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The Hawksmoor Board

Non-Executive Directors

James Brent – Chairman

James Brent is a successful entrepreneur based in the South West.
Previously, he spent 25 years with Schroders, progressing from being the bank’s youngest ever director to Citigroup’s Global Head and Chairman of Real Estate and Lodging.
He holds a number of public sector roles, including Chairman of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

David Kempton

David is a Director of Neptune-Calculus VCT, Impax Ireland and a number of private companies including EGS-Energy, a deep geothermal energy company and Forrest, a major provincial UK recruitment company.
Previously a Director of Impax Group and a number of UK quoted investment trusts.
An engineer by training, David has founded and successfully sold a number of businesses.

Anthony Deacon

As a partner of a predecessor firm, Anthony gained extensive experience of private client law and finance and subsequently established and remains a non–executive director of Hine Downing Financial Services, a solicitor owned independent Financial Advisory Company.
A solicitor specialising in tax, trusts and succession planning, he is a member of Hine Downing LLP and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) with additional experience of governance in the not for profit sector.

Brian Ashford-Russell

Brian is co-founder and a Non-Executive Director of Polar Capital Holdings Ltd. He was also the manager of the Polar Capital Technology Trust. Previously he was head of the technology team at Henderson Global Investors.


Executive Directors

Sarah Soar – Chief Executive


John Crowley – Founder and Senior Investment Manager


James Gaisford – Finance Director


David Evans – Senior Investment Manager


Ben Conway – Senior Fund Manager

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