Our People

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy – Chairman

Mark has over 27 years’ experience as a legal professional is a barrister at Three Stone Chambers, specialising in commercial disputes and contentious cases involving banking, company law and insolvency law. Although primarily practising before the English High Court, he has appeared as counsel representing clients before courts and tribunals in a number of common law jurisdictions including Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands and Antigua. He is called to the Bar of England and Wales and to the Eastern Caribbean Bar (British Virgin Islands). Mark completed is his Bar Finals from the Inns of Court School of Law and has an LLB from the University of Essex

Ian Coleman - Trustee Director

Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. Ian was partner at PWC for over 23 years. He consults to senior executives on valuations, transactions, restructuring and financial reporting matters and is a regular conference and media commentator with a particular focus on the financial services (insurance, asset management, and investment banking) and energy sectors (oil & gas, nuclear). He also has a strong understanding of the private sector/higher education/government interface after acting as PwC's relationship partner for Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills. Prior to joining PwC he worked as an investment manager for 8 years at 3i, a leading venture capital firm. Ian has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Leroy Logan MBE - Trustee Director

Leroy is a retired police superintendent with over 35 years’ practical policing experience and related work within the UK Justice system. Leroy has experience in security, community building and mentorship. Leroy was Deputy Borough Commander of Hackney, contributed significantly in the borough receiving three consecutive Commissioner’s Commendations (2004-07). Leroy has an honorary doctorate and a BSc from the University of East London.

Nick Andrews - Trustee Director

Nick has over 35 years experience in the financial services sector that has included being on the Board of a large multi-disciplined securities broker/dealer, head of credit at the UK banking subsidiary of Japanese securities house and many years in senior credit and compliance roles. Nick is the founder and Managing Director of MPAC limited, one of the preeminent compliance and regulatory companies in London, the CEO of EddieUK Ltd., a hybrid peer to peer and crowdfunding platform, an advisory board member of a technology driven payments firm and an Independent Non-Executive Director at the UK subsidiary of one of the largest banks in America.

Samuel Ghann CBD - Chief Executive Officer

Samuel is the CEO and Founder of the Greater London Mutual Limited. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the needs of start-ups and fundraising. He has experience in banking regulation, fund management, and wealth management. He was most recently a Financial Institutions Product Expert & Relationship Manager at Standard & Poor’s responsible for banks and insurance companies. He is also a passionate advocate of financial literacy and has been actively engaged in this field for the past 13 years.He has Certificate for Bank Directors from Cambridge University & the Institute of Banking and a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Mathematics from Brunel University.

Markus Krebsz - Executive Director

Markus is a seasoned Risk Specialist, Government and Board advisor with 25 years’ experience in global financial markets, thereof 18 yrs. managing risk. Previously, as Interim CRO, instrumental in launching/ establishing a high-profile UK government-backed capital markets/ lending institution start-up and playing a pivotal role in achieving its strong investment-grade ratings. Current member of a United Nations working party on risk & regulation; previously advising several NGOs incl. World Bank, European Commission, ECB and SEC. Co-Founder and acting Chairman of the Culture & Conduct Group, outgoing Chairman of the CISI FinTech Forum and Ambassador of the Transparency Task Force. Prolific author and editor of several risk books. Lecturer with some of the world’s best academic institutions. Markus has certificates from Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and Duke University