Our People

Jonathan Mills, Founder & Fund Manager

Jonathan founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the MI Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011.

Prior to this Jonathan worked for Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant and then for Schroders in their M & A team before setting up Metropolis International, a media and software group which was built through over 30 acquisitions of private businesses, applying a value investing approach to each transaction. Returns to seed investors in Metropolis International were 30%+* per annum under Jonathan’s tenure as CEO from 1994-2011. He graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

*Based on valuations paid by the company to exiting shareholders.

Simon Denison-Smith, Founder & Fund Manager

Simon founded Metropolis Capital and has co-managed the Metropolis global equity strategy since its inception in 2008 and the MI Metropolis Valuefund since its launch in 2011.

Prior to this, Simon was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co and Kalchas before helping Jonathan Mills to set up Metropolis International in 1994. He also founded Rave Technologies, a software business that services clients across a wide range of industries. Simon sold this business to Northgate IS PLC in 2006, delivering a 32% per annum return to Rave’s principal investor. Simon graduated from Bristol University with a B.Sc. in Economics.

Conall Cassidy, Analyst

Conall joined Metropolis Capital in 2013 following 1.5 years running his own money and writing an investment blog. Prior to this, he spent two years working with a French strategy consultant, where he undertook strategic due diligence for an equity investment fund and 4 years in capital markets. Conall graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Physics.

Julian Fitzgibbon, Analyst

Julian joined Metropolis Capital in 2016 after graduating with an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He spent his mid-MBA summer as an investment analyst intern at Capital Group. Prior to completing his MBA, he worked for 4 years as a management consultant with PwC in London.  Julian graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Classics.

Richard Meyrick, Head of Client Service & Distribution

Richard joined Metropolis Capital in 2015.  Richard came to Metropolis with 20 years of experience in fund distribution and client services.  He has held senior roles at Stone Drum Partners LLP, Veritas Asset Management and J O Hambro Capital Management Limited. Richard has a B.Sc. in Psychology.

Jon Sharkey, Chief Operations Officer & Board Director

Jon joined Metropolis Capital in 2017. Prior to joining Metropolis, Jon had over 26 years’ experience in asset management. He held the role of Chief Operating Officer/Head of Operations at KKR Credit Advisors, Avoca Capital and Lydian Asset Management. Jon graduated from Bristol University with a B.Sc. in Economics.

Penelope Haddon, Compliance Officer & Operations Manager

Penelope joined Metropolis Capital in 2016. Prior to joining Penelope had 22 years of experience in financial services, having worked in both fund management and investment banking. Penelope held senior roles at Toscafund Asset Management LLP, HSBC Plc, Goldman Sachs International, BNP Paribas. Penelope graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in History.

Estelle Wingham, Operations Analyst

Estelle joined Metropolis Capital in 2018. Estelle came to Metropolis with 22 years of experience in operations analysis and research, including roles with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, AON Warranty Group and GE Capital. Estelle graduated from Greenwich University with a B.Sc. in Management Sciences.