About Strand Hanson

Strand Hanson is a management owned, independent, advisory led, modern merchant bank, providing financial and strategic advice to public and private companies, private equity and activist investors.

Our story

Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is one of London’s foremost, long standing independent advisory boutiques, and is a leading adviser to companies in both developed and emerging markets.

Headquartered in London and with an office in Cape Town, South Africa, Strand Hanson’s operations are supported by a global network of advisers and

consultants in Africa, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East, providing our clients with local contacts who both understand their regional markets and have global capital market expertise.

Our business is wholly management owned and controlled, lending significant flexibility and speed of response to our business model.

Our people

Strand Hanson’s team has extensive corporate finance experience across a broad range of sectors – particularly the wider natural resource and energy-related industries – and geographies, including emerging and frontier markets. The Executive Team will meet with you from the outset to discuss your specific needs and to ensure that you receive the services best suited to your investment strategy or corporate finance proposal.

Simon Raggett

Chief Executive

The Lord St John of Bletso


Rory Murphy

Director, Head of Natural Resources

James Harris

Director, Head of Corporate

Stuart Faulkner

Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Simon Wharmby

Non-Executive Director

Angela Hallett

Chief Operating Officer

Warren Pearce

Managing Director, South Africa

Matthew Chandler

Director, Corporate Finance

James Spinney

Head of Capital Markets

Richard Tulloch

Director, Corporate Finance

Iek van Cruyningen

Director, Strand Ventures

Ritchie Balmer

Director, Corporate Finance

James Dance

Director, Corporate Finance

James Bellman

Associate Director, Corporate Finance

Jack Botros

Manager, Corporate Finance

Georgia Langoulant

Analyst, Corporate Finance

Rob Patrick

Analyst, Corporate Finance

Juan Carlos Reynal

Consultant, Latin America

Rory Harding

Strand Hanson Representative
South America & Caribbean – Guyana

Stuart Thomson

Strand Hanson Representative
Middle-East – Dubai

Miles Lewis

Strand Hanson Representative
South America – Argentina

Constantine Chikosi

Senior Adviser to the Board

The Hon Robert Hanson

Senior Adviser

N.J.R.Wright (Nick)


Frank Moxon

CF, Chartered FCSI, FIMMM, FEI, Consultant

Michael Forrest

CGeol, CSci, FIMMM, FAusIMM, FGS, Technical Consultant

Julian Bennett

BSc, ARSM, FIMMM, CEng, Technical Consultant

Our approach and culture

Strand Hanson is a leading independent, advisory-led, modern merchant bank, with a specific focus on providing the highest quality independent financial and strategic advice to our clients across a broad range of sectors and geographies.

Global reach & ventures

Strand Hanson has developed strategic partnerships, to broaden our global reach, providing access to a large number of opportunities, particularly in emerging markets, including Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.


As an organisation operating across a broad range of sectors and geographies, we recognise the value and necessity of acting in a responsible way.