Our Team

45+ years investment experience, Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder of Harwood Capital Management since 2011. He founded JO Hambro Capital Management with Jamie Hambro in 1993 acting as Chief Investment Officer and Harwood Wealth with Alan Durant in 2013 until their respective sales in 2011 and 2020. He is CEO of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust (“NASCIT”) which he has managed since 1982 and Executive Director of Oryx International Growth Fund which he has managed since 1995. NASCIT has delivered a total NAV per share of nearly 200x under Mr. Mills’ management. He has sat on the Board of over 100 companies during his career including most recently Augean, MJ Gleeson, SureServe, Frenkel Topping and is currently Chairman of EKF Diagnostics and Renalytix AI.

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13 years investment experience. Yuri holds degrees in Economics from University of Cambridge and LSE (distinction), as well as a degree in Bioscience Enterprise from University of Cambridge. He is also a CFA charter holder. He joined Majedie Asset Management in 2009 working as an analyst and subsequently 6 years as a fund manager of both Global and UK equity income portfolios. Yuri acts as an adviser and board member to several early-stage businesses and writes the award-winning blog www.snippet.finance.

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28 years investment experience. Rupert is the Founder of Edale Capital LLP (2011) where he manages a Long-Short European Hedge Fund. Rupert was formerly at Sloane Robinson for 11 years where he managed the SR European Investment Trust for 10 years and Invesco where he specialised in European equities and small companies investing. Rupert read History at Bristol.

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29 years investment experience. Jamie was formerly lead fund manager for the Hanover Catalyst Fund, prior to which he was at Lombard Odier where, as a Fund Manager, he specialised in strategic UK small cap equity investing, having moved with the team from Henderson Global, and, prior to that, Gartmore. Earlier experience was gained at 3i and Deloitte’s where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Jamie read Maths at Oxford and is currently NED at Flowtech Fluidpower Plc and Chapel Down Group Plc.

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35+ years investment experience. Adam was a Founder of Majedie Asset Management in 2003, managing UK equity portfolios, in particular UK small companies and helping build AUM to £15bn. He joined Mercury Asset Management in 1987 where he managed the UK smaller companies Fund and High Alpha UK portfolios. Adam studied Chemistry at Oxford and is currently NED at Berkeley Energia Plc.

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NOEL LAMB (Independent, Non-Executive Chairman, appointed 20th January 2022). Noel is also the Chairman of the Atlantis Japan Growth Trust and a Director of Guinness Asset Management Funds. Noel graduated from Exeter College, Oxford University and is a barrister-at-law. He joined Lazard Brothers & Co Limited in 1987 and from 1992 to 1997 he was the managing director of Lazard Japan Asset Management where he was the fund manager for their Japanese equities. In 1997, he moved to the Russell Investment Group where he established the investment management capability of Russell in London. In 2002, he was promoted to Chief Investment Officer in North America where he managed assets of $150bn until his departure in 2008.

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Richard Staveley has over twenty years’ experience of equity investment and fund management. Having qualified as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Richard joined Bradshaw Asset Management, as assistant fund manager in 1999. He subsequently joined Société Générale Asset Management where he became Head of UK Small Companies and a CFA charterholder. In 2006, he co-founded River and Mercantile Asset Management where he launched both the UK Small Company Fund, the UK Income Fund and was Head of Research. In 2013, he joined Majedie Asset Management to co-manage and subsequently solely manage the UK small company investments. In 2019 he joined Gresham House Plc as fund manager for Gresham House Strategic Plc, the Strategic Public Equity LP and eventually the Gresham House UK Small Companies Fund.

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Nicholas joined Harwood Capital LLP in 2019 after spending 5 years at Gabelli Asset Management in New York. He acted primarily as a Research Analyst covering the multi-industrial space and also gained experience in Merger Arbitrage strategies and marketing Closed End Funds. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He currently sits on the board of Circassia Group Plc and Hargreaves Services Plc.

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Stavros has been the Head of Trading at Harwood Capital LLP since 2011. Prior to this he was a Trader at JO Hambro Capital Management from 2000 until 2010. He has sell side experience at N+1 Singer and Piper Jaffray prior to rejoining Christopher at Harwood. He is considered one of the most highly experienced dealers in small and midcap equities in the London Market.

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Graham is the CFO of Escape Hunt and is experienced in fund management and in building both corporate advisory and asset management businesses. Formerly the Fund Manager of Gresham House Strategic. Graham spent six years as a senior executive at PayPoint plc, most recently as director of strategic planning and corporate development.

He was also executive chairman and president of PayByPhone, a multi-national division of PayPoint operating out of Canada, the UK and France between 2010-2014. Graham began his career in audit and corporate finance at Deloitte and Cazenove, and holds an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

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Ken is Chair of the audit committee at Rockwood Strategic, Chairman of Biffa plc and RPS Group plc and Non-Executive Director of Blue Prism plc and Vertu Motors plc. Ken was previously Chief Executive of Xchanging plc and during his career has held listed company executive board positions with Tomkins plc, Albright and Wilson plc, Alfred McAlpine plc and private equity owned Numonyx BV.

In his early career Ken qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a partner in Arthur Andersen. Until 2014 Ken was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board. He graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Management Sciences.

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