Meet The Team

Our people are our greatest asset.

Meet the adventurous, committed and respectful team who drive Barwood Capital.

We have long serving, dedicated staff and the founders are still very much involved in the management and direction of the business. With a wealth of experience, our team spans the generations, from Baby Boomers to Generation Z, allowing us to constantly learn from each other.

In 2019, our staff completed a survey which led us to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Property in the UK by Property Week.

ANDREW BARBER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (PROFESSIONAL ADVISERS)

Andrew is responsible for fund raising from corporates, family offices, professional advisers and certified HNW investors. Andrew has over 30 years of experience in banking, investment and trust management. He has previously been an authorised banking CEO, investment adviser & insurance intermediary in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Guernsey and the UK.

Andrew graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in the British Army. After the Army, he went into the wealth management industry and later became Asia Pacific regional head of several private banking groups such as Royal Bank of Canada and Coutts & Co.

In his spare time, he chauffeurs his 3 youngest children to sports & social events, whilst trying to keep track of his 3 eldest children’s careers. Andrew enjoys tennis, golf, skiing and motorcycles, as well as being a life-long supporter of Tottenham Hotspur.

Andrew is responsible for fund raising from corporates, family offices, professional advisers and certified HNW investors. Andrew has over 30 years of experience in banking, investment and trust management. He has previously been an authorised banking CEO, investment adviser & insurance intermediary in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Guernsey and the UK.

Andrew graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served in the British Army. After the Army, he went into the wealth management industry and later became Asia Pacific regional head of several private banking groups such as Royal Bank of Canada and Coutts & Co.

In his spare time, he chauffeurs his 3 youngest children to sports & social events, whilst trying to keep track of his 3 eldest children’s careers. Andrew enjoys tennis, golf, skiing and motorcycles, as well as being a life-long supporter of Tottenham Hotspur.

ANDREW BARLOW MRICS DIRECTOR (CARE HOMES/ASSET MANAGEMENT)

Andrew joined Barwood Capital in 2015 as a Board Director becoming Head of Asset Management in 2018. He focusses on managing investments and developments as well as sourcing new opportunities for funds and investors.

After an early career in sports marketing, Andrew qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2004 whilst in the investment agency team at King Sturge in London. He went on to be a director at ING Estate Investment Management before spending 5 years in a senior management position at MEPC Ltd.

Andrew is a director of the Hurlingham Polo Association, an amateur steeplechase jockey and is married with four children

Andrew joined Barwood Capital in 2015 as a Board Director becoming Head of Asset Management in 2018. He focusses on managing investments and developments as well as sourcing new opportunities for funds and investors.

After an early career in sports marketing, Andrew qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2004 whilst in the investment agency team at King Sturge in London. He went on to be a director at ING Estate Investment Management before spending 5 years in a senior management position at MEPC Ltd.

Andrew is a director of the Hurlingham Polo Association, an amateur steeplechase jockey and is married with four children

GUY BROGDEN MBA, FRICS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Guy founded, and until February 2014 was chief executive of, Mayfair Capital a London-based property investment fund management business which manages over £1.2bn AUM on behalf of charities, private clients and institutions.

Prior to that he spent 25 years in commercial property investment agency and was a partner at JLL, where he established a highly successful investment brokerage team.

Guy has many outside interests especially in education, sport and the arts. 

Guy founded, and until February 2014 was chief executive of, Mayfair Capital a London-based property investment fund management business which manages over £1.2bn AUM on behalf of charities, private clients and institutions.

Prior to that he spent 25 years in commercial property investment agency and was a partner at JLL, where he established a highly successful investment brokerage team.

Guy has many outside interests especially in education, sport and the arts. 

STEVE CHAMBERS ACIB DIRECTOR (RESIDENTIAL)

Steve is a qualified banker and after 25 years of business and product development in corporate and property lending, Steve joined the fledgling Barwood Group in 2000. He has been responsible throughout for all debt sourcing and created the first Barwood Fund. He was also instrumental in securing our FCA status. Steve has led the drive into regional housing development and conceived the Residential Platform offering to investors.

Steve is a founding Director of Barwood Capital, enjoys innovation, challenging established thinking and contributing to strategy and new products.

After many years as an oarsman, he concentrates now on watching rugby and maintaining a life- long interest in music and biosciences.

Steve is a qualified banker and after 25 years of business and product development in corporate and property lending, Steve joined the fledgling Barwood Group in 2000. He has been responsible throughout for all debt sourcing and created the first Barwood Fund. He was also instrumental in securing our FCA status. Steve has led the drive into regional housing development and conceived the Residential Platform offering to investors.

Steve is a founding Director of Barwood Capital, enjoys innovation, challenging established thinking and contributing to strategy and new products.

After many years as an oarsman, he concentrates now on watching rugby and maintaining a life- long interest in music and biosciences.

WILLIAM CHAMBERS MRICS INVESTMENT DIRECTOR (COMMERCIAL/ALTERNATIVES)

Will specialises in sourcing and acquiring assets in all sectors across the UK regions with a particular focus on higher return strategies involving planning, development and/or repositioning of assets.

He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with experience in the property market since 2007. After graduating from The University of Reading, he started his career at King Sturge and latterly worked as a Director in the JLL London Capital Markets Development Team advising on disposals and acquisitions on a range of property asset classes throughout the UK. 

Will is also the founder and Chairman of PropSki, the UK’s largest property focussed ski networking trip.

Will specialises in sourcing and acquiring assets in all sectors across the UK regions with a particular focus on higher return strategies involving planning, development and/or repositioning of assets.

He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with experience in the property market since 2007. After graduating from The University of Reading, he started his career at King Sturge and latterly worked as a Director in the JLL London Capital Markets Development Team advising on disposals and acquisitions on a range of property asset classes throughout the UK. 

Will is also the founder and Chairman of PropSki, the UK’s largest property focussed ski networking trip.

JONATHON ELLERINGTON MRICS INVESTMENT ANALYST

Jonny joined Barwood Capital in 2017, having previously worked within the Valuations team at Lambert Smith Hampton and the National Industrial and Logistics team at Cushman and Wakefield. His main responsibilities include sourcing and appraising new opportunities and making acquisition recommendations. He also assists with the asset management of existing projects.

He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and holds a first-class degree in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University.

Outside of the office Jonny enjoys summer cycling, rock climbing and scoring the very rare screamer in 5-a-side football.

Jonny joined Barwood Capital in 2017, having previously worked within the Valuations team at Lambert Smith Hampton and the National Industrial and Logistics team at Cushman and Wakefield. His main responsibilities include sourcing and appraising new opportunities and making acquisition recommendations. He also assists with the asset management of existing projects.

He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and holds a first-class degree in Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University.

Outside of the office Jonny enjoys summer cycling, rock climbing and scoring the very rare screamer in 5-a-side football.

HUGH ELRINGTON MRICS MANAGING DIRECTOR / HEAD OF PROPERTY

Hugh has been working in the real estate market since 1989. He has been involved in a wide range of areas, from equity raising, investment, development, debt sourcing, fund, and asset management, through to the structuring of transactions. He has carried out these roles across all the main property sectors in both the UK and continental Europe, including more recently the build-to-rent sector.

Hugh joined Barwood Capital in April 2018 as Head of Property and has recently become the Managing Director. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Rockspring PIM, responsible for the company’s transactional activities in the UK and France, the Managing Partner of Pensus LLP and a Senior Director at CBRE.

Outside of work, Hugh spends most of his time with his family, at home or watching his three boys from the side-lines and remains active through running, spinning, golf, skiing and shooting.

Hugh has been working in the real estate market since 1989. He has been involved in a wide range of areas, from equity raising, investment, development, debt sourcing, fund, and asset management, through to the structuring of transactions. He has carried out these roles across all the main property sectors in both the UK and continental Europe, including more recently the build-to-rent sector.

Hugh joined Barwood Capital in April 2018 as Head of Property and has recently become the Managing Director. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Rockspring PIM, responsible for the company’s transactional activities in the UK and France, the Managing Partner of Pensus LLP and a Senior Director at CBRE.

Outside of work, Hugh spends most of his time with his family, at home or watching his three boys from the side-lines and remains active through running, spinning, golf, skiing and shooting.

HAYLEY GORDGE INVESTOR RELATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER (PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS)

Hayley has worked in client relations since 2004 and has a Business & Administration qualification. Hayley manages investor relations and the administration for all Barwood Capital’s Funds, the Residential Investment Platform, and Fund raising. She also helps create all the marketing materials for the company, liaising with the PR advisers and manages Barwood Capital’s social media and website.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys visiting new places, particularly old houses previously frequented by Lords and Ladies and is currently enjoying life as a new mum.

Hayley has worked in client relations since 2004 and has a Business & Administration qualification. Hayley manages investor relations and the administration for all Barwood Capital’s Funds, the Residential Investment Platform, and Fund raising. She also helps create all the marketing materials for the company, liaising with the PR advisers and manages Barwood Capital’s social media and website.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys visiting new places, particularly old houses previously frequented by Lords and Ladies and is currently enjoying life as a new mum.

JOY GORDON INVESTOR RELATIONS MANAGER (PROFESSIONAL INVESTORS)

Joy has over 11 years of client relations experience and is covering for Hayley whilst she is on maternity leave.  Joy will manage the investor relations role for all Barwood Capital's Funds and the Residential Investment Platform. 

In her spare time Joy enjoys spending time with her family and young granddaughter, playing lawn bowls and walking.

Joy has over 11 years of client relations experience and is covering for Hayley whilst she is on maternity leave.  Joy will manage the investor relations role for all Barwood Capital's Funds and the Residential Investment Platform. 

In her spare time Joy enjoys spending time with her family and young granddaughter, playing lawn bowls and walking.

JOANNA GREENSLADE FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND FUNDING

Jo co-founded Barwood Capital in 2009 and was managing director from 2014-2019. She has taken a leading role in the creation and growth of several property businesses including a warehouse developer, a regional housebuilder, and a strategic land promotor. 

Jo is a Chartered Accountant and began her career at Ernst & Young before joining Thomson Reuters to create and manage an in-house global M&A team.

She is also a Trustee of Ark Schools, is married and has two daughters.

Jo co-founded Barwood Capital in 2009 and was managing director from 2014-2019. She has taken a leading role in the creation and growth of several property businesses including a warehouse developer, a regional housebuilder, and a strategic land promotor. 

Jo is a Chartered Accountant and began her career at Ernst & Young before joining Thomson Reuters to create and manage an in-house global M&A team.

She is also a Trustee of Ark Schools, is married and has two daughters.

EDWARD HENSON MRICS, MA DIRECTOR (COMMERCIAL)

Ed joined Barwood Capital in 2013, where he focussed on acquiring and managing investments and developments on behalf of the Barwood Capital managed funds, becoming Head of Acquisitions in 2018. Ed has an extensive network of regional contacts and has been responsible for many projects across the UK including 252 The Square in Milton Keynes, Buckingway Business Park in Cambridge, Super G in Castleford, Gatwick 55, Birmingham 100 and Highams Park, Chingford as examples.

Prior to joining Barwood Capital, Ed was Head of Property at Hotbed and subsequently a Partner at Riverside Capital, where he was responsible for the management and growth of a £250m commercial property portfolio.

Outside of work, Ed enjoys time with his family, comprising three young daughters. When time permits he tries to relive his sporting youth by enjoying tennis, golf, sailing and skiing.

Ed joined Barwood Capital in 2013, where he focussed on acquiring and managing investments and developments on behalf of the Barwood Capital managed funds, becoming Head of Acquisitions in 2018. Ed has an extensive network of regional contacts and has been responsible for many projects across the UK including 252 The Square in Milton Keynes, Buckingway Business Park in Cambridge, Super G in Castleford, Gatwick 55, Birmingham 100 and Highams Park, Chingford as examples.

Prior to joining Barwood Capital, Ed was Head of Property at Hotbed and subsequently a Partner at Riverside Capital, where he was responsible for the management and growth of a £250m commercial property portfolio.

Outside of work, Ed enjoys time with his family, comprising three young daughters. When time permits he tries to relive his sporting youth by enjoying tennis, golf, sailing and skiing.

HITESH PATEL FCA, MBA GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Hitesh is primarily responsible for the financial accounting and reporting to investors and boards for Barwood Capital. He is also the FCA Compliance Officer and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Hitesh has worked at Barwood Capital since 2006 and has been involved with the successful management of strategic land, income and growth funds. He has strong technical and commercial expertise in all areas of taxation, finance and reporting.

Having previously worked at KPMG Audit and Advisory services for over six years and heading up the Financial Reporting division at FKI plc, a FTSE 100 plc company, Hitesh brings a wealth of experience to Barwood Capital.

He is a member of the National Landlords Association and has drawn inspiration from the Homes Under the Hammer TV programme as he has an interest in the student property market. He enjoys travelling, playing badminton and spending time with his children.

Hitesh is primarily responsible for the financial accounting and reporting to investors and boards for Barwood Capital. He is also the FCA Compliance Officer and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Hitesh has worked at Barwood Capital since 2006 and has been involved with the successful management of strategic land, income and growth funds. He has strong technical and commercial expertise in all areas of taxation, finance and reporting.

Having previously worked at KPMG Audit and Advisory services for over six years and heading up the Financial Reporting division at FKI plc, a FTSE 100 plc company, Hitesh brings a wealth of experience to Barwood Capital.

He is a member of the National Landlords Association and has drawn inspiration from the Homes Under the Hammer TV programme as he has an interest in the student property market. He enjoys travelling, playing badminton and spending time with his children.

HEATHER PRETTY ADMINISTRATOR

Heather joined the Barwood Capital team in September 2017 with a degree in European Business Administration and Languages and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Her administration and client management roles have been in several industries such as Oil and Gas, Estate Agency and Direct Mail.

Heather supports the property and senior management teams and ensures the smooth running of the office.

Her hobbies include playing the clarinet and bassoon in a number of local ensembles, walking her Sprocker puppy, reading and going to the cinema.

Heather joined the Barwood Capital team in September 2017 with a degree in European Business Administration and Languages and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Her administration and client management roles have been in several industries such as Oil and Gas, Estate Agency and Direct Mail.

Heather supports the property and senior management teams and ensures the smooth running of the office.

Her hobbies include playing the clarinet and bassoon in a number of local ensembles, walking her Sprocker puppy, reading and going to the cinema.

ALAN RUDGE FRICS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As a founder of Barwood Developments Ltd, Barwood Capital's original parent company, Alan has been one of the creative forces behind the success and growth of the Barwood stable of companies since 1996.

His experience since 1972 has been gained in regional and national property development, investment, and asset management, within dynamic corporate environments. He has personally created and delivered more than 5.0 million square feet of exciting and entrepreneurial commercial property schemes worth over £600 million and overseen much more.

Alan is keen on sailing, shooting, and other country pursuits.

As a founder of Barwood Developments Ltd, Barwood Capital's original parent company, Alan has been one of the creative forces behind the success and growth of the Barwood stable of companies since 1996.

His experience since 1972 has been gained in regional and national property development, investment, and asset management, within dynamic corporate environments. He has personally created and delivered more than 5.0 million square feet of exciting and entrepreneurial commercial property schemes worth over £600 million and overseen much more.

Alan is keen on sailing, shooting, and other country pursuits.

DANIELLE SHEPPARD FRICS SENIOR INVESTMENT DIRECTOR (MLI/ASSET MANAGEMENT)

Danielle is responsible for both the sourcing and active asset management of property investments and developments for the Barwood Capital Funds. A Chartered Surveyor since 2008, Danielle previously worked at Lambert Smith Hampton where she was a divisional director working in the Midlands managing a team of professionals.

Since her time at Barwood Capital, Danielle has been involved in and the lead on a diverse range of projects including the acquisition of a 60,000 sq. ft. office on which she secured planning permission for 400 student or key worker accommodation units. 

Danielle enjoys the time she spends with her children, family and friends and spends as much time in the mountains as she can; skiing, walking and biking. 

Danielle is responsible for both the sourcing and active asset management of property investments and developments for the Barwood Capital Funds. A Chartered Surveyor since 2008, Danielle previously worked at Lambert Smith Hampton where she was a divisional director working in the Midlands managing a team of professionals.

Since her time at Barwood Capital, Danielle has been involved in and the lead on a diverse range of projects including the acquisition of a 60,000 sq. ft. office on which she secured planning permission for 400 student or key worker accommodation units. 

Danielle enjoys the time she spends with her children, family and friends and spends as much time in the mountains as she can; skiing, walking and biking. 

JILL SMITH ACMA FINANCE MANAGER

Jill is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and previous roles include Financial Accountant at Travis Perkins Plc and Management Accountant at Grant Thornton UK LLP. Jill is part of the finance team who are responsible for all accounting and financial control. She also assists with FCA compliance administration. 

Jill enjoys camping, eating out and as a parent to two boys, spends a lot of time at her local rugby club!

Jill is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and previous roles include Financial Accountant at Travis Perkins Plc and Management Accountant at Grant Thornton UK LLP. Jill is part of the finance team who are responsible for all accounting and financial control. She also assists with FCA compliance administration. 

Jill enjoys camping, eating out and as a parent to two boys, spends a lot of time at her local rugby club!

GUY STEVENS INVESTMENT ANALYST

Guy graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 having studied Business Management & Economics. At Barwood Capital, Guy’s primary responsibilities revolve around appraising potential investment opportunities and supporting the property team with financial planning and analysis.

Before Barwood Capital, Guy worked at The Pension House as an Investment Researcher and at Jaguar Land Rover in the Contract Management and Purchasing department.

Guy is also our resident Drone Pilot having passed his PfCO, giving Barwood permission from the CAA to fly commercially. Watch his footage here: https://tinyurl.com/y659b8nj

Guy graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 having studied Business Management & Economics. At Barwood Capital, Guy’s primary responsibilities revolve around appraising potential investment opportunities and supporting the property team with financial planning and analysis.

Before Barwood Capital, Guy worked at The Pension House as an Investment Researcher and at Jaguar Land Rover in the Contract Management and Purchasing department.

Guy is also our resident Drone Pilot having passed his PfCO, giving Barwood permission from the CAA to fly commercially. Watch his footage here: https://tinyurl.com/y659b8nj

HUGO TROWER MRICS INVESTMENT DIRECTOR (RESIDENTIAL)

Hugo joined the residential development team at Barwood Capital in January 2019 to manage our growing residential portfolio.

Prior to joining, Hugo, a Chartered Surveyor, worked in the development team at Savills where he provided development management advice to institutional and private clients. He has worked on large and small scale residential and mixed-use projects both in London and nationwide.

Hugo is a keen sportsman and enjoys travelling whenever possible. 

Hugo joined the residential development team at Barwood Capital in January 2019 to manage our growing residential portfolio.

Prior to joining, Hugo, a Chartered Surveyor, worked in the development team at Savills where he provided development management advice to institutional and private clients. He has worked on large and small scale residential and mixed-use projects both in London and nationwide.

Hugo is a keen sportsman and enjoys travelling whenever possible. 

GRAHAM WOOD CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Graham has been a qualified Chartered Accountant and real estate professional since 2001. He has been involved in a wide range of areas including finance, debt raising, lead M&A and joint venturing across all main property sectors, but with a focus on commercial investment, build-to-rent residential and operational real estate businesses.

Prior to joining Barwood Capital, Graham was Chief Investment Officer at Criterion Capital Limited following time spent as a director with Ernst & Young in London.

In his spare time, Graham enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, family, and friends. He also enjoys running, swimming, tennis and the occasional game of golf.

Graham has been a qualified Chartered Accountant and real estate professional since 2001. He has been involved in a wide range of areas including finance, debt raising, lead M&A and joint venturing across all main property sectors, but with a focus on commercial investment, build-to-rent residential and operational real estate businesses.

Prior to joining Barwood Capital, Graham was Chief Investment Officer at Criterion Capital Limited following time spent as a director with Ernst & Young in London.

In his spare time, Graham enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, family, and friends. He also enjoys running, swimming, tennis and the occasional game of golf.

JOE WRIGHT FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS MANAGER

Joe primarily manages the forecasting and analytical functions for Barwood Capital. He is also the Head of Digital Strategy, future proofing Barwood’s IT systems and requirements.

Having previously worked for The Garland Company Ltd and Nationwide, Joe joined Barwood Capital in 2012. Since then Joe has been involved in managing and advising Barwood’s investments within the commercial property, strategic land, and residential sectors.  

Outside of the office, Joe spends his time receiving swimming lessons from his son, cheering him on from the side-lines, and when he can, cycle racing through the mountains.

Joe primarily manages the forecasting and analytical functions for Barwood Capital. He is also the Head of Digital Strategy, future proofing Barwood’s IT systems and requirements.

Having previously worked for The Garland Company Ltd and Nationwide, Joe joined Barwood Capital in 2012. Since then Joe has been involved in managing and advising Barwood’s investments within the commercial property, strategic land, and residential sectors.  

Outside of the office, Joe spends his time receiving swimming lessons from his son, cheering him on from the side-lines, and when he can, cycle racing through the mountains.

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