Meet Our Senior Leadership Team







Jim Coleman – Chief Executive Officer


Jim is a senior banker, treasurer and director with over 35 years’ experience of financial markets in the UK and internationally, including NatWest Markets, Lloyds Bank and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and is a director of several businesses.  He holds a degree in mathematics from the University of St Andrews, an MBA from Imperial College Business School and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Peter Franklin – Director


Peter is a chartered accountant, banker and director with over 40 years’ experience in the UK, Africa and internationally, including Salomon Brothers, NatWest Markets, EBRD and the Central Bank of Egypt, and is also a director of several businesses.  He holds a degree in law from the University of London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

Leslie Cairns


Leslie is a consummate negotiator having been involved with cross border acquisitions, mergers and corporate development for over thirty years, twenty of them in Africa. He has specialised in corporate restructuring and funding in the finance, property, mining, vehicle/transport and leisure sectors.


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