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.
James Metcalf has held senior roles in major UK and US corporations as well as being the Chairman of two UK public companies. With his business partner, he has developed the Crosslane group’s property business in the purpose-built student accommodation marketplace. The business has been developed through the successful acquisition of suitable property assets and the execution of a strategic business model which has seen the Crosslane assets now fully occupied, profitability increased and value created.
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.