EPE Administration Team

Hiren Patel - Partner

Hiren is a Partner and EPE’s Finance Director and Compliance Officer. He has worked in the investment management industry for the past fifteen years. Before joining EPE, Hiren was Finance Director of EPIC Investment Partners. Before EPIC Investment Partners, Hiren was employed at Groupama Asset Management where he was the Group Financial Controller. 

Claire Buckley - Group Financial Controller

Claire Buckley is EPE’s Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining EPE, Claire was a Finance Executive at Caird Capital LLP where she was responsible for the preparation of periodic accounts, fund reports and tax returns for both the corporate and fund entities. Prior to Caird Capital, Claire was a Structuring Services Senior Associate at PWC, providing accounting structuring advice to clients on M&A transactions, restructurings and IPOs.  Claire read Mathematics at Durham University, and is qualified as an ACA Chartered Accountant.

Pantelis Dimitriou - Client Reporting Manager

Pantelis is a Client Reporting Manager at EPE Administration. Since joining the accountancy profession in 2009, Pantelis has gained a wealth of experience ranging from helping start up and growing businesses, to dealing with the compliance needs of established owner managed businesses trading in a wide spectrum of sectors. Pantelis graduated from Queen Mary’s University of London with a BSc in Mathematics, Business Management & Finance. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Pankaj Jha - Director of Operations (India)

Pankaj is one of the founding members of EPE Administration’s Indian Office and is Chartered Accountant, qualified from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, with more than 12 years’ experience as both a corporate and private practitioner. Pankaj has extensive knowledge of both local and International Financial Reporting Standards and the Auditing Standard. He leads the EPE Administration India office.

Image Patel - Director of Operations

Image is Director of Operations at EPE Administration. He has worked on variety of finance & operations projects for the past eight years. He is also responsible for managing client engagements. Before joining EPE Administration, he was a Manager at TI Automotive where he gained a wealth of experience ranging from business process analysis and redesign, to managing  suppliers and internal client relationships of India Operations. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India and in 2007 completed a Masters Degree in Operations Management. 

Connor Stevens - Client Reporting Manager

Connor is a Client Reporting Manager at EPE Administration. Connor has been with the company since 2013, gaining experience in financial reporting, regulatory compliance and implementing process review projects. Prior to joining the company, Connor was a manager at Tesco, overseeing the operations, performance and development of a branch in Kingston-upon-Thames. Connor read Business Studies at Kingston University, where he obtained a BSc Hons degree. 

Saurav Tandan - Client Reporting Manager

Saurav is a Client Reporting Manager at EPE Administration. Saurav manages a diverse portfolio of companies and specialises in fund accounting and taxation. Before joining EPE Administration in 2014, Saurav worked in public accounting practices for over 5 years advising a range of businesses in the areas of accounting and taxation. Saurav read computer science at the University of Hertfordshire and obtained a BSc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.