The Hon Robert Hanson
Robert joined N M Rothschild & Sons in 1983 where he worked initially in London and later at its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Chile and Spain. In 1990, he joined Hanson PLC becoming a main board director in 1992 responsible for strategy, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Robert resigned from Hanson PLC at the end of 1997 after the demerger to chair Hanson Transport Group, now Hanson Family Holdings. In 1998 he founded Hanson Capital Limited to capitalise on his worldwide network of close relationships with private venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, financiers and high net worth individuals. In 2006 Hanson Westhouse was formed by linking Hanson Capital Limited and Westhouse Securities with Robert becoming Chairman, a position he held until June 2009. In October 2009 Robert became chairman of Strand Hanson Ltd, an independent corporate advisory firm. Externally Robert became a director of Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines Ltd in 2001 and South Gobi Energy Resources in 2006.
Mark joined N M Rothschild & Sons in 1977 working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was appointed to the main board of Rothschild in 1994 and had overall management responsibility for all the group’s businesses in Asia as managing director for the region. In 2002 he left Rothschild to set up Anglo FarEast Group, a consulting business specialising in transactions involving Asia and the UK. Mark was Chief Executive of Hanson Capital Investments from 2004-2009. Mark is based in Singapore and is on the board of a number of companies including Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd and Sinosoft Technology Plc.
Former partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Hull for many years and responsible for the Hanson plc audit, Charles is now involved in a variety of business and charitable activities including Hull Urban Regeneration Company, Humberside Economic Partnership, Humberside Youth Association and Hull University.
Lord Dartmouth MEP
In 1975, William moved to the United Arab Emirates where he worked as a Chartered Accountant in the Gulf for two years. This was followed by a postgraduate degree in business (an MBA) at Harvard University in the USA after which William proceeded to live and work in the US for a further six years. William returned to the UK in 1985 and worked full time in business. But in 1997, his father passed away and he took the family seat in the House of Lords where he sat until November 1999. At the end of 2007, William was selected as UK Independence Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Exeter and in the 2009 election was elected as an MEP.
William’s career has been in trading and banking with extensive experience in mining and natural resources. Having been general manager of Jardine Matheson & Co ‘s China Trading Division in Hong Kong, he joined N M Rothschild & Sons in 1986. William was an executive member of the board of directors before moving to New York in 1997 as managing director of Rothschild Inc and head of commodities and natural resources. William is co-founder of Balor Capital Management LLC which specialises in the trading of commodities and associated derivate products for large corporates and sovereigns. William is based in New York.
Graham qualified as a solicitor in 1976 with Slaughter & May. He joined Hanson PLC in 1982 where he became Company Secretary in 1986. After serving as Senior Solicitor from 1987, he was appointed to the Hanson Board of Directors in 1992 as legal director. Graham has his roots in Yorkshire.
Edward was formerly a fund manager at New Star Asset Management from 2002-2009. Initially he worked as a small cap analyst on a special situation fund, before moving on to run his own large cap orientated fund in 2006. In 2008 he started running a hedge fund alongside his long only mandates and in addition returned to run the special situation fund that he had worked on as an analyst.
Peter was managing director of Hanson Logistics until he retire at the end of 2010 at which time he joined the Advisory Board.