Kenneth Murray is a Director of Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd. He is also a Director of Blue Planet Investment Trust plc and Blue Planet Holdings Limited. In 1990, he founded The Bank of Edinburgh Group plc and the Bank of Edinburgh plc and was Managing Director of both companies until their sale in 1994. Shortly after its formation The Bank of Edinburgh Group acquired Goode Durrant Bank plc and in 1992 it agreed to acquire the Heart of England Building Society, which had assets of approximately £1 billion. Prior to establishing The Bank of Edinburgh Group plc, he was a Director of Fulton Prebon International Limited, one of the world's largest money brokers which had operations in London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Bahrain, Luxembourg and many other financial markets. He commenced his career in the City of London as an Investment Analyst and was Senior Merchant Banking and Financial Sector Analyst at Greenwell Montagu Securities Limited. He held similar posts at Sheppards and Chase Stockbrokers Limited and Wood Mackenzie & Co Limited. He is a graduate of the University of Stirling and has a BSc with Honours in Economics and Computer Science.
John Graham-Brown joined Blue Planet in March 2002 as a Director having retired as an audit partner in Pricewaterhouse Coopers after 32 years service in London, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. In the latter part of his career in Edinburgh he specialised in financial services being responsible for a large portfolio of investment funds. He is a graduate of Leeds University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In 2010 he assumed a non-executive role.
As well as being a Director of Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd, Magdalena Murray is also a Director of Blue Planet Holdings Ltd and Labrador Coast Ltd.
She has a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance, BSc with Honours in Microbiology and Biotechnology and a Master of Science in Aquatic Ecosystem Management from the Edinburgh Napier University. In addition, she has a BSc in Biology and Geography from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
Liam Meade is Director of Finance at Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd, joining the Board in May 2020. He is responsible for the Finance, Operations and Company Secretarial aspects of the company’s service provision. He joined Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd as a Management Accountant in 2007 and progressed through the company before being appointed Financial Controller in 2012. In this time he has gained knowledge and experience in all areas of the investment management sector.
Senior Investment Analyst
Mark Jackson is Senior Investment Analyst at Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd. He is a Director of Blue Planet Holdings Ltd. He joined Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd as a Fund Accountant in April 2009 before moving to Malta to continue working for Blue Planet Investment Management Ltd in March 2015 as a portfolio analyst. He relocated back to Edinburgh in October 2019 to take up his current position. He has an MA (Hons) degree in Accountancy & Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and is ACCA part-qualified.