Adrian CollinsIndependent Non-executive Chairman
Mr. Collins has worked in the fund management business for over 35 years, a large part of which was at Gartmore Investment Management Limited where latterly he was managing director. He is chairman of Liontrust Asset Management plc and is also on the boards of Bahamas Petroleum Company, City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc and CQS New City High Yield Fund Limited and a number of other companies.
Marco FumagalliNon-independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Fumagalli has significant transaction experience as a Global Partner at the PE house 3i Group, with a strong track-record in the management of investments in both private (e.g. Giochi Preziosi, Coelsanus Preserves and Vis Pharmaceuticals) and listed companies (e.g. Biosearch Italy and Datamat Novuspharma). From 2010 to 2013, he was responsible for managing the private equity activities within a Swiss family office. Mr. Fumagalli is a co-founder and principal of CIP and is currently a non-executive director of AIM quoted companies Sound Energy plc and Echo Energy Plc.
Carlo SgarbiNon-independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Sgarbi has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking with IMI Group, part of Intesa Sanpaolo, a leading Italian banking group which included being appointed Head of Debt Capital Markets in 1995 for Banca IMI, the investment bank of the Intesa Sanpaolo. Mr Sgarbi was subsequently appointed Global Head of Fixed Income and Derivatives, Co-Head of Global Markets Equities and Derivatives, where he was responsible for managing approximately 300 professionals specialised in different areas of market activities and risk. From 2007 to 2013, he was responsible for managing all investment activities within a Swiss family office, which Mr. Fumagalli was also involved with from 2010. In 2013, he founded CIP along with Mr. Fumagalli and is a Managing Partner of CIP.
John FallaIndependent Non-executive Director
Mr. Falla trained with Ernst & Young in London before moving to their Corporate Finance Department. On returning to Guernsey he worked for an international bank, before joining the Channel Islands Stock Exchange as a member of the Market Authority. In 2000, Mr. Falla joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in Guernsey and provided corporate finance advice to clients including open and closed-ended investment funds and institutions with significant property interests. He was also a director of a number of Edmond de Rothschild Group operating and investment companies. Mr. Falla is now a non-executive director of a number of investment companies, the majority of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange, and a consultant. Mr. Falla is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc Hons degree in 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.
Robert KingIndependent Non-executive Director
Mr. King is a non-executive director for a number of open and closed ended investment funds including Chenavari Capital Solutions Limited and Weiss Korea Opportunities Fund Limited. Before becoming an independent non-executive director in 2011 he was a director of Cannon Asset Management Limited and its associated companies. Prior to this he was a director of Northern Trust International Fund Administration Services (Guernsey) Limited (formerly Guernsey International Fund Managers Limited) where he had worked from 1990 to 2007. He has been in the offshore finance industry since 1986 specialising in administration and structuring of offshore open and closed ended investment funds.
Piero SansaloneNon-independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Sansalone began his career in corporate finance at Deloitte FAS S.p.A prior to joining KPMG Advisory S.p.A. Mr Sansalone has expertise in business analysis and valuation, as well as turnaround, restructuring and merger and acquisitions.
Between 2011 and 2013, Mr Sansalone worked for the same Swiss family office, Leponte SA, as Carlo Sgarbi and Marco Fumagalli, where he was responsible for managing private equity investments. Until 2018, Mr Sansalone was responsible for the Private Equity and Real Estate activities during his role as investment manager at Continental Investment Partners SA. Mr. Sansalone is currently an independent financial adviser and business consultant for SMEs, family offices and Private Equity funds.
Mr. Sansalone has an MSc in Administration Corporate Finance and Control and a Ba in Business Administration.