The Team

Harbour has one of the largest teams globally, drawn from top legal, financial and commercial talent. The people you deal with have come from first-class private practices, leading corporates or held senior in-house positions. Each litigation funding director is a specialist in one or more dispute areas. We have experts in international arbitration, class actions, commercial, competition, construction, fraud, insolvency, intellectual property, banking and finance law. We don’t shy away from complex or high-value disputes.

Stuart Hanbury
General Counsel
Previously General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Vision Capital
Oliver Way
Director of Litigation Funding
Previously with Slaughter and May and Herbert Smith Freehills
Susan Dunn
Founder, Investment Committee Member
Previously, a commercial litigator in the UK and US and Vice-Consul Investment for the British Government in the US.
Dominic Afzali
Associate Director of Litigation Funding
Previously with Allen & Overy and Volterra Fietta
David Palmer
Chief Commercial Officer
Previously, Practice Head of the Private Client Group of Shoosmiths and Managing Director of loyalty business, Affinion International Ltd.
Grant Elliott
Finance Manager
Previously at Deloitte.
Billie Peel
Office Manager
Previously at global auction house, Christies.
Ellora MacPherson
Chief Investment Officer
Previously, EMEA General Counsel at Warnaco Inc (Calvin Klein).
Diogo Gouveia
Litigation Funding Associate
Previously, worked with London law firm, Fladgate.
David Gerhard
Chief Financial Officer
Previously, Senior Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group.
David Stewart
Exclusive Representative of Harbour Litigation Funding
Previously head of Commercial Litigation and then Managing Partner, Olswang LLP, now based in the Caribbean (Turks and Caicos Islands).
Mark King
Director of Litigation Funding
Previously, Senior Associate with London-based Mayer Brown.
Pauline Raballand
Executive Assistant and Office Administrator
Previously with the Institute of Directors.
Michael Napier CBE QC
Chairman Emeritus
Queen's Counsel and previously Senior Partner of Irwin Mitchell.
Peter Plaut
Director of AEDS Advisors Limited, Exclusive Representative of Harbour Litigation Funding
Previously Managing Director at Investment Banking firm, Oberon Securities
Martin Tonnby
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Committee Member
Previously, partner at hedge fund Sagamore Hill and founding partner of investment company, MKM Longboat.
Nicholas Fidler
Director of Litigation Funding
Previously, at Travers Smith and Addleshaw Goddard
Darrell Porter
Senior Director of Business Development
Previously a Managing Director within the Risk Solutions Group at Nomura
Christopher Lindsay
Director of Litigation Funding
Previously at Nomura International and Travers Smith.
J-P Pitt
Director of Litigation Funding
Previously at Bird & Bird and the British Army.
Stephen O’Dowd
Senior Director of Litigation Funding
Previously, Head of Commercial Litigation at British Telecommunications plc.