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Meet Our UK Team

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Jake Webster
Managing Director
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Working as a Managing Director across The 79th Group and its subsidiaries (including 79th Luxury Living and Lusso Tesoro), Jake is highly experienced and proficient in portfolio management, deal structuring and private finance.

Jake has been heavily involved in the natural resources and asset management sectors for a number of years.

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David Webster
Chairman
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A natural leader and previously one of the largest private landlords in the UK, David has over 27 years of experience in the property sector as both a developer and a landlord.

Starting his journey with just one property, David has previously built significant personal and corporate portfolios.

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Curtis Webster
Investment Director
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An organised and hard-working professional, Curtis followed in his family’s footsteps and entered the real estate and natural resources sectors following his completion of further education in the United Kingdom.

Alongside his committed investment team, Curtis provides valuable support to our stakeholders situated across the globe.

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Andy Cole CBE
Non Executive Director
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An almost 50-year veteran of the Civil Service, Andy is a highly experienced tax professional whom, having trained as a criminal and civil investigator, subsequently held a wide range of senior posts throughout his career, including operational delivery management, strategy development and project/programme management.

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Adrienne Kelbie CBE
Non Executive Director
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An inspiring and award-winning transformational leader, Adriènne brings over 25 years of leadership experience in high-profile public sector organisations spanning community funding, local authorities, safeguarding, criminal records and nuclear regulation, helping others to create environments in which businesses and their people thrive.

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Phillip Jones
FFA FACPA FTTA Board Advisor
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An accomplished accountant of almost 50 years, Phil has a longstanding relationship with The 79th Group’s family of directors, as well as vast personal experience of being a landlord and developing property on a national basis.

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Natalie Bellis
Chief Operating Officer
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A highly experienced compliance specialist with a wealth of regulatory and administrative knowledge, Natalie is backed by a background of over 10 years in the sector, specialising in creating and implementing governance frameworks and FCA regulations.

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Alexander Simunovic
Group Operations Manager
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A highly respected strategist with a focus on client satisfaction and retention, Alexander brings with him significant experience within an array of sectors, ranging from commercial and retail through to education, recruitment and financial.

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Alicia McMahon
Human Resources Manager
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A highly driven, CIPD-qualified manager with over 20 years of human resources experience, Alicia is responsible for improving and protecting the health, happiness and general wellbeing of our
team.

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Ashleigh, Digital Marketing Manager at the 79th Group
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Ashleigh Coleman
Marketing Manager
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After completing her degree in Business Communications in 2014, Ashleigh’s career in marketing has spanned several industries, including retail, media, property, and financial services. Now specialising in the digital realm, Ashleigh plans to catapult the Group into new and exciting territories, introducing the world to the 79th Group.

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Ashley Weston
Executive Assistant
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A highly driven Business and
Administration graduate, Ashley brings with her 6 years of experience from a similar role, alongside organisational skills that are second to none.

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Alexander Jenkinson
Investment Team Leader
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A stalwart of the commercial finance sector and Civil Service, Alexander leads The 79th Group’s investment team and is extremely well-versed in Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations.

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Lynsey McGrady
Investment Account Manager
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An accomplished individual with extensive experience in account management, Lynsey works closely with all of our stakeholders, building and sustaining the familial business relationships that The 79th Group is renowned for.

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Phil Hayton
Social Media & Events Manager
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A highly versatile social media professional with extensive experience in the financial sector, Phil is responsible for the management of company-wide communications and events.

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Elliot Boileau
IT Support
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An indispensable member of the team with a background in software engineering, Elliot is responsible for the smooth running of The 79th Group’s information technology systems.

Elliot brings with him significant experience from working at one of the industry’s leading credit brokers, greatly supporting their identity and fraud prevention services.

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