Board of Directors

William Maltby  |  Peter J. Von Lehe  |  Trudi Clark  |  John Martyn Falla  |  Wilken von Hodenberg

William Maltby


William Maltby was vice chairman of Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank where he worked for more than 25 years. He spent a further six years as a Senior Adviser to the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank. He was a corporate financier specialising in financial sponsors and leveraged finance, and was head of Deutsche Bank’s European Financial Sponsor Coverage and Leveraged Finance businesses. He joined Morgan Grenfell in 1984 which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1989.

He was chairman of Mithras Investment Trust Plc, a private equity fund of funds investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2018, when it completed a successful realisation strategy.

He is also chairman of Ekins Guinness LLP. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat Marwick and has a law degree from the University of Cambridge.

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Peter J. Von Lehe

Director (New York)

Peter von Lehe is a Managing Director of Neuberger Berman, Head of Private Equity Investment Solutions and a leader of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios practice. He is also a member of the Athyrium, Co-Investment and Private Investment Portfolios Investment Committees. Mr. von Lehe sits on the Limited Partner Advisory Boards of a number of investment relationships globally on behalf of Neuberger Berman funds. Previously, Mr. von Lehe was a Managing Director and Deputy Head of the Private Equity Fund of Funds unit of Swiss Reinsurance Company. At Swiss Re, Mr. von Lehe was responsible for investment analysis and product structuring and worked in both New York and Zurich. Before that, he was an attorney with the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York focusing on corporate finance and private equity transactions. He began his career as a financial analyst for a utility company, where he was responsible for econometric modeling. Mr. von Lehe received a B.S. with Honors in Economics from the University of Iowa and a J.D. with High Distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar.

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Trudi Clark

Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Management Engagement Committee

Trudi Clark qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Robson Rhodes in Birmingham before moving to Guernsey in 1987. She joined KPMG where she was responsible for an audit portfolio including some of the major financial institutions in Guernsey. After 10 years in public practice, she was recruited by the Bank of Bermuda as Head of European Internal Audit, later moving into corporate banking. In 1995 she joined Schroders in the Channel Islands as CFO. She was promoted in 2000 to Banking Director and Managing Director in 2003. From 2006 to 2009, Ms Clark established a family office, specialising in alternative investments. In recent years she has returned to public practice specialising in corporate restructuring services. During this time she has been involved, as a Special, Constable, assisting various Law Enforcement Agencies in their investigations. Ms Clark also has several Non-Executive Director appointments for companies both listed and non-listed investing in property, private equity and other assets. Ms Clark graduated with a first class honours in Business Studies.

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John Martyn Falla

Chairman of the Audit Committee, Independent Director

John Falla, a Guernsey resident, is a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc Hons degree in Property Valuation and Management from The City University, London. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, having been awarded their diploma. He is a non-executive director and consultant to a number of companies.
John trained with Ernst & Young in London before moving to their Corporate Finance Department. On returning to Guernsey, he worked for an International Bank before joining the Channel Islands Stock Exchange as a member of the Market Authority. In 2000, John joined the Edmond de Rothschild Group in Guernsey and has provided corporate finance advice to clients including open and closed-ended investment funds, and institutions with significant property interests. John has been a director of a number of Edmond de Rothschild group operating and investment companies, and is also a non-executive director of Duet Real Estate Finance Limited and SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited, also listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Wilken von Hodenberg

Senior Independent Director

Wilken von Hodenberg is a businessperson with 34 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and senior management. He has been at the head of five difference entities and until recently occupied the position of Chairman of German Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

He is a member of the Supervisory Board for Deutsche Beteiligungs AG since 2013. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Sloman Neptun AG, Schloss Vaux AG and Wepa SE.

From 2000-2013 he was CEO of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG. He also served as a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch in Frankfurt (1998-2000). Prior to this he was Managing Director at Baring Brother GmbH (1993-1997). From 1990-1992 he was CFO of Tengelmann Group, a major German retailing group. He started his career at JPMorgan in New York and Frankfurt (1983-1989).

Wilken is a lawyer in Hamburg and holds a Law degree from the University of Hamburg.

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