Roger Mountford
Title

Non-executive Chairman and Chair of Nomination Committee

Nationality

British

Education

London School of Economics - B.Sc. Economics. Stanford Graduate School of Business: M.S. (Management) as a Sloan Fellow. Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Experience

Roger Mountford’s career includes experience in several of the asset classes in which the Company expects to invest and in the leadership of investment funds offering access to private markets.

He was a merchant banker for thirty years, with Hambros Bank in London and Hong Kong. During his career he advised clients and on transactions in the transportation sector, including shipping, ports, railway rolling stock and aviation; he also led the Bank’s advisory practice in the private equity market. More recently, he has served on the board of the Civil Aviation Authority, where he worked on the quinquennial regulatory settlement for the UK’s major airports. He chaired the Port of Dover during a period of work on major investment projects and is currently a government-appointed Non-executive director of HS2, which is charged with building the largest infrastructure project in Europe; this provides insights into public procurement and conditions in the construction and other markets.

Roger also has a long record in social housing and student accommodation including chairing The Housing Finance Corporation, the UK’s largest issuer of long term bonds to fund construction of housing; he led the negotiation of THFC’s role as manager of the UK government’s Affordable Housing Guarantee Scheme.

Roger is Chairman of HgCapital Trust PLC, a successful investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange which invests in tech and tech-enabled buyouts. He is a member of the global advisory board of VenCap, a long-established investor in venture capital, whose funds are managed in Jersey.

He also serves as a trustee of two pension schemes: the LaFarge UK Pension Plan, as Chairman, and the Church of England Pensions Board, both of which are investors in infrastructure assets, giving him an institutional investor’s perspective. He is a member of the Council of the London School of Economics, serving as Chairman of its finance committee. He holds degrees from the LSE and Stanford Business School. He is resident in the U.K.