Board of Directors

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Patrick Walker

// Non-executive Director (Chairman)

Patrick is a Chartered Surveyor and a founder-member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya and a former director of Tysons. He opened the Knight Frank offices in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, serving as regional director until retirement in 2005. He has a Kenya-based development/project management practice, acting for institutional and private clients. Recent projects include the ICEA Lion Centre at Riverside Park and continuing phases of the Junction Mall, where he holds a semi-executive directorship.

Vincent Rague

Vincent Rague

// Non-executive Director

Vincent is a Co-Founder and Director of Catalyst Principal Partners, a Nairobi-based private equity manager and Chairman of FSD Africa, a DFID-funded program to support the development of financial markets in Africa. He also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Group Five, a JSE-Listed engineering consulting and construction company, the Pan-Africa Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF); and Kenya Airways.

Richard Britten-Long

Richard Britten-Long

// Non-Executive Director

Richard was brought up in Kenya and has more than 40 years of capital markets experience. He was the CEO of Wichford Property Management Ltd, building $1 billion Funds Under Management (FUM) between 2003 and 2007, entirely focused on government occupiers in the UK and Europe. The company successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 2006. Richard is also the founder of Laird Finance Group, a property structured finance placement house. He speaks fluent Swahili.

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Bernard Swain

// Non-Executive Director

Bernard is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holder of the Institute of Director’s Diploma in Company Direction. He has 18 years of professional property experience which includes investment, development and asset management as well as the underwriting and structuring of commercial and residential property debt. He currently acts as a director on a number of real estate boards investing in and developing a variety of UK and continental European based real estate, including major shopping centres, office buildings and prime city-centre residential developments.

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Siôn Roberts

// Non-executive Director

Siôn has over ten years’ experience working in the financial sector, having started out at a large international bank before joining IQE Limited in 2008 where he now heads up their finance department. Siôn is a director of a number of other companies, all of whom have particular exposure to property investment and development. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) and has excellent knowledge of Isle of Man and UK tax legislation.