Meet The Eco Equity Team

Jon-Paul Doran

CEO & Founder

CEO & founder with over 10 years’ experience in finance, Jon-Paul started his career as a market risk analyst at Citigroup. In 2018 Jon set up his own wealth management and private equity firm Axium Capital and through Axium has successfully raised capital & taken part in some of the UK’s biggest IPO’s of the last two years. Jon was born in Zimbabwe and through his vast government & military connections has enabled eco-equity to navigate a successful license application

Timothy Ambrose

Co-Founder & COO

Co-Founder & COO, a vastly experienced executive, Tim has built and lead high-performing commercial operations and digital operations throughout his career. Tim started his professional career at McKinsey before holding executive roles at DMGT, trinity mirror plc and, more recently, local word ltd where he was part of the team that completed a £220 million sale of the business to trinity mirror in October 2016. In addition to his role at eco equity, Tim acts as coo of Axium Capital

Stuart Wilkins


An ambitious and self-motivated individual who has a curious business mind and keen eye for detail. Stuart has over 10 years of corporate experience working for global Finance and Strategy & Change teams before setting up his own consultancy company which is aimed at helping SME’s flourish. When not working, he spends most of his spare time reading, cooking and planning his next travel adventure

Ralph Higgo

Technical Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the Cannabis industry Ralph’s previous role was CEO of Medical Cannabis South Africa, a position he held since 2013. This was a leading information portal on the education, awareness and advocation of Cannabis for medicinal use in South Africa. He is passionate about Cannabis and has an in-depth knowledge of not only the South African Cannabis industry but also a deep understanding of the international market and what it takes to make an operation succeed and provide a healthy ROI. With a background in marketing, advertising, photography and agricultural, Ralph also has a keen interest in the mining sector and is an avid metal detectorist, chess and squash player.

Ron Samuel

Head of Business Development

Ron is a Californian native, who has worked in the entertainment industry publishing music and film. With over 20 years’ experience in the medicinal cannabis industry, Ron has offered up his experience as a consultant. His latest incarnation, before joining Eco Equity was 40 Acres and A Greenhouse. 40 AG was designed for newly licensed organisations to help navigate and succeed in the field. Ron loves travelling and new challenges therefore he is super excited about joining the Eco Equity team and achieving his dreams of propagating the plant as an alternative to western medicine on a large scale

Aaron Mustafa


A key and popular member of the Eco Equity family, Aaron’s successful career in media and investor relations has provided him with the perfect experience to navigate his clients through this exciting period of Eco Equity’s growth. A sports enthusiast and lover of experiencing different cultures, Aaron plans to visit the Caribbean later in the year

Dino Mantovani


Dino is a well-travelled business professional. He has a proven track record of understanding his client’s needs and building long – term prosperous business relationships. Dino has been at the forefront of the medicinal cannabis sector in Vancouver, Canada and successfully helped in raising millions of dollars for different pharmaceutical entities. Dino has been brought over to spearhead this project and brings with him a vast amount of knowledge within the sector. He is of Canadian and Italian descent who recently moved to England and enjoys travelling and exploring new places in his free time

Liam Marsh


Liam has vast experience in handling investor relationships within the private sector – his ability to listen & understand an investors needs and requirements has served him & his clients well throughout his career – When Liam is not working he likes to spend time with his young family and anything to do with Motorsport!

Dan Sakyi


Daniel has been instrumental in raising capital for a vast number of different investment projects. He is a great listener and understands navigating his clients through market volatility and showing them the strongest return on Investment and not exposing their capital to un-calculated risk, which builds a long term profitable prosperous relationship with his clients and that is the reason they continue to do repeat business. Daniel is close to his family and adores his two nephews and spends as much time with them outside of the office as possible. He takes a keen interest in going to the gym to keep fit and also has a passion for watches

Zavio D'Ercole


Zavio brings 6 years of experience to Eco Equity, and provides leadership and team spirit in raising funds for the medicinal cannabis sector. Zavio is a strong believer that CBD and other derivative products will help millions recover from serious illnesses such as epilepsy. Born and raised in London, with his Sicilian descent he is multilingual in Spanish and Italian. Zavio has interests in travelling and good food!

Harriet Hills

Marketing Executive

Harriet has a strong passion for marketing and demonstrated history in the animation industry. She is eager to learn all aspects of any growing market and can ease in and out of diverse tasks. From a theatre student background, Harriet can confidently strive in all types of creative industries she undertakes. She has a keen passion for fitness, a love of fashion, travelling and socialising with her family and friends

Robyn Hills

Office Manager

Robyn has over 6 years of managerial experience, in demanding and high powered environments. With a unique flare for event management and excellent organisation skills. She has a special talent for make-up, a love of cooking and also enjoys spending time with friends and family