People

Mark Warde-Norbury (Executive Chairman)

Mark spent 14 years with the investment bank Robert Fleming and Co Limited ("Robert Fleming") and its subsidiary Save & Prosper Group Limited, where as a senior manager he helped to launch and manage the Fleming Private Banking operations in the UK. On leaving in 1998 he established St Helen's Capital Plc (now Marechale Capital). Mark's other directorships include Flight & Partners, an FCA authorised specialist fund manager.

Patrick Booth-Clibborn (Chief Executive and Founder)

Patrick has more than 29 years corporate advisory and broking experience and has led projects which have raised over £800m of equity for companies and funds. Patrick started his career at James Capel & Co, subsequently working for ANZ Merchant Bank, Guinness Mahon, Noble and KBC Peel Hunt. As a Director of Noble & Co, Patrick was instrumental in building its London based advisory and equities franchise latterly as Head of Broking. Patrick specialises in advising companies in the leisure and renewables sectors on M&A and financing transactions. Patrick is also a director of West Country Renewables Ltd.

Jeremy Stephenson (Director)

Jeremy has worked in equity capital markets for the last 14 years. He started his City career at Noble & Co. where he set up the institutional sales and trading desks. He then made a move into Corporate Broking in 2009 by joining Seymour Pierce where, as a Director, he was integral to the formation of a metals & mining franchise. The business was acquired by Cantor Fitzgerald in 2013, and with it he was promoted to Managing Director with responsibility for growing the investor network globally. Prior to the City Jeremy was a commissioned officer in the British Army, with whom he served for 7 years and saw active service. Jeremy is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Howard Flight (Director)

Howard has worked for 35 years in the financial services industry, for amongst others, N M Rothschild & Sons Limited and HSBC's merchant bank in Hong Kong and India. In 1979 he established what became in 1986 Guinness Flight Global Asset Management. Between 1997 and 2005 he was the MP for Arundel & South Downs, during which time he held the Opposition Front Bench briefs of Shadow Economic Secretary, Postmaster General and Chief Secretary to the Treasury. From 1999 to 2004 he had Shadow Treasury responsibilities for the Financial Services Industry, Financial Regulations and Pensions. Currently, Howard is a director of Investec Asset Management Limited, Chairman of CIM Investment Management Limited, Metro Bank, Flight & Partners Limited, and 4 investment funds. Howard is a Commissioner of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, Consultant to Duff & Phelps and TISA, and Chairman of the EIS association and consultant to the Investment and Savings Association. He was appointed to the House of Lords by David Cameron at the end of 2010.

Fin Reid (Manager) 

Fin joined in October 2013 after graduating from Newcastle University with a BSc Hons in Agri-business Management. He initially focused on renewable energy, working with Marechale’s joint venture business Northfield UK Solar Ltd which is developing utility scale solar PV farms, and has more recently been assisting Marechale with its corporate finance transactions.

Richard (‘Dick’) Shand (Financial Officer and Company Secretary)

A Chartered Accountant since 1975, Dick has managed Marechale’s ‘Back Office’ including interface with the FCA, and AIM Reporting, since 2006. Dick trained with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, now ‘KPMG’, in London, and won a scholarship to work in the USA, and then Belgium, where he learned to speak French fluently. Dick spent almost 30 years in industry, both in French-speaking Europe, and back in the UK, experiencing two IPO’s, one MBO, and a Receivership. Dick’s experience of the non-City world is used to assist Marechale Clients who find themselves in either financial or administrative difficulties. Dick has a portfolio of clients, several of which are resident overseas, for whom he acts as either a Consultant FD, or FO, and/or Company Secretary.

Jon Pither (Life President)

Jon has considerable experience of public and private companies. For 20 years, from 1969, he developed Amari Plc, an international group of engineering companies, acquired by Glynwed International Plc in 1988. Subsequently, he has developed a range of corporate interests, including the Chairmanship of Active Capital Trust Plc, and a number of other public and private companies; including AIM listed Northern Bear Plc and was recently appointed as a non- executive director of Tanfield Plc. He is also Deputy Chairman of The Alumasc Group plc and Jourdan Plc.

Hamish Williams (Associate)

Hamish is an associate of Marechale and has coached and mentored Owner Managers and Management Teams of a number of small and medium sized businesses, advising them on managing growth. His clients have included businesses in the publishing, software, distribution, and support services sectors including a Fast Track 100 company. Through his association with Marechale Capital (formerly St Helen’s Capital plc) he helped several companies become 'investment ready' and acted as Corporate Adviser to a number of companies listed on PLUS. In 1999 he gained an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, winning the 1999 European Foundation for Management Development Case Writing Award for Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and is a member of the Advisory Panel to TVIN (the Thames Valley Investment Network)

Robin Black (Associate)

Robin has a 26 year career of private equity investing and leveraged finance. He is one of the founding partners of Balmuir Partners since 2005 and was a senior partner of Botts & Company for 14 years (1992-2005), both London based private equity firms, where he focused on building and managing entrepreneurial businesses in the UK.

A graduate of Exeter University, he qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) in London. In 1985 he joined Bankers Trust’s private equity and leveraged finance team becoming a senior executive in Los Angeles and London.

Robin is chairman of Osprey Publishing, a UK based publisher, and Aqua Service, a Scandinavian office service business. He is a director and founder shareholder of Heartstone Inns, a UK based managed pub operator, and has recently been appointed to the investment committee of Finance East, a UK regional growth fund.  He is also Treasurer and a Trustee of Malvern College, a UK based educational charity.  He was previously a non-executive director of a number of private and quoted companies including Malmaison, Cineworld, Continuum Publishing and Primesight Plc, investments which he led whilst at Botts & Company.

 

Edward Packe-Drury-Lowe (Associate)

After working as a financial journalist in London for seven years, Edward Packe-Drury-Lowe has farmed in Leicestershire for the last fifteen years and is responsible for the management of 1000 hectares of arable crops. Edward is responsible for setting up the UK's largest PV farm (33MWp), which was connected to the grid in March 2013, on his land. Involved in all aspects of this project, he has experience in planning, lease negotiation, easements and contract and build.

Marechale Capital is an investment banking and corporate finance business

We use our established relationships and sector specialisation to raise capital and refinance high growth companies and funds primarily in the consumer brands, leisure and retail sectors.