Board of Directors

John William Gunn
Chairman and 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.


Anthony Binnie  
Non- Executive Director

Anthony Binnie has founded and served as a director on several property development companies focused on development opportunities in London and the South East. Having graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Economics, Anthony commenced training as an accountant with Baker Tilly before moving into their Corporate Finance department. Within this department he worked on private and public company corporate finance and due diligence mandates. Having left Baker Tilly in 2001, Anthony moved into property development and is currently a Founder and Director of the Brockwell Group Ltd. Anthony will serve on the Company’s Audit and Remuneration Committees