Board of Directors
The Company’s Board comprises two executive and one non-executive director.
Neal Griffith, Chief Executive Officer
A former market maker and banker with SG Warburg, as well as a turnaround specialist, Neal branched out to become a serial entrepreneur founding companies across a variety of sectors including marine services, oil services, and security. He has a track record of delivering value to stakeholders and founded OWG as a provider of capital to growth companies. Since the acquisition of Brandon Hill by OWG in 2014, over £350 million has been raised for clients to date.
Mike Pearson was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment and served for 10 years worldwide. He joined BAA plc, the UK airport operator, in 1990 and managed the South Terminal at Gatwick. He was responsible for the overall service and commercial delivery of the terminal, the largest in BAA. Mike worked in the South African Airports Company before being headhunted to be Executive Chairman for IES Digital Systems, a digital CCTV provider and was involved in projects for blue chip companies and the UK Government. He was a consultant to the UK Stabilisation Unit in Iraq developing & delivering contracts in the aviation sector.
Mike joined OWG in July 2014 as Director and member of the Management Team.
Head of Private Banking of EuropeArab Bank where he was appointed to lead growth of the client base and development of new markets including Real Estate, Capital Guaranteed SIP and Islamic Finance.
An experienced banker, Philip has had significant roles during his career with Gaiacorp UK Limited, Shearson Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith UK.
Graham is a qualified lawyer, conversant with all areas of law. He has been admitted as a solicitor for over 37 years which includes international experience of 7 years spent as a practicing attorney in the Cayman Islands, where he advised on banking, insurance, trusts and mutual funds. From 1989 he was based in the UK as a lawyer and manager for Gaiacorp, the currency hedge fund, and subsequently as Managing Director of its London subsidiary, Titan Capital Management, where he played a key role in developing the firm’s global business, including creating and managing global investment management, fund administration and independent financial adviser networks. Graham has since worked extensively as a consultant in the City of London. He is currently a principal of Hawksmoor Partners, a corporate services and financial PR consultancy. Graham advises on all aspects of accounting and corporate / company secretarial procedures and is also a practicing consultant solicitor with the City firm of Charterhouse Law. He is involved as a director of several Cayman Islands funds. He has an MA in Law from Cambridge University.
Karl Hughes – Chairman, Brandon Hill Capital
A graduate from the University of Manchester, Karl is a highly successful and experienced CEO and Chairman having worked in stockbroking, financial services and investment banking for more than 30-years. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of equity and derivative trading, settlement and technology within retail and institutional environments.
Oliver Stansfield – CEO, Brandon Hill Capital
Oliver joined Fox-Davies Capital (Now Brandon Hill Capital) in 2004; he co- established the Equity sales team during that year and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2014. Oliver is the Equity sales director with over 10 years of relationships with leading equity funds in the resource sector, hedge funds and strategic investors; he has been instrumental in raising more than $1 billion for clients in 13 years at Brandon Hill Capital and is a leading member of the OWG management team.
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