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Board profiles

Martin Robinson


Martin has been engaged in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He is a Director of each of the offshore funds with lead responsibility for the UK Agricultural Land Fund.

Simon Wombwell

Chief Executive Officer

Simon has spent his entire career in the financial services industry and has been a non-executive director of Brooks Macdonald Group plc since 2002. He was appointed as an executive director in a full time capacity in February 2011.

Chris Macdonald


Chris is Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Macdonald Group plc. He is a qualified fund manager and was a founding director of Brooks Macdonald Group in 1991.

Jon Gumpel


Jon is a founding director of the Brooks Macdonald Group and is co-manager of the Defensive Capital Fund and its sister fund, the Defensive Capital and Income Fund. Jon specialises in defined return assets and has won multiple investment management awards over his 27 years in the industry.

James Agar

Investment Director

James is Investment Director concentrating on property acquisition and financial relationship management, whilst also sitting on the board of the group's property asset management division, Braemar Estates. He is the Alternate Director of each of the offshore funds and he also has lead responsibility for the Ground Rents Income Fund plc, a newly formed real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in UK ground rents.