My career began with the UK Ministry of Defence where I spent ten years, including a stint in The Rt. Hon. Alan Clarke MP’s Private Office, before joining the prestigious Civil Service Fast stream (which has a 2% pass rate) as the first internal appointee in a decade and despite not being a graduate.
My City career began in 1980 as a settlements clerk before moving to trading at Wako.
In 1986 I joined BZW and was later appointed as their Tokyo based Joint Head of Japanese Equities.
My previous career in banking and finance spans nearly 30 years, primarily in relation to equity and fixed income commission management, portfolio restructuring and risk.
At Elbrus Partners I utilise my practical experience in investment banking (where I was an equities broker for 13 years covering UK and Continental European equities for Japanese clients and Japanese equities for European clients), fund management (they were my client base for 13 years) and recruitment.
Joseph studied for a Certificate of Higher Education in Biology from Southampton University, graduating in 2016, after which he joined Elbrus Partners as a Researcher.
I grew up in Rochester where I went to Grammar School and was later part of a family business.
My first “proper” job was as a cashier at NatWest Bank. I then worked in pharmaceutical sales for three years, which I loved. This was the start of my sales career and I worked in a range of industries before selling everything I owned to go backpacking around the world with my best friend.
I joined Elbrus Partners Office Management in 2017 after a change in career paths from the fashion industry to recruitment.
I joined the Elbrus Partners Office Management team in 2017 as Head of Operations following over 30 years professional experience in the golfing and insurance industries in South Africa.
I was born and raised in Gloucestershire, leaving the UK in the early eighties with my family to settle in Johannesburg and have now returned to the UK to pursue my career with Elbrus.