Hugh Osmond has been our Chairman and a member of our board of directors since May 2020. Mr. Osmond is the co-founder of Sun Capital Partners and Osmond Capital Ltd., where he has served as a director since July 2017. Additionally, Mr. Osmond has been a director of Various Eateries Limited since January 2015 and holds multiple other directorships, including Coppa Club, Strada Trading, Apex2100, Mudlark Hotels, Xercise2, Devonshire Place Holdings and Well Barn Farm. Mr. Osmond co-founded Pearl Group in 2005 and Punch Group in 1997, where he served as Executive Chairman, and, in 1993, he led the acquisition of Pizza Express and was a member of its Executive Board until 2001. He studied Medicine at The University of Oxford.
Marc Jonas has been our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2020. Mr. Jonas is a co-founder of Sun Capital Partners and has been a director of SunCap Ltd. since July 2017, Clarendon Park Farms since August 2006 and Auro Property Advisors since November 2014. Mr. Jonas had previously served as Chairman of Pearl Group’s Asset/Liabilities Investment Management Committee and co-founded Wellington Pub Company in 1997 (where he was Managing Director) and Punch Group in 1997 and Mr. Jonas was Executive Chairman of Punch Taverns’ tenanted business prior to its flotation and served as a non-executive director until 2004. Mr. Jonas is a director of Carnegie Capital Estates, a real estate developer in the UK, and also holds several other directorships, including Apex2100, Clarendon Park Estate, Zeta Shares and Carnegie Capital Estates. Mr. Jonas sits on the Investment Committee as a non executive at Marylebone Partners and is on the Advisory Board of Delancey, a real estate company. He studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at The University of Oxford.
Edward Hawkes has been our Chief Financial Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2020. Mr. Hawkes is the co-founder of Sun Capital Partners and has been a director of SunCap Ltd. since July 2017. In addition, Mr. Hawkes has served on the board of directors of Keepmoat Group and its shareholding entity KM Baker Street since August 2014. Mr. Hawkes co-founded Pearl Group in 2005 and co-led its acquisition of Resolution Plc in 2008 and its reverse merger into Liberty Acquisitions Holdings (International) Company in 2009. Mr. Hawkes holds multiple directorships, including Heron Farms, Mudlark Hotels and Various Eateries. He studied Economics and Management at The University of Oxford.
James Mount has been a member of our board of directors since May 2020. Mr. Mount joined Sun Capital Partners in 2010. Additionally, he has been a consultant of Keepmoat Group since January 2019 and a director of KM Baker Street since August 2014. In 2017, Mr. Mount helped launch ilke Homes, a modular home builder, and he was the founder of RDF, a residential development lender, in 2013. Mr. Mount also co-founded BSL, a land promoter focused on luxury assisted living, and he currently sits on the board of directors of Mudlark Hotels, KM Modular Housing, Drone Surveying and Hillcrest 906475. He studied geography with Management Studies at The University of Cambridge.