Board of Directors

Grant Michael Roberts
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Roberts is a founding partner of Newgate Private Equity LLP (Newgate), an FCA regulated
investment and advisory business, operating in London and the UAE. Mr Roberts has over 18
years of experience in private equity both as an investor and advisor with Newgate,
Richmond Park Partners and 3i plc. Mr. Roberts has considerable corporate and international
expertise, broad experience spanning most industry sectors and undertaken transactions in
the UK, Europe, USA, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Mr Roberts holds a Bachelor of
Commerce from Murdoch University, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and
Investment and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


John William Gunn
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Gunn is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment Strategy, having
founded the business in 2002. With a career spanning over 25 years in the financial services
industry, Mr Gunn began his career in 1987 at Hoare Govett and has since worked at Carr
Sheppards Limited, Merchant Securities Limited and Williams de Broe plc, where he was a
senior investment manager until 2002. From 2004, he has worked with renewable
energy and clean tech businesses before becoming involved with Disenco in 2004.
He is currently the CEO of AIM traded Inspirit Energy Holdings Plc. Mr Gunn
is a director and the major shareholder of GIS.


Nilesh Kumar Jagatia
Finance Director

Mr Jagatia currently serves as Finance Director of Inspirit Energy Holdings plc and  
Limitless Earth Plc. Mr Jagatia has been involved with several IPO’s and was previously
Group Finance Director of an AIM traded Online Media and Publishing Company for a
period 5 years until July 2012. Mr Jagatia has over 20 years’ experience, including senior
financial roles in divisions of both Universal Music Group and Sanctuary Group plc.
He served as a Finance Director for an independent record label that expanded
into the US. Mr Jagatia is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in finance.



Samantha Dru Esqulant 
Chief Operating Officer


Samantha has been in the financial services industry for over 16 years and has experience of working in both boutique and large corporate organisations including LCF Rothschilds and Barclays Capital. She was at Bank of New York Mellon for over 7 years working on a variety of matters including overseeing the settlements team and implementing controls within the department to decrease risk and exposure. Ms Esqulant joined the team at Global Investment Strategy in April 2013 to assist with risk management and embedding control procedures. She is also a director of Global Investment Strategy.

 


Martin David Davison (aged 52)
Non- Executive Director

Mr Davison has held senior executive and management positions in three leading financial
institutions based in London and is an experienced Wealth Manager and Private Banker
serving the needs of Ultra High Net Worth Clients, Family Offices and Financial Institutions.
From 2011 to 2014, he was Managing Director and head of the family office business for
Oppenheimer & Co Inc. in Europe. From 2008 to 2011, he was Managing Director and Global
Co-Head of Dealing and Sales Trading at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.
From 1993 to 2008, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Wealth Management
Europe at Lehman Brothers. Mr Davison has also held positions at Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch
and Morgan Stanley and has over 30 years of financial market experience