Andrew Smith
Managing Director and Founding Partner
Andrew is Managing Director and founder of Albany Investment with a focus on the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Concentrating mainly on renewable energy, infrastructure and corporate investment. Prior to founding Albany investment 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. He holds an MBA from the Open University and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In his free time, Andrew enjoys mountaineering, telemark skiing and is a committee member of Skiing with Heroes.
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.
Paul Brennan
Non-Executive Director
Paul Brennan has 30 years of global business development experience in the IT sector. He has held numerous Chairman and CEO roles at private and publicly owned companies with a particular focus on growing early-stage VC or PE backed businesses into global and US markets. He is currently Chairman of OnApp and AppInstitute as well as Senior NED at JHC Systems and Relayware. Previously Paul was Chairman and CEO at Zeus Technology and has held similar roles at Apptix, VisionOSS, Xtractor and Trustix, among others. Paul started his career at IBM Corporation in Europe and Australia, after graduating with a degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Sydney.
Ana Haurie
Non-Executive Director
Ana Haurie has 30 years of experience of working in the financial sector in a variety of roles. She is the co-founder of Global Harvester Holdings (UK) ltd, an investment company and capital raising business for real assets and technology funds. Prior to this, she was the CEO of Dexion Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on alternative assets and listed hedge funds. Ana is experienced in launching and growing new funds in emerging sectors. She has worked at the Bank of England and was a management consultant. Ana holds a Master's degree from the University of St. Andrews, has a Master's Degree in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and did her MBA with the Open University.
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..