Board of Directors

David Hunter – Independent Chairman

David Hunter

David Hunter is an International Property Consultant, specialising in supporting the creation, operation and liquidation of property funds and companies.

He is currently a non-executive director of various companies, listed and unlisted, overseeing investments in the UK, India, and South Africa. He is Chairman of a UK-based real estate debt fund manager and also has corporate advisory roles in the UK and France.

David’s background is as a leading fund manager, most significantly from 2001 till 2004 as Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s £6.5bn UK and international property fund business.

He was President of the British Property Federation in 2004, is an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University and is Honorary Swedish Consul to Glasgow.

Barry Gilbertson – Independent Non-Executive Director

Barry Gilbertson

As a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 15 years, Barry worked on cases such as Canary Wharf, Wembley Stadium, Enron, McCarthy &, Stone and Lehman Brothers. Since 2011, Barry has run his own consultancy, working for clients such as Knight Frank, Taylor Wessing, Camden Markets and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Concurrently, Barry serves as an independent, non-executive director of two listed companies – Granite Real Estate Investment Trust and RONA Inc, a retailer, respectively quoted on NYSE and TSX.

The 123rd President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004/5, Barry served for 5 years on the United Nations Real Estate Advisory Group, for 10 years on the Bank of England's Property Forum, for 11 years as Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, and since 2003, Trustee at The College of Estate Management.

Barry is a regular and entertaining speaker who has been a Visiting Lecturer at 18 universities around the world, and lead/worked on projects, or spoken at conferences, in some 31 countries.

An acknowledged expert in interpreting real estate markets, Barry specialises in strategy formulation, risk management.

Matthew Thorne – Independent Non-Executive Director

Matthew Thorne

Matthew was an adviser to the Consensus Business Group. He was Group Finance Director of McCarthy & Stone plc and also Investment Director of Beazer plc.

A Chartered Accountant, he has significant experience as a finance director, predominantly in the property sector.

Ian Mattioli – Non-Executive Director

Ian Mattioli

Ian has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry and set up Mattioli Woods with Bob Woods in 1991. It now has assets under advice and administration exceeding £4bn.

His personal achievements include winning the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Nathan Imlach – Company Secretary

Nathan Imlach

Nathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 with Ernst & Young, specialising in providing mergers and acquisitions advice to a broad range of quoted and unquoted clients in the UK and abroad, latterly as a Director and Associate of Johnston Carmichael.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and holds the Corporate Finance qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales ("ICAEW").

Nathan is also a trustee of Leicester Grammar School.