Simon Riley is the Chief Executive Officer based in Jersey. Having joined Saltgate at its inception in 2007, he has played an integral part in growing and shaping the Saltgate business into what it is today. Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the alternative asset fund industry, specialising in working with clients to service a wide variety of investment structures in Jersey, Luxembourg, and the UK across our core asset classes of real estate, debt, and private equity. Simon is a Chartered Accountant, having worked at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.
Hannah is the Group Chief Corporate Officer, based in Jersey. Hannah has over 15 years’ administration and transactional experience including sitting on the boards of a number of high-profile fund manager and corporate holding entities. She has a specialist focus on corporate governance, risk and compliance. Prior to joining Saltgate in 2007, Hannah spent three years with a leading administration firm providing services to a variety of alternative asset funds. Hannah is a Chartered Governance Professional and a graduate of the University of Nottingham.
Alexandra Anthony is the Chief Commercial Officer, based in Jersey. Alexandra brings over 20 years’ experience within both the financial services and fund management industries. A Chartered Accountant, trained with KPMG, Alexandra joined Saltgate from Orion Capital Managers LLP (OCM) where she was Director of Finance, for six years. Before joining OCM she was Head of Fund Finance for Savills Investment Management where she was responsible for all financial aspects relating to the external real estate funds, for five years.
Ali is the Chief People Officer and focuses on driving Saltgate’s people strategy. She develops our talent so we can give our clients a best-in-class service, and oversees recruitment, diversity, culture and communications. She started her career in investment banking, spending 11 years at Goldman Sachs. She then joined the US hedge fund Citadel as a senior talent strategist. Before joining Saltgate in January 2021, Ali ran her own talent strategy consultancy.
Nadja is the Group Chief Innovation Officer. She develops our skills, products, and services to drive Saltgate’s client service across jurisdictions. Before joining in November 2021, Nadja worked for more than 10 years as a client to Saltgate, first at the private equity firms Akina and Unigestion, and then at the private infrastructure investor Reichmuth & Co. Private Equity International named Nadja one of its inaugural ‘Future40’ leaders ‘set to shape private equity over the next decade’.
Based in Jersey, John is responsible for the service delivery and client relationship management to a significant and growing base of Private Equity clients. Prior to joining Saltgate in October 2007, John spent over five years working for a leading third-party fund administrator specialising in alternative asset funds. As the head of a team of specialist administrators, he was responsible for all aspects of administering both small and large European private equity funds with an aggregate committed capital of over €25bn, including some of Europe’s largest funds at the time. Before focusing on alternative asset fund services, John worked in Equity Capital Markets at Paribas and Goldman Sachs in London.
Adrian oversees the service delivery and client relationship management for a significant and growing portfolio of real estate clients based in Jersey. Adrian has over 20 years’ experience of client servicing and significant involvement with institutional clients on the administration of real estate investment structures. Adrian is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen.
Lizette is responsible for the management and oversight of Saltgate’s client service delivery in Jersey. Lizette has over 12 years’ experience of private equity and real estate financial reporting in IFRS, US, GAAP and various local GAAP. Lizette qualified as a Certified Public accountant in 2003 with KPMG and joined Saltgate in 2013.
Julian is responsible for the management and oversight of Saltgate’s service delivery in London. An FCA qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in the private equity and real estate fund administration industry, Julian has a strong focus on delivery of client service excellence and utilizing technology to mitigate business risk and improve processes. Julian has considerable experience of leading teams and managing a wide range of clients in both the onshore and offshore private equity and real estate fund spaces.
Johanna joined Saltgate in 2018 and is now a Client Director. She qualified as Chartered Secretary in 2011 and holds M.Sc. in international business from Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland. Johanna also holds a Masters’ Degree in English, French and Political Science, and a subsequent post-graduate degree of Licentiate in Philosophy in English from University of Turku, Finland.
Johanna has over 14 years’ experience of various fund structures, including Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, Real Estate Funds, and Corporate Holding Structures. She currently acts a director of several private equity and real estate fund structures.
Rob is a Client Director based in Jersey, specialising in Private Equity and Debt funds. He has over 13 years of experience in the offshore finance industry, and eight years’ experience of alternative asset fund structures focusing on debt, private equity and commodities. Prior to joining Saltgate in 2018, Rob led the Financial Reporting and Risk function of a Jersey-based alternative investment fund promoter. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 2009 and graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences.
Peaches is Director, Jersey Client Services and oversees our teams’ service delivery, ensuring it’s of the highest quality. She joined Saltgate in 2014 and worked her way up to become Head of Fund Accounting before becoming Director.
Peaches has over 17 years of experience in private equity, debt, and property funds. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy.
Ajay, based in our London office, joined Saltgate in May 2016. As Director, he oversees the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of the accounting services provided to our clients. Ajay has over ten years of fund accounting, administration (including company secretary) experience of various UK and Global offshore alternative asset investment and associated structures in the UK, Guernsey and Mauritius.
Ajay also has over 12 years of experience in general accounting in sectors such as Banking, Engineering, Gambling, Fintech and Telecommunication. He is an FCCA qualified accountant.
Jean-François heads up our Depositary function and is based in Luxembourg. Joining Saltgate in 2021, Jean-François has over 20 years’ experience in the Luxembourg fund industry. He’s worked with several well-known financial institutions and Specialized Luxembourg PSF.
Jean-François has a degree in International Business and Marketing.
Based in Jersey, Jean-Philippe leads Saltgate’s Compliance function and has over 17 years of experience in the offshore financial services industry. Prior to joining Saltgate in 2019, Jean-Philippe held day-to-day responsibility for the compliance activities of the Fund Clients at an international fund and corporate service provider, including holding the positions of Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer on regulated client entities. Jean-Philippe has also held a principal person roles and served on the board of a number of Funds and Managed Entities for a US-based international financial services provider. Jean-Philippe holds two French LL.M. in Law, the International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Michala is responsible for Saltgate’s People function and is based in Jersey. Michala joined Saltgate in 2020 and is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Michala is a highly experienced HR professional, having delivered solutions that support the people strategy and leading on HR digitalisation. She has worked internationally, locally and as part of the Big Four as HR Manager.
“Since joining the business in 2007 as a newly qualified ICSA Professional, Saltgate’s dynamic environment has fostered my desire for personal and professional growth, providing expert training opportunities and technical support as well as a commitment to advancement through engagement with coaches and mentors. I now strive to ensure our deeply entrenched values help to support our employees on their own unique journeys with Saltgate.”