Peter L R Hewitt
Non-Executive Director & Chairman
Non-Executive Director & Chairman
Peter has been a director of 13 public companies over the last 30 years, chairing 7 of these including 7 years as Chairman and CEO of an AIM quoted construction and FM business, which he founded and built from zero to £25m turnover employing 400 people in 4 years. He is currently Co-Chairman and co-founder of Universal Defence and Security Solutions Ltd; non-executive Chairman of Blackfinch Spring VCT PLC and a senior Adviser at Brennan and Partners. Peter has been a senior elected independent politician in the City of London recently stepping down after a 6-year term as an Alderman where he sat on numerous committees including the City’s Finance, Investment and Property Committees (£6bn under management). He was the inaugural Chairman of the City’s £20m Social Investment Fund, creating investment strategy and policy. Peter was a member of the Governments Taskforce on Retail Social Investment; a former member of the Associate Parliamentary Group on Wholesale Financial Markets; a UKTI Catalyst member and an Advisor to the Financial Services Organisation of the UKTI, writing a number of papers on overseas investment opportunities. Peter is an individually Chartered fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute; a Justice of the Peace on the supplemental list and an Honorary Group Captain in 601 Squadron, RAuxAF.
David Irving is an experienced investment professional with over 20 years of corporate finance, principal investment, financial engineering, trading and risk management experience gained at top-tier investment banks and investment managers. David was formerly co-CIO of Grainmarket Asset Management, a specialist real estate investment manager, where he led the development of equity investment and debt strategies. Prior to Grainmarket, David was a Portfolio Manager at Magnetar Capital where he had responsibility for the origination and management of real estate and asset-backed investments across Europe. Prior to joining Magnetar in 2011, David was a Portfolio Manager at Voras Capital and formerly spent twelve years as a structured finance professional at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. David graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a BA in Management Science. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Daniel has extensive experience in the Irish Real-Estate market, having studied Real-Estate Auctioneering and Real-Estate Marketing. Upon qualifying as a Certified Property Auctioneer, Daniel began his career with Property Partners in Cork, where he managed commercial and residential development land sales in Ireland. He swiftly rose through the professional ranks, becoming Managing Partner and Director of Real Estate, which involved the management of three Property Partner offices, all by the age of 21.
As Director of Real-Estate his focus was twofold, the acquisition and sales of development-land in Cork and also new development sales. Over the course of his Directorship he concluded over 200 sales and approximately 100 lettings annually. He also singlehandedly negotiated one of the highest land deal prices in Middleton, at the time. Daniel also represented one of the largest Property Developers of the time in acquiring development land in Cork for residential purposes. In 2010 Daniel expanded his real-estate acquisitions and sales experience into the UK and German markets, within which he has played an instrumental role in the development of unwavering partnerships and ongoing relationships with real estate services and construction providers such as JLL, Savills and Porr.
Daniel Healy currently works as a Real-Estate-Consultant, specialising in the sourcing and structuring of financial investment for the international real estate and property development market. The main focus of his work is identifying investment opportunities, structuring financial products and connecting internationally recognised development companies with his extensive client-network within Hedge Funds, Family Offices, boutique investment banks and the Institutional Investor community.
Daniel has, in excess of, a 15 year proven track record in structuring and raising finance for large property development transactions. He has long-standing relationships with real estate service and construction providers, investors and real estate developers. With his wealth of experience, Daniel continues to play and instrumental role for his existing clients and those looking for exciting new investment opportunities with a significant return on investment.
Having worked in Ireland, UK and Germany, Daniel has his passion set on the delivery of social housing in Ireland. He is widely known in the real estate networks in Ireland and has opened many doors to his extensive agents and developers.
Michael Fernandes is an international London based Wealth Management Consultant with over 20 years international experience in the world of Investment. Michael specialises in fix income, real estate and start-ups investments and currently manages the wealth of several high net worth Family Offices throughout Asia and Europe. Michael has a keen eye for new start-ups and as a result of his business insight and experience, has successfully invested in the early stages of a number of start-ups that have gone on to become house-hold names.
Prior to working as a Wealth Investment Consultant, he used his entrepreneurial talents in the property development market in India, where he embarked on multiple successful development ventures, including the development of a 5 star hotel.