Our team

Our team of investment professionals understand the challenges and the competitive environment within which businesses operate.

Having completed over 60 transactions as a team, our experience enables us to adapt to the evolving market place, deliver well structured transactions and assist businesses to achieve their strategic potential.

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Graeme Shankland

Managing Partner

Direct Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7871 2210

Email:
gshankland@cairdcapital.co.uk

Graeme has worked within Corporate Finance for over 25 years and has extensive investment experience across the Private Equity market. He originated and executed a number of the portfolio investments and sits on the Investment Committee responsible for follow-on capital. Graeme is married with two grown up children and is interested in sport, aviation and music.

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Neil Scragg

Partner

Direct Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7871 2240

Email:
nscragg@cairdcapital.co.uk

Neil has worked in the industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in portfolio management and new investment from his 12 years at Gresham LLP. Neil was responsible for our successful exits of Willerby Holiday Homes, Chaucer, TM Lewin and Maynard & Harris. Neil has two teenage children who take up much of his time and enjoys playing tennis.

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Mark Hammond

Consultant

Direct Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7871 2220

Email:
mhammond@cairdcapital.co.uk

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in Private Equity.  He sits on the Cavendish Investment Committee and has led several of our successful portfolio exits including Tuffnells, Martin McColl and Polypipe.  He lives in Hertfordshire with his young family and can be found with his son at most MK Dons home games.

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Gavin Key

Finance Director

Direct Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7871 2212

Email:
gkey@cairdcapital.co.uk

Gavin is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in Financial Services for over 15 years, the last 12 years in private equity. As Finance Director, he is responsible for accounting, reporting and tax for Caird. Gavin is married with three young children. He is a keen hill walker and one day plans to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall.