Our Real Assets division invests in tangible assets, seeking to provide clients with sustainable yield and long-term capital growth.
Our Real Assets division invests in tangible assets, seeking to provide clients with sustainable yield and long-term capital growth.
Gresham House’s Real Assets strategies target sustainable yield and long-term capital growth for clients, through investment in a variety of tangible assets.
Comprising Forestry, Housing, Renewables, Battery Energy Storage, Commercial Property, and Sustainable Infrastructure, our Real Assets division aims to provide investors with protection from inflation and portfolio diversification via proven, sustainable alternative investments. In many cases, they also provide the potential for uncorrelated returns to equity markets as well as diversified sources of income.
Our Real Assets investments assess ESG factors from a risk and opportunities perspective to generate the potential for at least market-level investment returns. Our funds also aim to actively contribute towards solutions to some of the largest environmental and societal challenges.
Rupert has been the Managing Director of Gresham House Asset Management Ltd since September 2015. He is a member of the Group Management and Investment Committees.
Rupert has a proven track record of delivering significant value to shareholders and has over 32 years’ experience in asset management, private banking and wealth management, focusing on product innovation, investment management, business development, banking and wealth structuring.
Before joining Gresham House, Rupert was CEO and CIO of Schroders (UK) Private Bank for 11 years, and spent 17 years at Rothschild, where latterly he was Head of Private Clients for Rothschild Asset Management.
Ben has been Managing Director and Head of the Gresham House New Energy division since November 2017.
He is also the Fund Manager of Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc, with assets under management (AUM) of over £500m, and was, through 2020, also Fund Manager for the British Strategic Investment Fund (BSIF) Strategy which grew AUM to £350m under his leadership. Ben started his fund management career at Lazard Asset Management in 1994 and worked there for nine years. He later founded Hazel Capital in April 2007, serving as Managing Partner and CIO and which became Gresham House New Energy on the acquisition of Hazel Capital’s business activities in November 2017.
Prior to founding Hazel Capital, he was a co-founder of Cantillon Capital, where he managed a US$1bn equity hedge fund focused on global technology, media and telecom. Ben currently serves as a director of over 50, mostly project, companies. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.
Peter is Managing Director of Gresham House’s Sustainable Infrastructure division and Fund Manager for our British Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (BSIF) strategy. He is also a member of the Gresham House Sustainability Executive Committee and the Gresham House Asset Management Board.
Prior to Gresham House, Peter led the investment and exit of the Sustainable Infrastructure-focused Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) for SEP, one of Europe’s most successful VC firms.
With over 21 years of public and private equity investment, development and fund management experience, including two top-decile infrastructure fund exits, he has invested into and exited over 200 infrastructure and technology companies across all sectors with an equity value of over £1.7bn and capital value of c.£5.5bn.
Peter has had board member roles on over 60 investee companies and is a Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Peter is also an active investor in early-stage sustainability companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with honours and two further Bachelor degrees in Finance (BFin) and Commerce (BCom), all from the University of Adelaide, and is a proud graduate of CISL’s Business Sustainability Management programme.
Olly Hughes has been Managing Director and an Investment Committee member of our Forestry division since January 2019. He is responsible for managing the growth and development of Gresham House’s forestry activities including acquisitions, fund and private client management and forestry asset management.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Olly was a Partner and Head of Infrastructure at Oxford Capital for six years where he built and managed a portfolio of over £300m of solar and wind renewable energy assets. He started his career at ING Barings in 1995 focusing on asset backed structuring and since then has focused his career on real asset investment management.
Olly has over 20 years of investment experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in Biological Science. He also obtained the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society in the UK.
Ben Fry is Managing Director, Housing at Gresham House and oversees all housing investment. He is the Fund Manager for Residential Secure Income plc and Gresham House Residential Secure Income LP and director of the two Registered Providers of Social Housing within these funds, ReSI Homes Limited and ReSI Housing Limited. Ben has worked at Gresham House for 11 years, including via TradeRisks which was acquired by Gresham House in March 2020. Prior to setting up Residential Secure Income in 2017, Ben led TradeRisks’ debt advisory services for housing associations, local authorities, and specialist residential accommodation. Ben has 17 years of experience in housing, local government and infrastructure and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London.
Simon joined Gresham House in December 2022.
Simon has over 25 years’ experience in corporate advisory, private equity, M&A, debt advisory, strategic business planning, performance improvement and board governance. He has led over a dozen successful private equity exits and is an experienced non-executive director.
Before joining Gresham House, Simon was a Partner, Head of Portfolio and member of the Investment Committee at Bowmark Capital. He also co-chaired the Exit and Valuations Committees. Prior to that, he was Senior Portfolio Director at Lloyds Development Capital.
Before his career in private equity, Simon spent nearly 20 years as an advisor, initially at KPMG in Birmingham before moving to Deloitte in 2005. At Deloitte, Simon was a Partner and Head of UK regional Corporate Advisory, a business he established to advise fast growing mid-market privately owned and private equity backed businesses across the UK regions.
During his time as an advisor, Simon completed several corporate secondments in board level roles to help companies including a large construction company, multinational airline, global consumer product manufacturer, football league club and UK based listed retailer. He also has extensive international experience, including a two-year secondment to Melbourne Australia with Deloitte. Simon has worked across a variety of sectors, in particular healthcare, education, retail, TMT, infrastructure and construction.
Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW). He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (B.Soc.Sc) degree in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham.
Maxwell joined Gresham House in October 2022 and is a Condition Monitoring Engineer, responsible for monitoring and reporting the general condition of the bulk battery storage system.
Maxwell previously worked as a Power System Engineer at Ghana Grid Company.
Maxwell has a Bachelors’ in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Masters’ in Renewable Energy from the University of Aberdeen.
Simon is a Chartered Forester with over ten years of private and public sector experience. He has a BSc in Forestry from Bangor University, graduating in 2008. He specialises in woodland creation and general forest management.
James joined Gresham House in May 2018, following the acquisition of FIM Services Ltd.
James is Fund Manager of Gresham House Solar Distribution LLP. James takes an active role in the day-to-day management of the fund including reporting, asset management, capital rising, acquisition of new assets and conducting valuations. Prior to joining Gresham House, he worked at J.P. Morgan, RWE Supply and Trading and latterly at Computershare Investor Services as an Equity Dealer, managing a range of global share plans and option schemes on behalf of corporate clients.
James has ten years of experience in financial services and holds a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Plymouth. He has also obtained the Investment Management Certificate and is enrolled as a Level II candidate in the CFA program.
Tom joined Gresham House in 2018 as part of our acquisition of FIM Services Ltd.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Tom worked for Polar Capital for 5 years on both the investment and operational side, during which time he completed the IMC.
Following a sustainability direction, he designed and built a rural indoor farm, selling the produce to local restaurants and farmers markets.
He graduated in 2010 from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Hons) in Scientific Geography.
Bozkurt joined the New Energy team in 2017 as an Investment Director, with the acquisition of Hazel Capital. He is a senior member of the team managing the Gresham House Energy Storage Fund and specifically looks after procurement, contracting, delivery and the evaluation of new opportunities. He also manages the Gresham House New Energy VCTs that have a portfolio of solar and wind assets. He has been closely involved in the acquisition, financing, construction and management of over 800MWs of energy storage assets, and over 200MWs of solar and wind assets.
Bozkurt dedicated the early part of his career to funding and advising companies in the telecommunications, media and technology industries whilst in roles at Nomura, Salomon Brothers, Bowman Capital and Deloitte & Touche.
In 2002 he co-founded and built New Energy Finance (NEF), which became the leading provider of data, research and analysis to investors in the global cleantech industry. NEF was acquired by Bloomberg in December 2009.
He has 29 years’ worth of principal investment, advisory and business-building experience in the clean energy, telecommunications and technology industries.
Bozkurt holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London.
Based in our Oxford office, Suzy works in the asset management team for our renewables portfolio. Suzy has been involved in the construction, financing and operational management of over 100 MW of onshore wind and solar assets on behalf of investors.
Previously, Suzy worked as a Senior Investment Analyst for Sun Life Financial of Canada and Lincoln Financial Group.
Suzy has a first-class BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Bath.
Oliver is an Associate Director at Gresham House, following the acquisition of TradeRisks in March 2020. He focuses on developing new and maintaining existing relationships, as well as the financial modelling of new acquisitions for ReSI.
He was previously Head of Acquisitions for a Real Estate developer focusing on development origination and analysis and headed a team of four acquiring and reviewing schemes with a GDV of up to £1bn.
He has six years of housing and residential investment experience and holds a BSc in Real Estate, Finance & Investment from Cass Business School.
Tom joined Gresham House plc in June 2021.
He works within the asset management team, covering all aspects of operational forestry for several individual and portfolio clients. He has worked in the UK forestry sector since 2013 and, prior to joining Gresham House, was leading a three-person forest management team covering south west Scotland.
Tom has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and later went on to gain an MSc in Forest Management from Newton Rigg
Fund Manager; responsible for management of in-forest operations and fund reporting. Post qualification, he worked as a forest manager on the full spectrum of forest activities, with a particular emphasis on adding value through bare land planting. In 2004, he moved to the Forestry Commission where he held various responsibilities including regulatory compliance role over the industry’s private sector. Latterly he was project manager of an IT project, and represented the Forestry Commission on the SEARS (Scotland’s Environmental & Rural Services) programme of organisational change. In 2012 he joined Gresham House Forestry and is one of the teams qualified chartered foresters.
Peter joined Gresham House in January 2021 and is responsible for the unsubsidised renewables and collocation strategy within the New Energy team.
Peter has 13 years’ energy investment experience. Prior to joining Gresham House, Peter was an Investment Director at Foresight Group, where he worked for seven years. Whilst at Foresight, Peter focused on the European renewable energy sector, leading deals across the full project lifecycle (development capital, greenfield, brownfield and exit processes) and actively managing assets post-investment.
From 2012-2014, Peter was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions Team at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, working on power generation, metering and energy supply transactions. He started his career in PwC’s Deals Strategy team, advising financial and strategic buyers in the energy sector.
Peter is passionate about the need for further renewable energy deployment and has a track-record working with developers on complex greenfield projects.
He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford.
James is an Investment Manager at Gresham House. James moved to the New Energy team in 2019 after joining Gresham House in 2018 as part of Gresham House Ventures, having previously been at Livingbridge since 2016.
James’ current role covers a broad range of work across fund management and new investments, primarily focused on energy storage and renewables. Amongst other things he is responsible for modelling for the energy storage fund, both at fund level and for new investments drawing on his experience and understanding of BESS markets. Prior to joining the New Energy team, he worked as an Analyst covering mostly early-stage companies in the Venture Capital and Equity Fund vehicles as part of Gresham House Ventures. This role provided experience with investment decisions across a variety of markets as well as exposure to growth companies and management of quoted investment vehicles.
His career started in TMT audit at EY where he spent 3 years and qualified as a chartered accountant.
James holds a first-class Master’s degree in Mathematics from Durham University.
Rob Carlow has been an Investment Director and a member of the Forestry Investment Committee at Gresham House since November 2015, primarily focusing on asset acquisitions. Rob joined the group from Aitchesse Ltd where he was a Company Director for two years and Head of Acquisitions for three years. Prior to joining Aitchesse Ltd, Rob spent five years at CNBC Europe as a technical analyst covering financial news. Following this, he was managing his own consultancy business specialising in carbon management and commercial forestry for two years. Rob has ten years of investment experience in the commercial forestry sector, investing in the UK and globally. He holds a Master’s degree in environmental economics from Glasgow University and a Bachelor of Art in engineering from Southampton Solent University.
Graham is an experienced forestry professional, responsible for all operational aspects of the Gresham House forestry funds. After a short period of practical experience in the UK, Sweden and New Zealand, he joined UA Forestry Ltd (a division of United Auctions Group) as a forest manager, progressing to become their managing director in 1997.
In 2001, he left UA to found his own forestry management company, Aspen Forestry Ltd, which specialised in providing forest management services across Scotland. Following the successful sale of Aspen, Graham joined Gresham House in 2007. His specialism is in developing, negotiating and managing non-forestry ‘higher and better use’ investments on behalf of client funds, particularly renewable energy developments, telecom rentals, power line access and compensation and residential developments.
Fernando joined Gresham House in May 2021 and is focused on the design, development and deployment of processes and procedures that allow the New Energy team to increase MW under management each year.
Fernando has 15 years’ experience in the Renewable Energy sector, specifically in the Solar PV industry. Prior to Gresham House, he was Global Head of Technical for a 2.2GW Solar PV portfolio at WiseEnergy (Next Energy Group company), focused on the operation of their Solar PV assets and increasing overall revenues.
Fernando holds a BEng in Industrial Engineering from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and an MSc in Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Southampton. He also holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona.
Mathangi joined Gresham House as an Investment Associate in our Sustainable Infrastructure team in January 2023.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Mathangi worked at an impact venture capital fund in India as an investment fellow where she was responsible for setting up the fund along with building the fund’s investment thesis and deal pipeline. Prior to that she was part of EY India’s Financial Due Diligence team.
Mathangi has seven years of work experience in the industry and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also holds an MBA from HEC Paris with a specialisation in Finance.
Gourav is a Director in the Capital Markets team at Gresham House, following the acquisition of TradeRisks in March 2020, and is a member of the Housing and Infrastructure team. Since joining TradeRisks, he has been responsible for executing on advisory engagements for both housing associations and infrastructure clients.
He previously worked at Arcus Infrastructure Partners in their core infrastructure investments team, where he was responsible for reviewing and executing on new investment opportunities. Prior to this, Gourav worked at PIMCO in the financial advisory team where he was responsible for assessing the credit quality of infrastructure loan books. He also spent a number of years working in the infrastructure advisory team of EY in the UK and Australia. Gourav’s recent work experience includes advising a fibre network developer on funding their projects.
Gourav has over 15 years of professional experience in financial advisory and investment. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Macquarie University and qualified as an Actuary with the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Wayne has 28 years of technical, commercial, stakeholder and general management experience in the energy sector and is an Investment Director in the New Energy division of Gresham House.
Before joining Gresham House, Wayne served as COO at FIM Services Ltd, and prior to that Wayne was an Onshore Wind Development and Construction Director for RWE Innogy.
He has overseen the construction of 17 wind farms (~400MW) and the sale of 12 wind farms (~200MW) over the past 12 years. He has also represented the industry on aviation matters as a director and vice chair of the Aviation Investment Fund Company Ltd.
Wayne is a Chartered Engineer and has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Sheffield. Wayne is also a registered adviser with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Richard is a Chartered Surveyor whose experience covers all property issues. His expertise includes: complex documentation and due diligence matters, developing and implementing investment schemes – particularly those based on tax-efficient structures – and managing a wide range of investor contacts established through FIM’s investment business. Richard is a registered adviser with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Anthony’s background is in investment banking, having previously worked for international firms in London, New York and South America, including Macquarie and Merrill Lynch. At Gresham House, he is responsible for business development, marketing and sales for our forestry and new energy assets, also managing one of the funds.
Anthony has a BA (Hons) in History from Newcastle University and is an Investment Management Certificate holder. He is also a registered adviser with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Sarah joined Gresham House in January 2023 as an Asset Manager in our New Energy team.
Sarah has over seven years of experience in the Renewable Energy industry, focused to date on Solar PV.
In her previous role, Sarah spent five years as a Senior Technical Manager assisting in the asset management for a 523MW solar portfolio. As part of her role she was responsible for overseeing the day to day performance of the assets, alongside developing projects focused on asset optimisation.
Sarah holds a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey.
David Gardner has been CIO, Forestry and a member of the Forestry Investment Committee at Gresham House since May 2020. He joined the firm from Global Forest Partners LP, a US based timber management and investment company, where he worked from 2009 to 2019. David is responsible for developing the company’s international growth as well as supporting the management of the existing forestry investments. While at Global Forest Partners, David served as an Investment Director as well as being a partner and serving on the Investment Committee. Prior to that, he worked at the international management consulting firm Pӧyry, based in Singapore. David has over 30 years of experience in the global forest industry, with the last ten years focused on international institutional investment and asset management in forestry. David holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master’s degree in Forestry and is an MBA graduate from Cranfield University.
Matthew Giles has been an Investment Director and the Head of the Forestry Asset Management Team at Gresham House since November 2015 following the successful acquisition of Aitchesse by Gresham House. The team oversees the management of Gresham house clients’ forestry investments where he has the primary responsibility of managing two major portfolios in both the UK and Ireland and leading the ESG initiatives for forestry. Prior to joining Gresham House, Matthew was a Senior Forest Manager for 12 years covering all aspects of forest management across the UK for family offices and high net worth individuals. He previous experience includes the responsibility for FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) audits on all the forest areas. He has over 20 years’ experience in forestry and qualified as a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (MICFor) in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forestry from Newton Rigg, graduating in 2000.
Matt is a chartered surveyor with over 13 years’ experience in investment management. He is responsible for the asset management of Gresham House’s forestry portfolio and for family office and high net worth individuals’ forestry and renewable portfolios worth over £571m. Matt is also responsible for the valuation and acquisition of investment opportunities.
Prior to Gresham House and FIM, Matt worked for Smiths Gore as a rural estate manager, advising a number of private clients on the management of their diverse property portfolios. Before this, he worked for Jones Lang LaSalle in their financial services team advising on the formation of joint venture property development companies. Matt holds the Certificate in Investments and is a registered adviser with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Carole is responsible for the asset management of Gresham House’s renewable portfolio and also acts as fund manager for one of the wind funds. Carole joined Gresham House as part of the FIM Services Ltd integrations, and has been involved in the origination, financing, construction and management of all of the previously FIM-branded renewable assets.
Prior to joining FIM, Carole worked across a number of sectors including technology, software and travel as a Finance and Operations Director following qualification as a Chartered Management Accountant.
Brandon joined Gresham House in November 2021.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Brandon worked at real estate private equity firm Singerman Real Estate, focusing primarily on seniors housing acquisitions and asset management and investor relations. Prior to Singerman Real Estate, he worked as a corporate finance analyst at Ventas, Inc., a market listed healthcare REIT based in Chicago, IL (USA).
Brandon has 11 years of experience in real estate investing and corporate finance, and holds a BA in economics from Williams College.
Hannah is Director of Property for Gresham House since July 2021, where she is responsible for the overall management and performance of the portfolio.
Hannah has over 10 years’ experience in residential property, having worked in both private practice before moving client side. Before joining Gresham House, Hannah headed up the property team for a local authority owned developer where she oversaw acquisitions, sales and the management of the completed developments. Prior to that, Hannah was Head of Residential Strategy for a FTS250 listed business which specialised in residential freehold, long leasehold and BTR/ PRS assets.
Hannah is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a Bachelor’s in building surveying from London South Bank University.
Luke joined Gresham House in November 2021 and is an Investment Manager in the Forestry division with a focus on modelling acquisitions.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Luke has several years of modelling experience across the financial services industry. This includes within asset management, private equity, venture capital and forex investing setting.
Luke holds an MSc in Statistics and another MSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham and is a level 3 candidate for the CFA programme. He also has attained his IMC from the CFA Society in the UK.
Stevie joined Gresham House in January 2018 and works on both public and private transactions across the full range of funds, spending the majority of time working on the British Strategic Investment Fund in the Sustainable Infrastructure team.
Prior to Gresham House, Stevie worked for Lloyds Banking Group in their Leveraged Finance Team, following the completion of the graduate scheme where she gained exposure to a wide range of Capital Market products.
Stevie holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Durham University and has passed CFA Level II.
Francis joined the Forestry division of Gresham House in February 2021 as an Analyst.
Francis obtained a 1st class degree from the University of Manchester reading International Business, Finance & Economics. Following this he completed a Master’s in Finance, also at the University of Manchester, for which he was awarded a Distinction and the Alliance Manchester Business School Academic Scholarship.
Chloe joined Gresham House in July 2019, having spent over three years in infrastructure operations at Oxford Capital. Prior to Oxford Capital, she was Acquisitions Manager at Inazin and a Project Officer at TRW, a ZF Group company. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from RAC, Cirencester.
Ana Janine joined Gresham House in September 2021 as an Investment Manager in our Sustainable Infrastructure team.
Ana was previously at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she worked on private equity deals across a range of sectors. Prior to this, her varied career included four years in the Portuguese political sphere as a member of the Coimbra Municipal Assembly, and time as a tax lawyer and consultant with Baker Tilly and Deloitte.
Ana is an HEC Paris MBA graduate with a degree in Law from Universidade de Coimbra.
William joined Gresham House in January 2022 as Senior Investment Manager, Forestry.
Prior to Gresham House, William worked at Tilhill, advising clients on commercial forestry and woodland investments, new woodland creation, woodland carbon investment, and portfolio modelling for individual and institutional investors.
Before this, he spent five years at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, managing low-risk European equity portfolios, including launching and co-managing a sustainable equity fund. He has also worked at KPMG Corporate Finance, focusing on long-term project finance investments. He spent his early career as an infantry officer in the British Army.
William holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Oxford, a Master’s degree in Environmental and Forest Management from the University of Aberdeen, and is a CFA Charterholder. He also has a year of postgraduate research experience at Newcastle University, focused on tropical forest carbon cycling, ecosystem functioning and biodiversity relationships.
Narvinder joined Gresham House in November 2021.
Narvinder’s last 15 years have been spent delivering high quality residential schemes of various tenures, across England for private sector developers and landlords. Narvinder brings a wealth of experience in planning, managing and delivering large housing led developments, including land assembly/purchase, contract negotiations, project monitoring, budget controlling and on-site delivery with partner organisations. She has working knowledge stemming through all aspects of development, and has forged long-term relationships with development partners both private and public. Narvinder’s property expertise will help bridge the gap when deal making to deploy capital for housing investments.
Narvinder brings over 20 years’ combined experience of Project Management, Fund monitoring, commercial and residential led development across various sectors in the UK.
Narvinder holds a BSc (Hons) and Post Graduate diploma in Construction/Project Management, is a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Dmytro is a Manager, Capital Markets in the Housing team. He has more than 14 years of extensive finance experience in the energy industry.
He has engaged in power plant developments, constructions, and operations in Europe (the UK, Ukraine, Poland, and Romania) and Africa (Togo, Sierra Leonne). Dmytro’s expertise includes utilities, oil & gas production, and sustainable & renewable energy (hydro, energy-from-waste). Dmytro worked as a project finance specialist with a US-based company – Wheelabrator Technologies, where he also led the business analytics function in the UK. Prior to Wheelabrator, he worked as a Senior Consultant for Risk Advisory at KPMG UK.
Dmytro has an MBA at Said Business School in the University of Oxford. He also holds BA (hons) and MA (hons) in Finance from Kyiv National Economics University after Vadym Hetman.
Edward Latter is an Investment Director and Head of Fund Management for the Forestry Division at Gresham House, overseeing c.£1bn of equity capital allocated to sustainable investments. Ed manages several funds and is primarily responsible for recommending and implementing fund strategy, portfolio construction and investor reporting. His role also involves the valuation of UK forestry assets and overseeing fund deal flows.
Ed joined Gresham House in May 2018. Prior to joining Gresham House, Ed worked at FIM Services Ltd as an Assistant Fund Manager from 2012. He was appointed Fund Manager of Gresham House Forest Fund I LP in 2016 and Gresham House Sustainable Timber and Energy LP in 2019.
Ed has 14 years of experience and holds a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) in Financial Strategy from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a RICS accredited BA (Hons) degree in Real Estate from Oxford Brookes University. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a RICS Registered Valuer. He is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and has also obtained the Investment Management Certificate.
Clive joined Gresham House in July 2022 to work on the Housing Funds managed by the Housing division.
Clive has worked in the property funding area for the last 12 years as an FD of Development and Project Management Companies. Prior to this, Clive has acted in advisory roles for management teams and as an investment adviser to the Family Office of a UK peer.
Clive has a BA (Hons) in Accountancy from City University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Clive is also acting Chairman of the St John Priory Group for the Royal County of Berkshire, representing at county level the interests of The Priory of England and the Islands of The Order of St John, the charitable trust that owns and runs St Johns Ambulance.
Adam joined Gresham House in April 2019 as part of the Forestry asset management team. He assists with all aspects of operational management across several forest portfolios and has varied experience of large scale forest management and of timber harvesting and marketing.
After achieving a first class BA (Hons) in History from the University of Nottingham, Adam started his career with the Forestry Commission at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, where he first developed an interest in forest management. He went on to gain an MSc in Forestry from the University of Aberdeen and has since worked for eight years in commercial forestry, mainly on the west coast of Scotland.
Koldo joined Gresham House in August 2022 as an O&M Manager in the New Energy division.
Koldo has over 15 years experience in the renewables industry. Prior to joining Gresham House, Koldo worked at Grupotec Renewables Ltd as a Construction Project Manager of a 12Mw plant in Dorset and more recently as an O&M Manager for a 300MW Solar PV plant. Prior to Grupotec, Koldo worked as a Project Manager of Solar PV plants and Solar thermal instillations in Barcelona.
Koldo holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Publica de Navarra and an MSc in Renewable Energy from Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna, Barcelona.
Ruth joined Gresham House on a permanent basis in February 2021, delivering investments in sustainable infrastructure. Prior to this she had supported the team as a consultant from April 2020.
Ruth has 20 years’ infrastructure experience through her first career as a projects lawyer, during which she worked on infrastructure projects both large and small across a range of sectors, including the £3bn Greater Manchester Waste PFI Project. Over the last 10 years, Ruth’s focus has been supporting funders and developers on renewables, waste and social infrastructure projects from inception, through construction, operation and to secondary market disposal.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Ruth spent 15 years at Ashfords LLP where she was a senior partner who founded and was the head of the Projects Team. Ruth’s other leadership roles included acting as the head of the Energy and Waste Sector Team and she spent 3 years as a member of the firm’s management board.
Ruth trained and qualified at Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLR) and holds an LLB (Hons) from Birmingham University.
Alasdair joined Gresham House in July 2021 and is an Investment Manager, Housing.
Prior to joining, Alasdair spent three and a half years in EY’s Audit department, where he worked with a range of FTSE 250 listed clients.
Alasdair is an ACA qualified chartered accountant and holds a first-class honours degree in Physics from the University of Bristol.
Gareth has been an Investment Director at Gresham House since November 2017. He joined the company following the acquisition of Hazel Capital where he was a Partner. Gareth is responsible for executing investments, particularly acquisitions, disposals and limited recourse financings of pre-and-post commissioned renewables projects. Prior to joining Hazel Capital, he worked at Barclays Capital from 2001 to 2009, latterly as a Vice President for Barclays Natural Resource Investments, a c.US$1.5bn captive private equity fund investing in natural resources and renewable energy. Prior to that, he worked in the Structured Capital Markets divisions of Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank, handling the acquisition and disposal of various asset-based companies. He started his career in infrastructure project finance at NatWest Markets, advising on and financing a number of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) / Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. Gareth has over 20 years of experience and holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School, an MSc in Engineering Project Management and a BEng in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Manchester.
Antoine Pesenti is Head of Capital Markets at Gresham House following the acquisition of TradeRisks in March 2020. Antoine spent 17 years at TradeRisks as a Senior Managing Director, where he was responsible for debt advisory and debt arrangement for bank facilities, private placements and listed bonds. During that time, Antoine also worked on missions for the World Bank to develop credit risk management models for several national treasuries. Prior to TradeRisks, Antoine worked on the development of Monte Carlo simulation short-rate models for risk management at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and was assistant professor of mathematics in Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles in France. Antoine holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics, an MPhil in Mathematics from ENS Paris-Saclay, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Sorbonne University, Paris.
Joshua joined Gresham House’s Forestry Division in early 2019, focusing on forestry acquisitions and the fund management of the Forestry Limited Partnerships. Josh was appointed Fund Manager of Gresham House Forest Growth & Sustainability LP in 2021 and Gresham House Forest Fund VI LP in 2022. He is primarily responsible for implementing fund strategy, financial management, investor reporting, portfolio development and renewables development/oversight.
Josh has over 10 years experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Gresham House, Josh worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP specialising in Pension and Insurance audits. He then moved onto Hazlewoods LLP to focus on mergers and acquisitions, concentrating on corporate due diligence.
Josh is an ACA Chartered Accountant and holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Business from Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Sergey started out as a Real Estate Analyst at ReSI Capital Management and was responsible for identifying, implementing and reviewing programmes of work required to develop and improve the company’s existing portfolio of properties. In October 2019, Sergey was promoted to Associate with further responsibility for portfolio asset management, general portfolio analysis, reporting and complying with investor/REIT requirements, and assisting with the preparation of quarterly and year end reports. Prior to joining ReSI CM, he managed a portfolio of commercial real estate.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Financial Services and a Master’s Degree in International Business and Economics from Westminster Business School.
& Investment Committee Member, ReSI plc
Alex is Senior Advisor, Housing and Chief Executive of ReSI Capital Management and Executive Director of ReSI Homes Limited, the for-profit Registered Providers managed by Gresham House. Alex was the founder and Chief Executive of TradeRisks Limited from 2000 to March 2020, when it was acquired by Gresham House. Prior to TradeRisks, Alex worked for seven years at JP Morgan where he founded its risk advisory businesses, then HSBC leading the banks’ global risk advisory business, and Tokai Bank Europe as head of Capital Markets and Merchant Banking. Alex has 33 years of experience in the finance industry, with the last 20 years focusing on social housing.
He holds a first-class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of London and a doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.
Stephen Ramage has been a Timber Marketing Manager at Gresham House since November 2015. He was promoted to Associate Director in 2022. He joined Gresham House from Aitchesse Ltd where he had worked as an Assistant Forester Manager since September 2010, before being promoted to Timber Marketing Manager in 2014. Stephen is a specialist in marketing and harvesting of client timber and has responsibility for the marketing and management of timber sales. Prior to joining Aitchesse Ltd, he worked for three years at Smiths Gore (now Savills) managing woodlands on behalf of private clients as well as undertaking tree safety surveys.
Stephen has over 13 years of experience in UK forestry and has been a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters for 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forestry from the University of Wales, Bangor, graduating in 2007.
& Investment Committee Member, ReSI plc
Pete joined Gresham House since March 2020, following the acquisition of TradeRisks. He is responsible for due diligence on residential acquisitions and operational performance by ReSI’s property managers and leaseholders. He has built a strong reputation in the housing sector on topics like the market dynamics and development economics. He has been an advisor to the Greater London Authority, the Scottish Government, and was a member of the team that won the Wolfson Economics Prize in 2014 on housing supply. Pete was Chief Executive of Notting Hill Housing Group and Chief Officer at two London Boroughs. He joined TradeRisks Ltd in 2013 and has 46 years’ experience in residential portfolio management. Pete studied Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, is an Alumni of the London Business School, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Mark is the Executive Director of ReSI Housing and ReSI Homes. He joined Gresham House in March 2020 following the acquisition of TradeRisks. Before joining ReSI Housing, Mark spent 12 years as a Chief Executive of Circle Housing Group, a 65,000-unit housing association, before merging it into the Clarion Group, the largest housing association in the UK. Prior to that, Mark held Chief Executive roles at Anglia Housing Group and Nene Housing Society. He has 38 years’ social housing experience and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing since 1986.
Nick joined Gresham House in July 2022.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Nick spent six years working at Royal Bank of Scotland. He initially trained in audit, before spending three years working in corporate banking.
He holds a first class LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of Strathclyde, is a Chartered Accountant with ICAS, and in 2021 completed the Climate Change Transformation Programme at Edinburgh University.
Henrietta Russell has been a Forestry Asset Manager at Gresham House since October 2016. She was promoted to Investment Manager in 2022. She manages existing assets on behalf of Gresham House private clients. She joined Gresham House from Butler Sherborn where she worked as a Rural Chartered Surveyor for private clients. She was responsible for managing rural estates and property in the UK. Henrietta has over 14 years of experience in rural property. She has been a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (MRICS) for 11 years and is a retired Fellow of Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV). She holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from the University of Reading graduating in 2006.
Ana joined Gresham House in September 2022 as an Associate Director, Project Delivery for New Energy Team.
She is responsible for implementing the EPCM structure and delivering the New Energy team’s project pipeline.
Ana is a multi-skilled professional with twelve years of experience delivering innovative, award-winning renewable energy projects in the UK.
Over the last five years, Ana has helped to establish quality management, project delivery, and commercial project functions at GRIDSERVE Sustainable Energy. She has successfully delivered the UK’s first Electric Forecourt and subsidy-free solar and battery storage hybrid projects with bi-facial panels and tracking technology. Before joining GRIDSERVE, Ana was part of the BELECTRIC projects team (Europe’s leading EPC service provider) building utility-scale solar farms.
Jason Sinden is an Investment Director in Gresham House Forestry, where he primarily focuses on acquisitions. Jason was the Forestry Director for FIM Services Ltd which was acquired by Gresham House in May 2018. Jason began working in forestry investment with FIM Services Ltd as an Investment Manager in 2000, before leaving to join Tilhill Forestry in 2005. At Tilhill Forestry, he developed the forestry investment business, and was promoted to Investment and Property Director in 2015 before re-joining FIM Services Ltd in 2017 as a Forestry Director. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, together with a further five years in the forestry and timber processing industry. During his career, he has worked on many high-profile forestry acquisitions and woodland creation projects in the UK, as well as investment projects in Scandinavia and eastern Europe. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an Honours Degree in Forest Management, before completing an MBA from the Open University. This was followed by the Senior Management Development Programme at IMD (Lausanne). Jason is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a Chartered Surveyor.
Sharan joined Gresham House in April 2021. Prior to this he spent four years at Octopus Investments, where he focused on renewable energy investment transactions (£165m closed) and fundraising (£600m closed).
He has five years’ experience in finance, with a BSc (Hons) in Business Management from King’s College London and an MSc from Imperial College London in Economics and Strategy.
He also has four years’ experience working on a technology start-up, which he co-founded while at university.
Sharan used to play chess for Great Britain.
Elliot joined Gresham House in October 2022 as Asset Manager in our New Energy division to support the daily operations of the asset management team.
Previously, Elliot worked at Anesco Ltd as a Performance Analyst, where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of 240MW of solar assets across the UK and Europe.
Elliot holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management from Regent’s University London.
David joined Gresham House in January 2022 as Fund Controller working on BSIF strategies within our Sustainable Infrastructure team.
Prior to joining Gresham House, David worked as an Audit and Corporate Finance Manager at Magma Chartered Accountants, specialising in full audit services across SME owner-managed businesses, renewable energy companies, fund accounting and auditing of international listed groups.
David has 10 years’ experience working in the financial services industry.
Joe is a Director of Investment, focused primarily on sourcing and executing new investments for the Housing team. Prior to joining Gresham House, Joe worked for Lloyds Banking Group in their structured finance team, primarily supporting UK companies with the structuring and execution of secured capital markets transactions across the UK Real Assets space. At Lloyds, Joe was involved in a number of securitisations transactions as well as working within the corporate restructuring and private equity investment teams. Joe holds a BA (Hons) and MA from Durham University and is a CFA charter holder.
Jamie joined the Gresham House Housing team in April 2022.
He focuses on creating robust longstanding relationships with developers, contractors, Housing Associations and Local Authorities to build a national pipeline of new business opportunities.
Prior to Gresham House, Jamie worked at the private affordable housing developer Pocket Living for 7 years. Working in their land and finance teams, Jamie focused on development origination, analysis, planning applications, contract negotiations, project monitoring, budget controlling and managing the execution of investment strategies throughout the various stages of the development cycle.
Jamie holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Nottingham and a first-class MA from the Royal Agricultural University. He is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Lucy joined Gresham House in October 2021 as Asset Manager.
Lucy spent two years working at Downing LLP in their infrastructure asset management team where she held the roles of both Portfolio Analyst and Portfolio Executive and was responsible for all subsidy and offtake agreements across the portfolio. She also worked across the Gas Peaker and Storage portfolios, creating commercial dashboards and assisting with capacity market contracts, RTM tenders and the implementation of Dynamic Containment.
Prior to this, Lucy completed a placement year at a Chartered Accountants firm prior to graduating from Loughborough University with a BSc in Mathematics with Economics.
Izzy leads on commercial and carbon forestry investment appraisals in the UK and internationally. He joined Gresham House in May 2018 following the acquisition of FIM Services Ltd.
Prior to joining Gresham House, Izzy worked for six years in commercial real estate advisory, building out investment and agency team platforms at Cushman & Wakefield, Knight Frank, and Strutt and Parker, forming and executing strategic and complex projects. Prior to this he worked as an Investment Analyst at European equity hedge fund Libra Equity.
Izzy is the youngest visiting professor at the prestigious IEB University in Madrid, teaching the CFA curriculum. He has over 10 years of experience, is a CFA charterholder, and has an MSc in Finance from the University of Exeter. He is also fluent in Spanish and Dutch.
Charlie is an Investment Director in the Gresham House New Energy team. His current role began in February 2021, following a year in the team as a contractor. He is responsible for executing investments in infrastructure projects such as energy storage systems, whether acquired before construction or when already operational.
Charlie has extensive experience in the development, funding and asset management of distributed energy infrastructure projects assisting both investment managers and project developers at every stage of bringing their projects to fruition. He has worked on projects in a wide range of technologies including solar PV, hydroelectric power, anaerobic digestion, combined heat and power, thermal heat networks, gas peaking and grid-scale battery storage.
He started his career over 20 years ago as a commercial solicitor before transitioning to renewable energy, working with investment management firms for the last nine years.
Charlie studied science of materials at Trinity College Dublin and has an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Ciarán joined Gresham House in March 2021 and is an Investment Manager within the forestry team.
He has experience in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Ireland. He has experience of working within the forestry regulatory environment and in large scale commercial forest management, resource planning and timber harvesting.
Ciarán achieved a first class degree in forestry from University College Dublin following which he began his forestry career as a timber harvesting manager in Ireland and over the next 7 years went on to work in a variety of roles in commercial forest management and regulation.
Alistair is an Investment Director for the Housing team at Gresham House having joined the firm in January 2021. He has over 15 years of principal Real Assets investment experience, with a particular focus on the residential sector, including UK Build to Rent and US Multifamily.
Before joining Gresham House, Alistair worked at real estate private equity firm Henley Investment Management. He joined Henley following an attempted MBO of Atlas Residential’s UK business, where he led the Acquisitions team and was involved in over £250m of the earliest Build to Rent investments in the UK.
Alistair started his career as an Investment Banker with Macquarie Capital in London and holds an LLB (Hons) in Law from University College London.
Tom Joined Gresham House in April 2022 as a Site Condition Monitoring Engineer and is now a Data Scientist in the New Energy division.
Before starting at Gresham House, Tom completed a PhD in Physics at the University of Bath with the thesis title “Towards Brillouin Enabled Photonic Switching and Quantum Memories”. During this time, he investigated the viability of two photonic devices for use in linear optic quantum computing platforms both theoretically and experimentally and developed a unique set of skills allowing for a wide variety of applications.
Prior to his time in Bath, Tom studied for a BSc in Physics at Aberystwyth University and an MSc in Diamond Science and Technology at the University of Warwick, during which time he completed research placements at Strathclyde University and the University of Oxford.
Paul has been in construction since 1986 and held Director roles since 1998 and involved in renewable energy since 2010.
Prior to joining Gresham House Paul has held roles of Head of Energy at Balfour Beatty plc and Managing Director UK at Conergy, a global provider of large-scale solar PV projects. He has 35 years professional experience (construction).
Paul has previously sat on the route map working group feeding into the Green Construction Board chaired by Paul Morrell, Governments first Chief Construction Adviser. He was also a member of the British PV Association Executive Committee.
Paul has numerous Ministerial roundtables with Ministers including Ed Davey, Greg Barker and Amber Rudd. Presented at numerous industry events including ECO Build, DECC Forum events and Clean Energy Live.
In his private life Paul is President of Leigh & Bransford Badger FC.
Michael Woodman is Director of Structuring, Housing at Gresham House following the acquisition of TradeRisks in March 2020.
Michael had been legal counsel at TradeRisks since 2012 and joined with experience in debt capital markets from an international law firm, having advised clients on a range of capital markets and banking transactions. Michael works closely with client managers and has been responsible for structuring, legal and settlement elements on all financing transactions arranged by TradeRisks. For ReSI Capital Management Limited, Michael has worked closely with the origination team, ensuring deployment of funds, and the investment management team, tasked with borrowing against fund assets in accordance with the investment objective.
Michael is a dual-qualified solicitor active in corporate finance since 2005 and holds an LLB (Hons) from University College London.
Emma joined Gresham House’s Forestry Division as an Associate Director in May 2022.
Emma has over 10 years experience in the financial industry. Prior to Gresham House, Emma has held Head of Finance positions at ClimateCare, who manage carbon reduction projects and trade carbon certificates, and at Novitas Loans, Close Brothers, where she was responsible for financial analysis, strategy development, accounts, budgeting, forecasting and leading and building Finance functions during times of rapid growth. Previously, Emma worked as a Fund Accountant at Foresight Group.
Emma is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holds a first class BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter.
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