Our Team

Our Team come from a range of backgrounds and bring a breadth of both execution and operational experience, as well as relevant relationships and extensive networks to Long Harbour.  This, combined with our drive, motivation, helps us deliver the high quality service our clients require and deserve.

  • James Ainscough

    James Ainscough


    James joined Long Harbour as an Analyst in the Single Family Housing team in July 2023. His main responsibilities include the underwriting and assessment of potential investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, James studied at the University of Bristol. Following his degree, James worked as an Advisor in Latent Defects Insurance and Development Finance.

  • Camilla Austin

    Camilla Austin

    Development Manager

    Camilla joined Long Harbour Multifamily Team in October 2022 as Development Manager. Camilla's focus is on the development of new schemes.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Camilla held positions at Dominus Group and Puma Investments, where she gained experience in identifying, purchasing, developing, and disposing of real estate in landmark locations in London and across the UK.

  • Anna Butler

    Anna Butler

    Group General Counsel

    Anna is Group General Counsel and is part of the senior leadership team. Anna leads a team providing strategic, commercial and pragmatic advice for every area of Long Harbour’s business including fundraisings, deployment of investment capital, partnerships, restructurings, fund structuring and entry into new markets.

    Anna has extensive experience of leading complex, high value, and strategically important projects. Anna spent the first decade of her career in US and City law firms before moving in-house where she has had a number of leadership roles in different sectors. She is passionate about developing junior and aspiring lawyers and regularly mentors people through a variety of schemes.

  • Adriana Castillo

    Adriana Castillo

    Fund Management Accountant

    Adriana is the Fund Management Accountant for the Long Harbour Income Fund and Long Harbour Multi-Family Joint Venture, joining the team in June 2020. Adriana is responsible for the management accounting requirements of the funds.

    Prior to joining, Adriana spent twelve years at Capital & Regional Property Management as Group Accountant gaining experience within the property sector. Adriana is ACCA part qualified.

  • Will Cazaly

    Will Cazaly

    Associate Director

    Will joined the Long Harbour Multifamily Team as a Senior Associate in 2021 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2022. As a member of the Multifamily acquisitions team his key responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, and transacting on build-to-rent investment opportunities. Will has expertise across the real estate lifecycle, from investment and funding to planning and development.

    Having previously worked as a management consultant, Will has spent the majority of his career in real estate specialising in the alternative residential sector. In addition to multifamily housing, he has knowledge and experience of purpose-built student accommodation, co-living and affordable housing. Will holds Masters-level degrees in both real estate and law.

  • Matthew Chambers

    Matthew Chambers

    Data Analyst

    Matthew has over 5 years in the industry working as a highly skilled data analyst. He oversees the whole of the data environment, covering the creation and maintenance of ETL pipelines & data warehouses, producing analysis and reporting, as well as being the point of contact for any related queries and requests.

    Matthew has a Masters in Physics and is an expert in statistical analysis, cloud computing, Tableau, SQL databases and Python.

  • Aleisha Charlton

    Aleisha Charlton

    Fund Finance Manager

    Aleisha is Fund Finance Manager for the Long Harbour Income Fund and Long Harbour Multi-Family Fund, joining the team in November 2019. Aleisha is responsible for all the accounting and reporting requirements of the fund.

    Prior to joining, Aleisha spent three years at Get Living. Aleisha also holds a Master of Accounting degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015, training with PwC.

  • John Coling

    John Coling

    Construction Director

    John joined the Long Harbour Multifamily team of Long Harbour in 2018 as a Development and Construction Director. John oversees all construction activities for Long Harbour's forward fund and forward purchase investments. To date John has successfully delivered all of the LHIF and LHMF developments totalling over 1,350 units. This includes the turnkey fit out of Amenity Spaces at all assets / delivery of commercial spaces to the assets and oversight of Retail Unit fit outs. Within Long Harbour John is also a member of the GRESB and ESG Committee’s.

    Prior to joining, John spent 4 years at Gardiner and Theobold in Project Management for high end hotels, residential developments and commercial office projects across London with a total GDC of £1bn. John has been actively involved and led from the project brief stage through planning, delivery, mobilisation and handover, bringing over 15 years of experience in Project Management to Long Harbour.

  • Marian Condie

    Marian Condie

    Acquisitions Manager/Executive Assistant

    Marian Condie is the Executive Assistant to Richard Silva and Jack Spearman. She joined Long Harbour in 2018 and brings her vast management, administrative and legal experience to assist the smooth running of the Secured Income team and investment programme.

    Educated at the University of Surrey, Marian is a qualified Legal Executive and spent many years working for leading law firms in the City and West End of London. Her experience is primarily in Property and Corporate Finance Law. Prior to joining Long Harbour, Marian started her own company, providing business consultancy services to a few select clients, that she ran successfully for over 10 years.

  • Sofie Ellice-Flint

    Sofie Ellice-Flint

    Associate Director

    Sofie joined Long Harbour in 2020 in the capacity of development manager in the Long Harbour Multi-Family team. Sofie reports to the Managing Director of LHMF and oversees the development activities for LHMF, particularly LHMF direct development projects.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Sofie has had 10 years' property, development and construction experience, working with leading real estate companies in the UK, Middle East & Australia - Lendlease, Dubai Holding and The Collective. Sofie has delivered across the entire development life cycle, having started as a cost manager before progressing into development. She has proven experience working on multi-million pound development projects with a focus on hospitality, co-living and mixed use schemes. Sofie is driven to make a positive impact on the built environment and provide places that benefit people's lives. Sofie is currently on maternity leave.

  • Geordie Erskine

    Geordie Erskine

    Associate Director

    Geordie joined the acquisition team for Long Harbour's Secured Income programme in 2013, he assists in transaction management and financial appraisal. On a day to day basis Geordie originates, manages, undertakes legal due diligence and executes his own deals. In addition Geordie also leads the financial appraisal and valuation.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Geordie studied at the University of Newcastle.

  • Francisco Escudero

    Francisco Escudero

    Systems Manager

    Francisco is Systems Manager who has over 10 years experience across multiple industries, optimising processes by incorporating digital solutions. Francisco is an expert in market ready system set-up and implementation projects, process automation, data analysis and optimising user-journeys.

    Francisco has a degree in Industrial Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Bath. He is also fluent in Spanish.

  • Gemma Fortune

    Gemma Fortune

    Development Director

    Gemma joined Long Harbour Multifamily Team in January 2022 as Development Director. Gemma's focus is on the new development schemes and she is currently leading the delivery of the groups first Direct Development, A c£300mn BTR scheme known as The Eades in Walthamstow.

    She has over 18 years’ experience in Property Development of high end, mixed-use, residential projects across the full development life cycle. Gemma is familiar with the central London market and has also worked on regeneration schemes all over the UK.

  • Ruby Fryer

    Ruby Fryer

    Personal/Team Assistant

    Ruby is the Personal Assistant to the Group Finance Director, and Team Assistant to the Finance Team. Ruby is responsible for diary management, assistance with investor and statutory reporting, and providing general administrative support to the Finance department.

    Ruby has previous experience within finance, working in personal tax for a UK top 50 accountancy firm for three years, and as an office manager within the recruitment industry, specialising in asset and investment management.

  • Christian Garcia

    Christian Garcia

    Associate Director - Asset Management

    Christian joined Long Harbour in 2019 as an Associate and was promoted to Associate Director in 2022. His core objective is to work on the existing assets already under management as well as the growing pipeline under construction for the multifamily investment programme. Overseeing the entire property management function, ownership of reporting and valuation responsibilities whilst successfully growing income and increasing the value of the assets, as well as onboarding and stabilising newly developed assets resulted in his deserved promotion to Associate Director in January 2023.

    Prior to joining, Christian spent over 8 years at Grainger Plc., 6 of which were spent as an Asset Manager on the GRIP JPUT which latterly converted to a REIT. A stabilised 2000+ unit portfolio with a gross asset value of close to £700m and considered one of the largest PRS Funds in the UK at the time. Christian became a Chartered Member of the RICS in 2014.

  • Melanie Greening

    Melanie Greening

    Executive Assistant

    Mel is the Executive Assistant to James Aumonier, Chief Operating Officer to the Long Harbour Group and Co-Founder. Mel joined Long Harbour in September 2022; Mel skilfully manages both James’ business and private affairs.

    Mel’s has 25 years’ experience working with Senior Leadership & UHNW families in the Real Estate & Financial Sectors and brings a wealth of knowledge from her variety of roles starting her working life as a beauty therapist, salon owner, teacher & examiner. More recently, Mel worked at Cushman & Wakefield looking after the Global Head of GOS & OS EMEA.

  • Ruchit Gupta-Chaudhary

    Ruchit Gupta-Chaudhary

    Group Director of Technology and Data

    Ruchit has over 10 years experience working across Finance, Operations and Technology roles. Responsible for creating and delivering multi-year digital change strategies, product development and data architecture strategies for Long Harbour Group for over 6 years. Ruchit focuses on high value solutions that help optimise business efficiency, productivity and output, with oversight of all systems, data and project management teams. He has delivered over 50 digital transformation projects successfully, on-time and on-budget, ensuring that strategic goals are being aligned with business needs. He encourages an open collaborative environment for both internal teams and clients, yielding innovation and a foundation for businesses to scale and continuously improve.

    Ruchit has an Honours degree in Mathematics with Engineering and is also a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant. Ruchit has also previously established an on-line and physical retail business and international finished goods trading company.

  • Josh Gwatkin

    Josh Gwatkin

    Senior Associate

    Josh joined the Secured Income team in 2016 from a background in finance and real estate. Working closely with the Fund Manager, Josh’s primary responsibilities include deal origination, appraisal, valuation and acquisition of UK ground rent assets. He is experienced in financial modelling, contract negotiation and overseeing due diligence procedures.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Josh held positions at TP ICAP and BGC Partners specialising in foreign exchange.

  • Rosie Harkness

    Rosie Harkness

    Executive Assistant

    Rosie joined Long Harbour in 2022 as the Executive Assistant to William Astor, Chief Executive Officer. Rosie works closely with Will to ensure the smooth running of both his business and family life.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Rosie ran a boutique PR agency specializing in design and landscape architecture. More recently she spent several years working as a Private Executive Assistant to Middle Eastern diplomats both in London, Riyadh and Washington DC.

  • Madeline Hillman

    Madeline Hillman

    Group Corporate Financial Controller

    As Group (Corporate) Financial Controller Madeline’s responsibilities include working closely with senior management to ensure efficient and effective financial control for all management businesses of Long Harbour and its subsidiaries. In addition, she leads the finance team, and oversees the day-to-day running of the financial operations, inclusive of budgeting, forecasting, reporting and annual group audits.

    Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 2018, Madeline gained a wealth of experience as the UK Financial Manager of a Singaporean listed REIT, and was instrumental in the UK technical listing of the UK subsidiaries. Madeline was responsible for overseeing £750m AUM for this Commercial Real Estate Fund, as well as securing substantial company acquisitions and strategic refinancing. Madeline also gained valuable experience working as the Deputy Finance Manager at a privately funded UK real estate firm. This company specialised in the development of care homes within the Healthcare sector, as well as mixed use Residential-Commercial developments. Her core responsibilities were to lead the audit and reporting of the Group and managing asset development budgets effectively.

  • Hiroki Hirayama

    Hiroki Hirayama

    Modelling Analyst

    Hiroki joined Long Harbour in 2023 as a Modelling Analyst and is responsible for the development of the firm’s fund management, acquisition and corporate management models. Hiroki provides financial modelling support to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) fund, Single-Family (SFH) fund and corporate finance team.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Hiroki was an executive at BDO's transaction services team. He is qualified as a chartered accountant and is CFA qualified. Hiroki holds a degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Edinburgh

  • Stephen Hockaday

    Stephen Hockaday

    Senior Adviser

    Stephen joined Long Harbour in November 2019, bringing a wealth of experience in the construction and property industries. Part of Stephen’s role is to oversee stakeholder engagement as well as construction and pipeline management for the Multifamily and Opportunistic investment programmes.

    Stephen is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in major projects and social infrastructure covering construction, development and investment. Most recently he was Head of Investments at Laing O’Rourke for over 12 years building a portfolio of over £2bn in the UK and Canada. He was also the JV director for the Northern Line Extension and the Thames Tideway Tunnel in London, both projects were c. £0.75 bn in value. Prior to that he was the Director for Project Finance and Facilities Management at Bovis Lend Lease for over 13 years building up a portfolio of over £2.5 bn of assets in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Stephen was also a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young for 3 years in Property and Construction working on the Administration of Olympia and York at Canary Wharf and the sale of PSA to the private sector. Stephen has more recently been very involved in driving Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and Digital Engineering in the sector with a view to providing more sustainable and efficient assets.

  • Gabrielle Hood

    Gabrielle Hood

    Associate Director

    Gabrielle has been a member of the Secured Income team since 2011. She plays an integral part in the origination and transactional capability of the team, handling numerous portfolio acquisitions every year. She has negotiated and concluded a number of corporate transactions, and has successfully secured output agreements with a range of house builders. In addition, Gabrielle is actively involved in the fund’s financing arrangements, both new and existing.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour, Gabrielle studied Physics at the University of St Andrews.