Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Oakley Capital Investments Limited is comprised of experienced individuals who are responsible for the overall management and control of the Company

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Christopher Wetherhill
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Christopher Wetherhill
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Member of Risk Committee

Appointed on 11th July 2007.

Christopher Wetherhill founded Hemisphere Management Limited, a financial services and fund administration company, quoted on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, with offices in a number of jurisdictions. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1981 until 2000.

He serves on a number of quoted and private companies as a board member and consultant. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Member of the Canadian and Bermudian Institutes of Chartered Accountants and a Freeman of the City of London. Christopher is a resident of Bermuda.

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James Keyes
Non Executive Director
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James Keyes
Non Executive Director

Member of the Audit Committee

Appointed on 11th July 2007

James Keyes has acted as a Director of offshore investment vehicles for over twenty years. He was a Managing Director of Renaissance Capital an emerging markets investment bank from 2008 until 2013. He established the Renaissance Bermuda office and remained with the firm until the office closed in 2013.

He was previously a partner of Appleby, the offshore law firm, for 11 years. James joined Appleby in 1993 and was team leader of the Funds and Investment Services Team. Prior to Appleby, he was employed in the corporate department of Freshfields law firm, and worked in the London, New York and Hong Kong offices.

He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and called to the Bermuda Bar in 1993. He became a Notary Public in 1998. James is a resident of Bermuda.

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Laurence Blackall
Non Executive Director
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Laurence Blackall
Non Executive Director

Chair of the Audit Committee

Appointed on 22nd July 2008

Laurence Blackall has thirty years of experience in the information, media and communication industries, pioneering electronic publishing (especially at McGraw Hill where he was a Vice President) and the internet in the United Kingdom. He has proven expertise in establishing internet companies and developing them through to public offering and subsequent sale. He holds directorships in a number of public and private companies.

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Caroline Foulger
Non Executive Director
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Caroline Foulger
Non Executive Director

Chair of Risk Committee

Appointed on 7th June 2016

Caroline Foulger has been an independent non-executive director in the financial services industry since early 2013. In addition to her seat on the OCI Board Caroline currently sits on the Board of a FTSE 250 insurance company and its subsidiaries at Lloyds and in Bermuda, a Bermuda Stock Exchange listed bank and several private companies.

Caroline was previously a partner with PwC for 12 years, primarily leading the insurance practice in Bermuda serving listed clients with both audit and advisory services and has 25 years’ experience in public accounting. Caroline is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England & Wales and a Member of the Institute of Directors and is a resident of Bermuda.

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Peter Dubens
Non Executive Director
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Peter Dubens
Non Executive Director

Appointed on 3rd July 2007

Peter Dubens is the founder and Managing Partner of the Oakley Capital Group, a privately owned asset management and advisory group comprising Private Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate Finance managing approximately €1.5 billion.

Peter founded Oakley Capital in 2002 to be a best of breed entrepreneurially driven UK investment house, creating an ecosystem that supports the companies Oakley Capital invests in whether they are early stage companies or established businesses. Within Oakley Private Equity, Peter has sold businesses resulting in proceeds to the funds of over €480 million and realising a gross IRR of 45% on those investments.

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