Richard CrowderChairman, Board of Directors +
Richard CrowderChairman, Board of Directors
Richard currently holds a range of non-executive directorships and advisory appointments, as well as being a director of two groups of family companies where he acts as an offshore director/adviser and chairman of an investment committee. Richard was the Chairman of a FTSE 250 company for a period of 10 years. He also has extensive experience in offshore governance, business structuring, and the management and growth of securities, banking, investment and advisory businesses.
In his early career, Richard worked as an investment manager with Ivory & Sime in Edinburgh and as a Head of Investment Research for W.I. Carr in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. He then undertook a wide range of responsibilities for Schroders in London and the Far East, culminating in the role of Managing Director for Schroders’ Singapore and Director of J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co. Limited.
Having then worked as Chairman of Smith New Court International Agency and Director of Smith New Court Plc, Richard was the founding Managing Director of Schroders’ Channel Islands subsidiary from 1991, until he became a full-time Non-Executive Director and consultant in 2000. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Ranjani KearsleyBoard of Directors +
Ranjani KearsleyBoard of Directors
Ranjani has over 20 years’ experience in senior HR and strategy roles in the investment management sector including mutual funds, private equity and asset management.
Prior to joining B-FLEXION (formerly Waypoint Capital) in 2021 as Head of People, Ranjani was the Head of HR for Eight Roads (a PE Venture and Principal Investing platform) and CHRO for Fidelity International.
Ranjani has a degree in Economics and Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is a Trustee of the Charitable Foundation of the Guild of HR Professionals.
Jo PeacegoodBoard of Directors +
Jo PeacegoodBoard of Directors
Jo has over 20 years of experience in the investment management sector, including Listed Funds, Private Equity, Third Party Service Providers and Asset Managers.
Prior to embarking on a career as a Non-Executive Director, Jo was an Audit Engagement Leader at PwC for over eight years and worked at PwC for over 20 years in the Channel Islands, UK and Canada. Jo was responsible for the audits of a portfolio of Asset Management Clients, including Premium listings and privately regulated GFSC/FCA/JFSC vehicles.
Jo also held a number of other leadership roles at PwC, including Risk & Quality, Controls Assurance and Innovation & Technology. Jo is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a BA in Accounting. Jo is the Vice Chair of the Guernsey Investment & Fund Association Executive Committee and also sits on the Guernsey International Business Association Council. Jo resides in Guernsey.
Andrew HentonBoard of Directors +
Andrew HentonBoard of Directors
Andrew worked at Close Brothers Group plc between 2002 and 2011, and was latterly Head of Offshore Businesses. Andrew led the creation of Close Private Bank, which provided asset management, banking, and administration services to high net worth and institutional clients.
Following the sale of Close Brothers’ offshore division in 2011, Andrew has acted as a Director on the boards of a number of funds, investment managers and other financial services companies. Prior to working at Close Brothers, Andrew spent four years working in HSBC’s Corporate Finance division and three years as a Fund Manager with Baring Private Equity Partners.
Andrew obtained his MA in Modern History from St John’s College, Oxford University. Andrew is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Panicos PapageorgiouBoard of Directors +
Panicos PapageorgiouBoard of Directors
Panicos (Pani) has worked in the Jersey finance industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining B-FLEXION (Jersey) Limited in 2013, he held a managerial role at a regulated trust company and was a tax consultant at KPMG. Pani is responsible for the company secretarial and corporate administration of the Jersey entities within the Northill Group.
Pani is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction (with Distinction).
Kate CampbellExecutive Director, Board of Directors +
Kate CampbellExecutive Director, Board of Directors
Having joined Longview in 2016, Kate spent five years as Finance Director of Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd. In January 2022, Kate also took on the role of Managing Director of Longview Partners (Guernsey) and remains as an Executive Director on the Board of Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd.
Prior to joining Longview, Kate spent six years working for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates), including two years as Head of Finance for Ras Al Khaimah Development LLC and three years as Head of Finance for the Investment and Development Office (the entity responsible for the Government’s investments, credit rating & sovereign debt).
Prior to this, Kate worked at Aviva (UK), Dell (UAE), Global Strategies (UAE) and the Audit Commission (UK) in finance and audit related roles. Kate started her career as an accountant in the UK. Kate is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and has an MBA from Bayes Business School.