• Management team

Management team




Brian Alan Myerson, Executive Chairman
Brian Myerson co-founded the Principle Capital group in November 2004. Prior to Principle Capital, Brian was Joint Chief Executive of Active Value which he founded in 1993 and through the Active Value and Principle Capital groups has been a pioneer in activist investing in the UK. Brian has been on the boards of several listed companies, including Liberty plc, Greycoat plc, Sage Group (South Africa), Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group plc (where he was Non-Executive Chairman), Principle Capital Investments Limited, formerly Principle Capital Investment Trust plc, South African Property Opportunities plc, PME African Infrastructure Opportunities plc and Sirius Real Estate. Although based in Europe, he is South African and retains strong links to South Africa. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and LLB from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Brian Sean Padgett, Managing Director
Brian Padgett co-founded the Principle Capital Group and is Managing Director of Silex, as well as responsible for the Group's financial operations. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to co-founding the Principle Capital group, he was joint head of fund management in the Active Value group. Before that he was chief financial officer of ABSA Financial Services (Jersey) Limited, the offshore division of ABSA Bank Limited. Brian graduated from London University in 1989 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
James Peggie, Principle Capital Advisors
James Peggie is a director of Principle Capital Advisors Limited based in London, where he takes responsibility for the corporate finance, legal and transactional aspects of Principle Capital's investment projects. Prior to co-founding the Principle Capital group, he was responsible for the corporate finance, legal and transactional affairs of the Active Value group. He is a qualified solicitor and before Active Value, worked in the corporate finance division of Sinclair Roche & Temperley (now Stephenson Harwood), an international law firm. James graduated from Oxford University in 1992 and in 1994 from The College of Law (with Distinction). James was a non-executive director of Liberty plc, the owner of London's famous store, from 2006 to 2010 and is a director of two of the Group's private investments in the retail and construction sectors.
David Cooley, Principle Capital Advisors
David Cooley is a director of Principle Capital Advisors Limited based in London. He has worked in the securities industry since 1968. Together with three colleagues, he established a UK representative office on behalf of a New York Stock Exchange member firm, specialising in international securities arbitrage. In 1987, together with Brian Myerson and others, he established Euro Suisse Securities. Euro Suisse was active in securities arbitrage, was an inter-dealer broker in European government bonds and provided institutional investment advice, this latter division becoming the forerunner to Active Value Advisors, where prior to co-founding the Principle Capital group, he was Chief Operating Officer.