Board of directors
Charles is an experienced director of and adviser to public and private companies. He is non-executive chairman of Creo Medical Group plc, IXICO plc and 11 Health & Technologies Limited. He is a chair of the UK Department of Health’s Invention for Innovation (i4i) Funding Panel. Previously, he was a director of Aircraft Medical which was acquired by Medtronic Inc. in December 2015, and Stanmore Implants which was acquired by Stryker Inc. in April 2016. He was previously chief executive of MDY Healthcare plc, a strategic healthcare investor and, prior to that, head of healthcare corporate finance at both Numis Securities and Nomura International.
Matthew Hudson founded the Group in 2010. He has over 30 years of private equity experience, both as a lawyer and as an investor. Matthew is a well-known industry figure, regularly speaks on new developments concerning the Alternative Assets industries and has authored two leading texts on funds and fund managers – Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures and Fund Managers: The Complete Guide, both published by Wiley Finance. Prior to founding AB Thames, Matthew co-founded the private equity group of SJ Berwin, which became a market leader in Europe. He re-established the O’Melveny & Myers London office, a leading US west coast law firm, as well as establishing the London office for Proskauer, a leading east coast US firm. Matthew has previously worked in a number of private equity and venture capital houses, including Coller Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston, Far Blue Ventures, which he founded, and Tower Gate Capital, which he co-founded.
Peter previously held numerous directorships including: finance director of Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP; finance director and CEO at Hastings Insurance Services Limited; founding chairman of Advantage Insurance Company (Gibraltar); and non-executive director of Creechurch Managing Agency at Lloyd’s. Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and qualified while working for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co (now KPMG).
Jonathan is the principal of the law practice in Jersey. He joined the Group following its merger with VerrasLaw, which formed the Group’s Jersey legal practice in 2014. Jonathan was the founding partner of Verras Law. Prior to this he was employed by law firms Walkers (Jersey) and Ogier (Jersey) where he worked as a Jersey Advocate and a legal assistant respectively.
Mark is the Managing Director of the Group’s International Administration sub-division, which he set up in 2015. At the beginning of 2018 Mark also started the Fund Administration business in Guernsey. Mark has over 35 years of experience in financial services and is the former chairman of Guernsey Association of Trustees. Mark is a Chartered Accountant, and qualified at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co, (now KPMG) in 1986.
Geoff has over 20 years’ experience of working in financial services, both as a rated equity analyst covering investment banks, asset managers and investment companies and as a senior fund manager. Geoff is currently the non-executive chairman of Globalworth Group, a quoted international property business with a market capitalisation of €2 billion. He is a director of several private companies and a principal in a venture capital business based in Guernsey, focussed on financial and technology sectors.
Andreas has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with particular experience in banking, fiduciary services, investment services and fund management. For the last ten years of his Deutsche Bank career, which spanned from 1994 to 2018, he was a C suite executive with a regional and business responsibility reporting to group board members. He also sat on the Virgin Group board as a non-executive director which coordinated the whole of the Virgin group businesses. Andreas is a Chartered Accountant and qualified at PWC in 1994.
Odi is the Group COO and the Head of MJ Hudson Allenbridge, the company’s Investment Advisory business. He also acts as an adviser to pension funds, investment banks, family offices, wealth management firms and charities. Odi is trustee director and the Chair of the Investment Sub-Committee of a FTSE250 corporate pension scheme and is a non-executive director of a European asset manager. As an investment professional, Odi has, over the past several years, specialised in alternative investments and their application for institutional investors. More broadly his career has been centred on investment management, risk and governance. He has worked primarily in the private sector, but also spent a number of years in the public sector, in supervision at the Canadian financial regulator OSFI. Prior to forming Allenbridge Investment Solutions in 2012, he was a Vice President and Head of the Alternative Investment Group at Moody’s Investors Service in London. Odi is an Actuary and an Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.