Press release

Panmure Gordon hires Head of Natural Resources

15 June 2018

Panmure Gordon has appointed Charles Lesser as Head of Natural Resources.

Charles is the latest senior appointment at Panmure Gordon as it implements its strategy to support UK growth and mid-cap corporates and investment companies by building long-term relationships and offering equity or debt in public or private markets. He will report to John Muncey, Panmure Gordon’s Head of Investment Banking.

Charles has extensive experience as an oil and gas banker and will maximise the effectiveness of Panmure Gordon’s sector coverage by bringing together the Company’s natural resources advisory and research capabilities.

Prior to joining Panmure Gordon, Charles led Macquarie’s European energy investment banking team. He joined Macquarie after it acquired Tristone Capital, where Charles had been Head of Institutional Sales, a Partner and on the board of directors of the global oil and gas advisory firm. He previously worked for UBS for eight years.

Commenting on the appointment, John Muncey said: “Charles’s appointment underscores our commitment to the natural resources sector. He has a strong reputation in the oil and gas industry and extensive experience of advising a wide range of companies. We are delighted he will lead our natural resources team as we continue growing our capabilities in this important sector.”

Panmure Gordon has been growing its capabilities under CEO Ian Axe’s leadership with recent hires including Toby Rolls as Head of M&A and Bill Dale as Head of Research.

About Panmure Gordon  

Panmure Gordon is defining what it means to be a 21st century merchant bank: providing independent advice, research, solutions and execution services to UK growth and mid-cap corporates and investment companies, underpinned by long-term client relationships.

For over 140 years the Firm has helped fast growing corporate and institutional clients achieve their ambitions. Integrity, excellence and experience are at the heart of everything Panmure Gordon does, whether in public or private markets for equity or debt.

The Firm’s well-funded growth strategy is being delivered by its highly experienced team, to create a compelling offer for current and future clients.

Panmure Gordon operates from offices in London and Leeds and has a presence in Doha. The Firm is also a registered broker-dealer in the United States.


Media Contact

Juliana Wheeler Managing Director - Head of Marketing & Communications +44 207 886 2500