- Lara Leigh-WoodManaging DirectorLara Leigh-WoodManaging Director
Lara is the Founder of Beacon Gainer and she uses her skills as a strategic and creative thinker and her aptitude for relationship building, to develop a broad range of commercial relationships and to generate a network of opportunities of significant value.
Her role as Managing Director includes being the first point of contact for clients, leading the development of services and tackling day-to-day challenges of business.
Excellence in results and depth in experience is extremely important to Lara and this shines through in the culture of the collective and in the approach.
She has worked in several sectors as a Business Development Director, including wealth management, financial services, social investment, non profit fundraising, digital publishing, membership platforms and niche companies largely focused on private and high profile individuals.
Lara’s career has spanned living in London, Vancouver and Montreal for over a decade where she attended McGill University as well as becoming a member of the prestigious Scarlet Key Society. Raised in London, England, she is fluent in French and English, she is an award winning social entrepreneur and in the winter can be found skiing in the Alps.
- Heather DarnellFinance DirectorHeather DarnellFinance Director
Heather is Beacon Gainer Finance Director, where she ensures rigorous financial control and planning as well as creatively planning the commercial future of the firm. Heather has worked in Canada then in the US and the UK in both Finance and IT for the world’s largest affinity marketing company. From Financial Analyst to IT Director to Chief Information Officer to Operations Director, her career has spanned all areas of the back office of an organisation.
After moving between Washington DC, Connecticut and Boston, Heather moved to Montreal where she achieved a BA in Philosophy and became a member of the prestigious Scarlet Key Society. In 1998 she moved to London where she met her future husband on her first day of work.
Heather volunteers with Young Enterprise and Teach First and is an obsessive football supporter. She keeps as fit as her heroes by running round London with her laptop. Or with her Hungarian Vizsla. Or both.
- Charlotte FoxClient Relations ManagerCharlotte FoxClient Relations Manager
Charlotte has worked across industries from Banking to Hospitality to Fashion and Sport. She brings to the team a multitude of skills to aid Beacon Gainer in looking after our very valued client base. She is highly experienced in working alongside U/HNWI individuals, managing their lifestyles and offering a support network whether that be across event management, marketing, staffing, new projects, business development, partnerships, property portfolios and much more. Charlotte is English born and bred, has worked for a period in the UAE, is well travelled, with a keen eye for the finer things in life.