Board of Directors

  • view/hide bio Randal A. Nardone


    Randal A. Nardone is a member of Eurocastle’s board of directors. Mr. Nardone is a principal and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC since November 2006. Mr. Nardone has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since 1998. He served as interim Chief Executive Officer from December 2011 to July 2013 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2013.

    Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Nardone was a managing director of UBS from May 1997 to May 1998. Before joining UBS in 1997, Mr. Nardone was a principal of BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Nardone was a partner and a member of the executive committee at the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood.

    Mr. Nardone received a B.A. in English and Biology from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

  • view/hide bio Jason Sherwill


    Jason Sherwill is ICAEW qualified in England and Wales, having trained in Guernsey with Peat Marwick Mitchell (which subsequently became KPMG), qualifying in 1980. Following qualification, he transferred to KPMG in Western Australia, spending four years in the audit division, the final two years as manager, before returning to Guernsey in early 1986. A transfer in 1988 to the expanding fiduciary division of KPMG Channel Islands then followed, and he became a partner of the Channel Islands firm in October 1990 as well as director of Orbis Management Limited, the entity under which the fiduciary division traded. This continued until September 2000 when Orbis Management Limited was acquired by Dresdner Bank/Kleinwort Benson. Following four years with Kleinwort Benson, in August 2004 he established the Guernsey office of Fauchier Partners, a London based fund of hedge funds manager/adviser for high net worth and institutional clients, and which had been a client of Orbis Management since 1995. In January 2005 he was appointed as CFO to the Fauchier Partners group in addition to having overall responsibility for managing the Guernsey office. In 2008 he decided to leave full-time employment, but continued in a non-executive directorship role with Fauchier Partners until March 2014. He is a director of a number of open-ended investment funds in addition to the directorship of Eurocastle.

  • view/hide bio Peter M. Smith


    Peter M. Smith is a member of Eurocastle’s board of directors. Mr. Smith is a managing director in the Private Equity business at Fortress Investment Group LLC and is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Smith joined Fortress in May 1998, prior to which he worked at UBS and, before that, at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Smith worked at CRIIMI MAE Inc. from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Smith received a BBA in Finance from Radford University and a MBA in Finance from George Washington University.

  • view/hide bio Dr. Simon J. Thornton


    Dr. Simon J. Thornton is a member of Eurocastle's board of directors. Dr. Thornton is the Chief Executive Officer of the PraxisIFM Group, one of the largest independently owned financial services groups based in the Channel Islands. Dr. Thornton joined the PraxisIFM Group in 1992 and is a qualified chartered accountant. He was on the management board of PKF (Guernsey) Ltd until 2014, where he also served as an audit director. Additionally, he is the director of a number of investment companies including several Guernsey trading companies. Prior to joining Praxis Group, he obtained a PhD at Nottingham University.

  • view/hide bio Claire Whittet


    Mrs Whittet has over 38 years of experience in the financial services industry. After obtaining a MA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Edinburgh, she joined the Bank of Scotland for 19 years and undertook a wide variety of roles including running two city centre offices. She moved to Guernsey in 1996 and was Global Head of Private Client Credit for Bank of Bermuda before joining Rothschild Bank International Limited where she is now Managing Director and Co-Head. Mrs. Whittet is an ACIB member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an IoD Diploma in Company Direction. She is a Non-Executive Director of a number of other listed funds. Mrs Whittet is a Guernsey resident.