John-Paul is the Chief Operating Officer for Gresham House plc and responsible for acquisitions, operations, procedures, and integration across the growing Gresham group. John-Paul has an MBA from Columbia University, an MBA from London Business School, and a double degree in Law and Arts from Auckland University, with Honours in contract law.
John-Paul joined Gresham House from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, where he advised and negotiated over 100 private equity deals as Investment Director and General Counsel. Prior to LDC, John-Paul was legal counsel at Coutts & Co, where he created and advised Coutts’ private equity feeder funds, structured finance, trusts and investment products.
John-Paul qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand with Russell McVeagh, transferring his qualifications to the UK when he took a position with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, advising on corporate M&A.