified as an English barrister. William is a member of the Guernsey Bar. William also holds directorships at Investec Premier Funds PCC Limited, Heartwood Alternatives Fund Limited, Absolute Alpha Fund PCC Limited, Man AHL Diversified PCC Limited and RTW Venture Fund Limited.
Mel is Managing Director of Ocorian Administration (Guernsey) Limited (‘Ocorian’) in Guernsey. She oversees the Guernsey team, leads the financial, business development and strategic objectives of the business and also retains strategic oversight of a portfolio of clients.
Mel has more than 20 years’ experience in the fund administration industry in Guernsey, specifically in private equity, property and mezzanine debt. Prior to founding Morgan Sharpe in April 2008 (a fund administration company sold to Ocorian* in 2017), Mel was the Company Secretary of Assura Administration, overseeing the administration of listed property funds. Mel began her career at Guernsey International Fund Managers (now Northern Trust), working on large private equity funds and European holding companies, moving to Mourant International Finance Administration (now State Street) where she spent more than two years concentrating primarily on listed property funds.
Mel is an experienced Non-Executive Director with a portfolio consisting of funds, general partners and associated Guernsey and European holding companies.
*Estera Administration (Guernsey) Limited prior to its merger with Ocorian in early 2020.