Team

Haseeb Aziz

Managing Partner

Haseeb has over 18 years’ experience in providing all types of debt and equity type capital to companies in Europe.

 

Prior to Harwood Private Capital, Haseeb was a Managing Director and the European head of HIG WhiteHorse, HIG Capital’s private debt business, for 4 years. He spent 10 years as a Partner at Hutton Collins, a European subordinated debt and preferred equity fund manager.

 

Haseeb’s professional experience has also included leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch, strategy consulting at Marakon, private debt placements at Deutsche Bank and M&A at Morgan Stanley.

Haseeb has a BA Honours from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Christopher Mills

Christopher is a non-executive director of Harwood Private Capital and is CEO of Harwood Capital LLP, which he founded in 2011.

 

He has over 42 years investment experience in quoted and unquoted smaller companies. Harwood's flagship investment trust, North Atlantic Smaller Companies, has generated annualised returns of c. 14%  NAV per share since Mr Mills began managing it in the early 1980s.

 

Christopher was a founder shareholder and CIO of J O Hambro Capital Management from 1993 until its sale in 2011, where it had >£9bn AUM.

Jonathan Wheeler

Investment Director

Prior to joining Harwood Private Capital, Jonathan spent 11 years at European Capital where he predominantly focused on investing into UK and Northern European SMEs.

 

To compliment his investment track record with operational experience, Jonathan spent a year as interim UK MD for an Australian software firm.

 

Jonathan’s career started at Barclays Leveraged Finance where he provided mid-market private equity firms with both senior and subordinated debt finance.

 

Jonathan has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University.

John Owens

Consultant: Fund Raising

Previously a Principal at global placement firm First Avenue.

 

For the last 20 years John has worked for a variety of asset managers where he was responsible for establishing and running highly regarded and successful investment sales, client service and consulting relationship teams across a wide range of market segments, including IFA’s, fund of fund providers, manager of manager and investment consultants.

John is a regular speaker at trustee training events, sits on a series of industry judging panels and has been voted marketer of the year by his peers.

Matlub Memon

Head of Fund Accounting 

Matlub joined Harwood Capital LLP in September 2019 as Head of Fund Accounting and Operations: Private Equity and Private Capital.

Prior to joining Harwood, Matlub was the Fund Controller at LGT European Capital and previously Client Services Accountant (Fund Accountant) Private Equity at IQ-EQ (Augentius).

He became an ACCA member in 2015.

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