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Guardians of your capital

We operate as one team, utilising our expertise and collaborating across disciplines and functions, with a single purpose – making the best investment decisions.
  • David Bagley

    Partner Directs

    David is a partner and focuses on direct investments and advisory and structuring.

    He has worked in strategy and business development in a number of industries in-house and as a consultant.

    Prior to joining Larchpoint, he worked for Atkins, ERM, Oliver Wyman, and Expedia before joining SVG in 2008.

    He has an MBA from London Business School, an MSc from Heriot-Watt and an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge university. He is a keen kite surfer.

    David Bagley

    David Bagley

    Partner Directs

    David Bagley

    David Bagley

    Partner Directs

  • Stuart Ballard


    Stuart is a partner and is head of operations.

    He qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand and has worked at law firms and in-house.

    Prior to joining Larchpoint, Stuart worked at SVG for 18 years and has worked on the structuring of fund products and their ongoing management. Stuart is a keen cyclist and golfer.

    Stuart Ballard

    Stuart Ballard


    Stuart Ballard

    Stuart Ballard

  • Gilles Crouspeyre


    Gilles is an investment manager and focuses on debt investments and advisory and structuring.

    Prior to Larchpoint, Gilles spent 10 years at SVG evaluating investment opportunities and developing and monitoring structured vehicles. Before that he was a Research Assistant at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (UBC, Vancouver, Canada) while simultaneously developing systematic trading systems for a local hedge fund.

    He has a MSc. of Engineering from EISTI, France, and a MSc. of Applied Mathematics from UBC. He is a keen coder.

    Gilles Crouspeyre

    Gilles Crouspeyre


    Gilles Crouspeyre

    Gilles Crouspeyre

  • Stephen Cunningham


    Stephen is the head of risk management.

    He has spent most of his career in Finance and was formerly a Finance Director having spent 15 years at SVG.

    He is a Chartered Accountant, Financial Risk Manager, and an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

    Stephen graduated from Exeter University with a PhD in Economics and Agricultural Economics. He enjoys skiing.

    Stephen Cunningham

    Stephen Cunningham


    Stephen Cunningham

    Stephen Cunningham

  • James Douglas


    James is a partner and leads our debt capital market activities.

    James was Vice-Chairman of Deloitte LLP, where he spent 14 years. He led and developed the Deloitte Global Debt and Capital Advisory business from inception. Prior to this, he was in Debt Capital Markets at JP Morgan Cazenove and ABN AMRO. He started his professional career as a derivative trader after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He has worked in various roles in the UK, Netherlands, USA and South Africa and has degrees in Law and Economics.

    James is a keen sailor, cyclist and golfer.

    James Douglas

    James Douglas


    James Douglas

    James Douglas

  • Lynn Fordham


    Lynn is Managing Partner and chairs the directs investment committee and leads the advisory and structuring team.

    She has worked in finance, strategy, transactions and general management at several companies.

    Prior to joining Larchpoint she was CEO of SVG Capital plc for nine years and before that worked at Mobil Oil, BAT plc, ED&F Man, Group, Boots plc, BAA plc, Barratt Developments and Peat Marwick.

    She is a Chartered Accountant and has a B.Acc from Glasgow University and a Dip Bus. Admin from Warwick University. Lynn is a keen skier and enjoys cooking for friends.

    Lynn Fordham

    Lynn Fordham


    Lynn Fordham

    Lynn Fordham

  • Catherine Haumesser


    Catherine is a partner and focuses on funds and co-investments.

    Prior to Larchpoint, Catherine worked for 12 years at SVG where she was responsible for evaluating investments on a global basis.

    Before joining SVG, Catherine spent four years with Deka Investments, based in Frankfurt as an investment manager, managing a consumer-focused mutual fund for the Global Equity team.

    She has a Master of Science in Management from the HEC Business School, Paris and is a CFA charter holder. Catherine enjoys yoga
    and art.

    Catherine Haumesser

    Catherine Haumesser


    Catherine Haumesser

    Catherine Haumesser

  • Gino Jeyanayagam


    Gino is an Investment Manager and focuses on funds and co-investments and direct investments.

    Prior to Larchpoint, Gino worked at SVG for six years and was responsible for evaluating US and European private equity investment opportunities. Before that he was a multi-sector equity research analyst.

    Gino has an MSc in Finance and Investment from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder. Gino is a keen traveller.

    Gino Jeyanayagam

    Gino Jeyanayagam


    Gino Jeyanayagam

    Gino Jeyanayagam

  • Charlotte Lawson


    Charlotte is the Finance Assistant.

    She is responsible for the completion of daily fund accounting tasks and deliverables assisting both the finance and investment teams.

    Prior to Larchpoint, Charlotte worked at SVG for seven years. She is a keen horse rider and keep fit fanatic.

    Charlotte Lawson

    Charlotte Lawson


    Charlotte Lawson

    Charlotte Lawson

  • April Leahair


    April is the Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner and helps the investment team from time to time.

    Prior to Larchpoint, April spent seven years working at SVG.

    She is a keen horse rider.

    April Leahair

    April Leahair


    April Leahair

    April Leahair

  • David Lindstrom


    David is a partner and member of the Investment Committee, acting as chairman for direct equity and debt investments.

    He has 25 years of private equity and fixed income investment experience. He spent 23 years at MetLife in New York and London, serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity. He is currently a non-executive director of Permira and was previously a board member of InvestEurope.

    David has a degree in economics from Duke University (USA), an MBA in finance from Rutgers University (USA) and is a CFA charterholder. He enjoys travel, golf and keeping fit.

    David Lindstrom

    David Lindstrom


    David Lindstrom

    David Lindstrom

  • Laurence Lum


    Laurence is part of the investment team and focuses on direct investments and advisory and structuring.

    Prior to joining Larchpoint, Laurence worked at SVG for eight years and at Apple Inc as a Finance Analyst.

    He has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Hertfordshire. Laurence enjoys watching sports, travelling, live music and spending time with his family.

    Laurence Lum

    Laurence Lum


    Laurence Lum

    Laurence Lum

  • Jonathan Morgan


    Jonathan is a partner and chairs the Fund Investment Committee.

    He has nearly forty years of private equity investment experience predominantly doing direct investment at Prudential’s London-based private equity business.

    He also chaired the SVG Investment Committee for five years.

    Jonathan read chemistry at Oxford before joining 3i. He’s the second oenophile in the office.

    Jonathan Morgan

    Jonathan Morgan


    Jonathan Morgan

    Jonathan Morgan

  • Sharad Rathke


    Sharad is a Partner and focuses on direct investments and structuring and advisory.

    He has over 20 years of investment and due diligence experience in private equity across industry and geography.

    Previously, Sharad worked at SVG Capital for 10 years. Before SVG, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen on complex LBOs in their PE Transactions deal teams.

    He qualified as a chartered accountant with Andersen & has a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons) from SRCC, University of Delhi. Sharad is on the Board of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation & Digital+ Partners. He is a keen endurance cyclist.

    Sharad Rathke

    Sharad Rathke


    Sharad Rathke

    Sharad Rathke

  • Sidharth Shah


    Sidharth is the Finance Officer, responsible for our accounting, reporting and operational finance activities.

    Prior to joining Larchpoint, Sidharth worked at SVG for three years. Prior to that he worked at UBS and Grant Thornton UK.

    Sidharth is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from City University, London. He is a keen sports fan and enjoys travelling.

    Sidharth Shah

    Sidharth Shah


    Sidharth Shah

    Sidharth Shah

  • Sam Watkinson


    Sam is a partner and spearheads our direct investment activity.

    He has originated and executed numerous mid-market investments and has successfully led strategic improvement at investee companies throughout his career. He currently holds board positions at Knight Square Holdings and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi.

    Prior to Larchpoint, Sam qualified as an ACA with Coopers & Lybrand and was a partner at August Equity and Chamonix Private Equity, before joining SVG in 2015.

    He studied Geology and played cricket and hockey at Durham University.

    Sam Watkinson

    Sam Watkinson


    Sam Watkinson

    Sam Watkinson

  • Ed Williamson


    Ed Williamson is the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (CF10 and CF11).

    Ed has over 19 years’ experience in the compliance and legal sectors of financial services companies. Prior to joining Larchpoint, Ed spent seven years working for SVG.

    Ed has a degree in law, post-graduate diploma in legal practice and the Securities Institute diploma in regulation and compliance. Ed enjoys travel in France and French food and wine.

    Ed Williamson

    Ed Williamson


    Ed Williamson

    Ed Williamson

  • Robin Winning


    Robin is a partner and spearheads our investment activities.

    He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years’ experience in direct private equity, fund investment and co-investment. Prior to joining Larchpoint, Robin worked at 3i, HBoS and Price Waterhouse, before joining SVG in 2008.

    He has a BCom from the University of Edinburgh and is a keen mountain biker.

    Robin Winning

    Robin Winning


    Robin Winning

    Robin Winning