Our professionals and global network of industry advisers provide project leadership and strategic advice across the world

Alan Haig

Director of AR Services

Alan is Director of Appointed Representative Services at Time Partners. He is an experienced general manager in the investment management industry having worked for a variety of financial services organisations, including long-only investment managers, leading hedge fund firms and multi-asset alternative investment managers. Prior to his present role, he was COO at First Avenue Partners Group, a global institutional capital placement business with offices in four countries, and operating across multiple legal jurisdictions. Before joining First Avenue, he was CFO at the Cambridge Place Group, a credit-specialist hedge fund based in London and Boston. His experience has also included two years as a consultant advising alternative vehicles (and seeking to acquire an offshore fund administrator), and five years with Citigroup Asset Management, initially as an MD and Chief Administrative Officer of Smith Barney’s fixed income division, and latterly after the merger of Citibank and Travelers Group as business manager for European Centres. Prior to that, he worked with entrepreneurs to set up two hedge funds. Alan’s first alternative investment experience was with International Financial Markets Trading one of London’s first hedge funds with offices in London and Hong Kong. His financial services career commenced with the Chase Manhattan Capital Markets Group working in London and New York. Alan is a Chartered Accountant, holds an MSc from the London Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Alex Hambro


Alex is a specialist in establishing alternative investment funds and investment strategies. He has been in the private equity industry both in the UK and USA for 30 years during which time he has acted as a principal investor; manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams and adviser to high net worth families on their private equity investment strategies and targets. Alex is also an active investor in small, growth-oriented private and public companies. Alex managed the venture capital and private equity fund investment portfolio for Hambros plc, prior to its sale to Société Générale. He is Chairman of AIM-listed Judges Scientific plc; Falanx Group plc, OTAQ plc, and Octopus Apollo VCT plc. Alex is also Chairman of IWP Holdings Ltd, a wealth planning and advisory group; and a NED of Whitley Asset Management Ltd

Andrew Hay

Industry Adviser

Andrew has 37 years of experience in global real estate. Throughout this time he was at Knight Frank (the worlds largest independent property consultancy) having passed out top in the United Kingdom for the RICS professional exams. In the early part of his career focusing predominantly on the United Kingdom, and the global prime and super prime markets. For the last eight years as ‘global head of residential’ at Knight Frank, he had responsibility for over 500 residential teams across 60 countries. The focus being on the key gateway cities in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Andrew was responsible for Knight Frank’s super prime strategy focusing on the firms ultra high net worth client base and in order to do this established a ‘Private Office Service’ in London and key global markets. Recognising the lack of global thought leadership and research on the worlds top 100 real estate markets he pioneered the KF’s flagship research piece the ‘Wealth Report’ which charted $3 trillion of private investment into global real estate. He was instrumental in the establishment of Knight Frank Finance in 2007, now an industry leading business. He also launched KF’s private client acquisition service 25 years ago, a service dedicated to providing advanced market information and investment opportunities for the worlds leading families.

Ann Symons

Executive Assistant

Ann is an Executive Assistant to Managing Directors and provides support in Operations. Ann has over twenty years in private equity and public relations. Previous roles include EA to Managing Director at Doughty Hanson Co. Ann has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Sussex.

Arnold Lumala


Arnold is an Analyst at Time Partners, supporting the senior team on capital raising solutions and research. Arnold has one and a half years experience working in corporate finance advisory. Prior to Time Partners, Arnold completed an internship at Kantar Consulting, a global data, insights and consulting company. Arnold holds a Masters in Finance specializing in Investment Management from the University of Cape Town and has completed level 2 of the CFA exams.

Azhic Basirov

Industry Adviser

Azhic has more than 35 years’ experience of advising corporations and families on a wide range of transactions and strategic issues. He had spent 30 years at Smith &Williamson in a variety of senior roles including as Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets and Head of Corporate Finance. His early career was spent in Corporate Finance with Kleinwort Benson, a UK Merchant Bank, before joining Smith & Williamson. His experience spans advising both public and private companies with respect to capital raisings, M&A, project finance and strategic advisory roles. He has specific expertise in technology, real estate, infrastructure, investment funds, transportation, and resources sectors. He also has significant experience of cross-border M&A transactions and fundraisings. He has a doctoral degree from Oxford University and a B.Sc. from Imperial College, London.

Bonny Landers

Industry Adviser

For 25 years, Bonny has been a leading voice in sustainable investment. She specializes in shaping values-led investment strategies with clients and supporting ESG best practice for institutional investors. Bonny advises international families and private foundations on transitioning to sustainable investments. Bonny began her career with JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan Ban before becoming CEO of several private single-family offices in Hong Kong and overseeing impact investment for a private multi-family office in London. She is a frequent keynote speaker and an experienced Board advisor, currently serving as Supervisory Board Member of Arvella Investments (France), Trustee of Tomorrow’s Company, and a member of the Impact Advisory Committee of Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Citizenship Trust. Bonny is an Honours graduate of Harvard University, and a Rotary International Graduate Fellow in International Relations.

Carl Helge Josefsson

Industry Adviser

Carl has more than 35 years of international investment banking experience – Los Angeles, New York, Monaco, Luxembourg, London and Stockholm. He has mainly focused on Private Equity, Asset Management, Financial Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is currently a Senior Advisor to The Forest Company and its management company, Timber Capital Ltd, focusing on sustainable timber plantations in Brazil and Colombia. He has held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Finance at Enskilda Securities, Inc., a registered Broker Dealer in New York, a previously wholly owned subsidiary of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, SEB, in Sweden. In New York he was also responsible for the M&A Alliance with The Blackstone Group, as a Senior Managing Director, SMD. Prior to that, he was a Director & Executive for more than 20 years at Enskilda Securities, the previous investment banking division of SEB. He started his career as a Credit Analyst with Hambros Bank Ltd. in London. He has a Master of Law (L.L.M. – Jur.kand.) from Stockholm University, and a B.Sc.BA, Ec. (DHS – Civilekonom) from Stockholm School of Economics.

Carlos Farjallah

Industry Adviser

Having worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, Carlos has expertise in a wide range of innovative and multi-jurisdictional financing and investment structures. He has served on the boards of numerous hedge funds, private equity funds and structured finance vehicles.

Chris Cooke

Industry Adviser

Chris has over twenty-five years of private equity experience providing strategic advice regarding fundraising and capital markets syndications. Chris is a Managing Director of C5 Capital, a specialist investment firm focused on investments in the secure data ecosystem. He is an Adviser to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel company, on private capital markets.  Chris was a Managing Director of HSBC Bank in London, where he worked with a variety of pension plan offices, sovereign wealth funds and fund of funds on a number of different North American, Asian and European fundraising mandates.  Previously, Chris was a Managing Director of Greenhill, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, with a specialisation in Leveraged Finance, High Yield and Private Capital Formation. Chris holds an MBA from Fordham University and BA from Georgetown University.

Christopher Hay

Managing Director

Christopher is Managing Director at Time Partners and leads the Strategic Advisory practice. He advises family/founder-owned businesses, family offices and private equity funds on strategy, fundraising and investment matters globally. Christopher has 12 years of experience in private equity and strategy consulting. Prior to Time Partners, Christopher spent six years with The Cranemere Group. Cranemere was founded in 2013 to buy, build and hold for the long term mid-market businesses in the United States and Europe. Christopher spent five years in New York as a member of the initial team that created Cranemere’s new structure, raised $1.5 billion from leading families, sovereign wealth funds and institutions and deployed approximately $300 million in acquiring US and European asset-light manufacturing and healthcare businesses. Before Cranemere, Christopher worked at G3 Good Governance Group, a strategic consulting firm based in London. At G3 Christopher’s focus was on solving complex, non-recurring issues facing families, private equity funds and large corporations in Europe and Asia. While at G3 he worked with the CEO to launch Europe’s first investment fund dedicated to cybersecurity, cloud infrastructure and data analytics, C5 Capital.

Christopher Wright

Industry Adviser

Christopher has held merchant banking and corporate roles in several countries. He was until 2003 Global Head, Private Equity sitting also on the Group Management Board at Dresdner Kleinwort; and Acting Global Head of PE/Infra investing, Standard Bank of South Africa (2006/7). He is a co-founder and continuing board member of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE, S+P 500). He is Chairman, Yimei Capital, Shanghai; Advisory Director (Emeritus) at Campbell Lutyens; and board member of other US/EUR companies, public and private. Christopher is a Director of Merifin Capital, a Brussels based investment company. He has advised family offices in the USA, Germany, Italy and the UK. Christopher has a Certified Diploma (Accounting/Finance), and holds an M.A (Oxon). He is Hon. Fellow, Corpus Christ College, Oxford. He is (pro bono) director, The Sutton Trust; and a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

Claudia Zeisberger

Industry Adviser

Claudia Zeisberger is an Author and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD; she is the Founder and Academic Director of the school’s private equity centre (GPEI). Before joining INSEAD in 2005, she spent 16 years in global investment banking. Professor Zeisberger is a founding investor in ‘INSEAD Alum Ventures’ (IAV), INSEAD’s first dedicated seed fund and she devotes a significant amount of her time to mentor early stage companies. She launched INSEAD’s popular MBA elective ‘Managing Corporate Turnarounds’ and built an intensive computer-based simulation involving an iconic car brand and its struggle with bankruptcy. Professor Zeisberger teaches the Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate Turnaround and Risk management electives in INSEAD’s MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programmes. She has frequently been nominated for the “Best Teaching Award” in her PE elective and has been awarded the “Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching” annually since 2008. Professor Zeisberger is known for her extensive research on PE in emerging markets and her books ‘Mastering Private Equity – Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts‘ as well the corresponding INSEAD case book ‘Private Equity in Action. She regularly advises institutional investors, Family Offices and SWF’s globally on asset allocation, fund investing vs direct investments as well as responsible investing strategies and risk management questions.

Crispin Payne

Chief Transactions and Operating Officer

Crispin is responsible for leading internal operations and for providing advice on private markets transactions at Time Partners. His focus is on leading a collaborative team with strong, efficient processes to support the growth of Time Partners, and supporting the client advisory teams with advice on private equity structures. After an early advisory career with Hambros Bank and The Kalchas Group, Crispin became a private equity investor with Dresdner Kleinwort Capital in the European Technology Team, before joining Coller Capital in 2002. After six years in the Coller Investment Team focussing on complex GP-led portfolio transactions and supporting the raising of Coller’s fifth fund, CIP V, Crispin became a Risk Partner in 2009. In this role, he not only played a lead role in diligencing and pricing the firm’s investments, but was also responsible for developing Coller’s investment processes, systems and methodologies. In 2017, Crispin joined Displaydata, an early leader in the market for electronic shelf labels in Europe and the United States, where was responsible for raising equity finance and leading business process development.

David Wilton

Industry Adviser

David supports global fund sourcing and selection within impact investing. David has many years of experience in impact investing, having previously led pioneering impact investment programmes in emerging markets for the IFC and Morgan Stanley. He advises on emerging markets and sustainable investing, including impact investing and ESG. David was a member of the G8 Working Group on Impact Investing and served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association and as a member of the Association’s Impact Council. Previously, David was Managing Director and Head of Impact Investing at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, where he created the Integro Impact Fund of Funds. He has also served as Chief Investment Officer and Manager of Global Private Equity for the International Finance Corporation; acting CEO of the IFC Asset Management Company; and a member of the Pension Finance Committee of the World Bank Group, with oversight of the management of the World Bank Pension Fund.

Ed Stubbings


Ed is a member of the Strategic Advisory practice. Prior to joining Time Partners, Ed spent six years as a founding team member of the global placement agent BearTooth Advisors, and subsequently was a member of the Houlihan Lokey Private Funds Group following the acquisition of the former in 2018. Before forming BearTooth Advisors, Ed was a member of the UBS Private Funds Group. He began his career in Leveraged Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. During his career, Ed has advised private capital managers on the structuring and raising of permanent capital, closed-ended fund capital, single deal financing, and has advised extensively on investor relations, marketing and communications initiatives.

Ferdinand Hooft Graafland

Industry Adviser

Ferdinand Hooft Graafland founded FHG Advisory in 2009. Its focus is on the sourcing of capital from European insitutional investors with special emphasis on The Netherlands. In 2006, Ferdinand co-founded the Fund Placement Group at Dresdner Kleinwort, where he gained experience in the distribution of Alternative Investments to institutional investors in Europe. Hs career started at JPMorgan in Amsterdam, before moving to London where he was active in capital markets with JPMorgan, Paribas and Dresdner Kleinwort, specialising in the distribution of fixed income products to institutional investors, predominantly in The Netherlands. Ferdinand holds a Law Degree from Utrecht University in The Netherlands and is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Hattie Davis

Executive Assistant

Hattie is the Executive Assistant to Mark Florman and supports the Managing Directors at Time Partners. Hattie has fourteen years experience as an EA primarily in corporate finance. Prior to Time Partners, Hattie worked at Lepe Partners LLP & Founders Forum and Halpern PR. She has a BA (Hons) in History of Art from Oxford Brookes University.

James Davis

Industry Adviser

After a successful career as a private equity-backed CFO – which saw him lead the sale of uSwitch to Zoopla plc for £190m, as well as the take-private and subsequent two management buy-outs of Sporting Index – James serves as an advisor across multiple roles. He currently provides deal support to the Business Growth Fund, sits on the Advisory Board of the Global Family Office Community, and acts as Non-Executive Director of his 140 year old family-owned UK manufacturing business, Centurion Safety Products.  James is integral to the development and growth of Tofauti, an innovative African charity which empowers local communities to restore and preserve sustainable eco-systems in threatened natural environments. He is also trustee of the Carmen Benefit Trust, which funds organisations tackling transport and educational barriers.

James Morris


James is an Associate at Time Partners, supporting the senior team on capital raising solutions, research and financial modelling. James has 3 years experience working across M&A and corporate finance advisory with an emphasis on African PE deals. Prior to Time Partners, James completed training contracts at Prescient Invesment Management and a leading Cape Town-based PE firm James holds a Bachelor of Business Science majoring in Finance and Economics from the University of Cape Town

James Morrison


James Morrison is an analyst at Time Partners, supporting the team across all areas of business. Previously an Origination Analyst at Dunedin LLP, an Edinburgh based Private Equity firm focusing on mid-market buyouts in business and financial services. His core focus was the discovery of new investment opportunities, evaluation of them and internal business development projects. An Economics and Finance graduate from Heriot-Watt University.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton


Jamie is a strategic consultant advising boards, family offices and prominent individuals in a number of areas ranging from leadership and strategic planning to communications and the development of successor generations. Jamie was formerly Principal Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry from 2005 to 2014. Previously, he worked in the security sector, co-founding Objective Team, training professionals working in hostile environments. For twenty years before that he was an officer in the British Army. He served operationally in many parts of the world with the Irish Guards and the Special Air Service (SAS). He sits on the Advisory Council of the HALO Trust, the world’s largest humanitarian mine-clearance charity, and is a Trustee of the Royal Foundation and the Endeavour Fund. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.

Jenna Cackett


Jenna is an analyst at Time Partners, supporting the senior team in research, analysis and financial modelling. Prior to Time Partners, Jenna worked at KPMG, South Africa for three year, completing her CA(SA) articles in Financial Services. Subsequently she completed a six-month secondment with KPMG LLP in London, working with various financial services clients. Jenna holds a Bachelor of Accounting Honors degree from the University of Stellenbosch and is a registered chartered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountant (“SAICA”)

Jochen Zeitz

Industry Adviser

Jochen Zeitz is the President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, and Chairman of its Board of Directors. Previously Jochen served 18 years as CEO at PUMA, which he brought from near-bankruptcy to a top three global brand (growing share price by 4000%). Here, he conceived the ‘Environmental Profit and Loss’ measure which applies monetary values to impacts across a business’s supply chain, positioning PUMA at the forefront of the new paradigm of corporate social and environmental sustainability. Since then, he has become one of the world’s foremost sustainability leaders. As Co-Founder of The B Team and Zeitz MOCAA, Owner of Segera Conservancy, and Founder of Zeitz Foundation and The Long Run, Zeitz supports sustainable solutions which balance conservation, community, culture and commerce (4Cs). Zeitz also serves on the Board of KWS and Cranemere, he has co-written two books and amongst other accolades, he has been awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

June Sarpong

Industry Adviser

June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of US and British television, as well as being an entrepreneur and ambassador for diversity. She leads business purpose and responsibility at the BBC as their Director of Diversity. June co-founded the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise), the DNA Summit with Mark Florman, a programme to back entrepreneurs globally -supported by the UN. June has worked extensively with the Prince’s Trust for two decades and also campaigns for The One, Product (RED) and the United Nations. She was awarded an MBE on the Queens 2007 New Year’s honours list for her services to broadcasting and charity, and OBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours for services to broadcasting. She is the author of “Diversify” (2017) and “Power of Women”(2018).

Magnus Rausing

Industry Adviser

Magnus Rausing is founder and Director of MAHR Projects, an early-stage investment vehicle backing culturally relevant technology and consumer businesses. Active as both a direct investor and as an LP in some of the most exciting emerging VC funds, Magnus has experience throughout the venture universe. Outside of venture, Magnus sits on various charity committees and advisory roles.

Mark Florman


Mark has been involved in the private equity industry, working as an adviser to private equity groups and investors for 30 years. At Time Partners, he specialises in advising global institutions and families in areas of overall purpose, strategy, corporate structure, private capital and long term investing. Mark’s early career at the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago saw him co-found the interest rate swap business in America; later advising on corporate restructurings, M&A and equity capital markets. In 1992, Mark was the co-founder and CEO of the merchant banking group, Maizels Westerberg, which was ranked the number one M&A firm in Europe (1998, 1999) amongst independent firms.  Maizels Westerberg advised private equity groups including EQT and IK. Mark joined the European private equity firm, Doughty Hanson, in 2001. He was on the board of a number of portfolio companies, chairing their largest investment, LM Glasfiber – the leading designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades in the world. He led the expansion of the wind components business to 20% world market share.  At Doughty Hanson, Mark was also involved in investing in and developing portfolio companies including The Priory, RHM and Tumi. Mark co-founded and chaired The Centre for Social Justice, a UK think-tank leading new research for routes out of poverty, including leading the early work behind the Modern-Day Slavery Act. He also co-founded B Labs (UK), promoting B Corps as a standard for good business practices, and was its first UK Chairman. Mark co-founded the private equity firm 8Miles alongside Bob Geldof and Kofi Annan, an African private equity fund focused on growing businesses in underserved communities across Africa. Mark was a member of the Prime Minister’s G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force, working with Sir Ronnie Cohen in the development of the impact investing industry. He was later appointed as Governor for England at the BBC, where he led a new approach to purpose-led reporting and was Chair of the BBC Service Review for England. He was appointed by the Government to co-lead a review of the Big Lottery Fund in 2013. He joined the board of the UK Home Office in 2018. Mark is the author of the External Rate of Return, a method of reporting all external impacts from business. The ERR metric recommendations were published in cooperation with the London School of Economics and King’s College, London. He is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King’s College, London, and a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD, lecturing on private capital markets and impact investing.

Murray Grant


Murray supports Time global fund sourcing and selection, particularly within emerging markets. Murray is an authority on impact investing and development finance and was formerly Managing Director of CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution. Murray led a team of 40 executives managing a $2.6bn portfolio across 150 funds and invested to unlock prosperity and deliver impact in the world’s poorest countries. Murray has a long history of investing in private markets, spending ten years before CDC as a founding partner at Actis, a leading emerging markets private equity fund manager and was at 3i Group plc for 13 years. Murray’s career began as an Engineer in the early 1980s and was focused on large power and natural resource projects across Emerging Markets. As an experienced NED across multiple sectors, Murray now sits on the Board of Time Partners and advises family and Fund clients on their investments. Murray has a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from Edinburgh University and an MBA from London Business School

Natalia Anninos


Natalia is a Consultant to Time Partners focusing on impact advisory, ESG and climate-related metrics. Prior to Time Partners, Natalia worked as the Senior Accounts & Operations Manager at Urgentem, a climate-data provider working to increase awareness of climate risk in investment decisions. Natalia has a Msc (Hons) in International Development from King’s College London and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bristol.

Nick Jopling

Industry Adviser

Nick is currently Founder and Director of Square House Consultancy, which draws on his 20 years of operational and strategic leadership in the global residential property market to service senior advisory positions. Until 2017, Nick was the Property Director of FTSE 250 Grainger Plc, where he drove its transformation from a 104-year-old trading company to the UK’s largest listed residential investment business, delivering new homes through innovative private-public initiatives. Prior to this he was Executive Director at CBRE and held senior roles at Allsop and T M Jopling and partners. In 2012 he was appointed by the Coalition Government to the Montague Review seen by many as the pivotal report to attract Institutional money into the U.K. residential sector. Nick’s land and housing expertise has seen him collaborate extensively with national and local government to shape new housing policy – including as a member of the Mayor of London’s 2010 Housing Task Force – and contribute to industry best practice guidelines. In 2012, Nick was awarded Emeritus Fellowship of RICS. He is a regular public speaker.

Oliver Andrews

Associate Director

Oliver advises private equity, corporates and entrepreneurs on capital raising, corporate finance and market entry in Europe and Africa, utilizing his seven years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and impact investing. Prior to Time Partners, Oliver gained two years’ of experience as an Investment Manager at Kukula Capital, Zambia’s leading impact investment fund. His experience included acting as the interim General Manager for a portfolio company as well as numerous capital raising and operational projects. Before Kukula, Oliver worked for four years in Lead Advisory (mergers and acquisitions) at EY in London and Malawi; where he advised entrepreneurs, corporates and private equity on the buy and sell side. Oliver is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from Durham University.

Oliver Hylton

Oliver has built a distinguished career as a strategist, advisor and philanthropic consultant to organisations, institutions and UHNW individuals with a need for total discretion. He has spent many years advising senior entities and running major grant giving foundations and has a particular interest in cultural diplomacy and the enhancement of socio-cultural co-operation. Oliver has delivered strategic projects with governments, international cultural institutions and incoming diplomatic and political delegations, and maintains exceptionally close links with government, institutions of state and the directors of all the senior cultural bodies in London. In 2011 he set up his own consultancy to build a portfolio of senior clients and has significant experience in the fields of charity and philanthropy having helped to create, build and run numerous family foundations. Oliver has worked with and alongside some of the world's major grant giving institutions and built a range of strategic giving programmes, maintaining very close links with major strategic philanthropic bodies and their principals from the Aga Khan Foundation to the Weston Foundation. He serves as vice chairman of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican, advises the Global Leadership Foundation, is chief advisor to the G20 Foundation and is on the Organising Committee of the CC Forum, focusing on global investment in sustainable development. He serves on committees of the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, is Patron of Britain’s oldest cultural journal the London Magazine and is a Freeman of the City of London.

Patrick Casparis

Industry Adviser

Patrick Casparis is the founder and Director of Presidio Advisors Limited, a specialist firm in alternative and private investments, providing advisory services to Family Offices and Institutions. Previously Patrick was a Regional Head of Hedge Fund Specialists within UBS O’Connor and UBS Hedge Fund Solutions. Patrick was primarily responsible for business development with the function of Regional Head for the business in the UK, Nordics, Southern and Western Europe and Switzerland. Previously, Patrick was the Head of Sales Management for UBS Wealth Management in Switzerland and Senior Relationship Manager for UBS WM in London. Prior to joining WM Patrick was part of the SBC-O’Connor joint-venture within the Investment Bank as Foreign Exchange Risk Management Advisor and Derivative Specialist. During his tenure at UBS, he has worked in Lugano, Zürich, London and New York. Patrick has over 30 years of investment industry experience.

Patrick Martin


Patrick supports the senior team on sourcing, conducting due diligence on and executing private market investment opportunities globally. In addition, Patrick provides support across all aspects of client reporting, including quarterly reporting and cashflow modelling. Patrick’s experience in private markets spans traditional private equity & credit as well as impact investing, and he holds senior relationships with many leading fund managers across the world. Prior to joining Time Partners, Patrick studied Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol, graduating with a Master’s degree and 1st Class Honours. Patrick’s passion for the natural world, born out of studying science and his love for the outdoors, has led to an interest in the ways in which companies can utilise science and technology to help solve global environmental issues.

Ralph Welpe

Industry Adviser

Ralph Welpe was the Head of Strategic Client Management at Julius Baer until the end of last year. He was responsible for building and running the coverage of the bank’s global top 100 clients across all regions, products, and services (min. AuM CHF250m/client). He previously spent more than 15 years at Deutsche Bank, holding various senior positions in Europe and Asia Pacific. In his last role, he was responsible for the coverage and management of Deutsche Bank’s global Top 500 client relationships across all divisions. Prior to that he was a Director of Regional Management in the UK, DB’s global Investment Banking hub with 8,000 FTEs that generated one-third of the bank’s global revenues. Together with the UK CEO, he was responsible for key client coverage, setting-up and managing the UK Regional Management function, and overseeing all infrastructure functions. He was a member of the UK ExCo, UK Regional Governance Board and UK Social Responsibility Committee. From 2007 to 2009, Ralph was Chief of Staff for the Asia Pacific region with 14,500 FTEs in 18 countries. Together with the Regional CEO we worked on expanding Deutsche Bank’s footprint in China and India, reviewed the regional strategy, oversaw the regional governance, and established Deutsche’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board. He was a member of the Asia Pacific ExCo, Asia Pacific OpCo and was a shadow board member of HuaXia bank. Ralph started his career as an M&A and Corporate Finance Investment Banker at Deutsche Bank in Singapore and Frankfurt. He also worked in Japan and joined the bank’s Corporate Development & Strategy Department in Frankfurt during the Banker’s Trust integration.

Ryan Robson

Industry Adviser

Ryan is an education sector entrepreneur and private equity investor. He is currently Founder and Chairman of The International Schools Partnership, a fast growing global group of K-12 schools. He is also Chairman of Chiltern Capital, a UK private equity business, and Phenna Group, a fast growing international Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance buy and build backed by Inflexion. He was previously a founder and Managing Partner of Sovereign Capital and has been a successful private equity investor for over 25 years. Ryan has written 3 respected national policy papers on educational disadvantage and served as a Director of state school performance and standards. He has served on the board of The Centre for Social Justice and the advisory council of Impetus Trust. He has an MA in history from Cambridge University.

Sam Clarke

Company Secretary

Sam Clarke is the Company Secretary. He has 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant.

Sanjana Tiwari

Senior Industry Adviser

Sanjana leads Time Partners’ Investment Advisory practice advising on private capital fund investment programmes. Sanjana leads on global fund sourcing and selection, tracking and negotiating access to the world’s leading private capital managers across a range of strategies. In addition, she oversees all processes, including investment platform structuring, due diligence, investment execution and client reporting. Prior to Time Partners, Sanjana worked as a private equity portfolio manager at BMO Global Asset Management, investing across primaries, secondaries and directs globally. Prior to which, she was in private equity advisory at Citigroup. Besides private equity, she has held operating roles in technology and life sciences. She has lived and worked across US, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia. Sanjana is an engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Soroosh Shambayati

Industry Adviser

Soroosh started his career in finance at Bankers Trust in New York, before moving to Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income Arbitrage Group. At Nomura International, he turned his attention to Emerging Markets and then became Global co-Head of Sales and Trading at Renaissance Capital in Moscow. Prior to that, Soroosh made his mark in academia, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Occidental College (summa cum laude), Masters of Science and Philosophy degrees from Yale University and a PhD from Harvard University. His PhD work, under the supervision of Professor Stuart Schreiber, covered the total synthesis of Epoxydictymene, design of Targeted Inhibitors for HLA-B27 and the structural properties of Silyl Ethers. A native of Tehran, he currently divides his time between Geneva, London and Los Angeles.

Steve Dawson


Stephen is the CFO for Time Partners and is responsible for Human Resources. As a portfolio CFO & CEO Stephen has worked in fund raising, growing, turning around, commercialising new technology and exiting VC and privately backed businesses. Recent portfolio roles since 2008 include CFO of Izon Science, CFO of MW Diagnostics, CFO of Luas Diagnostics, CEO of Bapco Closures and CEO of Optrical. Stephen worked for 18 years in senior positions in global manufacturing businesses. Stephen spent eight years with the Autobar Packaging Group where he became Managing Director for U.K. and Holland in 2005 after joining as European Finance Director. Before Autobar he spent 10 years with the Cookson Group holding CFO roles in the U.K. and Europe. Stephen qualified as a chartered accountant at Ernst & Young in 1989.

Tim Schmidt

Industry Adviser

Tim is an Adviser to Time Partners while studying for an MBA, having worked at Time Partners as an Associate Director with a primary focus on fund advisory and direct opportunities. His primary responsibilities included developing, sourcing and executing advisory strategies in the areas of buyouts, growth equity, venture capital, fund formation and direct investments. Prior to Time Partners, Tim was Finance Director for a start-up within WPP, leading the commercial strategy for setting up a UK entity. Prior to this, Tim gained several years’ experience within the TMT investment banking sector both at EY and Oppenheimer. Tim holds a MSc (Finance) from Warwick Business School and a BA (Finance and Accounting) from Nottingham university.

Timothy Bell

Industry Adviser

Tim is a specialist in alternative investment strategies and funds. For the past 20 years he has focused on the buy-side where he was responsible for advising wealthy families and individuals on manager selection and portfolio construction across the full range of hedge fund and private equity strategies. Tim built and led the Alternative Investment business of UBS Wealth Management in the UK, where he worked from 1999 – 2015. During this time he also built and led the UBS Global Hedge Fund Advisory Business and was Chairman of the Investment Committee. In addition to this he had responsibility for advising clients on their private equity portfolios. Prior to UBS he worked at Lazard Brothers & J.P Morgan. Tim is a Chartered Wealth Manager with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

William Gilmore

Industry Adviser

William provides support on global fund selection across all strategies. He has over 30 years of private markets investment management, fund due diligence and selection experience, working mainly within private equity. William was Head of Private Equity at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP); and in this role he oversaw in excess of EUR 2bn of commitments to over 100 European private equity funds. Following the acquisition of SWIP by Aberdeen Asset Management, William became Head of Primary Funds Europe, a role that he retained until his decision to leave Aberdeen Asset Management following the merger with Standard Life. William also has experience in UK lower mid-market direct private equity investing with Murray Johnstone. William trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has a degree in Accountancy and Economics from the University of Strathclyde.

Winson Ng

Industry Adviser

Winson was most recently at Private Markets Investment Team at UBS Wealth Management for 6 years, where he managed significant commitments to a large number of private equity funds. During more than 20 years in private equity and investment banking, including 12 years with the Private Equity Group of the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, GIC, Winson has executed over 20 co-investments. His coverage has included a wide range of growth, mid-market and large buyout funds as well as funds in mezzanine, credit, infrastructure and venture capital. Winson has served as an advisory board member for over 20 private equity funds, including Oakfield Capital and Time Partners. Winson has an MBA from INSEAD (France) and graduated with a medical degree from the University of London. He was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Malaysia and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin, with conversational French.

Yasmin Chelsea

Team Assistant

Yasmin is a team assistant at Time Partners, she supports the senior team across all areas at Time Partners, with a particular focus compliance. She has one year of previous compliance experience (at both Live Nation and STJ). She is currently studying for her CISI Compliance & Risk qualifications. Yasmin graduated from the University of Queen Mary London and holds a BA (Hons) History & Politics.

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