From 1999 to 2012 Charles held senior positions at Bear Stearns, Bank of Scotland and Societe Generale before setting up Conster Capital Ventures Ltd, the parent company of White Circle Collection.
WCC was originally set up to deal with the changing needs of his family and, following multiple requests, extended its services to a few additional families. His attention to detail and experience ensures that WCC continue to deliver the highest level of care and the bespoke level of service that has made the company successful to date. Charles holds a BA from University College London and is bilingual French.
DR PATRICIA CURRAN
From 2004 to 2012, Patricia held positions at J P Morgan, Barclays Capital and Merrill Lynch. She has a degree in Business Administration and a PHD in Finance. As a mother of two, Patricia knows the challenges faced by families when it comes to education, international travel, and house administration and can easily understand and solve many of the day to day problems our families encounter. In her free time she manages a portfolio of international properties and is currently updating her book – Financial Engineering in Investment Banks. Patricia speaks German, French, Dutch and English
VASHTI SPERRING (MARLA)
Vashti heads up our Property Management programme. She has spent 8 years in the London Property Market, including 3 years for a large corporation overseeing the Property Management for 20 branches. Her attention to detail ensures that all property maintenance is carried out to the highest level. Vashti also oversees property management for Maskells Estate Agents, another Conster Capital investee company, and she is an exam certified Member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents. Vashti speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.
Jemima graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Theology and Philosophy. Prior to joining WCC, Jemima worked in PR and Marketing for a high street label and then with HNW clients at a leading London Gallery. Jemima works with Charles and Vashti helping our families and introducing new clients to the services offered by WCC, particularly Staff Recruitment and day to day Family Office duties.
Raffaella graduated from Exeter university with a degree in Business Management and Japanese and prior to joining WCC worked in financial PR. Raffaella works with Charles to look after our Corporate Clients and organise our Special Travel programmes . Due to her parents careers, Raffaella has lived in UAE, Hong Kong and Tokyo and is equally at home there as she is in the UK.
Director of events
Gemma spent 7 years working for Barclays within their corporate events team, with a particular focus on the Executive Committee, and another 3 years working freelance for HNW families. She has organised conferences, weddings & gala evenings around the world. She has exceptional contacts within the hospitality industry and her kind and extremely organized manner allow her to deliver any event with the minimum amount of fuss and stress.