Our Team

Ross Preston, CIO, Group Managing Director

Having qualified as a solicitor with Allen & Overy in London, Ross joined HSBC Investment Bank in London and latterly New York where he was MD International Sales Trading and Operations. He then later moved to Numis Corporation plc where he set up, and was CEO of, their US operation based in New York. Ross left New York in 2006 and joined Nova in 2007. Ross has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry.

Dickon Addis, Associate Director

Dickon studied Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at university and spent two years working for ICI and Zeneca, Dickon began his investment career with Furno and Del Castano Capital Partners focussing on their long only equity funds. He then spent four and a half years in International Institutional Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers in London before relocating to Guernsey and joining Nova in 2009. Dickon has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry.

Jason Loveless, Non-executive Director

Jason has over 18 years experience in finance and operations for private equity and asset management businesses. He started his career with Northern Trust where he established and headed up accounting and operations teams dedicated to servicing one of the world’s largest private equity secondaries fund managers. Since then Jason has spent 10 years working in asset management with responsibility for the finance, operations, IT, HR and compliance functions, including formerly the role of COO of Nova. During his career he has served on the Boards of several companies. Jason is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Max Hilton CFA, Investment Consultant

Max returned to Guernsey from New York in 2008 with the aim of applying institutional investment experience to the offshore market. He joined an independent fiduciary firm and formed a risk consulting practice in 2009.  Previously, Max worked for JP Morgan Securities Inc. in New York within Proprietary Equities and was responsible for managing a global equities portfolio. Prior to this he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in New York and London as a Senior Associate within the Quantitative Strategy Group. Max has held the CFA designation since 2001. Since 2009 he has served as Co-Chair of the CFA UK Performance and Risk Measurement Special Interest Group. Max has over 15 years in the investment industry.