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Kerry-Anne graduated from Heriot Watt University in 1995 and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant, becoming a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland in 1999. Over the years Kerry-Anne has held senior positions offshore including Financial Controller for HSBC Private Bank (funds), Managing Director of Augentius Fund Administration (Guernsey) Limited and Managing Director of Augentius Trust Company (Guernsey) Limited. Kerry-Anne has also acted as designated compliance officer and MLRO. She has varied Board experience and has obtained relevant qualifications to compliment her experience including the MLRO Diploma, Diploma in Trust creation (law and practice) and the Investment Management Certificate.

Edward is a Chartered Surveyor with almost 30 years’ experience in the European real estate industry across most asset classes, including fund, investment, asset and property management.

Most recent roles include advisory and investment transaction services to a variety of clients including international funds, family offices and HNW clients. Prior to this he was Head of UK and co-head Europe, for Heitman, the US based Fund Manager. His responsibility for the European Acquisitions team oversaw the investment of over €1.5 billion across Europe, negotiating numerous joint ventures and securing third party debt finance on a large proportion of transactions. Prior to Heitman, Edward was with Lend Lease where he played a key role in establishing and expanding its European operation and was primarily responsible for managing a team of acquisitions/asset management professionals/analysts investing in a €1.5 billion Global Opportunity Fund, working on a pan-European basis. His early career was mostly with DTZ where, after an early grounding in valuation, property/fund management and investment work, he established their Polish operation acting as country manager/team builder and prime business generator and executor.

Mark McNicholas is an Independent Non Executive Director, registered by the Jersey Financial Services Commission under a Class G licence to provide directorship services.

Mr McNicholas began his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and joined its corporate real estate finance team in London in 1993. In 1999, he moved to Jersey to become head of real estate finance at Royal Bank of Scotland International based in Jersey.

During his time there, Mr McNicholas ran the loan book covering senior and mezzanine positions secured on commercial and residential assets located in the UK and Western Europe and was a member of the RBS Corporate Banking’s real estate finance board. In 2010, Mr McNicholas joined BNP Paribas Real Estate to launch the debt advisory desk which provided an independent service to Europe-wide clients of the group across the full spectrum of the real estate debt market.

Mr McNicholas sits on the board of a number of investment funds operating in the real estate and real estate debt sectors.

Mr McNicholas holds an Honours degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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