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  • The Lord Fink is Non-Executive Chairman of ECP LLP and currently CEO of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM). Previously he was Non-executive Deputy Chairman and earlier, Group Chief Executive of Man Group plc, the largest listed hedge fund manager in the world, managing over US$70 billion of assets.  Stanley is a committed philanthropist whose focus is health and education.

  • Neil Brown is Senior Partner.  Neil has 28 years City experience as a trader, broker, management consultant and risk manager.  He has worked at such leading firms as James Capel & Co, Hoare Govett, Lloyds Bank, HSBC and Credit Suisse.  Previously he was Global Head of Risk Management for Credit Suisse Asset Management and HSBC Asset Management. 

  • Rufus Warner is Chairman of the Investment Committee.  Rufus has 27 years City experience as an analyst, fund manager, business developer and business manager.  He has worked at such leading firms as Fidelity, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, Hoare Govett and Société Générale Asset Management.  He joined ECP from Close Brothers, where he was CEO of Close Investments, its funds subsidiary.

  • Stephen Lansdown, is a Non-Executive Director of Earth Capital Partners (Guernsey) Limited and was co-founder of the private client business, Hargreaves Lansdown which he set up with Peter Hargreaves in 1981 and is the UK's biggest independent private client brokerage which recently joined the FTSE 100. He resigned as an executive director in August 2010 to pursue his many other interests including sustainable technology investment.

  • Marcelo de Andrade is responsible for business development in Latin America.  Marcelo covers global external relations and is based in Rio de Janeiro.  He has extensive networks with institutional investment, agriculture and sustainability communities in Latin America and is responsible for deal origination in Brazil.  Marcelo previously founded Pro-Natura International, one of the first international sustainability organizations based in the Southern Hemisphere.  He also co-founded: Terra Capital Fund, the first venture capital fund dedicated to investing exclusively in private-sector biodiversity businesses; Axial Bank/Axial Par, a financial institution in South America dedicated to promoting investments in the sustainable development sector; and Eco Carbon, specializing in engineering aspects of forestry and agriculture carbon sinks.

  • Elaine Dearson is the Office Manager having started her career at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management in 1995 working for the Head of the European Team.  She subsequently worked at JO Hambro Investment Management and Deutsche Asset Management (previously Morgan Grenfell).  More recently Elaine followed her boss from DWS to Close Finsbury Asset Management in 2003 and thereafter internally to Close Group working for the CEO and Finance Director’s office at Close Investments.  Elaine joined Earth Capital Partners in June 2008.

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