Brian McCarthy
Managing Director

BA (Dist.) MBA (Dist.)

Brian spent ten years with Marks & Spencer Plc in the UK. In various roles he had responsibility for Board reporting of store profitability and financially appraising store development and acquisition proposals; culminating in him being appointed Group Balance Sheet Manager with specific responsibility for over £6 billion of property accounting.

Brian joined Le Masurier in 2002 as Finance Director and became Managing Director in 2009. He has direct responsibility for formulating and directing the investment strategy and in managing the pan-European operations of the Group. Brian is both a Chartered and Certified Accountant and a Chartered Surveyor and has held the position of Non-Executive Board member of the Finance Committee of the RICS.

Ben Ludlam
Group Property Director


Ben has over 20 years experience in the property industry having worked in valuation, management, professional and agency roles in the UK, dealing with many property types and becoming MRICS in 1994. After moving to Jersey in 1995 he was appointed Director of Commercial Property, in 1997, at the largest independent firm of agents in the island and where he acted for a variety of local and international clients including Zurich Insurance, Eagle Star, HBOS, Ernst Young and HMV.

Ben joined Le Masurier in 2006 and became Group Property Director in 2009. He is responsible for co-ordinating the team and professional advisors in driving strategy through territory and property specific business plans. Ben is both an incorporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Fellow of the RICS.

Malcolm King


Malcolm qualified at a general practice firm in 1968 and was one of the first in his profession to gain an MBA by taking a full time course at the Ivey Business School of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Joining King & Co in 1970 he headed the investment part of the business for 23 years.

In 1993 Malcolm restructured the asset management side of the business, which grew the properties under management from GBP 850 million to more than GBP 6 billion when he left the department six years later.
He was Senior Partner from 1987 to 2005 and International Chairman from 1992 – 2006. In 1992 he conceived and engineered the merger of King & Co with J P Sturge to form King Sturge. During his time as Senior Partner the company’s turnover increased from just over GBP 11 million to approximately GBP 100 million and a staff of nearly 1600. He was a Non-Executive of Redrow Plc and is currently a Non-Executive director of 5 organizations including a public company as well as the Managing Director of a UK based private property company. His pro bono roles have included the Property Advisory Committee of Imperial College, London, the Property Advisory Committee of Sue Ryder and of RICS Business Services Limited.

Mike Covell
Chairman of the Group’s Audit and Risk Committee


Mike is a non-executive Chairman, Director and Adviser and was appointed to Le Masurier’s Board in 2013.
He is currently Chairman of the Tilney Bestinvest Group (2010 to date), a Director and Trustee of Leeds Castle Foundation (2007 to date) Previously, Michael was NED Chairman of Hawksford International (2008-2011). In addition, he advises various private equity firms and family offices & businesses.

Michael retired from Goldman Sachs in 2008 where he was a Managing Director in the European Private Wealth Management Division. Before that, Michael was a senior partner at Rawlinson & Hunter.
He was educated at Harrow School, London and L’Institut Britannique, Paris.

Edward Garfield-Bennett
Chairman of the Group's Remuneration Committee

Notary Public

Edward is a partner of Bedell Group, a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional legal and fiduciary business, which includes the Jersey headquartered law firm Bedell Cristin.

Edward is head of Bedell Cristin’s International Private Client department and is recognised in major legal directories and ranking guides as a leading practitioner in his field. His extensive legal experience covers all aspects of fiduciary structures often involving complex property holding arrangements on behalf of international institutions and families.
He is a Jersey Advocate, a Jersey Notary Public, an English Solicitor (non-practising) and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising – he is also a member of The Law Society of Jersey, The Law Society and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Edward was appointed to the board of Le Masurier in 2013 and is the current chairman of the remuneration committee.

Dr Bryan Carroll
Non-Executive Director

Bryan is a zoologist who has spent his career in zoos and wildlife conservation. He joined Bristol Zoo Gardens in August 1995, having come from the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust (now Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust) where he was Curator of Mammals at Jersey Zoo.

From 2002 until September 2010, Bryan was Deputy Director of the Bristol Zoological Society and in September 2010, he took over as CEO. Bristol Zoological Society is the fifth oldest in the world and is responsible for Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol’s most visited leisure destination, the Wild Place Project, a new wildlife attraction in South Gloucestershire, and a global programme of field conservation projects and academic research.

Bryan represents the interests of the Group’s principal shareholder Mr A G W Clarke.

Michael Clarke
Non-Executive Director

In 2017 Michael joined the Board, as a Non-Executive Director, representing a significant family shareholding.  He is the fifth generation of the Clarke family to sit as a Board member; the family have been represented on the Board since 1911 when the, then 76 year old family business, was first incorporated as a limited company.

Michael first worked for the Company in 1986 when it was a Licensed Trade wholesale & retail operation, and later re-joined the Company in a full-time position at its Head Office overseeing the management of more than a dozen licenced retail outlets during a period of significant change for the Company from 2000 until 2003, when the Company’s wholesale and retail operations were sold and it transformed into a real estate company.  Michael stayed on as part of the initial Property Management team until 2007, before moving to London to work for a management consultancy company. He later returned to Le Masurier in 2012 as  a Property Manager, overseeing the company’s numerous Jersey properties.


The Board

The Board of Directors is chaired by Malcolm King, former senior partner of King Sturge. The Board consists of a mix of professional independent Non-Executive Directors and the Executive Directors who are property investment professionals.

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