The Investment Management Team

Jon Ravenscroft

Jon has enjoyed over 35 years in investments and corporate finance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He founded Ravenscroft Limited (formerly Cenkos Channel Islands Limited) in 2005. Jon has extensive experience of investing in, mentoring and advising Channel Islands’ companies over these years and has been instrumental in establishing local funds which provide the opportunity to invest into local businesses and commercial property.

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Jon Ravenscroft

Jon has enjoyed over 35 years in investments and corporate finance and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He founded Ravenscroft Limited (formerly Cenkos Channel Islands Limited) in 2005. Jon has extensive experience of investing in, mentoring and advising Channel Islands’ companies over these years and has been instrumental in establishing local funds which provide the opportunity to invest into local businesses and commercial property.

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Brian O'Mahoney

Brian joined Ravenscroft in July 2015 and has nearly 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He holds the positions of Group Finance Director and Head of Specialist Corporate Services, splitting his time between group projects and oversight, and leading and overseeing the management of the specialist funds and provision of consultancy services to corporate clients. Brian previously worked at Legis Group and was instrumental in steering the business through its initial management buyout and its subsequent industry sales. Prior to that, Brian worked at Kleinwort Benson for 13 years, ultimately becoming the Chief Financial Officer for the Channel Islands, a role he held for a number of years. . Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a finance based MBA from Manchester Business School.

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Semelia Hamon

Semelia joined Ravenscroft in April 2016, initially as company secretary before becoming part of the specialist corporate services team in October 2017, where she now manages governance and operations for the division alongside heading up the TISE listing sponsorship function. Semelia has 15 years' experience in Guernsey's financial services industry, predominantly in a company secretarial and corporate governance function working with a range of both public and private funds, trading companies and other corporates. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, holding the CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance, the ICSA Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration, and the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice.

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Vikki Buller

Vikki joined Ravenscroft in May 2017, initially as Financial Controller before becoming part of the specialist corporate services team in March 2019. She works across the group’s specialist funds and has been involved in a range of corporate finance activities, including acquisitions, with a particular focus on investment properties. Prior to joining Ravenscroft Vikki spent six years working with Specsavers in a number of finance roles across Guernsey and the UK with her last position there being a Commercial Accountant. Vikki has a degree in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Lincoln and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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Jim McInnes

Jim joined Ravenscroft in 2019 with over 15 years’ accounting experience in Guernsey, France, London and Bermuda across a wide range of industries, his last position being Chief Financial Officer of a hotel and resort in Bermuda. His primary focus is on the provision of investment management services to the non-property specialist funds. Jim was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey and The University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Andy Taylor

Andy has over 30 years' property industry experience covering investment, development, equity and debt financing and asset management. Prior to joining Ravenscroft, Andy co-founded London based Riverside Capital Group and has been involved in over £1 billion of transactions in the last decade. Previously he was Director and Head of UK Property at FCA regulated Stenham Property (now Stenprop) with overall responsibility for its £500 million UK portfolio. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1992.

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Karen Crawford

Karen joined Ravenscroft’s specialist corporate services team in September 2019 as Legal Counsel to the group. She is a UK qualified solicitor specialising in finance having over 12 years’ experience. She started her career in London at CMS in the banking and restructuring team before moving to Dubai in 2012. Before joining Ravenscroft she was in-house finance counsel to a property developer in Dubai for five years. Karen relocated to Guernsey in 2019 with her husband who is from Guernsey.

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Alex Knowelden

Alex joined Ravenscroft in 2019 after returning to the Channel Islands in December 2014 following a 10 year career in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and on United Nations Missions. A professionally qualified Project Manager of both the Association of Project Management and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Alex has considerable experience in managing long life-cycle projects within the build environment from conception through to administrative closure. Alex provides real estate project management services to the specialist funds and third party clients.

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Heather Woodford

Heather joined Ravenscroft in September 2019, prior to which she worked in Custodian Trustee for five years dealing with predominantly open-ended collective investment schemes. Heather supports the governance and operations of the specialist corporate services division and TISE listing sponsorship function. She was educated at the Guernsey Grammar School and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

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Natalie Le Cras

Natalie joined the specialist corporate services team at Ravenscroft in August 2020 where she provides investment management services to the non-property specialist funds. She was previously a senior associate in the corporate and commercial department of a local law firm and has nearly a decade of experience in investment funds, corporate finance, regulatory and general corporate and commercial law with particular expertise in the establishment, regulation and listing of investment funds and fund managers, listings on The International Securities Exchange (TISE), banking and finance transactions, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and advising in relation to Guernsey’s regulatory regime. Natalie was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2013, having obtained an LLB Law (Hons) from University of Kent and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from The College of Law.

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