Our people

Akash Narula

Akash Narula

Senior New Business Executive

Akash joined the new business team, with extensive experience as a sales leader. He has a background in financial services, business development, relationship management and customer experience across Canada and the UK. He is currently studying for his MBA.

His role is to drive growth in new mortgage business through London-based brokers and other introducers, and increase awareness and understanding of the RAW brand and product range.

Kirsty Mauger

Kirsty Mauger

Senior Mortgage Executive

Kirsty joined RAW Capital Partners in 2020 as an Executive Assistant and provides support to the mortgage origination team.

Prior to joining RAW, Kirsty held various roles at NatWest, including personal mortgage adviser. Kirsty holds the Award in Financial Administration from the Chartered Insurance Institute and has received her CeMAP qualification.

Kirsty enjoys long-distance running when she's not running around after her 4-year-old daughter.

Josh Bonsall

Josh Bonsall

Manager

Josh is responsible for analysis and risk management, helping ensure RAW Capital maintains delivery of consistent returns for investors. Josh works closely with our professional counterparties to ensure maintenance of good quality fund assets and high-quality service delivery. He is a member of the Credit Committee and acts as secretary to the Investment Committee.

Josh has experience in mortgage lending, private equity investing and currency hedging. He has developed expertise in database management and process improvement.

Louis Le Cras

Louis Le Cras

Mortgage Executive

Louis joined RAW Capital Partners in 2021 and is a member of the Loan origination team as a Mortgage Executive.

Louis holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Winchester in addition to the Investment Advice Diploma from the Chartered Institiute of Securities and Investment (CISI).

Louis enjoys cycling, squash and traveling in his spare time.

Travis Mechem

Travis Mechem

Mortgage Executive

Travis has an extensive background in sales and experience in business management. His main role is to establish and maintain relationships with our clients and key counterparties.

He loves to have a chat and is always happy to have a call and catch up at any point, business or personal Travis is there at the end of the phone.

David Brehaut

David Brehaut

Fund Executive

David joined RAW Capital Partners in 2019 as a Trainee Fund Executive and provides support to the growing RAW team, assists with management of fund assets and contributes to the firm’s reporting.

David holds the ACCA Level 2 Diploma in Financial Management Accounting and Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting. He has A-levels in Economics, Business Studies and ICT.

In his free time David plays tennis, squash, and volunteers at church.

Sophie Cariou

Sophie Cariou

Senior Finance Executive

Sophie joined RAW Capital Partners in April 2021 as a fund executive, predominantly to support the RAW client servicing team.

Prior to taking time to raise a family, Sophie has more than 15 years’ experience in the investment management industry primarily in the hedge fund sector. Sophie also spent 5 years working for an institutional pension fund manager in Vancouver.

Julie Merrien

Julie Merrien

Fund Executive

Julie joined RAW Capital Partners in 2021 as an Executive Assistant and provides support to the Client Servicing Team.

Before taking time out to raise a family, Julie worked at Barclays for seventeen years during which time, she covered a variety of roles including taking security for Personal and Corporate lending.

In her spare time Julie enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with the family.

Heather Hutchins

Heather Hutchins

Mortgage Executive

Heather first joined RAW Capital Partners in 2021 under our Internship Programme and has since become a full-time member of the team.

Heather recently completed her A-levels in Business Studies, Psychology and Sociology at the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre. 

In her spare time, Heather enjoys meeting with friends, going for walks, and in the future, she wants to travel.