Andrew Smith
Managing Director and Founding Partner
Andrew is the founder of Albany Investment Limited and one of its Managing Directors, with a particular focus on sourcing of potential investment opportunities. Prior to founding Albany, Andrew was a Director at a Corporate Finance boutique in Mayfair and previously worked in Private Equity with a focus on infrastructure, energy and SME investments. Andrew's strategic leadership and planning capabilities have been honed after a dynamic career in the British Army where he served in the Parachute Regiment operationally in the UK, Sierra Leone, Latin America, the Middle East and South Asia. During his military career he acquired an extensive knowledge of both the operation and acquisition of cyber security technologies. Andrew was responsible for a £1.2 billion predominantly technology focused equipment programme in the British Army. Andrew holds an MBA from the Open University and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Harold Gittelmon
Chairman
Harold Gittelmon has more than 20 years of experience in the private equity, banking and retail sectors within Europe and the US. He held several executive roles in his career beginning with 3i Group plc, where he was in charge of several successful acquisitions, IPOs and AIM listings generating outstanding returns for his team. He was also a co-founder and Managing Director of private equity firm Eclipse Investment Partners, where he transacted on a considerable number of private equity deals. He then went on to run Harding Retail Ltd as CEO, and was CEO Europe for Flemingo thereafter. Harold is an enthusiastic private investor and currently holds stakes in a number of companies. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School and holds a BA (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Finance from the University of Wales.
Charles Clark
Partner
Charles Clark has more than 30 years of experience of working in financial services specialising in strategic planning, financing, M&A and IPOs, with a focus on the technology industry. An experienced leader with a proven track record having founded two successful companies, alongside holding a multitude of position as a CEO and Chairman. Prior to entering financial services, he served in the British Army undertaking active service in Northern Ireland and Iraq. He was previously Managing Director at Panmure Gordon as part of a team with £1.3BN AUM, Ockham Capital where he supported high growth companies implementing growth and financing strategies, leading to notable IPOs and successful acquisitions. In 2008 he founded Rosslyn Data Technologies, a supply chain and procurement analytics platform, servicing over 200 industry leading clients which listed in 2014.Charlie is currently the Chairman and founder of Dark beam Limited, a high growth Cyber Security Digital Risk Protection Platform. He sat as a Board Advisor to the GDPR institute advising on matters including financing and go-to-market strategy. Charlie holds an MBA from Cass Business School and is a graduate of the royal military academy Sandhurst.
Jothan Webb
Principal
Jothan has over 10 years' experience as a technology investor, entrepreneur and finance professional. He has founded several technology companies, most notably GraduRates Ltd which was acquired by RateSetter Ltd in 2015. Prior to joining the team at Albany, Jothan worked on private equity and venture capital investments globally at ACE & Company, Khazanah, Oxford Seed Fund and SeedNet Ventures. Jothan started his career on the trading floor, trading equities, ETFs and options at Peel Hunt and Cantor Fitzgerald. Beyond investments, Jothan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and is a mentor at the Virgin Startup programme. Jothan holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of St Andrews and an MBA from the University of Oxford.
David Roffe
Senior Associate
David Roffe has 5 years' experience working in the financial sector. Prior to joining Albany Investment, David was an Investment Associate at a UHNW Private Family Office, concentrating on growth stage technology companies with responsibility for the full due diligence cycle of potential investments. David also worked at Ernst and Young in Capital Debt Advisory, assisting and advising mid-market companies on the best forms of capital raising and financing strategies across a multitude of sectors. Before entering financial services, David served as a Royal Marines Commando completing operational tours of the Middle East and specialised in Information Exploitation and Cyber Security. He attended Durham University and holds an advanced diploma in financial market analysis.
Major General (Retd) Chip Chapman CB
Chip Chapman served 33 years in the British Army, mostly in counter-terrorism, working closely with UK and international agencies. He served as Senior British Military Advisor to US Central Command being responsible for geo-political and geo-strategic analysis and contingency planning. Subsequently he has written `Notes From A Small Military`, and authored `The Chapman Review` - a strategic analysis of "Police Discipline in England and Wales" for Home Secretary - Theresa May. He is a regular analyst/commentator on TV/radio on terrorism, cyber security, government counter-terrorist policies and Middle East strategies.
Duncan Macintosh
Duncan Macintosh is the Senior partner at Capital Law, specialising in private equity, corporate governance and M&A transactions. He is recognised as a leader in his field and ranked for corporate finance in Wales, by Chambers & Partners. Prior to joining Capital Law, Duncan worked for the venture capital group and investment bank, 3i Group Plc. He holds an MA and LLB from Glasgow University.
Conrad Prince CB
Conrad Prince is currently serving as an advisor to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Pool Reinsurance (PoolRe). He is the Ex - UK Cyber Security Ambassador and has previously served as Director General for Intelligence and Strategy at GCHQ.
Albany Investment Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Nash & Co Capital Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 196124. Nash & Co Capital Ltd is registered in England & Wales, registered office at 40 Craven Street, London, England, WC2N 5NG, company number 04001724..