Peter Niven, (aged 60)(Non-executive Chairman)
Peter Niven is a resident of Guernsey. He has worked in the financial services industry in the U.K., offshore and internationally for almost 40 years,30 of those with the Lloyds Banking Group from which he retired in2005 as the head of the Group’s Offshore Banking Division.
Since then Peter has worked for the Guernsey Government and the local financial services sector, through Guernsey Finance, with the remit to develop and promote the island on the world stage as a premier international finance centre. He retired from that role in December 2012.
He now acts as a non-executive director on a broad portfolio of listed (LSE, AIM,CISE) and unlisted investment funds investing in asset classes including property, hedge funds, emerging marketsand private equity withwide experienceofboth chairing Boards,Auditand Management Committees. He is also a director ofABTA’s Guernsey captive insurance entity.
Peterisa Fellowofthe Institute of Bankers, a Member of the IoD and a Chartered Director.
John Martyn Falla, (aged 52)(Non-executive Director)
John, a Guernsey resident,is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc Hons degreein Property Valuation and Management from The City University, London. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment having been awarded their diploma. He is a corporatefinance director with Edmond de Rothschild Securities (C.I.) Limited in Guernsey.
John joined Ernst &Whinney inLondon in1984 as a traineeinthe audit departmentand moved to the corporate finance department in 1989, becoming a senior manager before moving back to Guernsey in 1996.
On his return to Guernsey,John joined BermudaTrust Company(Guernsey) Limited, part ofthe Bank ofBermudaGroup as trust development manager focusing on business developmentas well as dealing withprivate trust and employeebenefit fiduciaryand corporate structures.
In 1998 John was part ofthe team that launched the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and he set up the listing department responsible for vetting applications for listing and monitoring compliance with continuing obligations. He was a member of the Market Authority of the Exchange and contributed towards the development of the listing rules ofthe Exchange.
In 2000 John joined LCF Edmond de Rothschild (C.I.) Limited and has provided corporate finance advice to clients including open and closed-ended investment funds, and institutions with significant property interests. John is on the board of a number of Edmond de Rothschild group operating and investment companies, and is a non-executive director of Duet Real Estate Finance Limited, a companylisted onthe London Stock Exchange.
Carol Patricia Goodwin, (aged 70)(Non-executive Director)
Carol Goodwin has extensive experience in the finance industry and has held senior executive positions with several European and North American banks, managing businesses in London, Toronto, Montreal, Amsterdam, Nassau and Guernsey. She was responsible for establishing and launching a new full-service bank in Holland in 1992 and, after moving to Guernsey in 1994, was instrumental in the significant expansion of Investec Bank’s business and profitability during her five-year term as managing director.
Carol is currently a director of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited and acts for another associated Investec company. In addition she also serves as a non-executive director for a number of other financial services entities, including a variety of listed and unlisted investment fund companies. Carol has a strong background in corporate governance and risk management.
Carol is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), a Trust and Estate Practitioner
(TEP), a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FloD).
Christopher Paul Spencer, (aged 63) (Non-executive Director)
Christopher Spencer, a resident of Guernsey, qualified as a chartered accountant in London in 1975. Following two years in Bermuda he moved to Guernsey. Christopher, who specialised in audit and fiduciary work, was Managing Partner/Director of Pannell Kerr Forster (Guernsey) Limited from 1990 until his retirement in May 2000. Christopher is a member of the AIC Offshore Committee, a past President of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants and a past Chairman of the Guernsey Branch of the Institute of Directors. Christopher sits on the Board of Directors of Real Estate Credit Investments PCC Limited, JP Morgan Private Equity Limited, John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited, Tamar European Industrial Fund Limited and Ruffer Investment Company Limited, each of which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.