Chris is a Director of two UK asset managers: Maunby Investment Management Services, a Private Client firm based in Harrogate and Trefoil Capital Advisers which was formed in 2018 to advise clients who invest principally in Alternatives, especially Hedge Funds. Chris was a Partner in Culross, a thematic investor in Hedge Funds between 1999 and 2016, a period in which Culross created and managed 3 award winning funds. Prior to that, he worked for over 20 years at the United Bank of Kuwait, a Kuwaiti owned UK Regulated bank active in Asset Management, Private Banking, Islamic Finance, Real Estate and Trade Finance, serving as CEO between 1985 and 1998. He holds a BSc degree from the London School of Economics and an FCCA qualification.
Gail has over 20 years of experience within the financial services, working collaboratively with clients to develop their business in complex financial products. During this time, she has worked for a range of top tier banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS. She currently runs her own consultancy business offering a broad range of advisory and implementation services to financial services clients.
Elwin is the Archdeacon of West Ham, and a governor of Forest School. He has served in a number of settings as a parish priest in East London and Essex, and for some years as Chaplain to West Ham United FC.
Sammy is the Business Development Manager at London South Bank University. His work involves extensive engagement with businesses developing links to provide opportunities for young people in apprenticeships. He is responsible for supporting businesses to fully utilise their apprenticeship levy funding to meet organisational skills requirements and fill the talent pipeline. Sammy manages a small team to deliver a range of apprenticeship development activities to support clients develop and implement their apprenticeship strategies. Sammy worked at New City College (Tower Hamlets College), Croydon College and Sussex Downs College prior to his current role. He lived in the Middle East for 18 years.
Noor is a chartered accountant by profession. He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He brings with him wide-ranging experience of financial management having trained with Grant Thornton in London and then working with KPMG specialising in the audit of Banking, Insurance and Asset Management sectors. He has also worked with BlackRock as a technical specialist in the group’s financial reporting division. Noor is also serving as head of internal audit for Humanity First, an international disaster relief charity.”