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  • Eric Albertson

    Senior Investment Director

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    Eric is based in the Boston office and joined SL Capital in 2008. He is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Prior to joining SL Capital, he spent 8 years at Bank of America Capital Advisors focusing on private equity fund investing. Eric has a BS in Business from Indiana University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a CFA charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Ailie Sproule

    PA, SL Capital Partners

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    Ailie is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2006. Ailie provides PA Support to the Infrastructure team.

  • Craig Black

    Operations Analyst Manager

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    Craig joined SL Capital Partners in 2011 and is responsible for fund administration. Prior to this Craig worked for Standard Life Assurance Limited in customer service. He has a BSc in Zoology and Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa.

  • Jonathan Borland

    Reporting Manager

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    Jonathan joined SL Capital in 2011 and prior to this spent two years as an analyst within the Performance Analysis team at Standard Life Investments, working with equity, fixed income, absolute return and real estate products. After leaving university, Jonathan spent a year at HSBC in their Global Banking and Markets division. Jonathan has a BAcc (Hons) in Accountancy and Business Finance from the University of Dundee.

  • Kevin Carey

    Senior Investment Director

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    Kevin is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2016. He is responsible for primary fund investments. Prior to joining SL Capital, he spent over 10 years at Aviva Investors focusing on private equity fund investing and before that spent 13 years at Abbey National Treasury Services plc, initially in structured finance and later managing the global private equity fund investment programme. Kevin has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Leicester

  • Nigel Cessford

    Head of Client Reporting and Communications

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    Nigel is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2016 and is responsible for client reporting and communications. Prior to joining SL Capital, Nigel previously worked with Baillie Gifford & Co in the client accounting and reporting department in various operational and managerial roles. Nigel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Dundee.

  • Richard Chapman

    Investment Director

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    Richard is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2007. He is responsible for primary fund investment, secondary investments and co-investments. Richard has a particular focus on the European turnaround market, as well as the Italian and Benelux buyout markets. He is also involved in the management of SL Capital's listed vehicle, SLPET. Prior to joining SL Capital Richard worked for the corporate finance team of Noble Group as an advisor on M&A transactions in the financial and oil & gas sectors. He has an MA (joint hons) in Management and Psychology from the University of St Andrews and the Corporate Finance Diploma from ICAEW.

  • Alan Coffey

    Investment Director

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    Alan is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014. He is responsible for developing private market solutions with investors across private equity, infrastructure and private credit. Prior to joining SL Capital, Alan worked at Goldman Sachs in London for ten years where he also focused on client solutions across private markets. Alan has a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin (Hons) and a Masters in Finance (Hons) from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin. He is also a CFA charterholder.

  • Jason Cogley

    Investment Director

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    Jason is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2014. Working in the infrastructure team, Jason’s focus is on sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of investment opportunities. Prior to joining SL Capital, Jason has spent 15 years working in the infrastructure sector covering renewables, regulated utilities, and PPPs with Impax Asset Management, Infrared Capital Partners, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and PwC. Jason has a Bachelors of Commerce degree from Monash University (Australia) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAA).

  • Jordan Dimmock

    Investment Analyst

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    Jordan is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014. Prior to joining SL Capital, Jordan worked for Standard Life Investments in the UK Quantitative Equities team. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Stirling University.

  • Graeme Dunbar

    Investment Director

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    Graeme is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2008. Working in the infrastructure team, Graeme’s focus is on sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of investment opportunities. Graeme has extensive co-investment, as well as primary and secondary fund investment, experience with a particular focus on the Nordic region. Prior to joining SL Capital, he spent ten years at KPMG in the UK and Australia, latterly as a Manager in Corporate Finance advising on M&A transactions. He is a Chartered Accountant, and has an LLB (Hons) degree in Law from Aberdeen University.

  • Louise Fiddes

    Senior Fund Controller

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    Louise joined SL Capital in 2007 and is responsible for accounting and administration. She has worked in financial services since 1998 and previously worked in Standard Life Assurance as a Sales Development Consultant. She has a degree in Business Management from Napier University and is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

  • Charlie Finnegan

    Investment Analyst

  • Claire Flitt

    Senior Fund Controller

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    Claire joined SL Capital in 2011 and is responsible for accounting and administration. Claire qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ICAS in 2008 while working for Johnston Carmichael in Edinburgh. Once qualified Claire spent two years working as an auditor within the asset management team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda. Claire has a first class degree in Accountancy and Finance from Heriott Watt University.

  • Nicholas Flynn

    Investment Analyst

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    Nicholas is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2015. He is focused on primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Nicholas started his career at Alliance Trust in 2012, where he focused on private equity and fixed income, before moving to Edmond de Rothschild’s fund of hedge funds team. Nicholas is a qualified chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, he also holds a 1st Class BAcc (Hons) in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow.

  • Gianluca Lorenzon

    Investment Director

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    Gianluca is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2016. Working in the private junior debt team, Gianluca’s focus is on sourcing, execution and monitoring of investment opportunities. Gianluca has 8 years of experience in mid-market leveraged finance at the Bank of Ireland and almost 10 years of mid-market M&A experience at KMPG Corporate Finance. Gianluca holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MSc in Economics from the University of Bristol.

  • Cameron Graham

    Investment Director

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    Cameron is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2008. He has involvement in all aspects of primary fund investments, co-investments and has a particular focus on the secondary market. As a French speaker, Cameron has specific responsibility for sourcing, screening and evaluating investment opportunities in the French market. Before joining SL Capital, Cameron worked at Ernst & Young in their Financial Services Advisory practice. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Management with French from the University of St Andrews.

  • Dale Graham

    Financial Controller

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    Dale joined SL Capital in 2006 having previously worked with Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in various operational and accounting roles. Dale is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has a honours degree in Combined Studies (Accountancy & Finance) from Heriott Watt University.

  • Graeme Gunn

    Head of Investment Monitoring

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    Graeme is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 1999. He is responsible for primary fund investments, secondary transactions and co-investments. He has particular focus on the Nordic markets and serves as an advisory board member on a number of leading European private equity funds. Graeme is also point on a portfolio of direct co-investments and has experience in a number of sectors including oil and gas, healthcare and logistics. His other responsibilities include the development of the SL Capital PR and communications strategy. Prior to joining SL Capital, Graeme worked at Dunedin Capital, a UK based buyout fund and at PriceWaterhouse in corporate finance. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Graeme has an MSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Jill Hardie

    Tax Manager

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    Jill joined SL Capital in 2012 and is responsible for tax reporting. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a Chartered Tax Adviser. Prior to joining SL Capital, Jill worked for over five years in the business tax advisory team at Ernst & Young. She holds a Masters degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ian Harris

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Ian is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in 2005. He is responsible for all aspects of finance, operations, fund administration, regulation and compliance. Prior to joining SL Capital, Ian previously worked with First State Investments in various operational and managerial roles. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and has an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Stewart Hay

    Head of Institutional Client Solutions

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    Stewart is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2001. He is responsible for fundraising and client relations and is also a member of SLI’s Global Client Committee and is an executive sponsor for SLI’s Platinum Programme. Prior to joining SL Capital, Stewart worked for BMB Investment Bank, Bahrain, where for the last 12 years of his time there he was responsible for their private equity activities including primary fund investments, direct investments and managing BMB’s fund of funds. Stewart is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a BA (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University. Stewart is a member of GlobalScot, a worldwide network of business contacts who are experts in their field and who are driven to help Scotland’s business community develop and expand in a competitive global marketplace.

  • Dominic Helmsley

    Head of Infrastructure Equity

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    Dominic is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2013 to lead the infrastructure equity team, and the development of an infrastructure solution. Prior to joining SL Capital, Dominic spent seven years in infrastructure fund management with Babcock and Brown and most recently as a partner with Arcus Infrastructure Partners. The early part of Dominic’s career was spent in industry, including 13 years at BAA plc where he headed their airports M&A team. Dominic has a BEng in Civil Engineering from Southampton University.

  • Mickey Higgins

    Client Reporting Analyst

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    Mickey is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in 2017. Prior to this he spent two years as a Reporting Analyst within the Global Reporting team at Standard Life Investments. Mickey spent five years at BlackRock in Edinburgh working as a Reporting Associate and 12 years at Citigroup in New York City, where he worked on corporate strategy.

  • Khim H'ng

    Senior Fund Controller

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    Khim is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in November 2016. He is responsible for accounting and administration, particularly for the listed private equity trust. Prior to joining SL Capital, he was in external audit and statutory reporting for retail investment funds, having worked in the Edinburgh offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, J. P. Morgan and Citi. Khim is a Chartered Accountant and has a first class masters degree in Engineering Management and Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

  • Mark Jackson

    Investment Analyst

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    Mark is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in August 2014, where his focus is in the infrastructure market. Mark holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow.

  • Annette Johnston

    Operations Manager

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    Annette has worked in financial services since 1986, joining SL Capital in 2007. Prior to joining SL Capital , Annette was a Company Secretary (Investment Trusts) at Aberdeen Asset Management and previously was Head of Investment Accounting and Administration at Murray Johnstone Ltd. Annette is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has a honours degree in Geography and a postgraduate diploma in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow.

  • Robert Kellermann

    Head of DACH Sales

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    Robert is based in the Munich office and joined SL Capital 2014. He is responsible for fundraising and client relations in the DACH region. Prior to joining SL Capital Robert spent 2 years at a fund of fund manager near Frankfurt, and 14 years in several asset management firms in Germany, selling a range of asset classes, including private equity, hedge funds and infrastructure to various institutional client groups. Robert holds a diploma in economics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

  • Patrick Knechtli

    Head of Secondaries

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    Patrick is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2009. He is responsible for the firm's secondary investment activities. He also participates in primary fund investments and co-investments. Prior to joining SL Capital, Patrick spent eight years at Coller Capital in London, where he worked on numerous secondary portfolio transactions. His early career consisted of seven years in investment banking, first at Baring Brothers and then at ABN Amro Corporate Finance. Patrick has a MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from the University of Exeter and is fluent in French and Spanish.

  • Stefan Kurek

    Investment Analyst

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    Stefan joined SL Capital in 2015 and is based in the Boston office. His prior experience includes working as a Senior Financial Analyst at Accenture as well as an internship with a Washington, D.C. based growth equity fund focused on healthcare and technology investments. Stefan holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Louise MacDonald

    Risk and Compliance Manager

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    Louise joined SL Capital Partners in May 2013. Louise worked for the previous six years as a Risk & Compliance Consultant in Standard Life Investments. Louise is responsible for managing the Risk & Compliance function within SL Capital's Operations team. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University.

  • Lisa MacKinnon

    Client Reporting & Communications Manager

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    Lisa is Client Reporting & Communications Manager, based in Edinburgh. Lisa's primary responsibilities include the co-ordination of investor reporting activities and investor relations, together with PR and Brand for SL Capital. Prior to joining SL Capital in 2001, Lisa began her career in private equity in 1990 administering regional venture capital funds. Lisa has a BA in Business Economics from Napier University.

  • Merrick McKay

    Head of Co-investments

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    Merrick joined SL Capital in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh office. He is Head of SL Capital’s co-investment activities and is also responsible for primary and secondary fund investments. Merrick has additional responsibility of managing relationships with SL Capital’s Australian clients. An Australian, Merrick has almost 25 years’ experience in the European private equity industry. Prior to joining SL Capital, Merrick was Head of European Investments and Senior Partner of Macquarie’s Private Markets division. Previous roles include 13 years as a Partner and Investment Committee member of Primary Capital (the London-based, mid-market private equity firm) where he was responsible for leading, originating and managing numerous private equity investments in the UK. Merrick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Queensland.

  • Peter McKellar

    Head of SL Capital

    Head of Private Markets Solutions

    Standard Life Investments

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    Peter leads SL Capital Partners, which is the private equity and infrastructure equity arm of Standard Life Investments. He is also Head of Private Markets Solutions for Standard Life Investments. Peter is based in the Edinburgh office and has specific responsibility for SL Capital Partners’ investment function, corporate strategy and governance. Peter joined Standard Life Investments in 1999. Starting his career in investment banking at JP Morgan in 1987 and working in corporate finance, Peter moved into industry in 1995 as Corporate Development Director and then Group Finance Director of Clydeport plc, a London listed company and former Montagu buyout. He has a LLB (Hons) degree in Law from The University of Edinburgh.

  • Linzi Morrow

    PA, SL Capital Partners

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    Linzi is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in April 2016 to provide PA support to the senior members of the team. Prior to joining SL Capital, Linzi was a PA in Barclays for 5 years. She has a Master of Arts in International Management from Heriot Watt University.

  • Ingrid Neitsch

    Head of Strategic Credit

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    Ingrid is responsible for managing the Private Credit Strategies portfolios, a position held since 2014 when she joined SL Capital as part of Standard Life Investment’s takeover of Ignis Asset Management. Prior to joining Ignis in 2012, Ingrid worked at Financial Risk Management for 12 years, where she was Managing Director, responsible for Credit sector portfolios. Previous roles include investment management and trading positions at firms including HSBC, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Barclays. Ingrid has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta.

  • Mark Nicolson

    Head of Primary Investment

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    Mark is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2007. He is responsible for making primary investments, secondary investments and co-investments as well as having overall responsibility for SL Capital’s primary investment business. Prior to joining SL Capital, Mark spent seven years working as a lead adviser in the corporate finance teams of Ernst & Young and KPMG, focusing principally on buyouts. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has a BA (Joint Hons) degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Mark is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

  • Hilde Nilsen

    Investment Analyst

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    Hilde is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014 from Durham University where she completed an MSc in Economics and Finance. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Shaylen Padayachee

    Investment Manager

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    Shaylen is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in 2014. Prior to that he was an analyst in RBC's infrastructure team in London. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews.

  • Claire Park

    Operations Analyst

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    Claire joined SL Capital in 2009 and is responsible for fund administration. Claire has worked in financial services since 2006 and has previously worked at Bank of Scotland, Portfolio Management Service, as an Investment Administrator. She has a degree in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde.

  • Alan Perry

    Fund Control Manager

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    Alan has worked in financial services since 1999, joining SL Capital in 2008. Prior to this he worked for Ansbacher & Co for five years, as a Business Analyst within their fund administration department and latterly as a Group Internal Auditor. Alan is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has a first class BSc in Mathematical Physics and a Masters in Physics from the University of Liverpool.

  • Roger Pim

    Deputy Head of SL Capital

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    Roger is based in the Edinburgh office and supports Peter with the leadership of SL Capital Partners, the private equity and infrastructure arm of Standard Life Investments. Roger is responsible for SL Capital's listed vehicle, Standard Life Private Equity Trust, and leads SL Capital’s fundraising and investor relations team. He is also responsible for the people management and personal development within the wider SL Capital team. Roger is a member of the investment committee and serves as an advisory board member on a number of leading European private equity funds. Prior to joining SL Capital in 2002, Roger worked for Goldman Sachs in London in their corporate finance team where he focused on private equity transactions. Roger has a MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

  • Renata Nemeth

    Fund Controller

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    Renata is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in 2015 and is responsible for accounting and administration. Prior to this Renata worked as an auditor within the financial services team of Deloitte in Budapest for four years. She also worked as a fund accountant at BNP Paribas Securities Services in Glasgow. She has a first class degree in Accounting from Corvinus University of Budapest and holds an Investment Operations Certificate.

  • Gail Richardson

    Investment Manager

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    Gail is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2012. She has involvement in all aspects of primary fund investments and co-investments, and has a particular focus on secondaries. Gail also has responsibility for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities in the UK and Nordic regions. Prior to joining SL Capital, Gail worked in corporate finance at Quayle Munro. Gail has a MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of St Andrews.

  • Michael Robertson

    Head of Fund Administration

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    Michael is based in Edinburgh and joined SL Capital in 2015 having worked in financial services since 2004. Prior to joining SL Capital, Michael had specific exposure to Private Equity, managing finance and reporting teams with Bank of Scotland Fund Investments, SWIP Private Equity and most recently Aberdeen Asset Management. Michael is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Dundee

  • John Seal

    Head of Private Mid-Market Debt

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    John is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2015 to lead the team’s efforts in the development of private junior debt investment business. Prior to joining SL Capital , John was founding partner of New Amsterdam Capital, an early entrant to the institutional management of leveraged loans and direct lending in Europe, as well as a manager of mezzanine, high yield bonds and distressed credit. Prior to the formation of New Amsterdam in 2002, John worked in high yield bond structuring and capital markets at Barclays Capital, ING Barings, Alex Brown & Sons and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He holds a BS from the State University of New York – Albany and an MBA from City University of New York.

  • Nalaka De Silva

    Director, Corporate Development

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    Nalaka is a senior investment specialist for Private Markets. He is responsible for private market corporate development and developing illiquid investment strategies for institutional clients across Real Estate, Private Equity, Private Credit and Infrastructure. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Nalaka held senior roles at AMP Capital Investors and Cornerstone REIM. Nalaka is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BCA (Commercial Law & Accounting) from Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Sarah Sinclair

    PA, SL Capital Partners

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    Sarah is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2001 to provide PA support to the Senior Executive.

  • Daniel Smith

    Senior Operations Analyst

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    Daniel joined SL Capital Partners in July 2014 and is responsible for providing administrative support to the finance team. He has just obtained a degree in International Business with Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

  • Jin Yan Staal

    Investment Manager

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    Jin is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2016. She has involvement in all aspects of primary fund investments and co-investments, and has a particular focus on secondaries. Jin has six years’ experience in private equity investing and prior to joining SL Capital, she worked at Stanhope Capital, Pantheon Ventures and Keyhaven Capital. She holds an MA in Finance from Princeton University and an MSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

  • David Studders

    Head of Portfolio Control and ODD

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    David joined SL Capital in 2007. Prior to this David worked at Access Brokerage and Hutt Valley District Health Board. David has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Marian Sutherland

    PA to Head/Deputy Head of SL Capital

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    Marian is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in September 2014 to provide executive PA support to the Head/Deputy Head of SL Capital, and to manage the PA support team. Prior to this Marian worked in the Executive Office at Standard Life Group.

  • Kano Takebayashi

    Investment Manager

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    Kano is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014. Prior to joining, Kano worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Advisory practice. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from the University of Warwick.

  • Maciej Tarasiuk

    Investment Director

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    Maciej is based in the London office and joined SL Capital in 2015. Working in the infrastructure team, Maciej’s focus is on sourcing, due diligence and monitoring of investment opportunities. Maciej has over seven years of experience working in the infrastructure sector in advisory and fund management roles with Macquarie Capital, MAp Airports, Ontario Airports Investment Limited and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Maciej has a MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University and is a CFA charterholder.

  • David Thompson

    Legal Director

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    David is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014. He is responsible for its legal affairs. Prior to joining SL Capital David was Senior Counsel at Alliance Trust, following a period of 13 years with Dickson Minto in Edinburgh, where, as Senior Associate, he focused on private equity clients. David has an LLB in law from the University of Edinburgh and is fluent in French.

  • Dimitrios Tsagkaris

    Operations Analyst

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    Dimitrios joined SL Capital Partners in 2015 and is responsible for providing administrative support to the finance team. Prior to this, Dimitrios worked for Lloyds Banking Group as a finance administrator. He holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of the Aegean in Greece and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Strathclyde.

  • Simon Tyszko

    Investment Manager

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    Simon is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in 2014. He is focused on primary fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments. Simon has six years of financial services experience and, prior to joining SL Capital, worked for RBS in their Restructuring department focusing on the turnaround of SME’s and Corporates. Simon also has a 1st class M.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

  • Lauren Watson

    Legal Counsel

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    Lauren is based in the Edinburgh office and joined SL Capital in September 2014.  Prior to joining SL Capital, Lauren worked at Dickson Minto for five years, where she worked on a range of transactions for private equity clients.  Lauren has an LLB in law from the University of Edinburgh.