Henry led and funded the buy-out of NCM Fund Services Limited from Noble Group in 2009 and is now its chairman. He joined Noble in 1990 and was one of a team of four that bought the bank from the Noble family in 2000. In 2003, he moved from corporate finance to grow the fund management business, building assets under management from £15m to over £230m. Previously Henry was an officer in the Royal Green Jackets for 5 years and then worked in management consultancy. Henry is on the board of a number of other entities including a £200m private equity fund of funds managed by EIF and N+1 Singer, (he was chairman of Singer Capital Markets before its merger with N+1 Brewin in 2012). In 2010, Henry founded RM Capital Markets Limited, a fixed income broking business, with its CEO. In the charitable sector, Henry is on the trustee board of Save the Rhino International and has completed two Himalayan expeditions with Walking With The Wounded.
Kathleen is Chief Executive of NCM Fund Services Limited. In November 2009 she participated in the management buyout of Noble Corporate Management with Henry Chaplin. Kathleen joined the corporate finance team of Noble & Company Limited in 2003 and was based both in Edinburgh and London. She was involved in fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions, market listings and giving general corporate finance advice with a focus on financial services and then consumer clients. In 2007 Kathleen moved to head up the Regulated Operator function (part of Noble Corporate Management) and has grown that business from just under 20 clients to over 100 investing in a variety of assets including private equity, property, technology, forestry and wine. Kathleen has a first class honours law degree and qualified as a solicitor with Dundas & Wilson in Edinburgh in 1999. After qualifying she worked in the corporate finance team and subsequently spent time at Ernst & Young and Strategic Investment Management Limited, gaining experience of both the financial and property sectors.
Douglas is the Finance Director of NCM Fund Services Ltd. Having studied Economics and International Relations at St Andrews University, Douglas qualified as a chartered accountant in Edinburgh in 2000 and then spent two years with KPMG working in Toronto, Canada. In 2002 he joined the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Strategy and Corporate Finance team which was responsible for delivering the Chief Executive's strategic plans. He was involved in the RBS led consortium acquisition of ABN AMRO, the £12 billion rights issue, the Strategic Review and development of the 5 year recovery plan, RBS's response to the Independent Commission on Banking and the sale of RBS's Retail and Commercial franchise in Asia. In 2011 Douglas joined NCM Fund Services Ltd who have recently entered into a joint venture with Gilkes Energy Ltd to create a £100m fund to invest alongside landowners in Hydroelectric projects.
Anne is head of Client Accounting for NCM, providing clients with a full accounting service. Clients include funds (including fund of funds), general partner companies and trusts investing in a variety of assets. Prior to joining NCM Fund Services, Anne worked for Standard Life plc for over 10 years in various fund accounting and project management roles, latterly as Manager of the Fund Operations team. Anne is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland having qualified in Edinburgh with Coopers & Lybrand following an honours degree in law at Edinburgh University. Following qualification, she spent some time travelling before joining Group Internal Audit at Scottish Provident Institution.
Sukhjit is an associate director within regulated operator services. She joined NCM in 2011 and before that was working at HM Corporate Solutions LLP, a boutique corporate finance firm based in Glasgow, where she was involved in small company fundraisings as well as the development and establishment of collective investment schemes. Latterly Sukhjit was responsible for the administration of various property funds. Sukhjit graduated in 1998 with a degree in mathematics followed by a Masters in business and management. Thereafter Sukhjit commenced her career in corporate finance with BDO Stoy Hayward specialising in assisting businesses with strategy, planning and fundraising. Sukhjit then moved to the public sector as an Executive within Scottish Enterprise's Investment Team, assisting in the management of the Business Growth Fund, where she was involved in a large number of investments in SMEs. Sukhjit works principally with Kathleen delivering regulated operator services to clients from advising on the establishment of UCIS through to the administration of funds.
Jenny is a Client Manager at NCM Fund Services providing clients with a full bespoke accounting service from set-up, management and statutory reporting, through to planning and forecasting and any other financial services required by NCM's clients. Jenny is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, following an honours degree in mathematics at Manchester University. After qualification as an accountant, Jenny worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group across finance and strategy, gaining experience in detailed financial modelling for both internal businesses as well as external acquisitions. In 2006 she completed an MBA from Edinburgh University. Prior to joining NCM Fund Services, Jenny worked as a freelance accountant focussing on providing accounting services to owner managed companies.
David has joined NCM Fund Services as a Client Manager. After gaining an honours degree in mathematics at Warwick University, David qualified as a chartered accountant and then spent six years working in the reinsurance industry in Bermuda. Before joining NCM Fund Services, David gained over twenty years' experience of the fund management sector in Edinburgh - firstly at Edinburgh Fund Managers and then latterly as Chief Financial Officer at SVM Asset Management. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Julie works within the Finance team as a Client Account Manager. She has experience of both company and fund accounting. For NCM's clients, Julie provides management reports and accounts, preparation of statutory accounts, liaising with auditors and tax advisors on behalf of clients, management of purchase ledgers and payments, capital calculations and distributions for funds. Julie reports to the Finance Director and also works on NCM's Group accounts. She has recently achieved an AAT Level 6 Diploma in Accounting and is working towards her ACCA qualification.
Rebecca joined NCM Fund Services in December 2011 as Client Administration Manager. Her role is varied and includes looking after the team: organising their travel and expenses and looking after clients in the office. Rebecca also has accounting responsibility for both NCM Fund Services and RM Capital Markets and performs a number of daily and monthly reconciliations as well as running the sales and purchase ledger for NCM Fund Services. Before joining NCM, Rebecca worked at Invocas, supporting a team working in business recovery and insolvency.
Kate McWatt joined NCM Fund Services in December 2014 as Administration Assistant. Her role is varied and includes looking after the team: organising their travel and expenses and looking after clients in the office; maintaining databases and compiling investor correspondence. Before joining NCM, Kate completed a BA in Photography and trained as a reflexologist and has previously worked at John Lewis. More recently she has worked in floristry and as a museum assistant with East Lothian Museums.
Rosanna Wilson is head of administration for NCM Fund Services covering both internal matters and clients. This is a broad remit ranging from responsibility for the operation of the office through to supporting the chairman in his various roles and handling his investments. Prior to joining the NCM Fund Services buy-out team, Rosanna was PA to both the chairman and chief executive of Noble Group. Her career at Noble began as a team PA within Corporate Finance in January 2005 before becoming PA to the chief executive of Noble Fund Managers. After graduating from Newcastle University in Modern Languages, Rosanna worked in the Human Resources team at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in London and in catering businesses in Kenya, Australia and Scotland.
Sandra Hope has joined NCM as an independent non-executive director of NCM Depositary Services. Sandra is a Director of Clydesdale Bank plc (part of the National Australia Bank) working in a specialist Growth Finance team that provides debt funding to high-growth, equity backed UK technology businesses. Prior to joining Clydesdale Sandra had previously worked with Henry Chaplin and Kathleen McLeay at Noble having been Founding Director No. 2 at Noble Venture Finance ('NVF'), a Jersey based £100m venture debt fund established in December 2003 to lend to privately held Venture Capital backed growth companies across Europe. NVF was managed by Noble and by the end of 2010, had provided in excess of £120m to 46 companies in 10 countries. Prior to NVF and following graduation from the London School of Economics, Sandra spent 20 years with Kleinwort Benson/Dresdner Bank in a variety of asset finance, infra-structure and project finance areas as both lessor, lending principal and advisor.
James Sullivan has joined NCM as an independent non-executive director of NCM Fund Services. James is a Solicitor who has over 15 years' experience working for multi-national organisations. Bringing a wealth of experience in the investment management of alternative assets, he has specialist expertise in fund and joint venture structuring and formation, marketing of unlisted funds, investor corporate governance, insurance and risk, and asset financings. In his current role as General Counsel for a European real estate investment manager, he sits on the senior management team, and participates in the investment and risk committees. He has also led an AIFMD review and managed the process for authorisation as a full-scope AIFM for which he holds the Compliance & Money Laundering Reporting Officer roles. Previously James was the Managing Director of an FSA-approved operator overseeing £2bn of funds under administration and 60 fund structures, and oversaw the restructure and subsequent disposal of the business. James has an Executive MBA from Cass Business School.