We are a multi-disciplined team driven by creating the greatest return for our investors in an ethical and sustainable environment
Irvine is the founder and Managing Partner of Southernwood Capital. He delivers the firm’s strategy, leads the day to day running of the business and chairs the Investment Committee focusing on originating and executing deal flow.
Irvine founded Southernwood in 2014, he has led each real estate acquisition from origination to completion and subsequently led the spin-off of Southernwood’s fund management business from its investment arm in 2020. Prior to Southernwood, Irvine worked for Allen & Overy in London as part of their Debt Capital Markets group; advising investment banking clients on a range of debt securities programs and debt restructurings with a specialism in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securitisation. Prior to Allen & Overy, Irvine trained as a lawyer with Dickson Minto in Edinburgh and London.
Irvine has an honours degree in Management Studies from Aberdeen University and a degree in Law from the University of Glasgow.
Tom Bewick OBE
Tom Bewick OBE
Tom is Vice Chairman of Southernwood Capital having joined in 2020 following the spin-out from Southernwood Group. He assists Leith in devising the long term strategy of the firm.
Tom is a serving Brigadier in the British Army, having spent 25 years in the infantry. He currently holds the position of Head of Strategy. Tom has a tactical appreciation of property investment decisions having managed a significant defence portfolio. He brings a strategic perspective from his exposure to Government and the broader security environment and places a premium on leadership and lateral thinking.
Tom has a degree in Naval Architecture from University College London and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the UK Defence Academy.
Milla is Head of ESG at Southernwood Capital having joined in 2020 following the spin-out from Southernwood Group. She devises the firm’s environmental, social and governance strategy.
Prior to Southernwood Milla had a 13-year career in the professional food industry working initially with Gordon Ramsay before moving to work for an extensive set of A-List private clients both at home and abroad. She takes an active role in building the ESG blueprint for Southenrwood’s present and future residential real estate portfolio.
Milla is fluent in both French and Spanish and is currently an ESG Candidate at the CFA Insitute.
Leith is the Chairman of Southernwood Capital and leads the overall strategy of the firm.
Leith has led the strategy of Southernwood for over seven years and has more than forty years of experience in banking and private equity led senior management roles. He sits on the Investment Committee and assesses all originated deal flow.
Prior to founding Southernwood Leith held numerous senior roles at RBS, culminating in retiring from the Bank as Deputy CEO of Global Banking and Markets, its wholesale investment banking arm. Since leaving RBS Leith has held a number of notable Chairmanships at private equity led financial services businesses including Giles Insurance Brokers, Intrum UK, Bridgepoint Credit Fund and latterly Specialist Risk Group.
Quinlan is a Real Estate Asset Manager and joined Southernwood in 2020. He takes a lead role in managing Southernwood’s freehold real estate portfolio and is the main contact for Bramcote Property Management – Southernwood’s in-house property management arm.
Prior to Southernwood Quinlan worked for Better Homes and latterly Cavendish Maxwell in Dubai as a Commercial Consultant managing portfolios of office, retail and industrial space for a variety of commercial clients.
Quinlan has an honours degree in Real Estate from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.
Angus is a graduate Real Estate Asset Manager and assists the team in managing and reporting on Southernwood’s real estate portfolio.
Angus has an honours degree in Geography from Aberdeen University and a master’s degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Office Manager & PA
Susanna is the Office Manager and PA to the Partners.
Prior to working at Southernwood Capital Susanna was Office Manager & PA at Bishopsgate Corporate Finance – a Stamford based corporate finance consultancy.
Chris is an Adviser and sits on Southernwood’s Advisory Committee.
Chris’s career in real estate spans over thirty five years, he is an industry expert on the Nottingham, Grantham and Peterborough property markets and is both a consultant and public speaker on landlord and tenancy issues in England.
Chris is also the senior partner of Phoenix Properties, a real estate investment and development business based primarily in Peterborough and Grantham.
Roman is an Adviser and sits on Southernwood’s Advisory Committee.
Roman’s career extends to over forty years within residential property; based primarily in the East Midlands. He is a former fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Roman is also a partner at Knight Roman, a multi-disciplined real estate business based in Leicester.
Rosemary is an Adviser and sits on Southernwood’s Advisory Committee.
Rosemary brings over twenty-nine years of experience in property sales, lettings and management within the East Midlands to Southernwood. Over this period she has established a wealth of knowledge in the conveyancing industry.
Rosemary is also a partner at Knight Roman, a multi-disciplined real estate business based in Leicester.