Stafford hires timber analyst

Iain Elgin joins the London office after working for CBRE in Australia. The firm has also made three other hires since September.

Stafford Capital Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm specialising in agriculture, timber and infrastructure, made four new appointments in the second half of this year.

Iain Elgin will join the London timberland team as an investment analyst. The role is a new one “assisting with the management and communications across Stafford’s investor group”, Stafford said in a press release. Elgin worked for global realtor CBRE in Australia, as an analyst and assistant valuer of rural lands, as well as for Australian agriculture funds manager AAG Investment Management.

Stefan den Doelder will serve as a venture partner in sustainable capital, Craig White as an investment manager in private equity and Stacey Mansworth as marketing manager.

Doelder, founder of cleantech investment advisory 3P Capital Advisors, is now responsible for business development and fund raising for Stafford Sustainable Capital as well as sourcing and due diligence of sustainable investments.

Stafford said in a press release that Doelder, who also previously responsible for global investments into cleantech funds at RobecoSAM Private Equity, has experience in developing and managing cleantech as well as private equity fund of funds.

White and Mansworth have been with Stafford since September. White was private equity portfolio manager for the Employees Retirement System of Texas – an institution with $5 billion committed to private equity, secondary funds and co-investments.  White works in relationship management, sourcing, due diligence and negotiation for private credit and deep value investments at Stafford.

Mansworth has ten years of experience in private equity, according to the press release.

At the end of September, the firm had $4.1 billion under management and advice with over 60 institutional investors, globally.