Mark Thistlethwayte


Mark is the founder of PEL. Prior to establishing Portchester Equity’s portfolio and its related companies, Buckland Capital Partners and Buckland Developments Limited, Mark worked for many years in investment banking first with James Capel & Co before moving to be Head of Derivatives and Risk Management for Cazenove & Co in 1990. Mark joined LCF Rothschild Group in the UK and Channel Islands in 1995 and was Chief Executive for a number of the Group’s UK and Channel Island businesses.

He acts as a non-executive director to a wide range of trading, manufacturing, property and investment businesses and played a significant role in the establishment of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange to which he was a director until early 2013.


David Harbord

Managing Director

David is an experienced CEO and Finance Director of private equity backed and fully listed businesses.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 with Touche Ross in London and has held FD positions in ABF PLC, Flying Brands, the Condor Group and Warehouse Express.  At Condor, he also held the position of MD and was part of the management team that successfully sold the business to Macquarie in 2008.  His most recent position was as CEO and FD of Warehouse Express, the online photography business owned by Barclays Ventures.

David is responsible for the day to day management of the Group.

Paul Lambert

Finance Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant with significant corporate finance and financial modelling experience gained at Deloitte and KPMG.   More recently he has been the director of finance of a substantial property owning, and national property management, group of companies. Paul is responsible for the head office accounting function and funding.