The GCA Team
Former Executive Director of Goldman Sachs and a current FCA regulated investment manager, has 32 years top-flight global financial markets & industry experience. Chris is passionate about giving young people equal opportunities to pursue their dream careers.
CEO & Founder
Former Head of Regulation for Marketplaces, Thomson Reuters, with 38 years of industry experience, Robin has spent many years building up expertise in managing both teams and business to successful outcomes.
Keith spent 30 years in the chemical industry before moving into the global financial services, where he has 21 years’ experience in risk management, compliance and regulation. Keith is FCA regulated Compliance Officer and a strong advocate of responsible management procedures.
Director of Compliance
Former Finance Director of a Mobile Telecoms Company, and Audit Manager and Manager of the SME Department, Gael has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and also worked for KPMG in London.
Simon has over 30 years experience and expertise in the international tax planning, trustee, corporate services, fiduciary, Family Office, & the market entry industry. Vice President of The Royal Society of Fellows, Chairman of International Professionals Association Ltd & board member of the Sovereign Group.
Ko is a London-based serial entrepreneur, professional investor, and political activist. With 20 years experience, he has garnered extensive entrepreneurial and investment experience across start-ups, IPO and quoted markets, and is well-versed in the different types of portfolio management from value investing to quantitative momentum trading.
UAE director for Nottingham Trent University (UK) in a joint project with the UAE Government on improving the employability of graduates to improve economic growth and diversification, Cameron has vast international experience within the UK and the Middle East including working at the highest levels of reform.
Veronica brings her experience in sales and business development, as well as her personal experience, to create a thriving environment for motivated young people to gain the skills and experience they need to kick start their career.
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Graham brings his combined experience in sales, leadership, student voice, and his own organizational talents to the forefront when aiding the growth of GCA and its Accelerators.
Graham D. Woods
Head of Accelerator Logistics
Malak is a former employee of the British Government at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with proven capability and achievement both in the UK and overseas. Malak is a senior operational leader with a distinguished 18-year international career.
Learning from industry professionals as well as asking questions and interacting on a day-to-day basis has allowed me to develop my understanding of financial markets and gain invaluable first-hand experience of asset management.
I have been in GCA’s program for almost half a year and I have gained experience that will be extremely useful in any workplace. My favourite part of all is talking to all of the amazing people from different industries, I felt motivated and excited, their opinions on current situations were an eyeopener.
I came in with limited knowledge of financial markets and portfolio management. However, the hands-on approach at GCA has tremendously helped me to develop my risk management and communication skills, especially in the very valuable research on rebalancing that I have been doing.
This Accelerator has been an eye-opening and thrilling experience. Not only have I tested my academic knowledge at a highly competitive level – where I can practically benchmark against my peers, I have developed my leadership skills and expanded my professional network to include leading industry persons and executives.
I would highly recommend others interested in any discipline to take the opportunity GCA provides, it has certainly propelled my career far higher in such a short period of time. A truly life-changing experience that will reap rewards as I begin my first steps into a career.
My personal experience at GCA MSAM has been great. I have shifted my mentality and I have gained insights into how a fund works, giving me a competitive advantage and connections when I will be applying for jobs. I would have never acquired the skillset and concepts this project gave, throughout my studies.
Thanks to GCA-MSAM I was able to gain a huge amount of practical knowledge within financial markets and valuable skillsets. It allowed me to use resources to enable me in developing my own investment strategy from the start to the end. It has given us a great insight into how fin. industry works and how many opportunities are there. I am thankful for taking part of the project.
This has been a truly eye-opening experience, allowing me to develop my technical skills whilst gaining exposure to a professional working environment. The programme has given me a platform from which I can further develop my communication and analytical skills.
This training helped me acquire several skills needed by a real business environment and prepare for the work environment fraught with risk management. I acquired several skills: delegating and empowerment, business management, successful team managing, the importance of communication skills, as well as developing a mechanism for designing a professional brand and website, and many more skills. Thank you GCA!
I would like to thank all of you from GCA for this amazing experience. I have learned so much and I am so grateful for this opportunity. The best part is that I gained some work experience and got to work with many industry people. Thanks a lot!
I was a participant in this training and I learned from this new experience a lot of new things. It is completely different than any online programme out there. This was an amazing way of learning about working in industry and online. Thank you everyone from GCA!