Our Team

We are a team of long tenured individuals with deep experience across private markets, management consulting and finance. We’ve been investing in private equity and venture capital both directly and alongside other managers for nearly three decades. As part of the Smedvig Family Office, we draw from specialist know-how across offices in both London and Stavanger, Norway.

  • Managing Director

    Alistair Cairns

    • EXCITED BY

      Through the cycle returns, lack of correlation, repeatable value add

    • INTERESTS

      Theatre, Jazz, art, international politics, family

    • PREVIOUSLY

      Bain & Company, Morgan Stanley

    • EDUCATION

      INSEAD (MBA)

  • CEO

    Cristian Young

    • EXCITED BY

      Using technology to re-engineer process and disrupt established business models

    • INTERESTS

      Skiing, Scuba Diving, Travelling

    • PREVIOUSLY

      KPMG

    • EDUCATION

      Nottingham University (Business & German)

  • Executive Assistant to CEO & Chairman

    Louise Gammon

    • EXCITED BY

      South Western Trains actually working

    • INTERESTS

      Reading, baking and applying (normally rubbish) songs to everyday situations

    • PREVIOUSLY

      Private PA for a HNW individual

    • Education

      Royal Holloway University (English Literature)

  • Chairman

    Johnny Hewett

    • EXCITED BY

      The level of disruption outstanding teams and technology can cause

    • INTERESTS

      Most sports (playing and watching), theatre (definitely just watching)

    • PREVIOUSLY

      Bain & Company, NatWest Markets, Hill Samuel

    • EDUCATION

      Harvard Business School (MBA)

  • Non-Executive Director

    Klaus de Vibe

    • PREVIOUSLY

      Strømstangen, Vineberg Invest, Morgan Stanley

    • EDUCATION

      Norwegian School of Economics

  • Advisor

    Jordan Mayo

    • PREVIOUSLY

      Profile Pensions, Bain & Company

    • EDUCATION

      University of Oxford (Economics & Management)