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Hearthstone Investments PLC

  • Board

    The Board of Hearthstone Investments PLC comprises a number of highly experienced members.

    • Alan Collett

      Alan Collett

      Chairman and Fund Manager
      tel: 020 3301 1300
      Alan is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and brings a lifetime of experience of residential investment and development to Hearthstone.

      An experienced Chartered Surveyor and former Senior Partner of Allsop & Co, he has worked in all aspects of the acquisition, development, management and sale of residential and mixed use property. 
    • Cedric Bucher

      Cedric Bucher

      Chief Executive Officer
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300
      Immediately prior to joining Hearthstone, Cedric was responsible for setting up a new Defined Contribution business at Cardano, an institutional asset manager. He was with Architas from 2011 to 2017, initially as Head of Business Development, and from 2015 as Head of UK with responsibility for strategy, P&L, sales, marketing and proposition. Cedric has also held senior commercial positions in the fund management business lines of SEI and Barclays Wealth.

      Born and educated in Switzerland, Cedric spent the first part of his career with McKinsey&Co. in Zurich and London. He holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.
    • David Livesey

      David Livesey

      Non-executive Director
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300
      David is Chief Executive of Connells and is credited as being largely responsible for creating some of the most successful parts of the business. David has been a Director of Connells Group since 1995, becoming Group CEO in 2008.
    • Mark Drysdale

      Mark Drysdale

      Non-executive Director
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300
      Mark is a Chartered Surveyor with considerable experience in fund management and asset management. He has a proven track record of success across deal origination and execution, intensive asset management, capital raising and fund structuring.
    • Richard Twigg

      Richard Twigg

      Non-executive Director
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300
      Richard is a Chartered Accountant who joined the Skipton Group in 1993 as Head of Finance of Homeloan Management and in 1996, following the acquisition by Skipton, he was appointed Finance Director of Connells.  In 2002 he was appointed to the Skipton Board and served as Group Finance Director until 2014 when he re-joined Connells as Group Finance and Commercial Director.
    • Mark Witherspoon

      Mark Witherspoon

      Non-executive Director
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300
      Mark is the former CEO of both Hometrack and UKValuation, and is Strategic Development Director at Zoopla. Mark also spent 10 years with Barclays’ retail banking as Head of Strategy & Planning for retail banking products.
    • David Dutton

      David Dutton

      Non-executive Director
      tel: +44 (0) 20 3301 1300

      David is a “hands on” business angel in a number of small company start-ups and, until June 2016, was Executive Group Property Director for The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), a major UK media company, Chairman of DMG Information, ad as a Non-Executive Director for a number of other subsidiaries of DMGT.

  • Investment Management

    The property assets of the TM home investor fund and Housing Fund for Scotland are managed by our property team.

    • Marie Cooper

      Marie Cooper

      Residential Asset Manager
      tel: 020 3301 1302
      Marie, a Chartered Surveyor, is responsible for the day to day asset management of Hearthstone’s residential property portfolios. Marie was previously residential Asset Manager at Mill Group (2014-16) overseeing a £50million portfolio of Build to Rent units across the South of England. Client Services Manager at Allsop Residential Investment Management (2010-14) maximizing returns on both PRS and Ground Rent assets over £250million for a range of investors including Terrace Hill, Aviva, Legal & General, Shell, Dorrington & Grainger.
    • Paul Thorsen

      Paul Thorsen

      Investment Manager
      tel: 020 3301 1317
      Paul is a Chartered Surveyor, and is responsible for acquisitions/disposals, financial modelling and associated reports for both the TM Hearthstone UK Residential Property Fund and the Housing Fund for Scotland, working closely with the Asset Manager to ensure the smooth running of both Funds. Paul was previously Investment Manager at Mill Group, responsible for all acquisitions/disposals, overseeing external valuations and financial modelling for their £50million ‘Build to rent’ portfolio and their Residential REIT. He was also Head of Investment and Development a European Private Equity Family, Elevation for their multi-million pound UK and European residential portfolio.
  • Business Development

    Our Business Development Team members are available to deal with enquiries from financial advisers, wealth managers and fund managers.

    • Darren Stent

      Darren Stent

      Head of Business Development
      tel: +44 (0) 203 301 1334
      Darren joined Hearthstone at the beginning of 2012 and has over 30 years' Financial Services experience. During his career he has worked for some of the UK's largest Investment Management and Life and Pensions providers in investor- and intermediary-facing roles.

      Based in East Anglia, Darren heads-up our Business Development Team and looks after intermediaries across London, East Anglia and the Midlands.
    • Ed Lane

      Ed Lane

      Business Development Manager, North
      tel: +44 (0)20 3301 1336 or +44 (0)7860 854361
      Ed spent 15 years as an Independent Financial Adviser before joining Hearthstone in July 2017, and is also an experienced buy-to-let investor having managed his own portfolio of 19 properties.

      Ed is based in Yorkshire and looks after a panel of intermediary firms in the North.

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