David has over 35 years’ experience in private equity and fund management and an established track record as Chair and Non-Executive director of public and private companies. During his executive career David was an Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management plc (“Aberdeen”) following its purchase of Murray Johnstone Limited (“MJ”) in 2000. At the time of the purchase he was Group Managing Director of MJ, a Glasgow based fund manager managing inter alia closed and open ended funds, having joined MJ’s venture capital team in 1984. Prior to joining MJ he qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Young McLelland Moores (now EY).
David is currently Chair and Managing Partner of RJD Partners (“RJD”), a private equity business; Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Lindsell Train Investment Trust plc, a closed-ended equity investment fund; Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of J&J Denholm Limited, a family owned business involved in shipping, logistics, seafoods and industrial services; and Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Aquila Renewables plc, an investment trust.
David is former Chair and Senior Independent Director (“SID”) of John Laing Infrastructure Fund, a FTSE 250 investment company, former Chair of Stone Technologies Limited, former Chair of Havelock Europa plc and former Non-Executive Director of Maven Income & Growth VCT 2 plc. He was also Chair of Britannic UK Income Fund for 12 years until 2013 as well as a director of a number of private equity backed businesses.
Elizabeth’s substantive executive career was with Tesco plc where she was a Stores Board Director before embarking on a non-executive career in 2005.
Elizabeth is currently Chair of Nichols plc, the diversified soft drinks group, and Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair of Dalata Hotel Group plc, the largest hotel group in the Republic of Ireland. Her other Board roles include Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at McBride plc, Europe’s leading manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products, and Non-Executive Director of Fresca Group Limited, a fruit and vegetable import/export company.
Previously Elizabeth was SID and Remuneration Committee Chair at both The Unite Group plc and at Flybe plc, SID at J D Wetherspoon plc and Chair of Moat Homes Limited.
Chris joined international property consultancy King Sturge in 1979 as a graduate and has worked his whole career across the UK investment property market. He ran the investment teams at King Sturge before becoming Joint Managing Partner and subsequently Joint Senior Partner prior to its merger with JLL in 2011.
Chris was appointed Chief Executive Officer of JLL UK in 2016, became Chair in April 2021 and retired in March 2023.
Chris is a former Chair of the Investment Property Forum and is a Non-Executive Director of Le Masurier, a Jersey based family trust with assets across the UK, Germany and Jersey.
Chris is also a keen supporter of the UK homelessness charity Crisis.
Hazel was an investment analyst with Scottish Life until 1996 when she joined Standard Life Investments. As a fund manager she specialised in UK and then Emerging Market equities. In 2005 Hazel joined Goldman Sachs International as an Executive Director on the new markets equity sales desk before moving to HSBC in 2012, holding a similar equity sales role until 2016.
Hazel was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited until June 2023 and holds the CFA Level 4 certificate in ESG Investing and the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma.
Malcolm Cooper FCCA FCT
Malcolm is a qualified accountant and experienced FTSE 250 company audit committee chair with an extensive background in corporate finance, infrastructure and property.
As well as working with Arthur Andersen and British Gas/BG Group/Lattice, Malcolm spent 15 years with National Grid in positions including Managing Director of National Grid Property and Global Tax, and Treasury Director. Malcolm was also the Project Director for the successful sale of a majority stake in National Grid’s gas distribution business, now known as Cadent Gas.
Malcolm is currently a Non-Executive Director at Morgan Sindall Group plc – a FTSE 250 UK construction and regeneration business – where he chairs both the Audit and Responsible Business Committees. He is also a Senior Independent Director and Credit Committee chair of MORhomes plc, Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Southern Water Services Limited, and Non-Executive Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair at Local Pensions Partnership Investment. He is a member of Council and Deputy President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Previously, Malcolm held roles including Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at CLS Holdings plc, Non-Executive Director at St William Homes LLP, President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and was also a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Authority Advisory Panel.
Ian Mattioli MBE
Ian is CEO of Mattioli Woods plc (“Mattioli Woods” or “the Group”) with over 40 years’ experience in financial services, wealth management and property businesses, he is the founder director of Custodian Property Income REIT. Together with Bob Woods, Ian founded Mattioli Woods, the AIM-listed wealth management and employee benefits business which is the parent company of the Investment Manager. Mattioli Woods now has over £15bn of client assets which are advised, administered, platformed, and invested within the Group. The Group largely grows organically but has made over 40 successful acquisitions over the last 20 years.
Ian is responsible for the vision, strategy and operational management of Mattioli Woods, he instigated the development of its investment proposition, including the syndicated property initiative that developed into the seed portfolio for the launch of Custodian Property Income REIT. Ian and family own circa 1.4% of the Company as part of their long-term income investment planning.
His personal achievements include winning the London Stock Exchange AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007 and CEO of the year in the 2018 City of London wealth management awards. In the years 2021/22 Ian was the High Sheriff of Leicestershire.
Ian was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours list for his services to business and the community in Leicestershire. Ian continues his charity work through the foundation he set up with the family ‘The Ian and Clare Mattioli Charitable Trust’.
Ian became non-executive Chair of K3 Capital Group plc (“K3”), overseeing a successful float on AIM, and six years later, a successful take private of K3. Ian is also Non-Executive Chairman of Kanabo plc, an AIM-listed patient focused healthcare technology and medicinal cannabis company.
Ed Moore FCA
Ed qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 with Grant Thornton, specialising in audit, financial reporting and internal controls across its Midlands practice. He is Finance Director of Custodian Capital with responsibility for all day-to-day financial aspects of its operations. Ed is also a member of the Custodian Capital Investment Committee.
Since IPO in 2014, Ed has overseen the Company raising over £300 million of new equity, arranging or refinancing six loan facilities and completing three corporate acquisitions. Ed’s key responsibilities for Custodian Property Income REIT are ongoing regulatory compliance, accurate external and internal financial reporting and maintaining a robust control environment. Ed was appointed Company Secretary of Custodian Property Income REIT on 17 June 2020.