Our Team

Leeward Management Team

Simon Hopewell
Simon Hopewell
Managing Director
Simon has worked with some of the world's leading law firms and financial institutions and has structured significant commercial agreements in his many years of experience.  Simon has over 20 years experience gained in all aspects of the capital raising process and have acted for Banks, Insurers, Funds and many other types of lenders and borrowers.  The majority of his work involves corporate lending and real estate finance work but he has specific expertise in dealing with offshore entities lending into the UK and on advising new entrants to the UK lending market.
Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw
Technical Director
Robert was a founding member of the Leeward Advisory team and leads the technical consultancy and product development parts of the company.  Robert's work has seem him travel extensively in South East Asia, the Caribbean and across Europe.  His areas of expertise include Financial Services Technology, especially in electronic payments, card processing and platform development.