Board of Directors

Christopher Wetherhill - Chairman

Christopher Wetherhill founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Hemisphere Management Limited (now known as Citi Hedge Fund Services Limited), a financial services company in Bermuda, from 1981 until 2000.

Since 2000, he has served as a board member of and a consultant to, a number of investment companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Canadian and Bermudian Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of the City of London. Christopher is a resident of Bermuda.

Christopher Wetherhill is Chairman of the Board of Directors.

James Keyes 

James Keyes was a Managing Director of Renaissance Capital an emerging markets investment bank from 2008 until 2013. He established the Renaissance Bermuda office and remained with the firm until the office closed in 2013.

He was previously a partner of Appleby, the offshore law firm, for 11 years. James joined Appleby in 1993 and was team leader of the Funds and Investment Services Team. Prior to Appleby, he was employed in the corporate department of Freshfields law firm, and worked in the London, New York and Hong Kong offices.

James attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar and graduated with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (MA with Honours) in 1985. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and called to the Bermuda Bar in 1993. He became a Notary Public in 1998. James is a resident of Bermuda.

Laurence Blackall

Laurence Blackall has thirty years’ experience in the information, media and communication industries, pioneering electronic publishing (especially at McGraw Hill where he was a vice-president) and the internet in the United Kingdom. He has proven expertise in establishing internet companies and developing them through to public offering and subsequent sale. He holds directorships in a number of public and private companies. Laurence is a resident of the United Kingdom.

Tina Burns

Tina Burns has held senior positions as Tax Director with KPMG Bermuda and a number of international companies and currently holds that position at Ironshore Inc., a Bermuda based reinsurance company. 

Prior to her work in the international insurance sector, she was a tax consultant with Schroders Private Equity Services in Bermuda.  Tina graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Masters of Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tina is a resident of Bermuda.

Peter Dubens

Peter Dubens is the founder and Managing Partner of the Oakley Capital Group, a privately owned asset management and advisory group comprising Private Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate Finance and Capital Introduction operations managing over US$1.1 billion. 

Peter founded Oakley Capital in 2002 to be a best of breed entrepreneurially driven UK investment house, creating an ecosystem that supports the companies Oakley Capital invests in whether they are early stage companies or established businesses. Peter is the Managing Partner of Oakley Capital Limited, the investment adviser to Fund I and Fund II. Since 2002 Oakley Capital has sold 11 businesses for a combined value of over £1bn.

Ian Pilgrim

Ian Pilgrim is Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s Administrator, Mayflower Management Services (Bermuda) Limited. Prior to founding the Administrator in January 2006, he was the Managing Director of Citco Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited and also served as General Counsel to Citco Fund Services from January 2001 until December 2005. Before joining Citco, he practiced from January 1997 until December 2000 as a Barrister and Attorney with M.L.H. Quin & Co. (now Wakefield Quin) in Bermuda.

From 1994 to 1996, he practiced as a solicitor with Allen & Overy in Hong Kong where he was involved primarily in banking and project finance, and prior to that from 1991 to 1994 with Deacons in Hong Kong. He was admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1989 and in Hong Kong in 1992. He was admitted to the Bar in Bermuda in 1998.

He is a Director of the Manager and of Oakley Capital GP Limited, the general partner of Fund I. Ian is a resident of Bermuda.