The board

The Board

Richard Michael Boléat, Chairman


Appointed March 20th 2013

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Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in the United Kingdom in 1987 and subsequently worked in the Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom for a number of commercial and financial services groups, during which time he acted as a buy-side high yield credit analyst for an Arabian investment bank.

From 1996 he was a Principal of Channel House, a Jersey based financial services group, which was acquired by Capita Group plc in September 2005 and led their financial services client practice in Jersey until September 2007.

He currently acts as a non-executive director of a number of substantial collective investment and investment management entities and is active in a number of asset classes including global macro, leveraged corporate credit, long/short equity, fund of funds and EM real estate. He presently acts as Chairman of Yatra Capital Limited, listed on NYSE Euronext.

He is personally regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission in the conduct of financial services business and is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the International Corporate Governance Network and the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Mark Richard Tucker


Appointed March 20th 2013

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In 1997 Mark joined Arborhedge Investments, Inc. (formally HFR Investments, Inc.) a Chicago based, boutique broker dealer specialising in the placement of hedge fund interests to institutions globally. Mark served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Arborhedge until his return to Jersey in 2002, after which he remained a director and shareholder until 2012. Previously, Mark held a variety of retail and private banking roles in Jersey with both HSBC and Cater Allen Bank.

In 1988 Mark relocated first to London, where he joined GNI Limited in a financial futures business development role, and later to New York where he was responsible for the alternative investment program of Gresham Asset Management, Inc. and later for the asset allocation and manager selection activities of Mitsui & Company.

Mark is personally regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission in the conduct of financial services business, and he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Mark also currently serves as a non-executive director to several offshore structures.

Stephanie Carbonneil


Appointed February 21st 2019

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Ms Carbonneil is a senior investment management professional with expertise in investment trusts, asset allocation, multi-asset class portfolio management and manager selection across a wide range of asset classes. Ms Carbonneil has particularly strong experience in business development, distribution and client relationships in both the UK and Europe.

Vanessa Neill


Appointed January 11th 2022

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Vanessa is a consultant specialising in sustainability. She advises global public and private companies on the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their core business strategy and works with clients to support them in communicating the value and impact of their sustainability initiatives in a clear, transparent and authentic way. Vanessa currently advises companies across multiple sectors, with particular expertise in asset management and private equity.

Alongside her client work, Vanessa is currently undertaking an executive Postgraduate Masters Level Diploma at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL), and in April 2021 successfully completed a Postgraduate Masters Level Certificate in Sustainable Business at the same institution.

Vanessa is a senior corporate communications professional with over 20 years of experience. She was formerly a Partner at Kekst CNC, a global leading strategic communications consultancy, where she co-led the firm's ESG and Sustainability Steering Group. Prior to that, she served as Head of Communications for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division at Credit Suisse from 2009 to 2018, where she supported the launch of the Impact Advisory and Finance Department.

Esther Gilbert


Appointed September 23rd 2022

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Esther is a consultant specialising in product development and process enhancement for asset managers and asset owners. She works with global companies to enhance their position in the UK market, particularly in relation to their strategy offering, ESG integration and research capabilities, across both public and private markets.

Esther has sixteen years of experience investing in fixed income and alternatives markets, most recently as Senior Fixed Income Analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, a leading UK wealth manager, where she was integral to the development of the investment research process including ESG integration, as well as fixed income portfolio construction.

Prior to that she held roles as Portfolio Manager Analyst at AXA IM in London, and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management (UK). Esther is a CFA Charter holder and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.

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