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Phil Culver Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Phil is CEO at Earth Capital UK and a member of the Investment Committee.
Since joining Earth Capital, originally as CFO, with responsibility for all financial activities, the company has been through a period that has seen a significant expansion in the group’s AUM, as well as the launch of the Nobel Sustainability Fund®.
Phil has over 25 years of experience in managing fast-growing and changing businesses in both financial and operational senior management, with a history of managing transactions, transformation, and realisation across a number of sectors.
He is a qualified accountant and, after starting his corporate career with the executive recruitment firm Robert Walters, rising to FD, which culminated with its flotation, he moved into a general management role across Europe with the then-largest worldwide PR agency Burson Marsteller.
This was followed by a move to the Huntsworth Group which gave Phil PLC board experience and entailed the initial reconstruction, fundraising and acquisition phase and turnaround of what had previously been the Holmes & Marchant Group.
For many years Phil worked in Financial PR, initially with College Hill, a firm that successfully exited in 2011, as their Finance Director, and then as Managing Partner of Conduit PR, which was acquired by Tavistock PR, where he remained for several years.
Recently Phil has looked after a portfolio of companies and investments, running and selling a small care home group, and transforming a number of businesses in sports media and communications.
Before starting his business career, Phil was a soldier in the French army. He is also an FCCA.
Gordon is responsible for the investment activities of the firm. He is also a co-founder of Earth Capital Holdings with Stephen Lansdown, Earth Capital UK's holding company. In addition, Gordon is also a Director & Investment Committee member at Berkeley Energy Ltd (BEL) and Director of Sustainable Development Capital Ltd (SDCL).
Gordon has over 35 years’ of private equity experience. He founded the private equity business ProVen Private Equity (now re-named Beringea) and led its buy-out from Guinness Mahon in 1997 acting as CEO and CIO until the firm’s sale in 2004. In 2003 ProVen had funds under management of $340m. Gordon’s investment track record extends to over 256 investments made over the last 35 years, generating an IRR of 28.5%. During this time he has made 33 investments in sustainable technology within areas such as forestry, plastic recycling and eco-friendly building materials and brand packaging which have generated an IRR of 45%.