Management Team

Stanley Fink

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Chairman

Stanley spent 20 years at Man Group in various roles, including Group CFO during IPO, Managing Director of the Fund Management Division, and Group CEO when Man Group joined FTSE 100 as the largest listed hedge fund in the world. Stanley spent nine years at ISAM as a CEO and Chair, helping the global macro hedge fund grow from a start up to managing USD 3bn+ and was a major shareholder and Chair of Zenith Hygiene Group Plc.

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Julian Shaffer

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Julian is the founder of AHH, a specialist investment, property and services ecosystem that creates secure, sustainable affordable communities. Over a 22-year period he has brought together the best professional teams, each contributing to the delivery of a portfolio of excellence.

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Harry Samuel

Managing Director and Corporate Finance Director

Harry brings significant banking and capital markets expertise to AHH, previously as CEO of Royal Bank of Canada Investor and Treasury Services, which he established in 2013. Prior to this, Harry was CEO for RBC Capital Markets in Europe and Global Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities.

David Hines

David Hines

Chief Operating Officer

David has considerable residential development and public sector experience which has proved invaluable for establishing joint ventures with public bodies, local authorities and NHS Trusts. David has been at the forefront of the development and operations of numerous elderly living communities throughout his career working alongside all leading UK retirement living specialists as National Head of Residential Development at Savills Plc.

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Tony Spotswood

Chairman, Registered Provider of Social Housing

Tony has notable public sector expertise, previously as CEO for Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for 19 years. Tony has shaped NHS plans and policies, leading implementation of system-based working at national and regional level to establish Dorset as England’s most advanced integrated care system.

Arlene Keenan

Arlene Keenan

Transactions Director

Arlene drives the financial strategies of all businesses within the group. Prior to joining AHH, Arlene held significant senior international positions where she managed numerous acquisitions and disposals: COO/CFO, Capital Markets, Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc; CFO, Ned Davis Research; Group Financial Controller, Internet Securities Inc; Audit Manager, KPMG.

Sam Hobson

Sam Hobson

Architecture & Planning Director

Sam has overseen the design and planning of c.600 units of retirement living. Alongside negotiating with local authorities, he has achieved notable success with far-reaching community engagement campaigns, converting the Platinum Skies pipeline into successful planning consents and ensuring the Platinum Skies brand and operational model is consistent across all built environments.

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Oliver Hunter

Design, Build and Procurement Director

Oliver leads the construction team on all developments and facilitates externally delivered schemes through franchise developer operators delivering to quality, time and cost. Oliver brings 22 years’ experience from large multinational and mission critical manufacturing businesses –Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, PA Consulting – having directed multisite and multinational operations.

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Kevin Ladner

Assets and Facilities Director

Kevin ensures all existing and future developments achieve defined standards, personally monitoring the delivery and inception of each development into the portfolio. Prior to joining the group Kevin was Facilities and Project Manager at BAE and BH-Live. A 30-year career in the MoD provided the opportunity to manage high value projects within extreme environments at home and overseas.

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Claire McKenna

Regulation & Compliance Director

Claire ensures effective governance that delivers aims for tenants in an effective and accountable manner. She ensures the group complies with governing documents and all regulatory requirements, leading the risk management and internal controls assurance framework. Previously, Claire was Director of Governance and Company Secretary for Sovereign Housing Association.

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Vishnu Patel

Group Finance Director

Vishnu leads the finance teams with a focus on operational efficiency – putting in place systems and processes to ensure that the group is ready for its next stage of growth. Prior to joining the group Vishnu worked at Grant Thornton for clients such as Sports Direct and Bauer Media before moving to FTI Consulting and Harbour Hotels Group, putting in place teams and systems enabling growth of c.20% year on year.

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Mark Dunne

Product Development Director

Mark brings creativity and marketing expertise to the group, helping to design and build Platinum Skies and Quantum products around the needs of the customer, creating unique value-added propositions. Previously, Mark was Head of Brand Marketing at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, responsible for the international charity’s fundraising and lifesaving campaigns.

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Mark Edwards

Marketing Director

Mark is a market maker with an obsession for customers. He is an expert in taking products and services to market, creating customer experiences that drive commercial results. Mark owns the customer and their purchase journey, setting the data and digital strategy to acquire and nurture customers. He has 20+ years’ experience delivering growth for FTSE 100 retail companies and global organisations.

James Davies

James Davies

Sales Director

James drives all sales activity across the property marketplace, leading the teams who deliver the customer proposition – sales, progression, conveyancing and resales, ensuring the customer journey is first-class from initial contact through to the customer moving into their new home. An executive level professional with a track record of building propositions and relationships in the financial services, property and IT sectors.

Mike Lyons

Mike Lyons

Operations Director

Mike is responsible for delivering high quality services and care for our customers, personally championing a positive and engaged culture, focused on continuous improvement. Mike is a leader in the health & wellbeing sector for over 30 years, operating award-winning leisure and cultural venues, previously a director of two of the largest leisure and cultural trusts in the UK.

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Lyndsay Rees

Health & Care Director

Lyndsay leads clinical governance, quality assurance and quality improvement, focused on providing outstanding care. A member of a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standards Advisory Committee, Lyndsay was Winner at the 2019 RCNi National Awards in the category of ‘Nursing Older People’ and was named in the ‘Top 50 Leaders in Care’ in Care Home Professional.