our team

William de Laszlo

Managing Partner

Prior to founding Agathos LLP, William worked at a London-based distressed investor Rcapital LLP providing turnaround funding to UK businesses. William was responsible for sourcing and evaluating new deal opportunities and evaluating the ongoing performance of the investment companies. He worked on over 20 transactions during his five years at the firm. William is a former Captain with the Grenadier Guards, he holds a First Class MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and a member of the European Association of Turnaround Professionals.

 Email:  William@agathos.com
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William de Laszlo

William de Laszlo

Managing Partner

Albert Farrant

Partner

Albert joins Agathos having returned to the UK after 14 years in Australia, where he was a Managing Director of Allegro Funds in Sydney. Allegro is a mid-market turnaround investment firm where Albert spent 10 years sourcing, executing, and overseeing numerous successful turnaround investments, including two that won Australian turnaround of the year. Albert is a chartered accountant who was a senior manager in KPMG's restructuring divisions in London and Sydney before joining Allegro Funds.

 Email:  albert@agathos.com
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Albert Farrant

Albert Farrant

Partner

Charles Richards

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff Charles is responsible for managing the company operations, accounts and Agathos team. Prior to Agathos Charles founded and headed a successful closed corporation supplying bespoke live music for events in South Africa. After moving to the UK Charles was employed in accounts roles within the travel sector before returning to music production, tour management and then for seven years worked as a music agent at Musicians Incorporated. This involved booking and managing high profile Artists and bands for venue performances and tours, both in the UK and internationally. Charles has swapped the world of music and managing all-star performers, to managing the all-star team at Agathos.

 Email:  charles.richards@agathos.com
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Charles Richards

Charles Richards

Chief of Staff

Karen Bevan

Financial Controller

Karen joins Agathos as Financial controller,  taking charge of all Agathos fund accounting requirements. Karen has an impressive resume of audit and financial control experience, having worked all over the world in multiple sectors for tier one multinational firms. Most recently Karen was with leading global reinsurer Swiss Re as part of the asset management financial control function. Prior to this Karen was in Sydney with Macquarie Bank and in Cayman islands in PWC’s audit team. Karen studied accounting and management at Cardiff university after which she became ACA qualified with Mazars.

 Email:  karen@agathos.com
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Karen Bevan

Karen Bevan

Financial Controller

Roland Houchin

Investment Director

Roland has been investing in private equity and debt special situations for over ten years - both for funds and private investors. He has managed the full investment cycle and has had a great deal of exposure working with investee companies resolving issues and creating value.

Roland has an MA from Trinity College, Dublin and qualified as chartered accountant with PwC. Before moving into the investment side, he worked in M&A for PwC and N M Rothschild.  He is also a member of the Institute for Turnaround Professionals.

 Email:  roland@agathos.com
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Roland Houchin

Roland Houchin

Investment Director

Avi Dutt

Associate

Avi joins Agathos as an associate having worked at EY for five years, providing financial and tax due diligence on various Mergers and Acquisitions totalling circa £1bn. Avi assisted in structuring transactions and spent time working in the Valuations team, valuing a range of asset classes for commercial and statutory purposes.

Avi is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a CFA Charterholder, and holds a BA in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham.

 Email:  avi@agathos.com
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Avi Dutt

Avi Dutt

Associate

Simon Danielli

Investment Advisor

Prior to joining Agathos, Simon spent three years as a director of Ballyculter Trading, a small multi-faceted private investment company in Northern Ireland, working on a wide spectrum of investment opportunities, from sourcing and analysis of new deal opportunities all the way through to board representation and performance monitoring.

Prior to that Simon played professional rugby with Bath and Ulster and international Rugby for Scotland. He was capped 32 times and played in 2 World Cups most recently in New Zealand in 2011.

Simon has a BA and MA in philosophy from Trinity College, Oxford University.

 Email:  simon@agathos.com
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Simon Danielli

Simon Danielli

Investment Advisor

Sinead Cholij

Office Manager

Sinead has worked in numerous lead administration roles including Office Manager for Healthier By Farr and as Medical Information Officer for a large pharmaceutical company. Sinead graduated in 2009 with a degree in Human Biosciences from the University of Exeter, and is currently furthering this knowledge by studying for a qualification in Nutrition.

 Email:  office@agathos.com
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Sinead Cholij

Sinead Cholij

Office Manager

Luis Garcia-Hamilton

Strategic Advisor

Luis joins Agathos as a Strategy advisor. Prior to joining Agathos, Luis has advised multiple organisations across Europe, North and South America, undertaking complex investment and transformation projects. Typically working with CFOs, Luis has helped turnaround and transform companies such as Royal Mail, Carrefour, and Santander, amongst many others. Luis holds a BSc in Business Administration from Universidad de Buenos Aires and an MBA from University of Oxford.

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Luis Garcia-Hamilton

Luis Garcia-Hamilton

Strategic Advisor

Charles Oakshett

Advisor (co-founder)

Charles Oakshett has been key to founding Agathos and he joins as an advisor to the fund. Charles was an Investment Director at Better Capital LLP, one of the most active turnaround investors in the UK. Prior to Better Capital, Charles worked in the Corporate Finance Team at BDO specialising in distressed and turnaround transactions. Charles is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Hoxton Hotels Group. Charles is a qualified chartered accountant and has an MA in Classics from Cambridge University.

 Email:  Charles@agathos.com
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Charles Oakshett

Charles Oakshett

Advisor (co-founder)

Tom Chatfield

Advisor Digital Media and Technology

Dr Tom Chatfield joins Agathos as an advisor and leads on Agathos’s ‘Digital Health Check’ on companies we work with. He is an author of five books on digital culture and the Italian think tank LSDP named him as one of today’s ‘top 100 global thinkers’. Tom’s special interest is improving businesses' use of technology, education and engagement and his past collaborations include Google, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 Education, Mind Candy, and Sugru and Allianz. Tom guest lectures at universities and speaks around the world on technology and media, with keynotes including TED Global; authors@Google; the World Congress on Information Technology; and IAB Mobile Engage. Tom is a regular on television and radio and joins Agathos as a digital media and technology advisor.

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Tom Chatfield

Tom Chatfield

Advisor Digital Media and Technology

Stewart Newton

Advisor

Stewart Newton joins Agathos as an advisor to the fund. Stewart has had a long career in investments and holds a number of senior level positions including: Council Member of Imperial College; Chairman of the committee advising the Council on the Endowment Fund; Director of The Herald Investment Trust plc. Prior to these roles, Stewart was the Founder and Chairman of Newton Investment Management 1977 to 2002, non-exec director of HSBC Holdings plc from 2002 to 2008, on the Investment Board of Cambridge University from 2006 to 2010 and on the Investment Committee of The Wellcome Trust from 2003 to 2013. Most notably, Stewart was awarded the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from industry body PAM for his services to the industry. Stewart is currently a Partner of Veritas Investment Management LLP and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Stewart Newton

Stewart Newton

Advisor