Sir John Beckwith CBE
Sir John Beckwith is the Founder and Chairman of Pacific. Sir John’s track record in real estate and asset management spans over 40 years. Since 1971, Sir John has established many successful businesses investing in global real estate markets which have delivered attractive returns to their partners and investors. Real estate businesses founded by Sir John have developed more than 65 million ft² of property. Through Pacific, Sir John has founded a number of fund management businesses which currently have assets under management in excess of US$20 billion across a wide range of asset classes. These businesses include Liontrust Asset Management PLC, Thames River Capital, Nevsky Fund, and River and Mercantile Asset Management. Sir John qualified as a Chartered Accountant and ATII with Arthur Andersen.
Mark Johnson co–founded Pacific with Sir John Beckwith. Mark qualified as a lawyer before working in corporate finance at Barclays Merchant Bank and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. He was CEO of the Riverside Group, one of the UK’s leading leisure companies, under the chairmanship of Sir John, and oversaw its successful sale. Mark is a founding partner and shareholder/director of Pacific’s investment portfolio and private equity companies, including Liontrust, Thames River Capital, River & Mercantile, Argentex and Pacific Asset Management. Mark has worked with Sir John for over 20 years.
Stuart Roberts is the Group Finance Director of Pacific, overseeing multi–jurisdictional reporting and tax compliance across all group companies and partnerships. In addition, he is responsible for corporate structuring and tax planning for all group transactions to ensure that returns are maximised to Pacific and management teams. Stuart joined Pacific in 2003, prior to which he worked at Zurich Financial Services in their London insurance office reporting to the US and to Switzerland. Stuart qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte & Touche where he worked in their Financial Institutions and Corporate Recovery departments. Before training as a Chartered Accountant, Stuart taught economics and politics at Merchant Taylors School, Northwood.
DIRECTOR: Family office, REAL ESTATE AND LEISURE
Doug joined Pacific in 2000 and currently heads the Beckwith family office. Alongside Piers Beckwith, Doug continues to co-manage Pacific's private equity division, which focuses on the real estate and leisure sectors. Doug has been responsible all aspects of the portfolio, including investment structuring, management incentive schemes, acquisitions, disposals and fundraising. Since joining Pacific, Doug has worked on numerous transactions including negotiating the disposal of a leading sports marketing business in the UK and India, the establishment of a number of asset backed leisure businesses in Europe and recently, co-founding Trinity River Developments which acquired and exited development land in Dublin. Prior to joining Pacific, Doug worked with Price Waterhouse (Brisbane) for eight years specialising in corporate tax structuring. Doug is a Chartered Accountant.
DIRECTOR: REAL ESTATE AND LEISURE
Piers is a Director of Pacific Investment’s Real Estate & Leisure division. Previously he was founder and Chief Executive of Media Run Group, an on-line advertising business which was subsequently sold to Adknowledge in 2008. While at Pacific, Piers has established Pacific and York Ltd which acquires residential blocks across the UK at significant discounts to open market, Red River USA LP a partnership designed to acquire, refurbish and tenant single family homes in Miami, Florida and Trinity River Developments, a joint venture fund which acquires prime greenfield sites in and around Dublin with a view to building and selling houses. Piers is currently focussing on developing Pacific’s residential development division, Mortar Capital (in the UK) and Keyrock Capital (in Spain). He is also a director of Zorin Finance, a leading provider of alternative finance for the UK property development and investment market. Piers qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in 2004.
DIRECTOR: FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
Henry is responsible for Pacific's Financial Services Division and takes an active role in the management of the portfolio of companies. He has spent his whole career in asset management with a particular emphasis on the application of chaos theory to the derivatives and currency markets. In 2011 he became a founding shareholder of Zorin, a leading provider of alternative finance for the UK property market. In 2012 he established Argentex, Pacific’s foreign exchange specialist which now has turnover in excess of £2bn. Henry is a graduate of Newcastle University and a member of both the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Society of Technical Analysis.
Amrusta joined Pacific Investments in 2015 and her responsibilities include the management of the firm’s regulatory framework, ensuring ongoing compliance with key laws and regulations. Prior to joining Pacific, Amrusta was Chief Compliance Officer at Halkin Asset Management, a UK based asset management firm investing in alternative investment strategies. Before that, she spent 13 years at Coronation International Limited, an asset manager with $52billion of assets under management worldwide. Amrusta was Compliance Manager at Coronation with overall responsibility for the group’s UK regulatory framework. She is a Chartered Accountant and qualified as such with Deloitte & Touche in 1996.
Corporate Finance Manager
Sam joined Pacific in 2015 and is a Corporate Finance Manager. He is primarily responsible for overseeing deal origination and investment appraisal but is also involved with ongoing investment management across the portfolio of companies. He joined the team from PwC where he worked for eight years across a spectrum of deal advisory services (lead advisory, due diligence, valuation, strategy, capital markets). He has advised on numerous domestic and cross border deals throughout his career to date and has experience in financial services, real estate and investment management. Sam qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010.