The Board

Co-founder Chris has 23 years real estate finance experience in tax, treasury and financial management. As a director of Places for People he established the first unsecured European Medium Term Note Programme by a registered provider of social housing and led the treasury team in its entry to the retail bond market, issuing £180m of retail bonds.

Chris Jones

Managing Director

Richard has held the roles of chair, senior independent director and non-executive director across a range of private and public sectors. He is Senior Advisor to Virgin Money PLC and Chair of the specialist lender Together Personal Finance Limited. Former roles include Senior Independent Director and Risk Committee Chair of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group (CYBG PLC) and Chair of the Yorkshire Bank Pension Trust.

Richard Gregory


David serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Places for People Group Limited. David is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; an Academician of The Academy of Urbanism and has an MBA from Birmingham University.

David Cowans

Non-Executive Director

Claire is a former Managing Partner and current partner of Triple Point LLP. She has over 31 years’ industry experience including 16 years in structured finance at Deutsche Bank where she was a Managing Director.

Claire Ainsworth

Investment Committee

Rob has over 26 years’ industry experience. Rob has held positions in the Bank of England, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the European Mortgage Finance Agency project.

Rob Thomas

Investment Committee

Stephen has more than 15 years’ experience managing funds, including Mercury Asset Management and GT Management. He currently holds directorships at Octopus AIM VCT plc, Puma VCT 10 plc and

Stephen Hazell-Smith

Risk & Compliance Committee

Adam is a Barrister of 32 years’ experience and appointed as Queens Counsel in 2012. In 2002 he was appointed to sit on the “Specialist Fraud Panel Appeals Committee”. In addition, he is an accredited lecturer on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Confiscation and Money Laundering), lecturing to solicitors and barristers, accountants and financial institutions. Adam also advises companies on Money Laundering matters.

Adam Davis QC

Risk & Compliance Committee


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