Our People


Malcolm NaishMalcolm Naish

Malcolm was the director of Real Estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) until June 2012 and was responsible for overseeing its portfolio of commercial property assets across the UK, Europe and North America.

Malcolm has over 40 years’ experience of working in the real estate industry. Prior to joining SWIP, he was director and head of DTZ Investment Management, where he was responsible for business development in the UK and in international markets. He was also a founding partner of Jones Lang Wootton Fund Management, and UK managing director of LaSalle Investment Management. In 2002, he co-founded Fountain Capital Partners, a pan-European real estate investment manager and adviser.

Malcolm qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1976. He was Chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) 2010 to 2011.

Simon WombwellSimon Wombwell

Simon is Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Macdonald Funds and a director of Brooks Macdonald Group plc. He joined Brooks Macdonald as an executive director in a full time capacity in February 2011 having been a non executive director since 2002.

Simon has spent his entire career in the financial services industry and previous roles include, Head of Sales and Marketing at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Managing Director of Newton Fund Managers Limited and Managing Director of Royal Bank of Scotland Unit Trust Managers.

Simon is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals.

Paul CraigPaul Craig

Paul is Portfolio Manager at Old Mutual. He has over 20 years of investment experience, including 10 years at Exeter Investment Group and six years at New Star Asset Management, where Paul was a Director of the asset management subsidiary.

During the past 18 years, his focus has been multi-manager products with an emphasis on closed-end funds.

Paul is an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Management Team

Martin RobinsonMartin Robinson
Company Secretary

Martin is the Chairman of Brooks Macdonald Funds and has been engaged in the financial services industry for 25 years. He is a non-executive director of Braemar Group PCC Limited UK Agricultural Land Fund, a Channel Islands Securities Exchange listed open ended investment company, which invests in farmland for tenancy.

He is also a non-executive director of Hambledon Vineyard plc and of Plant Impact plc, an AIM quoted manufacturer of agricultural chemicals. He was previously Chief Executive of Henry Cooke Group plc, a stockbroking and investment management business and was a director of Brown, Shipley and Company Limited, a private bank.

James AgarJames Agar
Director, Head of Specialist Funds

James is Investment Director of Brooks Macdonald Funds concentrating on fund management, property acquisition and financial relationship management.

James is the Alternate Director of each of Brooks Macdonald Funds’ offshore funds. James’ background is primarily investment banking, with the likes of Barclays and Singer & Friedlander, having focused on specialist real estate funding since 2004.

James has a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing, and attended Harvard Business School in 2010. He is a member of the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM).

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