Miles Pelham is Hong Kong based and has worked in finance for 2 decades, during which time he has held senior investment banking positions at some of the world's largest financial institutions. His experience ranges from running trading desks to bond and financial instrument management.
Paul DolanChief Executive Officer
Paul brings almost 30 years' experience in investment banking and finance, where he consistently built award winning, world-class teams and managed global portfolios in excess of $10billion across asset classes. Paul worked in London and Tokyo, and from 2007- 2012 in Hong Kong, as Nomura's Global Head of Convertible Bonds, Co-head of Equities APAC and Chairman of the committee for Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2014, he founded Dolan Sports Management with the goals of managing the careers and wealth of elite athletes, improving the visibility of female sporting role models and financing sports facilities for the underprivileged.
Martin CollinsDeputy Chairman
Martin started his career in the City with Tullett & Tokyo, Futures and Options, with 5 years in London, Tokyo and Singapore respectively from 1985-2000, the final 5 years as Managing Director and CEO of Tullett Futures Asia. On returning to the UK, he spent 12 years with Natsource Europe Limited, originating and structuring many of the world’s first Emission Reduction Transactions based on UNFCCC rules within the Kyoto Protocol. Natsource managed in excess of $1.2bn specifically targeting the emissions market arena. Throughout his time as Managing Director, CEO and Main Board member of Natsource, Martin travelled extensively in Asia and Africa sourcing suitable projects for investment. Since 2014 he has managed his family-owned investment fund.
Carnel GeddesChief Financial Officer
Based in South Africa, Carnel is a chartered accountant and certified fraud examiner, dually qualified in the UK and South Africa. She is an elected board member and director of the largest South African pomegranate farm company, Pomona, since 2008. Carnel honed her expertise in all key areas of accountancy and audit during a 15-year career at BDO, the global audit, tax and advisory group, culminating as director, forensic services, of BDO London and partner of BDO Cape Town. She brings invaluable knowledge of the international as well as the African markets, with the highest financial qualifications combined with experience of day-to-day management of an African agricultural company.
Kevin is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, with over 30 years’ experience in Global Financial Services, covering both developed and developing economies. Kevin has extensive experience operating in highly regulated environments including being a member of the Executive Committee of the London Stock Exchange Group. Kevin has held a number of leadership and senior management positions in the financial sector in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia and has built a wealth of contacts in Global Financial Markets.
Jessica brings extensive experience facilitating public private partnerships working with leaders from private sector, government and civil society globally, and across Sub-Saharan Africa. Jessica specialises in accelerating growth and impact for socially responsible business in frontier markets.
She was previously an Associate Director at the World Economic Forum, developing numerous initiatives and programmes on building entrepreneurship ecosystems, innovation and gender and former Financial Market Executive at Thomson Reuters.
Jessica holds an MA from the Graduate Institute of International Relations & Development Studies, Geneva and an MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid.